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« Reply #2700 on: February 09, 2019, 10:42:50 PM »

https://goo.gl/maps/fqNUwBzojnJ2  Here is a shot of a 3 digit wide I-4 shield in Downtown Tampa.  You might want to get this if you are still in the area.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #2701 on: February 09, 2019, 11:18:44 PM »

You might want to get this if you are still in the area.
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« Reply #2702 on: February 10, 2019, 08:05:41 AM »

https://goo.gl/maps/fqNUwBzojnJ2  Here is a shot of a 3 digit wide I-4 shield in Downtown Tampa.  You might want to get this if you are still in the area.

On the other side of the intersection: A 2 digit wide I-275 shield. Way to go.
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« Reply #2703 on: February 10, 2019, 09:35:08 AM »

https://goo.gl/maps/fqNUwBzojnJ2  Here is a shot of a 3 digit wide I-4 shield in Downtown Tampa.  You might want to get this if you are still in the area.

On the other side of the intersection: A 2 digit wide I-275 shield. Way to go.

It’s an ugly one for sure, made worse it’s only one actual digit.  Hopefully it will be there the next time I visit.  I’ve been back in California for two weeks. 

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Re: Florida
« Reply #2704 on: February 10, 2019, 09:56:38 AM »

https://goo.gl/maps/fqNUwBzojnJ2  Here is a shot of a 3 digit wide I-4 shield in Downtown Tampa.  You might want to get this if you are still in the area.

On the other side of the intersection: A 2 digit wide I-275 shield. Way to go.

It’s an ugly one for sure, made worse it’s only one actual digit.  Hopefully it will be there the next time I visit.  I’ve been back in California for two weeks. 

Probably just for balance. Come to think of it, wide shields didn't seem to be all that common on Florida, except when posted as reassurance.

You'd see a lot of 2-digit-width shields in Florida because 3-digit state road shields didn't appear until 20 years ago, and 3dus shields didn't really come about until 25 years ago, when the Kodachrome shields were no longer installed.

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Re: Florida
« Reply #2705 on: February 11, 2019, 08:22:45 AM »

I-175/I-375 were definitely worth the side trip off of I-275 just for the sake of how weird they were.  I captured the Polk County rest area on I-4 but didn't stop at the Seminole County one. 

Did that last year too, both in June and October:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Interstate_4_rest_area_10201,_Florida

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Interstate_4_rest_area_10202,_Florida

The thing about the Seminole County rest areas, is that only one has been captured;
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Interstate_4_rest_area_50221,_Florida
And only two of those are directly at the rest area.


As far as my recent St. Pete excursion, I have more pictures of I-275 I haven't posted yet, and some I refused to post because they turned out too damn blurry. One sign I'm really pissed at myself for not capturing was this:
https://www.google.com/maps/@27.779865,-82.6604955,3a,75y,154.65h,91.01t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sL3d6a1Hdr3LJX4FcXTG6Wg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en

On the plus side, I also took the Sunshine Skyway down to the South Rest Area. It was my first time there since the 1970's!




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Re: Florida
« Reply #2706 on: February 23, 2019, 09:56:09 PM »

I captured the Polk County rest area on I-4 but didn't stop at the Seminole County one. 
And I captured the Seminole County rest areas today.

The construction along I-4 disrupted the westbound rest area, but I saw where the new entrance ramp to it was supposed to go.

I'm in the process of naming all my pictures, but many of the ones for the westbound rest area have temporary names as of now. The ones that don't I'll post either this month or next. The others are going to be renamed before I post them.



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Re: Florida
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« Reply #2708 on: March 01, 2019, 10:51:53 PM »

If anyone is flying to Clearwater and renting a car there, the construction in front of the terminal along State Road 686 is for the proposed SR 690 toll road (the Gateway Project) which will make existing SR 686 the at grade service road for the freeway when completed.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #2709 on: March 12, 2019, 05:17:07 PM »

GSV now shows signs up for Campbell Drive in Homestead, now State Road 998.





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Re: Florida
« Reply #2710 on: March 12, 2019, 07:33:20 PM »

GSV now shows signs up for Campbell Drive in Homestead, now State Road 998.



Didn't hear about that one. What segment was traded for that new number? Or was part of FL 997 lopped off?

A single mention in this FY2020-2024 document (page 96), showing a projected ROW purchase from Krome Avenue (SR 997) to US 1... just 0.774 miles in length.

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« Reply #2711 on: March 13, 2019, 12:17:01 AM »

What road did they relinquish then as a trade off?  I am sure the many state routes in Miami-Dade they found some other useless road to hand off to one of the cities.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #2712 on: March 13, 2019, 12:35:29 AM »

If anyone is flying to Clearwater and renting a car there, the construction in front of the terminal along State Road 686 is for the proposed SR 690 toll road (the Gateway Project) which will make existing SR 686 the at grade service road for the freeway when completed.
690? I thought it was going to be "686A." I'm glad I was wrong.


Something I noticed about the trade-off of SR 48 with supposed SR 470 in Sumter County; It's only SR 470 in the vicinity of I-75, and you can't really tell when it gets the county designation back.
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« Reply #2713 on: March 13, 2019, 03:40:45 AM »

What road did they relinquish then as a trade off?  I am sure the many state routes in Miami-Dade they found some other useless road to hand off to one of the cities.

SR 997 was relinquished to Miami-Dade County from Campbell to US 1. 997 now terminates at the intersection with Campbell/SR 998. All 997 signs have been removed south of Campbell and at the US 1 intersection.
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« Reply #2714 on: March 13, 2019, 02:03:40 PM »

That is silly.  Get rid of Krome just to take on Campbell.  Why bother?  You would think having SR 997 signed would be a good alternative route oh for say a hurricane. 
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« Reply #2715 on: March 13, 2019, 06:07:33 PM »

That is silly.  Get rid of Krome just to take on Campbell.  Why bother?  You would think having SR 997 signed would be a good alternative route oh for say a hurricane.

Krome through historic downtown Homestead is not really equipped to handle heavy traffic as it's mostly a two lane road and shares it with bikers. Campbell/new 998 is in the process of being widened for heavier traffic, along with the rest of Krome/997 north of Campbell. Krome from US 41 to US 27 is expressway grade.
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« Reply #2716 on: March 13, 2019, 10:32:43 PM »

That is silly.  Get rid of Krome just to take on Campbell.  Why bother?  You would think having SR 997 signed would be a good alternative route oh for say a hurricane.

Krome through historic downtown Homestead is not really equipped to handle heavy traffic as it's mostly a two lane road and shares it with bikers. Campbell/new 998 is in the process of being widened for heavier traffic, along with the rest of Krome/997 north of Campbell. Krome from US 41 to US 27 is expressway grade.

I used to drive Krome through Homestead with regularity.  The route through downtown is beyond expanding to the needs of through traffic.  The Campbell alignment is a smart move and will probably get some of that heavy traffic out of downtown Homestead. 

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« Reply #2717 on: March 14, 2019, 12:18:59 AM »

That is silly.  Get rid of Krome just to take on Campbell.  Why bother?  You would think having SR 997 signed would be a good alternative route oh for say a hurricane.

Krome through historic downtown Homestead is not really equipped to handle heavy traffic as it's mostly a two lane road and shares it with bikers. Campbell/new 998 is in the process of being widened for heavier traffic, along with the rest of Krome/997 north of Campbell. Krome from US 41 to US 27 is expressway grade.

I used to access the keys from Pembroke Pines by going down US 27 and then to SR 997.  It was not a problem at all back in the day.
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« Reply #2718 on: March 14, 2019, 08:47:10 AM »

What road did they relinquish then as a trade off?  I am sure the many state routes in Miami-Dade they found some other useless road to hand off to one of the cities.

SR 997 was relinquished to Miami-Dade County from Campbell to US 1. 997 now terminates at the intersection with Campbell/SR 998. All 997 signs have been removed south of Campbell and at the US 1 intersection.

Why bother with the separate number 998 for Campbell instead of just re-routing 997?
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Re: Florida
« Reply #2719 on: March 14, 2019, 05:59:07 PM »

If anyone is flying to Clearwater and renting a car there, the construction in front of the terminal along State Road 686 is for the proposed SR 690 toll road (the Gateway Project) which will make existing SR 686 the at grade service road for the freeway when completed.
690? I thought it was going to be "686A." I'm glad I was wrong.
According to official plans the north-south portion will be designated as SR 686A. I will though, verify this next week at work just to be certain!
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« Reply #2720 on: March 14, 2019, 11:55:12 PM »

What road did they relinquish then as a trade off?  I am sure the many state routes in Miami-Dade they found some other useless road to hand off to one of the cities.

SR 997 was relinquished to Miami-Dade County from Campbell to US 1. 997 now terminates at the intersection with Campbell/SR 998. All 997 signs have been removed south of Campbell and at the US 1 intersection.
Why not make Campbell SR 997 instead.  Its sort of like Winter Haven where SR 655 defaults into SR 620.  Instead of having SR 655 end at SR 540 they have it end where the old SR 655 went and now a municipal street of Winter Haven and you on another route number just to connect to 540.
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« Reply #2721 on: March 15, 2019, 12:01:20 AM »

If anyone is flying to Clearwater and renting a car there, the construction in front of the terminal along State Road 686 is for the proposed SR 690 toll road (the Gateway Project) which will make existing SR 686 the at grade service road for the freeway when completed.
690? I thought it was going to be "686A." I'm glad I was wrong.
According to official plans the north-south portion will be designated as SR 686A. I will though, verify this next week at work just to be certain!
http://www.fdottampabay.com/project/235/433880-1-52-01
It shows both on FDOT's website.
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« Reply #2722 on: March 17, 2019, 05:10:23 AM »

Why not make Campbell SR 997 instead.  Its sort of like Winter Haven where SR 655 defaults into SR 620.  Instead of having SR 655 end at SR 540 they have it end where the old SR 655 went and now a municipal street of Winter Haven and you on another route number just to connect to 540.

In both cases, a segment of former state road relinquished to the county retains the former state road number as its county road number, so to avoid duplication in case the county chooses to sign the road, FDOT just creates a new state road.
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« Reply #2723 on: March 17, 2019, 02:27:43 PM »

If anyone is flying to Clearwater and renting a car there, the construction in front of the terminal along State Road 686 is for the proposed SR 690 toll road (the Gateway Project) which will make existing SR 686 the at grade service road for the freeway when completed.

That's great. Hopefully the entire thing will be complete by 2021.
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« Reply #2724 on: March 18, 2019, 10:41:36 PM »

Why not make Campbell SR 997 instead.  Its sort of like Winter Haven where SR 655 defaults into SR 620.  Instead of having SR 655 end at SR 540 they have it end where the old SR 655 went and now a municipal street of Winter Haven and you on another route number just to connect to 540.

In both cases, a segment of former state road relinquished to the county retains the former state road number as its county road number, so to avoid duplication in case the county chooses to sign the road, FDOT just creates a new state road.
In Englewood they had a similar situation between SR 775 and 776, so they made it one number and that now is SR 776 all the way. 
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