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Old November 26th, 2008, 01:52 PM   #3301
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Another great video I found, a tour of LA's freeways:

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Old November 26th, 2008, 03:24 PM   #3302
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I-405 in Los Angeles, timelapse from a bridge.
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Old November 26th, 2008, 07:09 PM   #3303
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Nice video of the I-84 in New York crossing into Pennsylvania (Northwest of New York City).

Interestingly, I-84 just misses 'ticking' the northwest corner of New Jersey by about 100m in the center of the Delaware River.

http://terraserver-usa.com/image.asp...656&Y=5722&W=3

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Old November 26th, 2008, 09:05 PM   #3304
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Another great video I found, a tour of LA's freeways:

Wow, totally mesmerizing. The L.A. freeway system is incredible. And that video shows only part of it!
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Old November 27th, 2008, 07:25 AM   #3305
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Interestingly, I-84 just misses 'ticking' the northwest corner of New Jersey by about 100m in the center of the Delaware River.

http://terraserver-usa.com/image.asp...656&Y=5722&W=3

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Yes and if you take that last exit in NY State, you are instantly in NJ with 4 or 5 gas stations as gas is very much cheaper in NJ than in NY or PA.
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Old November 27th, 2008, 07:44 AM   #3306
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Yes and if you take that last exit in NY State, you are instantly in NJ with 4 or 5 gas stations as gas is very much cheaper in NJ than in NY or PA.
And you can't even legally pump said cheaper gas in NJ too. How nice is that for the traveler?
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Old November 27th, 2008, 08:17 AM   #3307
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And you can't even legally pump said cheaper gas in NJ too. How nice is that for the traveler?
Can you explain what you mean by that? You can't pump fuel because... ?
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Old November 27th, 2008, 08:24 AM   #3308
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And you can't even legally pump said cheaper gas in NJ too. How nice is that for the traveler?
What do you mean?

btw has anyone noticed that people in the New York video keep right except to pass? And that L.A. is practically free for all? haha
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Old November 27th, 2008, 08:25 AM   #3309
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What do you mean?

btw has anyone noticed that people in the New York video keep right except to pass? And that L.A. is practically free for all? haha
New Jersey is just like Oregon, where it's illegal for consumers to pump gas. All gas stations in those 2 states are full-serve vs. the other 48 states where it's mainly self-serve.
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Old November 27th, 2008, 10:31 AM   #3310
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btw has anyone noticed that people in the New York video keep right except to pass? And that L.A. is practically free for all? haha
Yes, I noticed and commented about it on youtube
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Old November 27th, 2008, 06:30 PM   #3311
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I don't know how exact that map is. I can't believe the I-40 in western New Mexico has that much traffic problems in the deserts.
I have driven it (in winter) and I can believe it. A substantial length of it immediately west of Albuquerque is quite congested. It also does not pass through completely flat deserts--instead it skirts arid mountain ranges to the south and there are some lengths with curves which feel moderately sharp at 75 MPH.
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Old November 28th, 2008, 08:36 PM   #3312
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Old November 28th, 2008, 09:27 PM   #3313
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^ Is this... black?
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I'm not sure, it might be extremely dark blue too.

According to southeastroads it seems to be some kind of retroreflective signage.
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Old November 28th, 2008, 10:20 PM   #3315
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Why blue? You mean extremely dark green? It looks more like black than green though, at least on photos.
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Old November 28th, 2008, 10:26 PM   #3316
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It must be dark green. Blue guide signs are used either within airport areas or on East coast parkways (maybe?). Typical interstates never use dark blue colour for guide signs.
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Old November 28th, 2008, 10:54 PM   #3317
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Looks like a mistake to me. Some highway in Southern Cal had some signs that were the wrong color, as I recall, because the contractor got something wrong.
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Old November 28th, 2008, 10:56 PM   #3318
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They're all over Mobile along the I-65. A bit too much to be a mistake.
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Old November 28th, 2008, 11:38 PM   #3319
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Well, in the background of one of the shots you can see the proper color. I'm not sure what they were attempting with those really dark ones unless they're testing something. If anything, newer signs around me have been a "brighter" green than darker.
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Old November 29th, 2008, 03:30 AM   #3320
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I'm not sure, it might be extremely dark blue too.

According to southeastroads it seems to be some kind of retroreflective signage.
Not quite. There are retroreflective green signs in the background (using, at a guess, the usual high-intensity green background sheeting applied either to flat aluminum panels or aluminum extrusions which are then bolted or riveted together to make the finished sign). But the signs with the apparently dark background appear to have substrates which consist of steel gratings (the AARoads people refer to these as "slotted" signs because what you see are the slots, end-on). They photograph as black because they are nonreflective, but I think it is entirely possible they have been painted or otherwise covered with a green coating which meets the FHWA color specification. Since most of the "slotted" signs seem to be older in terms of layout and accompanying retroreflective elements compared to nearby retroreflective sheeting signs, I think they were part of an experiment which was abandoned in favor of retroreflective sheeting.

As to the nature of the experiment, I theorize it was an attempt to fabricate sign panels which are lighter because of the grate voids but tougher and more resistant to impact damage because the grate vanes are parallel to the direction of traffic and so less likely to deform plastically under impact from stones, bullets, etc.
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