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« on: March 27, 2009, 09:30:11 PM »

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Re: Georgia
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2009, 03:37:59 AM »

The 2009 official state highway map is out and much to my surprise a Business Loop Interstate 95 shield appears near Darien! None of the BL-75's (what is left of them) appear either.

For those who have never driven the Darien business loop, there is only one actual shield along the route, and none at the interchange end points outside those on the I-95 mainline guide signs.

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Re: Georgia
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2009, 12:49:21 AM »

Some Interstate 85 rest stops now closed

The Georgia Department of Transportation has closed Interstate 85 rest areas off the northbound lanes in Franklin County and southbound lanes in Gwinnett County.

DOT District Engineer Russell McMurry has said that many factors go into the deciding to close rest areas.

“Criminal activity is rising at these locations. Safety is definitely a factor in this decision. Private development along the interstate now provides the services offered by rest areas," he said.

McMurry also said the condition of the rest areas “has deteriorated and the cost to maintain them is high."

Message boards are alerting motorists that the rest areas are closed. Also, barricades are in place to prevent entry into the areas.

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Re: Georgia
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2009, 12:57:25 AM »

I am not a big fan of the new signs going up, i.e.  one just south of the Kennedy Interchange at Cumberland Blvd.  Give me the old Georgia font, not the new font.
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Re: Georgia
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2009, 11:30:22 AM »

The biggest plan right now for an outer  highway is between 75 and 85 in the north to follow  GA route 20 from Buford to Cartersville...still a long way off and probably will not be a full fledged freeway.

The northern arc, right? But didn't that get shot down? I remember Governor Roy Barnes was pushing hard for it and it may've contributed to his defeat in 2002.

The outer loop that's been referenced a few times was proposed as early as the 1960, IIRC.
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Re: Georgia
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2009, 06:52:49 AM »

The 2009 official state highway map is out and much to my surprise a Business Loop Interstate 95 shield appears near Darien! None of the BL-75's (what is left of them) appear either.

It's really on the map?  Wow.  I have downloaded the copy on their website and it doesn't show it at all.
http://www.dot.state.ga.us/maps/Pages/default.aspx

Mind showing a picture of that section of the map?  Because (to be honest) I don't believe it. :-D

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Re: Georgia
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2009, 02:07:20 AM »

Getting off the subject of Metro Atlanta for a moment, there's a sign configuration on I-95 that has always irked me


The next sign being blocked by the pole for the Welcome Center sign reads "Next Rest Area 116 Miles." Wouldn't it make more sense to move that as a supplemental plaque underneath the existing big blue sign?


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Re: Georgia
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2009, 05:51:01 PM »

The next sign being blocked by the pole for the Welcome Center sign reads "Next Rest Area 116 Miles."  Wouldn't it make more sense to move that as a supplemental plaque underneath the existing big blue sign?

Since when do government entities make sense?  :confused:  (Or for that matter many large private entities.)

But semi-seriously folks, doesn't 116 miles put that next rest area in South Carolina?  In my experience, it seems to be spotty whether or not state DOTs acknowledge the existence of rest areas in other states.  (Or even the fact that other states exist!  :sombrero:)
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Re: Georgia
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2009, 09:44:02 AM »

The next sign being blocked by the pole for the Welcome Center sign reads "Next Rest Area 116 Miles."  Wouldn't it make more sense to move that as a supplemental plaque underneath the existing big blue sign?

Since when do government entities make sense?  :confused:  (Or for that matter many large private entities.)

But semi-seriously folks, doesn't 116 miles put that next rest area in South Carolina?
Yes it does. In fact, I asked the woman at the front desk of the Welcome Center about that this spring. I wonder if she was single and available.



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Re: Georgia
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2009, 07:23:42 AM »

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Re: Georgia
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2009, 09:01:13 PM »

Sounds like a waste of Gwinnett money to me,  nothing is going to help traffic in that part of town except a population decline.

I think they are going to have to have a creative JOI submittal to the FHWA too since that exit between Beaver Ruin(102) and Pleasant Hill(104) would come in conflict with the Steve Reynolds exit(103) which would then violate the traditional 1 per mile exit rule.
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Re: Georgia
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2009, 04:17:54 PM »

Steve Williams posted about a possible Interstate 516 extension on his blog recently.

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Re: Georgia
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2009, 04:31:03 PM »

Okay, I've got another couple of Georgia-related questions;

How far has the recent flooding delayed the reconstruction of I-75 south of the south end of I-475 near Macon.

Over on southbound I-75 in Cook County, I saw a R.O.W. for a side road near Rest Area #6. Was I-75 a replacement for this road?

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Re: Georgia
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2009, 05:28:55 PM »

Okay, I've got another couple of Georgia-related questions;

How far has the recent flooding delayed the reconstruction of I-75 south of the south end of I-475 near Macon

The flooding only affected (effected? I always confuse those, lol) Metro Atlanta, due to its proximity to the Chattahoochee and its tributaries.


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Re: Georgia
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2009, 05:33:09 PM »

Affected = had an effect on.  (Yeah, that's why it's confusing.)
Effected = brought about.

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Re: Georgia
« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2009, 11:33:19 AM »

Major interstate construction projects in Augusta now complete

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The Department of Transportation says the I-20/520 interchange is now open, nine months ahead of schedule.

Work on the interchange started in 2007.

The DOT also says it completed the widening of I-20 from Warren Road to the Augusta Canal on time. The widening project included two bridge replacements over Washington Road and River Watch Parkway.

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Re: Georgia
« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2009, 12:20:09 PM »

Alex,

Thanks for sharing this info about the completion of the I-20/I-520 (Bobby Jones Expressway) work.

Now, I'm waiting for SC to complete it's stretch of I-520. Once that is done (estimated completion date 12/31), I will take that opportunity to "clinch" my last Georgia Interstate *plus* the new SC section all at once.

Thanks again and take care.

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Re: Georgia
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2009, 03:34:09 PM »

Affected = had an effect on.  (Yeah, that's why it's confusing.)
Effected = brought about.

Thanks. :D


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Re: Georgia
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2009, 05:20:45 PM »

I wonder about the I-3 project. I wonder if it's dead or not :ded:
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Re: Georgia
« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2009, 05:32:30 PM »

I wonder about the I-3 project. I wonder if it's dead or not :ded:

I really hope so.  It makes I-99 sound like a well-thought-out number.
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Re: Georgia
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2010, 10:09:40 AM »

I was coming back down south from my trip to New York this week, and I discovered that Exit 102 southbound has no signals at US 80 and the on and off ramps! That's way too dangerous and should be taken care of right now!
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Re: Georgia
« Reply #21 on: June 17, 2010, 04:00:10 PM »

I was looking up directions for a friend and noticed that Georgia 20 has a new four-lane alignment bypassing Hampton. There is a  footprint for a diamond interchange at the west end of the parkway and grade separations with US 41 and Old Griffin Road. Are their plans to continue the road west and was the upgrade done basically to help traffic issues with Atlanta Motor Speedway?

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Re: Georgia
« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2010, 09:44:44 PM »

I was looking up directions for a friend and noticed that Georgia 20 has a new four-lane alignment bypassing Hampton. There is a  footprint for a diamond interchange at the west end of the parkway and grade separations with US 41 and Old Griffin Road. Are their plans to continue the road west and was the upgrade done basically to help traffic issues with Atlanta Motor Speedway?

While I'm not sure whether there are any plans to continue the road west, as I understand traffic issues with AMS were indeed the main motivation behind the upgrade.  Before that upgrade, the only multi-lane road leading to the speedway was US 19/41, which has many traffic lights between there and I-75 to the north.  I actually lived in Hampton for about 20 years, and I can vouch for the fact that this was a very badly needed upgrade.
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Re: Georgia
« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2010, 10:31:51 PM »

I dont think there are any plans to upgrade the road further west and yes, the AMS was the only reason behind the Petty Parkway, i mean SR 20.
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Re: Georgia
« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2010, 12:01:03 AM »

Speaking of the S.R. 20 freeway segment: I saw it being built for several years, trying to figure out what was going on. It looks very nice.

S.R. 20 video: Hampton to Conyers

Bruton Smith Parkway @ Night


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