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Re: Florida
« Reply #2375 on: September 08, 2017, 11:36:15 PM »

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Re: Florida
« Reply #2376 on: September 09, 2017, 06:53:58 AM »

What do those white-on-blue "G UD" signs mean? I've seen them for 15-20 years, but never though much about them, and I only see them in Florida.

Here's an example - US 90 near Live Oak:


While I don't recall (if I ever knew in the first place) the meaning of "U" and "D", the "G" is, if I remember correctly, pointing to a barracks for the Florida Highway Patrol, Troop G.
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« Reply #2377 on: September 13, 2017, 01:54:03 PM »

I was just driving through both Brandon and Valrico and noticed the sprawl and heavy traffic along Highway 60 there.  It seems to me that it would take a lot to improve traffic flow along that route as too much commuter and retail traffic for the current highway to handle.  Along with many signalized intersections it could take over a half an hour to go from I-75 all the way to where the rural areas begin in eastern Hillsborough County.

With all the sprawl to the south of Brandon it would now be impossible to extend FL 618 to bypass both communities and the ROW is too well clogged to 10 lane the current roadway which would be needed to handle the current traffic that uses the state route.

I see a deadlock here or a stale mate as this is one situation where sprawl has really created a no win situation for drivers unless they double deck FL 60, which I am sure is not an option with FDOT or even the City of Brandon.

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« Reply #2378 on: September 14, 2017, 05:15:35 AM »

A segment of SR 12 that runs through Quincy has been relinquished to the city. Specifically the portion running from SR 269 to US 90 along E. King Street. Rather than gap the route, SR 12 now runs south down the entirety of SR 269/Quincy Bypass and co-signs with US 90/SR 10 until it hits its former routing. http://www2.dot.state.fl.us/Straight-linesOnlineGIS/blank.aspx?docId=106084
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Re: Florida
« Reply #2379 on: September 14, 2017, 08:17:26 PM »

We've occasionally discussed those really dark-tinted county road signs at this forum, and it appears as somewhere between dark blue and black.

It turns out, they're really...dark green.



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Re: Florida
« Reply #2380 on: September 14, 2017, 08:42:31 PM »

I was just driving through both Brandon and Valrico and noticed the sprawl and heavy traffic along Highway 60 there.  It seems to me that it would take a lot to improve traffic flow along that route as too much commuter and retail traffic for the current highway to handle.  Along with many signalized intersections it could take over a half an hour to go from I-75 all the way to where the rural areas begin in eastern Hillsborough County.

With all the sprawl to the south of Brandon it would now be impossible to extend FL 618 to bypass both communities and the ROW is too well clogged to 10 lane the current roadway which would be needed to handle the current traffic that uses the state route.

I see a deadlock here or a stale mate as this is one situation where sprawl has really created a no win situation for drivers unless they double deck FL 60, which I am sure is not an option with FDOT or even the City of Brandon.
FL 60 was awful back in 2002 when I moved away from Plant City. Too much retail for a major artery, but hardly alone in that regard. The best way to fix it would to be to extend the Crosstown Expressway (or LeeRoy Selmon, I'm not sure what its official name is anymore) east and then hook up with 60 somewhere outside of Brandon. Even as a toll road, though, I don't see it happening because I can't imagine where they would get the ROW.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #2381 on: September 14, 2017, 09:52:08 PM »

A segment of SR 12 that runs through Quincy has been relinquished to the city. Specifically the portion running from SR 269 to US 90 along E. King Street. Rather than gap the route, SR 12 now runs south down the entirety of SR 269/Quincy Bypass and co-signs with US 90/SR 10 until it hits its former routing. http://www2.dot.state.fl.us/Straight-linesOnlineGIS/blank.aspx?docId=106084

Do you know if 269 will still stay posted with 12, or will it be decommissioned?

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Re: Florida
« Reply #2382 on: September 15, 2017, 05:19:08 AM »

A segment of SR 12 that runs through Quincy has been relinquished to the city. Specifically the portion running from SR 269 to US 90 along E. King Street. Rather than gap the route, SR 12 now runs south down the entirety of SR 269/Quincy Bypass and co-signs with US 90/SR 10 until it hits its former routing. http://www2.dot.state.fl.us/Straight-linesOnlineGIS/blank.aspx?docId=106084

Do you know if 269 will still stay posted with 12, or will it be decommissioned?

No, but I'll bet it stays. Seems when routes are re-routed and coincidentally co-sign another entire route they leave it be. SR 651 does this with US 19 Alt. / SR 595 in Tampa, and now SR 907 co-signs completely with US 1 / SR 5 in Miami.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #2383 on: September 15, 2017, 10:53:05 AM »

What do those white-on-blue "G UD" signs mean? I've seen them for 15-20 years, but never though much about them, and I only see them in Florida.

Here's an example - US 90 near Live Oak:


While I don't recall (if I ever knew in the first place) the meaning of "U" and "D", the "G" is, if I remember correctly, pointing to a barracks for the Florida Highway Patrol, Troop G.

Definitely not associated solely with Florida Highway Patrol.

Florida Forestry Service appears to have these signs at some of their field office entrances or where a short road off a main highway leads to one.

Perry FL - https://goo.gl/maps/55ahQmASpL92

Here is one with only the G near Milton...

https://goo.gl/maps/VoyBsGsjq6S2
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Re: Florida
« Reply #2384 on: September 26, 2017, 11:25:36 PM »

A segment of SR 12 that runs through Quincy has been relinquished to the city. Specifically the portion running from SR 269 to US 90 along E. King Street. Rather than gap the route, SR 12 now runs south down the entirety of SR 269/Quincy Bypass and co-signs with US 90/SR 10 until it hits its former routing. http://www2.dot.state.fl.us/Straight-linesOnlineGIS/blank.aspx?docId=106084

Do you know if 269 will still stay posted with 12, or will it be decommissioned?

No, but I'll bet it stays. Seems when routes are re-routed and coincidentally co-sign another entire route they leave it be. SR 651 does this with US 19 Alt. / SR 595 in Tampa, and now SR 907 co-signs completely with US 1 / SR 5 in Miami.

Aren't there plans for SR 269 to be extended west to SR 267? I think it'll stay signed
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Re: Florida
« Reply #2385 on: September 27, 2017, 08:07:40 PM »

I knew well about I-4's former 4-lane, traffic-clogged, old-pavement-in-desperate-need-of-resurfacing section between DeLand and Interstate 95. However, I had no idea just what they were going to do with it.

Tonight, while browsing Google Maps, I have found out just what it is that they have been doing, and it looks beautiful!!!  :spin:

See here: https://www.google.com/maps/@29.149071,-81.0902515,3a,75y,65.21h,87.2t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1swlcL9mfg5vanPK_68w5omw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

They have widened it (and as a result, also resurfaced it), added some delightful new signs, and it looks to me like they have even been working on the interchanges with both US 92 and I-95:

https://tinyurl.com/y9byl4gh

https://www.google.com/maps/@29.1579267,-81.0765658,3a,75y,251.88h,94.42t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sfO2hyfgJ35guYNN0oBQ2PQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

This truly is interesting, and it sure is looking great!!  :clap:  :thumbsup:

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Re: Florida
« Reply #2386 on: September 27, 2017, 10:47:50 PM »

I knew well about I-4's former 4-lane, traffic-clogged, old-pavement-in-desperate-need-of-resurfacing section between DeLand and Interstate 95. However, I had no idea just what they were going to do with it.

Tonight, while browsing Google Maps, I have found out just what it is that they have been doing, and it looks beautiful!!!  :spin:

See here: https://www.google.com/maps/@29.149071,-81.0902515,3a,75y,65.21h,87.2t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1swlcL9mfg5vanPK_68w5omw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

They have widened it (and as a result, also resurfaced it), added some delightful new signs, and it looks to me like they have even been working on the interchanges with both US 92 and I-95:

https://tinyurl.com/y9byl4gh

https://www.google.com/maps/@29.1579267,-81.0765658,3a,75y,251.88h,94.42t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sfO2hyfgJ35guYNN0oBQ2PQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

This truly is interesting, and it sure is looking great!!  :clap:  :thumbsup:

They finally are getting that I-95/I-4 section out of 1973 and into the 2000's.

The left hand exit for US-93 off I-4 is gone and moved to the right.

I-95 will get center lanes at Daytona for thru traffic and provide a better merge speed lane for local traffic.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #2387 on: September 27, 2017, 10:50:35 PM »

I knew well about I-4's former 4-lane, traffic-clogged, old-pavement-in-desperate-need-of-resurfacing section between DeLand and Interstate 95. However, I had no idea just what they were going to do with it.

Tonight, while browsing Google Maps, I have found out just what it is that they have been doing, and it looks beautiful!!!  :spin:

See here: https://www.google.com/maps/@29.149071,-81.0902515,3a,75y,65.21h,87.2t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1swlcL9mfg5vanPK_68w5omw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

They have widened it (and as a result, also resurfaced it), added some delightful new signs, and it looks to me like they have even been working on the interchanges with both US 92 and I-95:

https://tinyurl.com/y9byl4gh

https://www.google.com/maps/@29.1579267,-81.0765658,3a,75y,251.88h,94.42t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sfO2hyfgJ35guYNN0oBQ2PQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

This truly is interesting, and it sure is looking great!!  :clap: 
It is a great new road... I drive between Jacksonville and Orlando a lot... The new part of i4 is a very nice drive

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Re: Florida
« Reply #2388 on: September 27, 2017, 11:52:33 PM »

I knew well about I-4's former 4-lane, traffic-clogged, old-pavement-in-desperate-need-of-resurfacing section between DeLand and Interstate 95. However, I had no idea just what they were going to do with it.

Tonight, while browsing Google Maps, I have found out just what it is that they have been doing, and it looks beautiful!!!  :spin:

See here: https://www.google.com/maps/@29.149071,-81.0902515,3a,75y,65.21h,87.2t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1swlcL9mfg5vanPK_68w5omw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

They have widened it (and as a result, also resurfaced it), added some delightful new signs, and it looks to me like they have even been working on the interchanges with both US 92 and I-95:

https://tinyurl.com/y9byl4gh

https://www.google.com/maps/@29.1579267,-81.0765658,3a,75y,251.88h,94.42t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sfO2hyfgJ35guYNN0oBQ2PQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

This truly is interesting, and it sure is looking great!!  :clap: 
It is a great new road... I drive between Jacksonville and Orlando a lot... The new part of i4 is a very nice drive

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Really it was the worst part of I-4, I was living there in Orlando when the improvement project started.  There was some urban legends about that stretch of I-4 being cursed.

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Re: Florida
« Reply #2389 on: September 28, 2017, 12:32:43 AM »

That middle sign for "South Daytona" is too low. Bottom needs to be even with bottom of others
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Re: Florida
« Reply #2390 on: October 22, 2017, 12:56:10 PM »

Has US 17/92 in Sanford been relocated yet?
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« Reply #2391 on: October 22, 2017, 01:43:27 PM »

Has US 17/92 in Sanford been relocated yet?
What is being relocated? I have not seen anything about relocating 17-92

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« Reply #2392 on: October 22, 2017, 02:57:11 PM »

Has US 17/92 in Sanford been relocated yet?
What is being relocated? I have not seen anything about relocating 17-92

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It is being moved from the route along the lake front to 1st St / Monroe Rd
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« Reply #2393 on: October 22, 2017, 03:04:34 PM »

Has US 17/92 in Sanford been relocated yet?
What is being relocated? I have not seen anything about relocating 17-92

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It is being moved from the route along the lake front to 1st St / Monroe Rd
Routing with SR 46 a few miles.. so now all of 17-92 will be at leaat 4 lanes in Seminole County

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Re: Florida
« Reply #2394 on: October 23, 2017, 05:28:48 AM »

Has US 17/92 in Sanford been relocated yet?

Not yet, drove both alignments in August and no sign changes.

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« Reply #2395 on: October 24, 2017, 06:07:05 PM »

In Orlando the new permanent ramp to EB FL 528 from John Young Parkway is almost ready to open.  Right now traffic is using a temporary one, but the newer one is just to the south at a higher grade.  Only missing is the new median break on JYP that will allow SB John Young to make left turn on to it.  So far they don't even have the grass removed for it.  It will be interesting to see how that plays out as it will take a few weeks at least to create a new median break, unless they use a temporary crossover on the current temporary ramp.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #2396 on: October 28, 2017, 03:06:50 PM »

Toll increase in Orlando on FL 528's west plaza at 1 am ET tomorrow morning.  It goes from $2.25 to $2.50 after being two and a quarter since the Airport Plaza was shut down on January 31, 2016.   
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« Reply #2397 on: October 28, 2017, 06:25:50 PM »

I'm excited about the improvements coming to SR-200 in Yulee. The road is being widened from 4 lanes to 6 lanes and as of now, there's a 6 lane section spanning a little bit east of US-17, and west of the railroad. There will also be a diamond diverging interchange to replace the interchange at I-95, which currently, FDOT is in the process of preparing. This is really helpful since traffic in Yulee is pretty bad at the moment, and SR-200 is our only "quick" way to I-95, this means I will get to drive on the DDI often once it's complete. :biggrin:
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« Reply #2398 on: October 28, 2017, 08:32:14 PM »

I'm excited about the improvements coming to SR-200 in Yulee. The road is being widened from 4 lanes to 6 lanes and as of now, there's a 6 lane section spanning a little bit east of US-17, and west of the railroad. There will also be a diamond diverging interchange to replace the interchange at I-95, which currently, FDOT is in the process of preparing. This is really helpful since traffic in Yulee is pretty bad at the moment, and SR-200 is our only "quick" way to I-95, this means I will get to drive on the DDI often once it's complete.
Back in 1990 when I started at UNF SR200/A1A was pretty empty between 95 and Amelia Island.. If I recall correctly the only traffic light was at US17 in Yulee.

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Re: Florida
« Reply #2399 on: October 31, 2017, 09:43:36 PM »

Has US 17/92 in Sanford been relocated yet?

Not yet, drove both alignments in August and no sign changes.

And none as of October 19th, 2017
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