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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #425 on: May 20, 2017, 02:34:21 PM »

John Thomas Drive in the Island Creek neighborhood in Fairfax County, Virginia:



If you don't know why that's funny, watch this video:

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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #426 on: May 20, 2017, 04:23:14 PM »

Avenida Trasvase de Ebro, Lorqui, Spain. Seriously, who would name a street after a cancelled (and highly controversial) water transfer project? The street was found by a friend.
Sightly off-topic, No. 10 is (was) actually in Spain, which as far as I know doesn't speak English :sombrero:: https://www.google.es/maps/@37.1800728,-3.5884207,3a,26.4y,298.52h,90.07t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s8n65u3hPYacUzIh0SlRaVQ!2e0!5s20090201T000000!7i13312!8i6656

By 2013 it was replaced with a couple of no entry signs, but as of 2016 the "physically impossible entry" sign has been restored, and the restriction is now a foot wider (6 ft vs 5 ft in 2009). It is now accompanied by its Spanish sister in the other side of the gate: https://www.google.es/maps/@37.180051,-3.588397,3a,75y,268.08h,85.48t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sfaSvE-sMd0cuDwOAyKq6-w!2e0!5s20160601T000000!7i13312!8i6656

However the Street View car has managed to go through that street, so it's not much of a "physically impossible entry". Here is the narrowest section, only 6 ft wide!

Addendum: While the 6 ft wide street was reversed the "Physically impossible entry" sign was placed here instead.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #427 on: May 31, 2017, 04:04:49 PM »

I like Best Line and Green Line on highway 3 near Tillsonburg, ON


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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #428 on: June 03, 2017, 07:17:18 PM »

Street in Jacksonville, FL.. Falls under the what were they thinking category. The neighborhood is a couple years old and horse/western theme for street names... Like the cross street is
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« Reply #429 on: June 03, 2017, 10:04:13 PM »

I like Best Line and Green Line on highway 3 near Tillsonburg, ON



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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #430 on: June 09, 2017, 11:25:34 AM »

If you're a juvenile boy, Everhard Rd. in Canton, OH, and Goodwood Rd. in Baton Rouge.
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« Reply #431 on: June 09, 2017, 11:39:34 PM »

If you're a juvenile boy, Everhard Rd. in Canton, OH, and Goodwood Rd. in Baton Rouge.

Hell, I'm a lot older than a juvenile and I'm not above low brow humor.  How about Erect Road in a village of the same name in North Carolina?

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Apparently Erect only has only 39 residents on the 1889 census according to Wikipedia.  One could say that "Erect" never really got all that "big."

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« Reply #432 on: June 12, 2017, 08:44:29 PM »

I don't have a photo, and it's not on Google Maps or GSV either, but there is a Got Teeth Lane off Emigration Canyon Rd just outside of Salt Lake City. We always figured some dentist lived up there.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #433 on: June 13, 2017, 12:32:40 AM »

In Grand Junction, there is a Fracture Lane where a Physical Rehab Center is off of.  Ironically, their physical address is NOT on that street, but rather on the main road at the corner of Fracture Lane.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #434 on: June 13, 2017, 02:33:50 AM »

"Hey Beavis, that street is called Suck-a-natch. Huh huh, huhhuhhuhuhhuhuh..."
Long Rd @ Perrysville Rd between Danville, IL and Perrysville, IN

Nothing really too funny or weird about that...but the Street Blade for Long Rd actually is S Long Rd...

"Hey Beavis...we can walk down S Long Rd...SLong Rd...Slong Rd!"

If I still lived up that way I'd grab a pic, but now in the deep Southern part of IL. The Street View is pretty low resolution, from 2009

On a completely different level, perhaps more of a "Why?" than funny/humorous, but making Terra Cotta Rd intersect Terra Cotta Ave in far Northern IL/Crystal Lake is kinda crazy..."Meet me at the corner of Terra Cotta and Terra Cotta!"

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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #435 on: June 13, 2017, 02:44:38 AM »

I don't have a photo, and it's not on Google Maps or GSV either, but there is a Got Teeth Lane off Emigration Canyon Rd just outside of Salt Lake City. We always figured some dentist lived up there.
Dentist? Or a Hockey Player? Or perhaps both!
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #436 on: June 13, 2017, 02:04:51 PM »

In Grand Junction, there is a Fracture Lane where a Physical Rehab Center is off of.  Ironically, their physical address is NOT on that street, but rather on the main road at the corner of Fracture Lane.
Is that road called healed street?
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #437 on: June 14, 2017, 12:27:03 AM »

In Grand Junction, there is a Fracture Lane where a Physical Rehab Center is off of.  Ironically, their physical address is NOT on that street, but rather on the main road at the corner of Fracture Lane.
Is that road called healed street?

No, but actually it's also a funny street if you don't understand the logic behind it -- 25-1/2 Road*

In several Colorado counties which border Utah, many of the North-South County Roads are named for their mileage from the Utah border (thus 25-1/2 miles east of Utah as the crow flies). 

Now in Grand Junction/Mesa County, most East-West county roads are lettered based on a point somewhere in the county ("J" road would be 10 miles north of that point). 

The funny part of this lineup of streets is that there are fraction roads (i.e. J-3/10s, pronounced "J and three-tenths Road").  Imagine if someone one asks what road you live on and have to respond, "I live on F-3/4 Road"!!!
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #438 on: June 14, 2017, 12:56:03 AM »

In Grand Junction, there is a Fracture Lane where a Physical Rehab Center is off of.  Ironically, their physical address is NOT on that street, but rather on the main road at the corner of Fracture Lane.
Is that road called healed street?

No, but actually it's also a funny street if you don't understand the logic behind it -- 25-1/2 Road*

In several Colorado counties which border Utah, many of the North-South County Roads are named for their mileage from the Utah border (thus 25-1/2 miles east of Utah as the crow flies). 

Now in Grand Junction/Mesa County, most East-West county roads are lettered based on a point somewhere in the county ("J" road would be 10 miles north of that point). 

The funny part of this lineup of streets is that there are fraction roads (i.e. J-3/10s, pronounced "J and three-tenths Road").  Imagine if someone one asks what road you live on and have to respond, "I live on F-3/4 Road"!!!

I remember driving through Grand Jct, noticing this and thinking it was weird. That's really interesting. Is there a specific reason why is this done? Couldn't they just number/name them based on the central intersection of the closest town?
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #439 on: June 14, 2017, 11:32:35 AM »

In Grand Junction, there is a Fracture Lane where a Physical Rehab Center is off of.  Ironically, their physical address is NOT on that street, but rather on the main road at the corner of Fracture Lane.
Is that road called healed street?

No, but actually it's also a funny street if you don't understand the logic behind it -- 25-1/2 Road*

In several Colorado counties which border Utah, many of the North-South County Roads are named for their mileage from the Utah border (thus 25-1/2 miles east of Utah as the crow flies). 

Now in Grand Junction/Mesa County, most East-West county roads are lettered based on a point somewhere in the county ("J" road would be 10 miles north of that point). 

The funny part of this lineup of streets is that there are fraction roads (i.e. J-3/10s, pronounced "J and three-tenths Road").  Imagine if someone one asks what road you live on and have to respond, "I live on F-3/4 Road"!!!

I remember driving through Grand Jct, noticing this and thinking it was weird. That's really interesting. Is there a specific reason why is this done? Couldn't they just number/name them based on the central intersection of the closest town?

My guess is that these roads were named well before the current area towns, including GJ, were size-worthy. When I lived in NW OH, there were counties that did the same thing ("A" Road/"1" Road), and they based it on the distance from the next county & /or state line as well.

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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #440 on: June 14, 2017, 02:13:12 PM »

In Grand Junction, there is a Fracture Lane where a Physical Rehab Center is off of.  Ironically, their physical address is NOT on that street, but rather on the main road at the corner of Fracture Lane.
Is that road called healed street?

No, but actually it's also a funny street if you don't understand the logic behind it -- 25-1/2 Road*

In several Colorado counties which border Utah, many of the North-South County Roads are named for their mileage from the Utah border (thus 25-1/2 miles east of Utah as the crow flies). 

Now in Grand Junction/Mesa County, most East-West county roads are lettered based on a point somewhere in the county ("J" road would be 10 miles north of that point). 

The funny part of this lineup of streets is that there are fraction roads (i.e. J-3/10s, pronounced "J and three-tenths Road").  Imagine if someone one asks what road you live on and have to respond, "I live on F-3/4 Road"!!!

I remember driving through Grand Jct, noticing this and thinking it was weird. That's really interesting. Is there a specific reason why is this done? Couldn't they just number/name them based on the central intersection of the closest town?

My guess is that these roads were named well before the current area towns, including GJ, were size-worthy. When I lived in NW OH, there were counties that did the same thing ("A" Road/"1" Road), and they based it on the distance from the next county & /or state line as well.

Interesting. In Utah, they will just number rural roads using the street grid of the county, usually based on the county seat. This leads to some crazy big road numbers, such as "47000 West" off of US 40 in west Duchesne Co. The only problem is that within cities, they use their own grid, which often leads to confusion (there are probably more than 10 different grids in Utah County alone).
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« Reply #441 on: June 15, 2017, 09:09:58 PM »

In Grand Junction, there is a Fracture Lane where a Physical Rehab Center is off of.  Ironically, their physical address is NOT on that street, but rather on the main road at the corner of Fracture Lane.
Is that road called healed street?

No, but actually it's also a funny street if you don't understand the logic behind it -- 25-1/2 Road*

In several Colorado counties which border Utah, many of the North-South County Roads are named for their mileage from the Utah border (thus 25-1/2 miles east of Utah as the crow flies). 

Now in Grand Junction/Mesa County, most East-West county roads are lettered based on a point somewhere in the county ("J" road would be 10 miles north of that point). 

The funny part of this lineup of streets is that there are fraction roads (i.e. J-3/10s, pronounced "J and three-tenths Road").  Imagine if someone one asks what road you live on and have to respond, "I live on F-3/4 Road"!!!

My favorite is Q 3/4 Road, partly because it's funny, and partly because I jokingly guessed at its existence before I knew there actually was such a street. :-D
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« Reply #443 on: July 11, 2017, 03:41:09 PM »

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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #444 on: July 11, 2017, 03:44:39 PM »

https://www.google.com/maps/@43.6672786,-83.9708897,3a,37.5y,129.65h,106.9t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sDd-cTwza1xbSHE2b3Zmj8g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

I think that one might be too common to be a contender. (For those who don't click the link, it's Beaver Rd.)
Not quite.  Look at the cross street.  I used Beaver Road to get the street sign in place.
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« Reply #445 on: July 12, 2017, 02:10:47 AM »

https://www.google.com/maps/@43.6672786,-83.9708897,3a,37.5y,129.65h,106.9t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sDd-cTwza1xbSHE2b3Zmj8g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

I think that one might be too common to be a contender. (For those who don't click the link, it's Beaver Rd.)
Not quite.  Look at the cross street.  I used Beaver Road to get the street sign in place.

There are also several Big Beaver Roads scattered across the country. The biggest one is north of Detroit, in Troy MI.
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« Reply #446 on: July 12, 2017, 09:00:08 AM »

https://www.google.com/maps/@43.6672786,-83.9708897,3a,37.5y,129.65h,106.9t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sDd-cTwza1xbSHE2b3Zmj8g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

I think that one might be too common to be a contender. (For those who don't click the link, it's Beaver Rd.)
Not quite.  Look at the cross street.  I used Beaver Road to get the street sign in place.

There are also several Big Beaver Roads scattered across the country. The biggest one is north of Detroit, in Troy MI.

Which just so happened to be the road my brother lived off of.  I want to say Kmart was headquartered there also before the merger with Sears.

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« Reply #447 on: July 12, 2017, 10:14:18 AM »

https://www.google.com/maps/@43.6672786,-83.9708897,3a,37.5y,129.65h,106.9t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sDd-cTwza1xbSHE2b3Zmj8g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

I think that one might be too common to be a contender. (For those who don't click the link, it's Beaver Rd.)
Not quite.  Look at the cross street.  I used Beaver Road to get the street sign in place.

There are also several Big Beaver Roads scattered across the country. The biggest one is north of Detroit, in Troy MI.

What makes that Big Beaver Road even more famous is its location off I-75...Exit 69!!!
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« Reply #448 on: July 12, 2017, 01:06:13 PM »

Is it Old Beaver Road that I'm looking for? I don't see this "Big Beaver".  :-D
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« Reply #449 on: July 12, 2017, 01:37:12 PM »

Google Maps makes this fun.
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