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Re: Corridor H
« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2009, 11:22:59 PM »

speaking of 48, anyone have a photo of a Maryland US 48 shield?

I have not seen one.

If you would have been along I-68 back in the 80's - early 90's, you might have seen one.  US-48 became I-68 in 1991.
http://www.usends.com/40-49/048_II/048_II.html

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Re: Corridor H
« Reply #26 on: November 14, 2009, 11:33:14 PM »

I think the only time I'd have passed by US-48 is in 1986 on I-81, but I don't remember it.  Must not have had interesting signage!  I do remember '61 spec I-40 shields all down the mainline in Tennessee, though. Good luck finding any of those!
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Re: Corridor H
« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2009, 10:43:40 PM »

If you would have been along I-68 back in the 80's - early 90's, you might have seen one.  US-48 became I-68 in 1991.
http://www.usends.com/40-49/048_II/048_II.html

If only I'd been taking road photos back then ... the year prior to the route's promotion to an interstate, I traveled it in its entirety. Actually spent Christmas night in LaVale, Md., which is just west of Cumberland. I remember some construction ongoing east of Cumberland to convert US 40 to a limited-access highway but did not know the route was destined for an interstate designation.

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Re: Corridor H
« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2009, 07:06:04 AM »

I've only driven this between I-79 and Buckhannon but I did notice these special mile markers:



Do other Appalachian corridors have something like this?

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« Reply #29 on: November 16, 2009, 07:36:17 AM »

Yes..all ARC routes in WV use them.

Bottom of this page has an example on Corridor L.

http://surewhynotnow.blogspot.com/2008/07/trip-to-pennsylvaniafeaturing-arc.html
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Re: Corridor H
« Reply #30 on: November 16, 2009, 07:36:32 AM »

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Do other Appalachian corridors have something like this?

Those in WV all do.  WV interstate 1/10 mile markers are in the same format, except these are green and have a standard interstate shield.

I have always maintained that the ARC system should have its own signage.  

The only other special signage, AFAIK, is OH 35, which has "Appalachian Highway" between the directional and the shield on most signage.
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Re: Corridor H
« Reply #31 on: November 16, 2009, 10:08:04 AM »

Some of the Alabama corridors have "special signage"...
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Re: Corridor H
« Reply #32 on: November 16, 2009, 01:45:38 PM »

It would seem to me that the rest of Corridor H, which is unfunded (the red and yellow parts on this map http://www.wvcorridorh.com/route/lrgmap.html ) would be an easy toll road.  The vast majority of traffic on that section is not going to be daily commuters who are the people disadvantaged by toll roads.  They are going to be people out of Huntington-Charleston or out of state going to the ski resorts, or people using the road as a throughway to and from the DC metro (if you look at a map, a completed H is a good way into DC from much of the midwest and upper south).  So you eliminate at grades and start a fully limited road at Kerens, with an exit for WV 72, one for US 219 and WV 32, one at Bismarck and end at Scheer.  This would get H finished in whatever amount of time the construction takes (other than the section from Wardensville to the VA line for which funding can be found, and the VA sections, which is a tempest in a teapot, VA will build it). 



My first post...Va. will not build this anytime soon, unless the Feds give $$...The stretch between Wardensville/Va. line: according to the original planning book for Corridor H which I still have, this part of the road will not be built unless 55 becomes "unserviceable", or Fed $$ appears, and there is a limited timeframe for the funds to be utilized...a popular rumor recently was that W.Va. was pushing the Dept. of Homeland Security to obtain the balance of funds to build the rest, citing the road as an emergency route out of D.C. in case of disaster.
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Re: Corridor H
« Reply #33 on: November 16, 2009, 06:17:28 PM »

Hey, I just got the WVDOT Official 2008-2009 Map the other day.  Is there any legitimacy or timetable to the proposed area running from Elkins to Route 220 along WV 93 and US 219?
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Re: Corridor H
« Reply #34 on: November 16, 2009, 06:37:07 PM »

Hey, I just got the WVDOT Official 2008-2009 Map the other day.  Is there any legitimacy or timetable to the proposed area running from Elkins to Route 220 along WV 93 and US 219?

http://www.gribblenation.com/wvpics/corrh/
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Re: Corridor H
« Reply #35 on: November 17, 2009, 01:01:45 AM »

Some of the Alabama corridors have "special signage"...

That would be like this:
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Re: Corridor H
« Reply #36 on: November 17, 2009, 04:37:22 AM »

I thought I'd never see a shield with a legend above the number and think it ugly ... but that thing is hideous!
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Re: Corridor H
« Reply #37 on: November 17, 2009, 05:30:04 AM »

now this would be attractive.  I'd skid to a traffic-endangering halt to get a photo of this:

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Re: Corridor H
« Reply #38 on: November 17, 2009, 11:18:11 AM »

Some of the Alabama corridors have "special signage"...

Georgia, as well.


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« Reply #39 on: November 17, 2009, 04:20:20 PM »

Some of the Alabama corridors have "special signage"...

US 72 east of Huntsville has similar signage.  Unfortunately, I don't have a picture.  (Or fortunately, if you're agentsteel53.  :sombrero:)
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Re: Corridor H
« Reply #40 on: November 17, 2009, 04:25:22 PM »

Some of the Alabama corridors have "special signage"...

US 72 east of Huntsville has similar signage.  Unfortunately, I don't have a picture.  (Or fortunately, if you're agentsteel53.  :sombrero:)



Taken over six years ago, but there is an example of blue U.S. 72. Alabama 4 shields are also blue in some places.

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Re: Corridor H
« Reply #41 on: November 17, 2009, 08:17:31 PM »

There are also blue AL 67, AL 20, & AL 24 shields in Alabama.  Most of the blue AL 4 shields are west of Exit 52 on US 78, but there are a few east of there.
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Re: Corridor H
« Reply #42 on: November 18, 2009, 01:04:05 PM »

There are also blue AL 67, AL 20, & AL 24 shields in Alabama.  Most of the blue AL 4 shields are west of Exit 52 on US 78, but there are a few east of there.

Examples? Did someone say they wanted to see examples? Gotcha covered!




Personally I"m not crazy about any of these and would prefer a separate logo shield using some variation of the ARC logo with the corridor letter included. I'm sure one of our Photoshop experts could whip up something.
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Re: Corridor H
« Reply #43 on: November 18, 2009, 01:35:06 PM »

a Trail of Tears Corridor marker???  How sensitive of the government.  "This here is where we forced our inhabitants down our equivalent of the Bataan Death March.  Oh yes, we are so badass that our lower colons shine through nuclear fusion."
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« Reply #44 on: November 18, 2009, 02:39:14 PM »

Kentucky and Missouri have different "Trail of Tears" markers.

At the moment I'm too lazy to find and post a link to a pic.  :-P
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« Reply #45 on: February 14, 2010, 06:14:04 PM »

Is Corridor H the new "Goat Path Expressway"?

http://www.times-news.com/local/local_story_038135150.html
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« Reply #46 on: May 15, 2010, 04:21:54 PM »

WVDOH has recently awarded two projects for the construction of Corridor H in Grant County.  The first project awarded was to Kokosing Construction Co.  The $10.9 million project will pave 3.3 miles of Corridor H.

Also, Mashuda Corp. won a bid to grade and drain another 2.09 miles of the eventual four lane highway.  The project is worth $18.6 million.

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http://wvgazette.com/News/201005140795
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Re: Corridor H
« Reply #47 on: May 17, 2010, 10:08:46 AM »

Wow, Corridor H is chugging along...

I can't see how this thing is going to get completed between Davis and Kerens, though....that is the biggest section and it hasn't even been placed under final design yet!


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« Reply #48 on: May 17, 2010, 08:36:12 PM »

I can't see how this thing is going to get completed between Davis and Kerens, though....that is the biggest section and it hasn't even been placed under final design yet!




And you would be correct.  The whole project is the subject with a supposed "settlement" with a particular group of BANANAs.  A very unwise settlement with a tiny group of people who were running out of money and had no case other than their disagreement with those elected to make decisions.

In any event, the red parts on the map, under the "settlement" can esentually never be built unless circumstances that will probably never be met happen.
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Re: Corridor H
« Reply #49 on: May 21, 2010, 04:29:07 PM »

West Virginia needs to convince Mitch Daniels to move from Indianapolis to Charleston. He got I-69 kick-started and that route will be open from Evansville to Bloomington, through a quote-unquote environmentally sensitive area, by 2014. I-69 has been in the planning stages a lot fewer years than Corridor H but it's going to be a reality much, much sooner. Doesn't anyone in my grandfather's native state have the political will to get it done?
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