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Author Topic: U.S. 301 toll road project in Delaware  (Read 72959 times)

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Re: U.S. 301 toll road project in Delaware
« Reply #625 on: January 05, 2020, 03:34:07 PM »

Driving north, there is still no warning at the last turnoff that there is a toll ahead. Maryland did install signs warning of a toll road at 11 miles and 7 miles in advance on US-301 northbound however..... but really they could have put one at Sassafras Rd.
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Re: U.S. 301 toll road project in Delaware
« Reply #626 on: January 05, 2020, 03:45:51 PM »



As you mentioned, these are the signs that Maryland put up, 11 miles and 7 miles in advanced.

Photo taken in July 2019.
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Re: U.S. 301 toll road project in Delaware
« Reply #627 on: January 05, 2020, 04:14:15 PM »

Maryland's paving cycles have lengthened. 

For some years you would not often see old worn pavements like the above.
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Re: U.S. 301 toll road project in Delaware
« Reply #628 on: January 05, 2020, 04:36:12 PM »

Maryland's paving cycles have lengthened. 

For some years you would not often see old worn pavements like the above.
The roadway was still relatively smooth driving on at 70 mph. Eventually it will need to be resurfaced though.
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Re: U.S. 301 toll road project in Delaware
« Reply #629 on: January 05, 2020, 04:37:37 PM »

Maryland's paving cycles have lengthened. 

For some years you would not often see old worn pavements like the above.
The roadway was still relatively smooth driving on at 70 mph. Eventually it will need to be resurfaced though.
You should see some of the backroads in the area, they are almost as bad as PA’s roads.


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Re: U.S. 301 toll road project in Delaware
« Reply #630 on: January 05, 2020, 07:05:49 PM »



As you mentioned, these are the signs that Maryland put up, 11 miles and 7 miles in advanced.

Photo taken in July 2019.

Maryland's paving cycles have lengthened. 

For some years you would not often see old worn pavements like the above.

Might this have been a crack-sealing effort in anticipation of a thin overlay or preventive maintenance project?

Kentucky has been doing more pavement preservation projects lately (chip seal, microsurface, slurry seal, cape seal, thin overlay, etc.) on roads of similar quality and utility, and they are usually prefaced by crack sealing.
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Re: U.S. 301 toll road project in Delaware
« Reply #631 on: January 05, 2020, 08:45:01 PM »

Maryland's paving cycles have lengthened. 
For some years you would not often see old worn pavements like the above.
The roadway was still relatively smooth driving on at 70 mph. Eventually it will need to be resurfaced though.
It looks like the surface has been polished enough thru years of usage that its skid resistance would be considerably less than normal.  Troughing where the wheels run also causes problems in rainfall conditions.

A common reason for resurfacing old pavements even if they are relatively smooth.
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Re: U.S. 301 toll road project in Delaware
« Reply #632 on: January 06, 2020, 08:36:07 AM »

Driving north, there is still no warning at the last turnoff that there is a toll ahead. Maryland did install signs warning of a toll road at 11 miles and 7 miles in advance on US-301 northbound however..... but really they could have put one at Sassafras Rd.

MD needs to do more besides that re Sassafras Rd.  Such as acquire it from Cecil County (swapping maybe MD 316 or MD 277?), thoroughly repave it, make it an extension of MD 299*, then multiplex it with MD 282 between Hammer's bar through Warwick to the Mason-Dixon Line where it becomes DE 299.

*Google Sat shows *one* MD 299 marking on Sassafras Rd. north of 301 (at Wards Hill Rd.) but the most recent time I went up Sassafras Rd. 2 weeks ago there were no route shields and just a couple of shoulder patchings.

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Re: U.S. 301 toll road project in Delaware
« Reply #633 on: February 23, 2020, 11:15:56 AM »

New Street View from September 2019 has been added along most of the toll road, with the exception of the northern portion between Jamison Corner Rd and the DE-1 freeway.

Imagery from October 2019 was also added along the DE-1 freeway northbound.
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Re: U.S. 301 toll road project in Delaware
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