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Old November 9th, 2009, 06:08 PM   #4921
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Plus, that's not an interstate highway.

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Well, for starters, since it's an even numbered interstate, it should be signed east-to-west regardless of whether it's actually aligned north-to-south.
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Old November 9th, 2009, 06:12 PM   #4922
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Anyone know what this was, never was? It's Interstate 93 just north of Boston
I think that's where Interstate 95 was supposed to go off to the north through the Boston suburbs before the project got cancelled and 95 was routed around Boston.
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Old November 9th, 2009, 09:40 PM   #4923
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Popquiz; what's wrong about this picture?

http://www.aaroads.com/forum_images/...xit_034_01.jpg

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My question was, what is a Pennsylvania state highway sign doing in Michigan?


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Well, for starters, since it's an even numbered interstate, it should be signed east-to-west regardless of whether it's actually aligned north-to-south.
Actually three digit interstates can be signed any direction. They have slightly different rules from the main interstates.
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Old November 9th, 2009, 09:56 PM   #4924
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My question was, what is a Pennsylvania state highway sign doing in Michigan?
Yep, that's quite rare
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Old November 9th, 2009, 11:01 PM   #4925
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About 90% drives to work (throw in some carpools too ). 10% uses other means of transport, usually the bus (PT usage in the U.S. and the Netherlands is actually not that different, but we use another mode; the bicycle)
That will change once LA builds more rail lines, but that wouldn't happen for a couple of decades.
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Old November 10th, 2009, 01:24 AM   #4926
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Un-sustainable Roads

http://dc.streetsblog.org/2009/11/06...id-for-itself/

Interesting article on how we fund our roadways. Conventional wisdom says that highways are cheap and self-sustaining, while urban transit is expensive and a drain on regional budgets. Maybe it's a case of being (relatively) cheap to build and expensive to maintain.

Surprising to see that this comes from Texas, the Mecca for superhighways.
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Old November 10th, 2009, 01:56 AM   #4927
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Yep, that's quite rare
That is a mystery. However, I-196 is marked as "US" Highway 31 near Holland, Michigan. And the PA state highway signs do look similar to the US highway signs. Some sort of mix-up somewhere...
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Old November 15th, 2009, 10:58 PM   #4928
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Straight out of the Autobahn.

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Old November 15th, 2009, 11:16 PM   #4929
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Straight out of the Autobahn.
Except those ugly electricity poles that you'll find nowhere in Germany.
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Old November 16th, 2009, 07:25 AM   #4930
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Except those ugly electricity poles that you'll find nowhere in Germany.
That's very true
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Old November 16th, 2009, 06:01 PM   #4931
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ISTR that the engineering on some of Germany's earliest autobahns was indeed based on the engineering on the first section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike (or vice-versa).

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Old November 16th, 2009, 06:22 PM   #4932
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Vice versa.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike is from the 1940's, if I remember correctly. The German Autobahn predates that. However, the New York parkways largely predate the German Autobahn. (construction of the Bronx River Parkway already started in 1917).
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Old November 16th, 2009, 08:56 PM   #4933
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I have read that Fritz Todt (builder of the Autobahnen and much else in Nazi Germany) visited the Meadowbrook State Parkway in New York while it was under construction, and incorporated his observations in Autobahn design standards. I have not succeeded in substantiating this in more reliable sources, however. Seidler (Todt's biographer) does not mention it. At the time a return trip to the US by steamship would have taken two weeks minimum, so there is also the question of whether Todt's schedule in the early 1930's even had a hole large enough to accommodate a visit in person to New York.

I think it is distantly possible that Todt would have seen complete construction plans for the Meadowbrook State Parkway if he had attended the 1930 World Road Congress (which was held in Washington, DC) as one of the German delegates. I think the Meadowbrook State Parkway opened in 1933, so assuming a minimum two years for construction, there should have been at least survey drawings and functional plans for interchanges by late 1930.
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Old November 16th, 2009, 09:14 PM   #4934
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Construction of the Meadowbrook State Parkway began in earnest in 1932, and included the construction of the Loop Parkway spur to Point Lookout. This initial four-mile-long section from Jones Beach north to EXIT M9 (Merrick Road) in Freeport opened in the fall of 1934. It originally featured two 24-foot, two-lane roadways separated by an 18-foot-wide grassed median.
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Old November 17th, 2009, 03:47 AM   #4935
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I-276 : New Jersey Turnpike Ext

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US 130 Exit

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New Jersey Turnpike Toll Gate

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Approaching the Main New Jersey Turnpike

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Entering the New Jersey Turnpike Northbound

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Widening has begun down here

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Exit 7

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Old Signs ewwwww @ Exit 7A

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Later, further up on the NJ TPK

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Exit 10

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Garden State Parkway is the lower Bridge and The Upper Bridge is Main Street for Woodbridge ,NJ

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Exit 11 to the Garden State Parkway

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Exit 11 Toll Gate

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Old November 17th, 2009, 09:49 AM   #4936
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The situation on the last picture seems pretty dangerous to me, an interchange without lines. Or do people already get in the right lane before they're at the toll gate?
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Old November 17th, 2009, 11:36 AM   #4937
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Majority of those people are already on that side , most people are going semi fast after the Toll gate because they have to slow again to 35-40mph for the ramps !
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Old November 18th, 2009, 03:25 AM   #4938
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The situation on the last picture seems pretty dangerous to me, an interchange without lines. Or do people already get in the right lane before they're at the toll gate?
For locals, yes. For out-of-towners, it's a complete free-for-all.
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Old November 18th, 2009, 06:04 AM   #4939
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Here some picture form I-80 i took today , i took alot of Interstates today

I-80 form Paterson,NJ Garret Mountain Reservation

There resurfacing the roadway thats why it looks so white

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I-80 & NJ 19 Interchange

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Ramps form I-80 West to NJ 19 North and South

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City of Paterson Panoramic

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Crossing I-80

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Entering I-80 West in Paterson

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I-80 West in Passaic County,NJ

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Little Falls / Totowa

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New Shiny Barriers and Fresh Pavement

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I-287 Slip road

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I-287 Southbound Ramp

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I-287 South : Whippany

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Exiting in Morristown

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Old November 18th, 2009, 10:48 AM   #4940
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The situation on the last picture seems pretty dangerous to me, an interchange without lines. Or do people already get in the right lane before they're at the toll gate?
I'd even say that the lack of lane markings makes it less dangerous in that situation, because it forces people to open their eyes and use common sense.
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