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« Reply #1075 on: February 01, 2018, 08:49:47 PM »

Roadwaywiz is live in New Orleans!

Looks like he's just driving around listening to the radio. Is that really interesting to people? I've been thinking about making videos during my commute, with commentary.
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« Reply #1076 on: February 01, 2018, 09:58:20 PM »

Roadwaywiz is live in New Orleans!

Looks like Baker, Louisiana to me.
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« Reply #1077 on: February 04, 2018, 02:24:08 PM »


Wasn't he just in Ohio? He's gotta have a teleporter...

Well, of course. When you start a dash cam channel on YouTube, Google issues you an experimental teleporter so you can go from place to place without wasting time on the road. They still haven’t given me mine (they still keep flagging my videos as “not advertiser friendly”, and I keep disputing it, and winning, but I digress), that’s the only possible way Roadwaywiz could get all of the video he has. 8000+ videos.

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« Reply #1078 on: February 05, 2018, 10:35:18 PM »


Wasn't he just in Ohio? He's gotta have a teleporter...

Well, of course. When you start a dash cam channel on YouTube, Google issues you an experimental teleporter so you can go from place to place without wasting time on the road. They still haven’t given me mine (they still keep flagging my videos as “not advertiser friendly”, and I keep disputing it, and winning, but I digress), that’s the only possible way Roadwaywiz could get all of the video he has. 8000+ videos.

...And he's letting me borrow his transporter this weekend so I can travel from Ohio to Louisiana. ;-)
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« Reply #1079 on: February 05, 2018, 11:13:20 PM »


Wasn't he just in Ohio? He's gotta have a teleporter...

Well, of course. When you start a dash cam channel on YouTube, Google issues you an experimental teleporter so you can go from place to place without wasting time on the road. They still haven’t given me mine (they still keep flagging my videos as “not advertiser friendly”, and I keep disputing it, and winning, but I digress), that’s the only possible way Roadwaywiz could get all of the video he has. 8000+ videos.

...And he's letting me borrow his transporter this weekend so I can travel from Ohio to Louisiana. ;-)

Always remember where you parked, it's going to come up a lot. ;)  :spin:
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« Reply #1080 on: February 06, 2018, 11:44:01 AM »


Wasn't he just in Ohio? He's gotta have a teleporter...

Well, of course. When you start a dash cam channel on YouTube, Google issues you an experimental teleporter so you can go from place to place without wasting time on the road. They still haven’t given me mine (they still keep flagging my videos as “not advertiser friendly”, and I keep disputing it, and winning, but I digress), that’s the only possible way Roadwaywiz could get all of the video he has. 8000+ videos.

...And he's letting me borrow his transporter this weekend so I can travel from Ohio to Louisiana. ;-)

Always remember where you parked, it's going to come up a lot. ;)  :spin:

Yes, because it's a real pain to tap your key fob to signal where your car is and you left it a thousand miles away.
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« Reply #1081 on: February 09, 2018, 08:31:59 PM »

...And he's letting me borrow his transporter this weekend so I can travel from Ohio to Louisiana. ;-)

Well, don't go to Baker, Louisiana.  Not much to see there.  We're down to the last 4 days of Mardi Gras right now in New Orleans.  Too bad the weather is going to suck in every direction, or I'd be driving away right now.

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« Reply #1082 on: February 09, 2018, 08:34:31 PM »

Looks like he's just driving around listening to the radio. Is that really interesting to people? I've been thinking about making videos during my commute, with commentary.

I tried that, but YouTube took it down because of all the cursing.  Have to do the commentary later in a voiceover when my blood pressure is lower.

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« Reply #1083 on: March 26, 2018, 05:56:01 PM »

I've noticed this year, particularly in the New Orleans area, that there are at least 3 spots where overhead pantries and pull through signs have come down (or were never finished being installed) and been replaced with the GDOT style side post mounted guide sign. The difference however, is that the LaDOTD signage is scaled down significantly compared the original signage and is hard to read until you're up close. These have replaced pull throughs at the split from the 310 northbound to the I-10, and on the I-10 eastbound approaching Loyola Dr. There are some in each direction of the Twin Span as well where the trusses were never installed into the supports to complete the gantries. I recall seeing this in Baton Rouge as well, but I don't remember where?





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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #1084 on: March 26, 2018, 06:38:24 PM »

I've noticed this year, particularly in the New Orleans area, that there are at least 3 spots where overhead pantries and pull through signs have come down (or were never finished being installed) and been replaced with the GDOT style side post mounted guide sign. The difference however, is that the LaDOTD signage is scaled down significantly compared the original signage and is hard to read until you're up close. These have replaced pull throughs at the split from the 310 northbound to the I-10, and on the I-10 eastbound approaching Loyola Dr. There are some in each direction of the Twin Span as well where the trusses were never installed into the supports to complete the gantries. I recall seeing this in Baton Rouge as well, but I don't remember where.

Anybody know what the deal is?

Wild guess only...hurricane strength integrity?
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« Reply #1085 on: March 26, 2018, 09:32:06 PM »

I-10 West just before the 110 split. The two signs for I-10 west to Lafayette and I-110 north are posted that way.


I-10 Westbound approaching I-110 2 by Jay Bienvenu, on Flickr

There's also one on I-10 eastbound near Iota, for the US 165 Kinder/Alexandria exit.

Looks to me like a cheap replacement job. The signs in this style are hideous--definite candidates for worst of signs.
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« Reply #1086 on: March 27, 2018, 08:29:55 AM »

At least they're not Clearview anymore. :pan:
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« Reply #1087 on: March 27, 2018, 09:18:16 AM »

At least they're not Clearview anymore. :pan:
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« Reply #1088 on: March 27, 2018, 11:14:35 AM »

The Clearview signs were much more beautiful. These are hideous.
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« Reply #1089 on: March 27, 2018, 11:48:58 PM »

At least they're not Clearview anymore. :pan:

Ha. Some of them actually are.
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« Reply #1090 on: March 27, 2018, 11:51:09 PM »

I've noticed this year, particularly in the New Orleans area, that there are at least 3 spots where overhead pantries and pull through signs have come down (or were never finished being installed) and been replaced with the GDOT style side post mounted guide sign. The difference however, is that the LaDOTD signage is scaled down significantly compared the original signage and is hard to read until you're up close. These have replaced pull throughs at the split from the 310 northbound to the I-10, and on the I-10 eastbound approaching Loyola Dr. There are some in each direction of the Twin Span as well where the trusses were never installed into the supports to complete the gantries. I recall seeing this in Baton Rouge as well, but I don't remember where?





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There were overhead gantries eastbound at the hump.
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« Reply #1091 on: March 27, 2018, 11:53:46 PM »

DOTD's looking for design/build proposals for the new I-10/Loyola and I-20/I-220 interchanges.
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« Reply #1092 on: March 28, 2018, 12:50:29 AM »

I've noticed this year, particularly in the New Orleans area, that there are at least 3 spots where overhead pantries and pull through signs have come down (or were never finished being installed) and been replaced with the GDOT style side post mounted guide sign. The difference however, is that the LaDOTD signage is scaled down significantly compared the original signage and is hard to read until you're up close. These have replaced pull throughs at the split from the 310 northbound to the I-10, and on the I-10 eastbound approaching Loyola Dr. There are some in each direction of the Twin Span as well where the trusses were never installed into the supports to complete the gantries. I recall seeing this in Baton Rouge as well, but I don't remember where?





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This might be due to hurricanes or dump truck beds tearing down the gantries.
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« Reply #1093 on: March 28, 2018, 04:22:59 PM »

This might be due to hurricanes or dump truck beds tearing down the gantries.

Maybe the Irish Bayou one(*), but definitely not the ones at I-110 in Baton Rouge.

* I just noticed that the Irish Bayou sign is in Clearview. All of  the other ones that I've seen (I-10 at I-110, I-10 at LA 49, I-10 at US 165) are in FHWA.

It's possible that DOTD is working on replacing the gantries for these signs but hasn't gotten to them yet. They're well into a major sign/gantry project at the I-12/55 cloverleaf in which all of the old trapezoidal gantries are being replaced. I'd be surprised if these signs are permanent installations--oh wait, this is Louisiana, no I'm not.  :pan:
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« Reply #1094 on: April 16, 2018, 05:39:30 PM »

Anybody know what the deal is?

The signs on the Twin Spans were changed out prior to August of 2016 when this pic was taken.  Streetview shows the old gantry there in June of 2015, and the new sign in July of 2016.  Some time between June of 2011 and June of 2015, the mythical town of Lakeshore was added to the old gantry sign.

And this one is in Clearview.  Louisiana released a bunch of new signs right before the ban on Clearview.

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« Reply #1095 on: April 19, 2018, 12:57:25 PM »

Why the heck are they taking out gantries on the Twin Spans? They rebuilt the Twin Spans less than 10 years ago. I can't imagine they needed replacement that soon.
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« Reply #1096 on: April 24, 2018, 11:36:39 PM »

I was under the impression the previous overhead signs were damaged by storms and that these tiny, stupid looking signs are cheap, hopefully temporary replacements.
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« Reply #1097 on: April 24, 2018, 11:55:26 PM »

Wow.....those signs are tiny!  I need to squint just sitting here at my desk; can't imagine someone trying to read the text at 70-75.  Now, I can understand the financial issues involved in reconstructing the gantries (likely toppled or bent during a severe storm), but these replacements just don't cut it for longer-term service.  And to attempt an inside-shoulder APL substitute  -- and a particularly poor one at that -- goes beyond the pale.  Even if LADOT has to emulate CA's insistence on 120" height for less wind resistance (and this would be a good place to revisit the slatted-surface concept), get those gantries back up as soon as possible!
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« Reply #1098 on: April 25, 2018, 07:23:50 AM »

DOTD has been shrinking signs for the last 5 years. Distance signs on 2-lane roads are in print so small they are hard to read at 55 mph.
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #1099 on: April 25, 2018, 09:26:56 PM »

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought those signs were way too tiny!!  :wow:  :-o  :crazy:

I think a sign with a size like this (regarding a sign on a one post on the side) is more along the lines of what they should have been looking for.  :-D



 


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