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Re: Interstate 87 (NC-VA)
« Reply #250 on: July 17, 2017, 10:33:11 PM »



87 continues its westward creep on Google Maps. Now it's all the way to the 440 split!!!
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Re: Interstate 87 (NC-VA)
« Reply #251 on: July 17, 2017, 10:43:38 PM »

LOL! Wow. somebody had too much time smoking something.... :-D
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Re: Interstate 87 (NC-VA)
« Reply #252 on: July 17, 2017, 11:48:51 PM »

Maybe they're just NY transplants and they're feeling homesick! 
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Re: Interstate 87 (NC-VA)
« Reply #253 on: July 18, 2017, 07:01:35 AM »



87 continues its westward creep on Google Maps. Now it's all the way to the 440 split!!!

Pffft. I'm won't be inpressed until it takes over US-1 and goes to I-20 in SC. Go big or go home. :spin:
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Re: Interstate 87 (NC-VA)
« Reply #254 on: July 18, 2017, 03:43:36 PM »

Isn't there a thread called "Google Maps Sucks"? Apparently this symbolizes why that thread exists to the T!
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Re: Interstate 87 (NC-VA)
« Reply #255 on: July 19, 2017, 11:31:21 PM »

Pffft. I'm won't be inpressed until it takes over US-1 and goes to I-20 in SC. Go big or go home. :spin:

Well, if you really want to go big: take I-87 to I-20, multiplex it to Augusta, then take over the proposed I-14 route.  After all, I-85 in Alabama goes practically east-west, why not I-87?

(No, I'm not in the least bit serious here.)
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Re: Interstate 87 (NC-VA)
« Reply #256 on: July 22, 2017, 08:53:20 AM »

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Well, if you really want to go big: take I-87 to I-20, multiplex it to Augusta, then take over the proposed I-14 route.  After all, I-85 in Alabama goes practically east-west, why not I-87?

(No, I'm not in the least bit serious here.)

It would fit the grid being east of I-85 :).
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Re: Interstate 87 (NC-VA)
« Reply #257 on: July 22, 2017, 09:36:23 AM »

Maybe they're just NY transplants and they're feeling homesick!

*waits for I-87 to also be labeled as the "North Carolina State Thruway" on Google Maps*
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Re: Interstate 87 (NC-VA)
« Reply #258 on: July 22, 2017, 10:40:16 AM »

Maybe they're just NY transplants and they're feeling homesick!

*waits for I-87 to also be labeled as the "North Carolina State Thruway" on Google Maps*
It's already got the informal nickname of 'The Southway'.

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Re: Interstate 87 (NC-VA)
« Reply #259 on: July 22, 2017, 03:04:21 PM »

Maybe they're just NY transplants and they're feeling homesick!

*waits for I-87 to also be labeled as the "North Carolina State Thruway" on Google Maps*
It's already got the informal nickname of 'The Southway'.

I still think it should be called the "Jimmie Johnson/Rick Hendrick Championship Freeway" and the number changed to I-48 (for obvious reasons  - actually, more than one!).  Then get the Hendrick group to pony up some bucks for signage.  Win-win for all concerned!
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Re: Interstate 87 (NC-VA)
« Reply #260 on: July 22, 2017, 03:15:27 PM »

Maybe they're just NY transplants and they're feeling homesick!

*waits for I-87 to also be labeled as the "North Carolina State Thruway" on Google Maps*
It's already got the informal nickname of 'The Southway'.

I still think it should be called the "Jimmie Johnson/Rick Hendrick Championship Freeway" and the number changed to I-48 (for obvious reasons  - actually, more than one!).  Then get the Hendrick group to pony up some bucks for signage.  Win-win for all concerned!

Jeff Gordon might feel slighted, he only has 1.6 miles of I-85 named after him.

And don't give NCDOT any ideas, they'll try to number it I-3 and call it the "Dale Earnhardt Memorial Freeway."
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Re: Interstate 87 (NC-VA)
« Reply #261 on: July 22, 2017, 03:43:20 PM »

Maybe they're just NY transplants and they're feeling homesick!

*waits for I-87 to also be labeled as the "North Carolina State Thruway" on Google Maps*
It's already got the informal nickname of 'The Southway'.

I still think it should be called the "Jimmie Johnson/Rick Hendrick Championship Freeway" and the number changed to I-48 (for obvious reasons  - actually, more than one!).  Then get the Hendrick group to pony up some bucks for signage.  Win-win for all concerned!

Jeff Gordon might feel slighted, he only has 1.6 miles of I-85 named after him.

And don't give NCDOT any ideas, they'll try to number it I-3 and call it the "Dale Earnhardt Memorial Freeway."

NCDOT already moved NC 3 to the Concord area for just that reason; that might keep them satisfied for the time being!  At least my number fits the damn grid!  And since Gordon is a Vallejo native up here in Bay country, maybe we should slap his name on CA 24, since it's not too far from his hometown -- and he probably raced on dirt tracks in the area when he was a kid in any case! 
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Re: Interstate 87 (NC-VA)
« Reply #262 on: July 22, 2017, 09:57:11 PM »



87 continues its westward creep on Google Maps. Now it's all the way to the 440 split!!!
I think the real problem with Google Maps jumping the gun is that it misleads drivers. If I'm southbound on I-95 headed for Raleigh, and Google Maps tells me to take I-87, I'm looking for signs that say I-87. I wouldn't think to exit on US 64. I'm sure plenty of drivers will just "in one half mile take the exit right", but, still, any mapmaker should try to be accurate.
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Re: Interstate 87 (NC-VA)
« Reply #263 on: July 23, 2017, 09:22:50 AM »

I think the real problem with Google Maps jumping the gun is that it misleads drivers. If I'm southbound on I-95 headed for Raleigh, and Google Maps tells me to take I-87, I'm looking for signs that say I-87. I wouldn't think to exit on US 64. I'm sure plenty of drivers will just "in one half mile take the exit right", but, still, any mapmaker should try to be accurate.

It doesn't only mislead drivers, but wikipedia editors who do not use official sources.   :banghead:
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Re: Interstate 87 (NC-VA)
« Reply #264 on: July 23, 2017, 01:03:40 PM »

Isn't our bipolar buddy on here one of the editors of Wiki? You know the big troll who has all the time in the world to be on line.
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Re: Interstate 87 (NC-VA)
« Reply #265 on: July 23, 2017, 05:34:37 PM »

Isn't our bipolar buddy on here one of the editors of Wiki? You know the big troll who has all the time in the world to be on line.

Well, anyone can make edits on wikipedia, so the people I swat reverts on are usually anonymous.
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Re: Interstate 87 (NC-VA)
« Reply #266 on: July 25, 2017, 04:54:05 PM »

Yes I imagine so.  Heck the one in question could just do it just to be funny. That is why you cannot trust wiki one hundred percent.
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Re: Interstate 87 (NC-VA)
« Reply #267 on: July 26, 2017, 10:46:50 PM »

That is why you cannot trust wiki one hundred percent.

I think of wikipedia as expressing an Internet consensus rather than anything else.  A consensus can be and often is wrong.
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Re: Interstate 87 (NC-VA)
« Reply #268 on: July 28, 2017, 12:12:00 PM »

Well its whats in the field verses what is legislated rather than wiki verses the DOTs.
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Re: Interstate 87 (NC-VA)
« Reply #269 on: July 31, 2017, 08:14:09 AM »

NCDOT has begun the process of removing the Future I-495 signs - at least in Nash County.  I first caught on to thus after the NC 581 exit thus morning.  I will confirm how much further West on my way home from work this evening.

The standard I-495 signs in Wake County still remain and may take a little longer as overheads will need to be replaced or updated.
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Re: Interstate 87 (NC-VA)
« Reply #270 on: September 05, 2017, 08:32:36 PM »

Interstate 87 shields are in the process of being installed on the Knightdale Bypass.

https://m.facebook.com/groups/300176946738649?view=permalink&id=1487186911370974
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Re: Interstate 87 (NC-VA)
« Reply #271 on: September 05, 2017, 09:40:54 PM »

Well I guess now it's official. Though I still think the state should've held off with the postings until US 64 out to at least I-95 is improved.
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Re: Interstate 87 (NC-VA)
« Reply #272 on: September 05, 2017, 09:57:54 PM »

Well I guess now it's official. Though I still think the state should've held off with the postings until US 64 out to at least I-95 is improved.

That wasn't going to happen, they are still years away from completing that stretch.  However, I am still awaiting word from NCDOT and the Local News Outlets about I-87 before I update Wikipedia.
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Re: Interstate 87 (NC-VA)
« Reply #273 on: September 05, 2017, 10:03:22 PM »

follow up with the blog entry with some of the new signing plans and changes to the exit numbers along the Knightdale Bypass for I-87.

http://surewhynotnow.blogspot.com/2017/09/goodbye-interstate-495-hello-interstate.html
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Re: Interstate 87 (NC-VA)
« Reply #274 on: September 06, 2017, 12:47:25 AM »

Aaaaaaargh!  Looks like the misbegotten I-87 is now fact rather than mistake-to-be-corrected!  Well, this just nails it -- 2016 will go down in history as The Year Of Bad Decisions:ded: I'll leave it to the rest of you to ponder what the others were.

(Alternately: the year of deliberate stupidity!)  :banghead:
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