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Re: I-90 / Mass Pike Signing Work
« Reply #375 on: October 09, 2019, 11:35:27 PM »

Drove the Pike through the Springfield area today.   The button copy assembly at Exit 6 WB is still there.  I really thought it would have been long gone by now.
You would think so since the replacement gantry support posts were put up about a year ago. The latest MassDOT listing says the project is to be complete this fall, so I guess they have a couple months more to finish the work (at last check they also needed to put up 1/2 mile advance overheads for Exit 1 WB and for Exit 2 EB).

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Re: I-90 / Mass Pike Signing Work
« Reply #376 on: October 21, 2019, 06:10:44 PM »

Looks like the contractors are finally getting around to placing the last new overhead sign westbound at the I-290 interchange on Auburn. From MassDOT's Twitter account:
Traffic Alert: #Auburn- I-90 E/W at Interchange 10, overnight intermittent lane closures, rolling roadblocks thru Thurs, Oct 24, 11pm-5am. Overhead sign installation.

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Re: I-90 / Mass Pike Signing Work
« Reply #377 on: October 22, 2019, 09:16:48 AM »

Looks like the contractors are finally getting around to placing the last new overhead sign westbound at the I-290 interchange on Auburn. From MassDOT's Twitter account:
Traffic Alert: #Auburn- I-90 E/W at Interchange 10, overnight intermittent lane closures, rolling roadblocks thru Thurs, Oct 24, 11pm-5am. Overhead sign installation.
I may have to take a slight detour while heading home from this weekend's Newburyport meet to see it in the field.
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Re: I-90 / Mass Pike Signing Work
« Reply #378 on: October 22, 2019, 10:40:47 AM »

Now we just need the town line signs in the Berkshires and the overheads near Springfield to go in. I'll be able to check on those Friday.
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Re: I-90 / Mass Pike Signing Work
« Reply #379 on: October 25, 2019, 11:03:47 AM »

Exit 6 WB button copy remains. Still missing the town/county line signs at the Otis/Blandford line and a few assorted warning signs.
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Re: I-90 / Mass Pike Signing Work
« Reply #380 on: December 03, 2019, 12:19:45 AM »

Passing through western MA, numerous town line signs still not replaced (Blandford/Otis,  Warren/Brimfield,  Westfield/W. Springfield, eastbound Westfield River & Russell/Montgomery).    The button copy at Exit 6 WB is still in place.

Most of the progress of the last 6 moths seems to be on the BGSs on the on-ramp splits.
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Re: I-90 / Mass Pike Signing Work
« Reply #381 on: December 04, 2019, 12:00:26 AM »

On the Pike Westbound after the Allston-Brighton onramp there is a new Speed Limit 40 sign.  A short bit down the road (1/4 mile maybe?) there's a new 55 mph sign.  Not sure if the speed drop is from the old toll plaza and still marked as such through there, choosing the post a lower speed limit through the curves there (as opposed to advisory speeds) or something else.
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Re: I-90 / Mass Pike Signing Work
« Reply #382 on: December 04, 2019, 12:10:02 AM »

On the Pike Westbound after the Allston-Brighton onramp there is a new Speed Limit 40 sign.  A short bit down the road (1/4 mile maybe?) there's a new 55 mph sign.  Not sure if the speed drop is from the old toll plaza and still marked as such through there, choosing the post a lower speed limit through the curves there (as opposed to advisory speeds) or something else.
Given the distance between the signs, it's most likely a speed limit from the tight curves in that area.
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Re: I-90 / Mass Pike Signing Work
« Reply #383 on: December 04, 2019, 11:34:38 AM »

On the Pike Westbound after the Allston-Brighton onramp there is a new Speed Limit 40 sign.  A short bit down the road (1/4 mile maybe?) there's a new 55 mph sign.  Not sure if the speed drop is from the old toll plaza and still marked as such through there, choosing the post a lower speed limit through the curves there (as opposed to advisory speeds) or something else.

It's Massachusetts. Advisory speeds generally do not exist outside of ramps. They likely lowered the limit for the curves as is typical on surface roads.
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Re: I-90 / Mass Pike Signing Work
« Reply #384 on: December 04, 2019, 11:52:55 AM »

Now we just need the town line signs in the Berkshires and the overheads near Springfield to go in. I'll be able to check on those Friday.

There's already ones up for Becket and Lee.
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Re: I-90 / Mass Pike Signing Work
« Reply #385 on: December 04, 2019, 11:54:57 AM »

On the Pike Westbound after the Allston-Brighton onramp there is a new Speed Limit 40 sign.  A short bit down the road (1/4 mile maybe?) there's a new 55 mph sign.  Not sure if the speed drop is from the old toll plaza and still marked as such through there, choosing the post a lower speed limit through the curves there (as opposed to advisory speeds) or something else.
Because MA likes to be able to enforce speed limits.  If you make it an advisory sign you can only be ticketed for a basic speed law violation.  If there's an actual limit posted then it has statutory protection and they can go after you for actual speeding.
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Re: I-90 / Mass Pike Signing Work
« Reply #386 on: December 04, 2019, 01:02:13 PM »

On the Pike Westbound after the Allston-Brighton onramp there is a new Speed Limit 40 sign.  A short bit down the road (1/4 mile maybe?) there's a new 55 mph sign.  Not sure if the speed drop is from the old toll plaza and still marked as such through there, choosing the post a lower speed limit through the curves there (as opposed to advisory speeds) or something else.

It's Massachusetts. Advisory speeds generally do not exist outside of ramps. They likely lowered the limit for the curves as is typical on surface roads.
Many ramps use statutory limits as well.
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Re: I-90 / Mass Pike Signing Work
« Reply #387 on: December 04, 2019, 10:54:54 PM »

On the Pike Westbound after the Allston-Brighton onramp there is a new Speed Limit 40 sign.  A short bit down the road (1/4 mile maybe?) there's a new 55 mph sign.  Not sure if the speed drop is from the old toll plaza and still marked as such through there, choosing the post a lower speed limit through the curves there (as opposed to advisory speeds) or something else.
Because MA likes to be able to enforce speed limits.  If you make it an advisory sign you can only be ticketed for a basic speed law violation.  If there's an actual limit posted then it has statutory protection and they can go after you for actual speeding.
Yeah, but every curve does not warrant a speed limit.

 


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