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Re: Delaware
« Reply #1625 on: December 04, 2020, 04:27:32 PM »

On a completely different note from what's been discussed, here's something interesting I've noticed when it comes to the DE state route system.  Usually, the odd numbered routes are north-south, and the even numbered routes are east-west similarly to the Interstate and US Highway systems with the exception of routes that are continuations of PA and MD state routes like route 52 and route 273 for instance.  One exception I notice is route 72 which is a north-south route despite the fact it's an even number, and it doesn't continue as a PA or MD state route.  Does anyone know why that's the case there?  What confuses me even more is that DE doesn't have a route 73, so why couldn't they have made this route 73 given that it's a north-south route?
"DE 72 was designated by 1942 to run from DE 2 (Main Street) in Newark north to DE 7, following Chapel Street and Paper Mill Road."
If Wiki is accurate, it was numbered to connect 7 to 2, so a better suggestion would be Route 27.

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Re: Delaware
« Reply #1626 on: December 05, 2020, 01:06:43 PM »

On a completely different note from what's been discussed, here's something interesting I've noticed when it comes to the DE state route system.  Usually, the odd numbered routes are north-south, and the even numbered routes are east-west similarly to the Interstate and US Highway systems with the exception of routes that are continuations of PA and MD state routes like route 52 and route 273 for instance.  One exception I notice is route 72 which is a north-south route despite the fact it's an even number, and it doesn't continue as a PA or MD state route.  Does anyone know why that's the case there?  What confuses me even more is that DE doesn't have a route 73, so why couldn't they have made this route 73 given that it's a north-south route?
"DE 72 was designated by 1942 to run from DE 2 (Main Street) in Newark north to DE 7, following Chapel Street and Paper Mill Road."
If Wiki is accurate, it was numbered to connect 7 to 2, so a better suggestion would be Route 27.

So with that being said, why route 72 as opposed to route 27, since Delaware doesn't have a route 27 either.
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #1627 on: December 05, 2020, 01:54:20 PM »

On a completely different note from what's been discussed, here's something interesting I've noticed when it comes to the DE state route system.  Usually, the odd numbered routes are north-south, and the even numbered routes are east-west similarly to the Interstate and US Highway systems with the exception of routes that are continuations of PA and MD state routes like route 52 and route 273 for instance.  One exception I notice is route 72 which is a north-south route despite the fact it's an even number, and it doesn't continue as a PA or MD state route.  Does anyone know why that's the case there?  What confuses me even more is that DE doesn't have a route 73, so why couldn't they have made this route 73 given that it's a north-south route?
"DE 72 was designated by 1942 to run from DE 2 (Main Street) in Newark north to DE 7, following Chapel Street and Paper Mill Road."
If Wiki is accurate, it was numbered to connect 7 to 2, so a better suggestion would be Route 27.

So with that being said, why route 72 as opposed to route 27, since Delaware doesn't have a route 27 either.

I don't think Delaware's been remotely concerned with any semblance of a grid or numbering scheme since they laid the initial state highway system out in the '20s, the state is just too small for that to practically matter.
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #1628 on: December 12, 2020, 06:37:46 PM »

On a completely different note from what's been discussed, here's something interesting I've noticed when it comes to the DE state route system.  Usually, the odd numbered routes are north-south, and the even numbered routes are east-west similarly to the Interstate and US Highway systems with the exception of routes that are continuations of PA and MD state routes like route 52 and route 273 for instance.  One exception I notice is route 72 which is a north-south route despite the fact it's an even number, and it doesn't continue as a PA or MD state route.  Does anyone know why that's the case there?  What confuses me even more is that DE doesn't have a route 73, so why couldn't they have made this route 73 given that it's a north-south route?
"DE 72 was designated by 1942 to run from DE 2 (Main Street) in Newark north to DE 7, following Chapel Street and Paper Mill Road."
If Wiki is accurate, it was numbered to connect 7 to 2, so a better suggestion would be Route 27.
My thought was that, because DE has DE-52, DE-62, DE-72, DE-82, and DE-92 all running in the northern part of the state, they were numbered to imply relation to DE-2.  But I can't think of any other roads in DE that work like that (and what gives with DE-42?).
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #1629 on: December 14, 2020, 10:22:38 AM »

On a completely different note from what's been discussed, here's something interesting I've noticed when it comes to the DE state route system.  Usually, the odd numbered routes are north-south, and the even numbered routes are east-west similarly to the Interstate and US Highway systems with the exception of routes that are continuations of PA and MD state routes like route 52 and route 273 for instance.  One exception I notice is route 72 which is a north-south route despite the fact it's an even number, and it doesn't continue as a PA or MD state route.  Does anyone know why that's the case there?  What confuses me even more is that DE doesn't have a route 73, so why couldn't they have made this route 73 given that it's a north-south route?
"DE 72 was designated by 1942 to run from DE 2 (Main Street) in Newark north to DE 7, following Chapel Street and Paper Mill Road."
If Wiki is accurate, it was numbered to connect 7 to 2, so a better suggestion would be Route 27.
My thought was that, because DE has DE-52, DE-62, DE-72, DE-82, and DE-92 all running in the northern part of the state, they were numbered to imply relation to DE-2.  But I can't think of any other roads in DE that work like that (and what gives with DE-42?).

What about DE 24, DE 44, and DE 54, which are nowhere near DE 4?  :)

And DE 16, DE 26, and DE 36, which are nowhere near DE 6?  :biggrin:

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Re: Delaware
« Reply #1630 on: December 14, 2020, 11:15:26 AM »

On a completely different note from what's been discussed, here's something interesting I've noticed when it comes to the DE state route system.  Usually, the odd numbered routes are north-south, and the even numbered routes are east-west similarly to the Interstate and US Highway systems with the exception of routes that are continuations of PA and MD state routes like route 52 and route 273 for instance.  One exception I notice is route 72 which is a north-south route despite the fact it's an even number, and it doesn't continue as a PA or MD state route.  Does anyone know why that's the case there?  What confuses me even more is that DE doesn't have a route 73, so why couldn't they have made this route 73 given that it's a north-south route?
"DE 72 was designated by 1942 to run from DE 2 (Main Street) in Newark north to DE 7, following Chapel Street and Paper Mill Road."
If Wiki is accurate, it was numbered to connect 7 to 2, so a better suggestion would be Route 27.
My thought was that, because DE has DE-52, DE-62, DE-72, DE-82, and DE-92 all running in the northern part of the state, they were numbered to imply relation to DE-2.  But I can't think of any other roads in DE that work like that (and what gives with DE-42?).

What about DE 24, DE 44, and DE 54, which are nowhere near DE 4?  :)

And DE 16, DE 26, and DE 36, which are nowhere near DE 6?  :biggrin:

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DE 52 and DE 82 are related to PA 52 and PA 82. 
I figured that DE 62, DE 72, and DE 92 are all continuing a New Castle County "pattern" of routes ending in 2 starting with DE 52.
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #1631 on: December 27, 2020, 07:58:07 PM »

The DelDOT used Ultra High Performance Concrete for the first time in September for a deck overlay on the Delaware Memorial Bridge
https://delawarebusinessnow.com/2020/09/6-2-million-project-to-test-new-form-of-concrete-paving-on-delaware-memorial-bridge/
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #1632 on: December 27, 2020, 10:03:47 PM »

I drove US 13 NB/US 40 EB yesterday to get onto I-295 in New Castle and saw that there has recently been a bus lane/right-turn only lane added from US 202/DE 141 to I-295.
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #1633 on: December 31, 2020, 05:46:13 PM »



The rebuilt 2nd Street ramp to I-95 SB in Wilmington opened yesterday according to WDEL.
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #1634 on: December 31, 2020, 05:56:34 PM »



The rebuilt 2nd Street ramp to I-95 SB in Wilmington opened yesterday according to WDEL.
What a sexy ramp. Good job Deldot.

Will we see an improvement in traffic merging? Lets hope so.


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Re: Delaware
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #1636 on: January 14, 2021, 08:43:03 PM »

What a sexy ramp.

I'll take "sentences no one outside this forum would say in a million years" for 500, Alex.
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #1637 on: January 17, 2021, 07:24:29 PM »

A project was recently bid by DelDOT for the I-95/DE 273 Interchange that includes changes on DE 273 WB and the I-95 off-ramps there.
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