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I would say the PA Turnpike/I-95 interchange being completed.
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Re: Most significant event that happened in the roadgeek world in 2018
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2019, 09:46:54 PM »

In California it was Prop 6 getting shot down which preserved SB1 road repair funds. 

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Re: Most significant event that happened in the roadgeek world in 2018
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2019, 10:07:54 PM »

In Indiana, it would have to be completing the I-69 construction between Bloomington and Martinsville...
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Re: Most significant event that happened in the roadgeek world in 2018
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2019, 10:10:23 PM »

I would say it was roadgeekteen's hiatus.
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Re: Most significant event that happened in the roadgeek world in 2018
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2019, 10:18:16 PM »

Eagles won the Superbowl!

(even better being the OP is from New England!!) 😎😈😛😆
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Re: Most significant event that happened in the roadgeek world in 2018
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2019, 01:44:52 AM »

I would concur with the selection of the I-95/PA Turnpike interchange opening to traffic; however, a close second would be the initial section of I-11 also opening in NV. 
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Re: Most significant event that happened in the roadgeek world in 2018
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2019, 02:35:53 AM »

Eagles won the Superbowl!

(even better being the OP is from New England!!) 😎😈😛😆

Red Sox won the World Series, and they were 7-1 ON THE ROAD in doing it. :) 
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Re: Most significant event that happened in the roadgeek world in 2018
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2019, 09:03:26 AM »

Mainly Chicago stuff,

-I-55/LSD interchange rebuild was completed early in 2018.
-Circle interchange is gonna take another 4 years to finish.
-I-294 reconstruction began during the summer of 2018 that will take 6 years to complete.
-Early construction of I-490 began in the final month of 2018, which should be fully built in 5ish years.
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Re: Most significant event that happened in the roadgeek world in 2018
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2019, 10:39:08 AM »

Mainly Chicago stuff

Contrary to popular belief, Chicago ≠ The World.  :-P

I would say it was roadgeekteen's hiatus.

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Re: Most significant event that happened in the roadgeek world in 2018
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2019, 01:09:55 PM »

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-Grants awarded to begin to improve 35W/494 interchange, finish US 14 from Owatonna to Rochester
-progress continuing on 35W between 94 and 62
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Re: Most significant event that happened in the roadgeek world in 2018
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2019, 02:49:04 PM »

Mainly Chicago stuff

Contrary to popular belief, Chicago ≠ The World.  :-P

I would say it was roadgeekteen's hiatus.

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Significant in a good or bad way?
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Re: Most significant event that happened in the roadgeek world in 2018
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2019, 02:52:04 PM »

Without a doubt, the I-95 connection/completion.

Wonder in what year we'll be able to say that the biggest event was the connection of I-70 at Breezewood?  :bigass:
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Re: Most significant event that happened in the roadgeek world in 2018
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2019, 03:57:08 PM »

Without a doubt, the I-95 connection/completion.

Wonder in what year we'll be able to say that the biggest event was the connection of I-70 at Breezewood?  :bigass:

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Re: Most significant event that happened in the roadgeek world in 2018
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2019, 04:38:38 PM »

Without a doubt, the I-95 connection/completion.

Wonder in what year we'll be able to say that the biggest event was the connection of I-70 at Breezewood?  :bigass:
Speaking of when things will happen, what year will we be saying MassDOT converted to mile-based exits?
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Re: Most significant event that happened in the roadgeek world in 2018
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2019, 04:40:33 PM »

Without a doubt, the I-95 connection/completion.

Wonder in what year we'll be able to say that the biggest event was the connection of I-70 at Breezewood?  :bigass:
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Re: Most significant event that happened in the roadgeek world in 2018
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2019, 06:11:58 PM »

Without a doubt, the I-95 connection/completion.

Wonder in what year we'll be able to say that the biggest event was the connection of I-70 at Breezewood?  :bigass:
Speaking of when things will happen, what year will we be saying MassDOT converted to mile-based exits?

We can't even get Liddell Brothers to finish signing jobs they started years ago. I fear the conversion to mile-based exits won't happen not due to lack of will, but incompetence and laziness on part of the state.
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Re: Most significant event that happened in the roadgeek world in 2018
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2019, 06:14:43 PM »

Mainly Chicago stuff

Contrary to popular belief, Chicago ≠ The World.  :-P

I would say it was roadgeekteen's hiatus.

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Significant in a good or bad way?

Do you really want us to answer?

As you grow older, you'll find that you don't want to ask a question if you really don't want to know the answer.

Back on track, I'd nominate the final resolution of the court battles that Matty Maroun brought against the building of the Gordie Howe Bridge.
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Re: Most significant event that happened in the roadgeek world in 2018
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2019, 09:36:48 PM »

In the south:

-while not completed, I-49 can now be used between I-10 and I-30 without exiting a freeway/interstate

-completion of I-269 connection in MS

-Ohio River Bridge path for I-69 between KY and IN chosen.


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Re: Most significant event that happened in the roadgeek world in 2018
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2019, 10:39:02 PM »

I would say it was roadgeekteen's hiatus.

To be fair...  The OP asked about "the roadgeek world", not "roads", so this might actually qualify as a real answer.  A forum member's hiatus from the forum is something that affects roadgeeks specifically.
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Re: Most significant event that happened in the roadgeek world in 2018
« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2019, 10:40:11 PM »

I would say it was roadgeekteen's hiatus.

To be fair...  The OP asked about "the roadgeek world", not "roads", so this might actually qualify as a real answer.  A forum member's hiatus from the forum is something that affects roadgeeks specifically.
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Re: Most significant event that happened in the roadgeek world in 2018
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2019, 10:53:09 PM »

Am I that infamous?

I didn't say whether it was a good answer or a bad answer, just that it might be a real answer.
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Re: Most significant event that happened in the roadgeek world in 2018
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2019, 11:10:06 PM »

Securing the funding to complete the last gap in I-49 between I-435/I-470 and I-40 (Bella Vista Bypass).  The days are now numbered for having to deal with 9 traffic lights between I-49 segments in Jane, MO and Bella Vista, AR.
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Re: Most significant event that happened in the roadgeek world in 2018
« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2019, 11:22:20 PM »

Completing the long wait for John Young Parkway in Kissimmee, FL widening from US 192 to the CSX/ SunRail bridge.  It was to be done in 2017, but things got pushed back and back.
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Re: Most significant event that happened in the roadgeek world in 2018
« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2019, 05:51:27 AM »

The Interstate 95 Gap Is No More is probably the most significant roadgeek event of the year, if not decade. It's been 40+ years in the making, and on one of the most significant routes in the nation. It's been one of the most oft-asked questions/debates in the world of roadgeekery, roads scholaring, driving around aimlessly, and staring at maps wistfully. Naturally, if you don't live in the area or never intend to drive there, it seems a little lofty and of little concern. But see it from a bigger perspective based on how much it's been talked about over the years, and it's been completed in the past twelve months.

I seriously don't understand how something "started" or "in progress" is anywhere close to Most Significant, when there's hundreds of incomplete projects that stalled out or lay dormant for a variety of reasons. Wake us when it's done.
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Re: Most significant event that happened in the roadgeek world in 2018
« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2019, 08:46:26 AM »

I seriously don't understand how something "started" or "in progress" is anywhere close to Most Significant, when there's hundreds of incomplete projects that stalled out or lay dormant for a variety of reasons. Wake us when it's done.

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Everybody seems to be just looking at their own areas, and not really at the big picture.
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