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Re: Delaware
« Reply #800 on: August 10, 2017, 04:25:43 PM »

I'm guessing this is on the Delaware side of the bridge? I know US Route 13 doesn't enter New Jersey.
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #801 on: August 10, 2017, 06:50:51 PM »

I'm guessing this is on the Delaware side of the bridge? I know US Route 13 doesn't enter New Jersey.
This is the Delaware thread, great educated guess

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Re: Delaware
« Reply #802 on: August 13, 2017, 01:25:45 AM »

I'm guessing this is on the Delaware side of the bridge? I know US Route 13 doesn't enter New Jersey.
It doesn't, although Morrisville, Pennsylvania, where it reaches its northern terminus, is close.
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #803 on: August 13, 2017, 12:30:23 PM »

I'm guessing this is on the Delaware side of the bridge? I know US Route 13 doesn't enter New Jersey.
It doesn't, although Morrisville, Pennsylvania, where it reaches its northern terminus, is close.

And as it goes through Chester, Trainer, and Marcus Hook, you'd never know 13 is the same highway that's a dual road between Minquadale, DE and the CBBT.

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Re: Delaware
« Reply #804 on: August 16, 2017, 06:14:18 PM »

Newly released information on the upcoming makeover of Main Street through Newark:
http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/2017/08/16/deldot-newark-unveil-plans-main-street-makeover/572043001/
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #805 on: September 25, 2017, 07:17:13 PM »

US 202 between I-95 and the PA state line was rededicated as "Gold Star Highway" today:
http://www.deldot.gov/About/news/index.shtml?dc=release&id=6780

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The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced today the rededication of U.S. 202 from the Delaware/ Pennsylvania line south to the I 95 interchange as the Gold Star Highway. Transportation Secretary Jennifer Cohan along with Governor John Carney made the announcement to an assembled audience within the sculpture garden of the Blue Ball Barn. Formalizing the event, the Governor proclaimed Monday, September 25, 2017 as "Delaware Gold Star Mothers' and Families' Day".

CNN has described the Gold Star designation as a venerated status that no one wants. For nearly 100 years, inclusion has been earned for losing an immediate family member serving during war/conflict. A Gold Star Lapel Button is issued to immediate family members of those who have lost their lives in the defense of democracy during WWI and II, and any subsequent armed hostilities in which the United States became engaged. It is also issued for Act of Terrorism deaths. Formal recognition of these families was launched in 1947 by an Act of Congress. The Next of Kin Lapel Button was authorized retroactive to March 29, 1973, for those who lost their lives while serving on active duty in other than a combat theatre or act of terrorism.

This is the first I've heard about this, I wonder how hard the new name is going to be pushed over the current "Concord Pike" name on signage.
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #806 on: September 25, 2017, 07:50:35 PM »

The POW/MIA Parkway in West Dover was dedicated on Sept. 15.

http://delawarestatenews.net/news/west-dover-connector-opens-new-road-honors-powmias/

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Re: Delaware
« Reply #807 on: September 26, 2017, 12:08:16 AM »

This is the first I've heard about this, I wonder how hard the new name is going to be pushed over the current "Concord Pike" name on signage.

Probably about as much as "Pearl Harbor Memorial Highway" is over "Interstate 10" here in Florida.
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #808 on: September 26, 2017, 06:13:22 AM »

US 202 between I-95 and the PA state line was rededicated as "Gold Star Highway" today:
http://www.deldot.gov/About/news/index.shtml?dc=release&id=6780

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The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced today the rededication of U.S. 202 from the Delaware/ Pennsylvania line south to the I 95 interchange as the Gold Star Highway. Transportation Secretary Jennifer Cohan along with Governor John Carney made the announcement to an assembled audience within the sculpture garden of the Blue Ball Barn. Formalizing the event, the Governor proclaimed Monday, September 25, 2017 as "Delaware Gold Star Mothers' and Families' Day".

CNN has described the Gold Star designation as a venerated status that no one wants. For nearly 100 years, inclusion has been earned for losing an immediate family member serving during war/conflict. A Gold Star Lapel Button is issued to immediate family members of those who have lost their lives in the defense of democracy during WWI and II, and any subsequent armed hostilities in which the United States became engaged. It is also issued for Act of Terrorism deaths. Formal recognition of these families was launched in 1947 by an Act of Congress. The Next of Kin Lapel Button was authorized retroactive to March 29, 1973, for those who lost their lives while serving on active duty in other than a combat theatre or act of terrorism.

This is the first I've heard about this, I wonder how hard the new name is going to be pushed over the current "Concord Pike" name on signage.

It won't, except in some DelDOT news releases. Traffic reports won't mention it, just like they don't mention the John F. Kennedy Highway rather than I-95.
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #809 on: September 27, 2017, 01:04:20 AM »

I'm guessing this is on the Delaware side of the bridge? I know US Route 13 doesn't enter New Jersey.
It doesn't, although Morrisville, Pennsylvania, where it reaches its northern terminus, is close.

And as it goes through Chester, Trainer, and Marcus Hook, you'd never know 13 is the same highway that's a dual road between Minquadale, DE and the CBBT.

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And it's southern terminus is at I-95 near Fayetteville, NC.  Did anyone know that?
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #810 on: September 27, 2017, 06:06:54 PM »

I'm guessing this is on the Delaware side of the bridge? I know US Route 13 doesn't enter New Jersey.
It doesn't, although Morrisville, Pennsylvania, where it reaches its northern terminus, is close.

And as it goes through Chester, Trainer, and Marcus Hook, you'd never know 13 is the same highway that's a dual road between Minquadale, DE and the CBBT.

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And it's southern terminus is at I-95 near Fayetteville, NC.  Did anyone know that?
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #811 on: September 28, 2017, 11:29:37 PM »

Living in Wilmington for several years, I've noticed how on Interstate 95 at the 9th Street overpass, the pillar on the southbound side is completely different than the ones on the northbound side and in the median.  Why do you think that is?
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #812 on: September 28, 2017, 11:55:39 PM »

Living in Wilmington for several years, I've noticed how on Interstate 95 at the 9th Street overpass, the pillar on the southbound side is completely different than the ones on the northbound side and in the median.  Why do you think that is?
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ETA: What the heck, actually? https://goo.gl/maps/QSQhNhBKkVo
ETA2: And it happens with all the pillars at 10th Street, but nowhere else.
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #813 on: September 29, 2017, 12:56:42 AM »

ETA: What the heck, actually? https://goo.gl/maps/QSQhNhBKkVo
ETA2: And it happens with all the pillars at 10th Street, but nowhere else.

You are right about how the pillars at the 9th and 10th Street overpasses (minus the one on the southbound end of the 9th street overpass) are very unique.  With the 95 connection ramps in Bucks County, PA opening next August, it's possible that very soon, some through traffic will see those unique pillars as well.
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #814 on: September 29, 2017, 06:09:04 AM »

ETA: What the heck, actually? https://goo.gl/maps/QSQhNhBKkVo
ETA2: And it happens with all the pillars at 10th Street, but nowhere else.

You are right about how the pillars at the 9th and 10th Street overpasses (minus the one on the southbound end of the 9th street overpass) are very unique.  With the 95 connection ramps in Bucks County, PA opening next August, it's possible that very soon, some through traffic will see those unique pillars as well.

It looks like just some reinforcement to the existing bridge support.

I've seen something like this elsewhere, but not to this extent.

Most thru traffic though will never look at the bridge supports though.
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #815 on: September 29, 2017, 08:46:17 AM »

ETA: What the heck, actually? https://goo.gl/maps/QSQhNhBKkVo
ETA2: And it happens with all the pillars at 10th Street, but nowhere else.

You are right about how the pillars at the 9th and 10th Street overpasses (minus the one on the southbound end of the 9th street overpass) are very unique.  With the 95 connection ramps in Bucks County, PA opening next August, it's possible that very soon, some through traffic will see those unique pillars as well.

It looks like just some reinforcement to the existing bridge support.

I've seen something like this elsewhere, but not to this extent.

Most thru traffic though will never look at the bridge supports though.
No doubt, you likely had this one in mind when you typed the above.
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #816 on: September 29, 2017, 09:33:16 AM »

ETA: What the heck, actually? https://goo.gl/maps/QSQhNhBKkVo
ETA2: And it happens with all the pillars at 10th Street, but nowhere else.

You are right about how the pillars at the 9th and 10th Street overpasses (minus the one on the southbound end of the 9th street overpass) are very unique.  With the 95 connection ramps in Bucks County, PA opening next August, it's possible that very soon, some through traffic will see those unique pillars as well.

It looks like just some reinforcement to the existing bridge support.

I've seen something like this elsewhere, but not to this extent.

Most thru traffic though will never look at the bridge supports though.
No doubt, you likely had this one in mind when you typed the above.

You're probably right about that!
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #817 on: September 29, 2017, 10:43:14 AM »

This is common in other states on aging bridges. It's a cheaper way to reinforce a bridge.
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #818 on: September 29, 2017, 06:36:14 PM »

This is common in other states on aging bridges. It's a cheaper way to reinforce a bridge.
Cheaper than what? Extra columns? Also the bridges don't even look that old, though maybe because they're nice and polished white.
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« Reply #819 on: September 29, 2017, 07:27:13 PM »

This is common in other states on aging bridges. It's a cheaper way to reinforce a bridge.
Cheaper than what? Extra columns? Also the bridges don't even look that old, though maybe because they're nice and polished white.

Ninety-five through Wilmington city was built in the mid-'60's.

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« Reply #820 on: September 29, 2017, 08:19:26 PM »

This looks to me like a retrofitted crash wall, designed to redirect an errant truck longitudinally so it doesn't take the bridge down.  Since the I-80 Big Springs bridge collapse in Nebraska, there has been some research interest in ways to make bridges less vulnerable to impact loads from large trucks.
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #821 on: September 30, 2017, 10:11:31 AM »

This is common in other states on aging bridges. It's a cheaper way to reinforce a bridge.
Cheaper than what? Extra columns? Also the bridges don't even look that old, though maybe because they're nice and polished white.

Ninety-five through Wilmington city was built in the mid-'60's.

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Yes, and I remember that the pillars weren't originally white.  They painted them white in the mid 2000's I believe.

But, like I said does anyone have any idea why at the 9th street overpass, the northbound and median pillars have that extra reinforcement, and the southbound one doesn't?

Also, you are right, JeffandNicole, that through traffic on 95 through Wilmington won't increase much when the ramps open.  One, because a lot of people will probably continue to get on 295 and take that to the Jersey Turnpike like they do now, and two, for those that do decide switch over to the 95 path through Philly when the ramps open, will probably use the 495 bypass around Wilmington, which they should. 
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #822 on: November 05, 2017, 09:07:34 PM »

Hey, I found another Delaware House... but it's in Pennsylvania:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Delaware_House_-_panoramio.jpg

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Re: Delaware
« Reply #823 on: November 07, 2017, 09:28:38 PM »

DE 141 between DE 48 and DE 52 is becoming a bottleneck due to concrete replacement.

https://www.deldot.gov/About/news/index.shtml?dc=release&id=6834

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Re: Delaware
« Reply #824 on: November 15, 2017, 04:42:12 PM »

On DE 1 coming off the Milford bypass SB, approaching the interchange for DE 30, the countdown signs have been replaced.  Instead of pitching "Lincoln" in Clearview, they pitch "Lincoln/Milford" in post-Clearview MUTCD.

I imagine that interchange will get real busy once the new hospital in that vicinity is finished a year or so from now.

Meanwhile over on U.S. 113, improvements are on the way.  They'll come not a minute too soon, especially in the Millsboro/Dagsboro stretch.

http://coastalpoint.com/content/route-113-overpasses-coming-central-sussex-county_11_09_2017

https://delawarestatenews.net/news/millsboro-connector-top-priority-u-s-113-corridor-plan/

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