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Re: US 79, Clarksville to Shreveport
« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2018, 11:26:34 AM »

Judging from the link posted above, it would seem gangs are responsible for much of the crime in Pine Bluff. It still amazes me how gangs could get such a foothold in a not-all-that-big town in the middle of nowhere in a mostly rural state.

It's beginning to appear, though, that this discussion is moot for my purposes. I did the math yesterday, and I won't have accrued enough vacation time to be able to comfortably plan this trip (losing three vacation days to this most recent gout flareup being the primary reason.) I'm not sure I will be able to cover enough of US 11 between Meridian and Knoxville on Sunday to be able to get home on Monday.
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Re: US 79, Clarksville to Shreveport
« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2018, 11:28:32 AM »

This thread reminds me that I've covered a lot of US 79 already (including all of it in Texas), and I could finish off the rest heading to or from Shreveport.

This map shows the gaps in my US 79 coverage. Basically, a little around Russellville KY and Clarksville TN; a longer stretch NE of Memphis (but I think I have the downtown segment covered); big chunks in Arkansas between Memphis and Fordyce; and a stretch in the Shreveport LA area, where I ran out of daylight before I could finish off US 79 in Louisiana.

A new portion has either already opened, or is getting ready to open, on the south side of Russellville. The plans are to route US 79 around the southern bypass portion of Russellville and have it end at US 68 again on the east side of town.
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Re: US 79, Clarksville to Shreveport
« Reply #27 on: January 16, 2018, 06:30:37 PM »

This thread reminds me that I've covered a lot of US 79 already (including all of it in Texas), and I could finish off the rest heading to or from Shreveport.

This map shows the gaps in my US 79 coverage. Basically, a little around Russellville KY and Clarksville TN; a longer stretch NE of Memphis (but I think I have the downtown segment covered); big chunks in Arkansas between Memphis and Fordyce; and a stretch in the Shreveport LA area, where I ran out of daylight before I could finish off US 79 in Louisiana.

A new portion has either already opened, or is getting ready to open, on the south side of Russellville. The plans are to route US 79 around the southern bypass portion of Russellville and have it end at US 68 again on the east side of town.
Been a long time since I was in Russellville, KY I may head up and check this out this weekend, it was well under construction last time I was up that way earlier in the year.
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Re: US 79, Clarksville to Shreveport
« Reply #28 on: January 17, 2018, 12:14:55 PM »

This thread reminds me that I've covered a lot of US 79 already (including all of it in Texas), and I could finish off the rest heading to or from Shreveport.

This map shows the gaps in my US 79 coverage. Basically, a little around Russellville KY and Clarksville TN; a longer stretch NE of Memphis (but I think I have the downtown segment covered); big chunks in Arkansas between Memphis and Fordyce; and a stretch in the Shreveport LA area, where I ran out of daylight before I could finish off US 79 in Louisiana.

A new portion has either already opened, or is getting ready to open, on the south side of Russellville. The plans are to route US 79 around the southern bypass portion of Russellville and have it end at US 68 again on the east side of town.
Been a long time since I was in Russellville, KY I may head up and check this out this weekend, it was well under construction last time I was up that way earlier in the year.

Was completed 2 months ago.
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Re: US 79, Clarksville to Shreveport
« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2018, 01:12:56 PM »

I wonder why KY hasn't extended the US 79 signage past Russellville anyway.
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Re: US 79, Clarksville to Shreveport
« Reply #30 on: January 17, 2018, 03:52:03 PM »

I wonder why KY hasn't extended the US 79 signage past Russellville anyway.

No real need for it. The KY 79 route from Russellville north to Morgantown and Caneyville into Breckenridge County and Brandenburg (along with IN 135 to Corydon) isn't exactly a bustling interstate highway corridor. It carries mainly local traffic.
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Re: US 79, Clarksville to Shreveport
« Reply #31 on: January 18, 2018, 04:32:48 PM »

The same could have been said about US 641.  They extended it to US 64 recently.
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Re: US 79, Clarksville to Shreveport
« Reply #32 on: January 22, 2018, 03:27:23 PM »

This thread reminds me that I've covered a lot of US 79 already (including all of it in Texas), and I could finish off the rest heading to or from Shreveport.

This map shows the gaps in my US 79 coverage. Basically, a little around Russellville KY and Clarksville TN; a longer stretch NE of Memphis (but I think I have the downtown segment covered); big chunks in Arkansas between Memphis and Fordyce; and a stretch in the Shreveport LA area, where I ran out of daylight before I could finish off US 79 in Louisiana.

A new portion has either already opened, or is getting ready to open, on the south side of Russellville. The plans are to route US 79 around the southern bypass portion of Russellville and have it end at US 68 again on the east side of town.
Been a long time since I was in Russellville, KY I may head up and check this out this weekend, it was well under construction last time I was up that way earlier in the year.

Was completed 2 months ago.
I discovered that over the weekend, a nice route around the southern tier of Russellville
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Re: US 79, Clarksville to Shreveport
« Reply #33 on: January 26, 2018, 09:41:24 PM »

79 "disappears" once you cross into Arkansas, until you get to the 70/79 Split. Follow US 70.

I will, of course, be crossing on I-55. I've done I-40 and I-55 so I have that portion clinched, so I take it I need to use US 70 through West Memphis. (Google shows US 79 routed on the interstate). I can always double back on AR 218 to I-40 just to be doubly sure.

I know you have indicated your unlikeliness in making the trip, but in addition to the does 79 follow I-40 or not question (by all means do the AR 218 up-and-back...it would take literally a minute), note that Tennessee requested a reroute of US 64-70-79 through downtown Memphis a little while back, though it has not been moved on field postings yet.  The new route would use Danny Thomas Blvd.
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Re: US 79, Clarksville to Shreveport
« Reply #34 on: January 27, 2018, 03:32:10 PM »

I know you have indicated your unlikeliness in making the trip, but in addition to the does 79 follow I-40 or not question (by all means do the AR 218 up-and-back...it would take literally a minute), note that Tennessee requested a reroute of US 64-70-79 through downtown Memphis a little while back, though it has not been moved on field postings yet.  The new route would use Danny Thomas Blvd.

Knowing Tennessee, it won't be moved if the rerouting is approved.  :-D
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