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NH-MA-CT trip June 17
« on: June 18, 2016, 11:21:00 PM »

I took a fun little roadtrip to see friends this weekend, I noticed some interesting things on the highways getting there.

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I-84 - the HOV Lane signs are badly faded in spots, I wonder if the new signs are going to have green backgrounds or still black on white.

CT 8 theres a LOT of really old signs left on this route between I-84 and CT 15.

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I-495 - saw a few travel time signs on here but they werent switched on. Overhead signs were reminding people not to sneak fireworks into MA.

US 3 - They still need an advanced sign for the Spit Brook Road exit in NH. Every other exit near a state border MassDOT signs just fine.

MA 2 - All the older signs are gone, new signs pretty much the entire length from I-495 to the end of the freeway. This route is AMAZINGLY scenic in spots, much nicer than the pike.

NH

I-93 the construction there in Derry has made the lane markings really wierd and hard to follow

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Re: NH-MA-CT trip June 17
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2016, 09:03:44 AM »

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US 3 - They still need an advanced sign for the Spit Brook Road exit in NH. Every other exit near a state border MassDOT signs just fine.

I used to live in Nashua, right near that Spit Brook Road exit, but I moved out of the area in 2002.  I don't remember an advance sign for that exit before the NH border (which is astounding as the ramp is before the Welcome to NH sign), and I'm a little surprised the construction and sign replacement project for US 3 that MassHighway did a few years ago that didn't correct the problem.  Exit 36 to Daniel Webster Highway really serves the same area, though.  That's apparent on Google Maps.  I preferred Exit 1, though, especially on weekends, to avoid Pheasant Lane Maul and shopping traffic on weekends (NH has no sales tax, ergo the stores just across the border get LOTS of Masshole business).
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Re: NH-MA-CT trip June 17
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2016, 09:27:02 AM »

to avoid Pheasant Lane Maul

I can't tell if that's a typo or you just really hate it so much that you feel like it's mauling you.
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Re: NH-MA-CT trip June 17
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2016, 10:50:32 AM »

lol that mall, I go up there and its like theres never enough parking and everyone is like walking in slow motion, then the chick fil A makes the entire food court area congested cuz everyones lining up for that.
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Re: NH-MA-CT trip June 17
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2016, 11:37:53 AM »

to avoid Pheasant Lane Maul

I can't tell if that's a typo or you just really hate it so much that you feel like it's mauling you.

Nah, I always spell "Maul" that way to refer to any such collection of typical suburban retail establishments.

 


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