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Old November 23rd, 2011, 04:38 AM   #7621
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I actually like the one arrow per lane convenience.
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Old November 23rd, 2011, 10:29 AM   #7622
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Old November 23rd, 2011, 11:34 AM   #7623
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Oh really? Take a look at the two drawings below. The first is the same arrow-per-lane monstrosity I posted earlier. Below it is how it might be signed pre-2009 MUTCD.





I would argue that the arrow-per-lane sign doesn't convey information any better than the sign below it and would cost more due to the increased sign panel height. In these times of lean budgets, if the two sign styles convey information about the same, then wouldn't it make sense financially to go with a less expensive design?
The bottom sign indicates 8 lanes, while the top sign indicates 7 lanes where the #4 lane branches off in both directions. So the top sign is clearer as to what happens ahead.
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Old November 25th, 2011, 03:26 AM   #7624
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The bottom sign indicates 8 lanes, while the top sign indicates 7 lanes where the #4 lane branches off in both directions. So the top sign is clearer as to what happens ahead
Agreed, and also the for the clearer yellow "exit only" writing for the top sign as compared to the yellow "only" (for which 2 lanes??) in the bottom sign. When it comes to sign clarity, cost to me is basically out of the question. To me, top sign is easier to comprehend thus letting drivers to be in the correct lane at the appropriate time, rather than someone not understanding and making a dangerous abrupt lane change at the last second.
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Old November 25th, 2011, 04:27 AM   #7625
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If I remember correctly the road do Mukilteo will take us to the Boeing factory. Couple of years ago we missed that road and then struggled to find the way to factory navigating some local roads.
I have to admit I was the one responsible for navigation
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Old November 26th, 2011, 01:42 PM   #7626
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The Katy Freeway in Houston turns 50 years today. The first section opened on November 26th, 1961. It was about 4 miles long and ran west of I-610. It was originally a six-lane facility, it looks a bit different today with 16 lanes.

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Old November 26th, 2011, 05:53 PM   #7627
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Hope this hasn't been posted before. I-90/94 in Chicago.

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Old November 26th, 2011, 06:48 PM   #7628
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Fabulous city, and fabulous road. Well, at least the view of the city from the road is. I was in Chicago last month. Arrived on a Saturday afternoon and made a point of using 90 and 94 (the Skyway, Ryan, Kennedy and Edens) to get through to the northern suburb I was staying in even though there was heavy traffic (and I knew from traffic reports there would be), because I'd never been there before and wanted to see the skyline. Heck, sitting in traffic just meant there was more time to look.

Now, do you have Lake Shore Drive? That's an amazing urban road. Did it end to end, north to south, later in that trip and it immediately became one of my all-time favorite drives.
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Old November 26th, 2011, 07:03 PM   #7629
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Here you go. Video by "Freewayjim"

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Old November 26th, 2011, 10:59 PM   #7630
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I prefer this one. Easier to read.
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Old November 27th, 2011, 05:26 PM   #7631
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Here you go. Video by "Freewayjim"


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Old December 2nd, 2011, 02:53 PM   #7632
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Nice photo of the I-495 "Capital Beltway" widening in Virginia. They're widening it from 8 to 12 lanes with 2 HOT lanes each way.
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Old December 3rd, 2011, 08:46 AM   #7633
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Nice view!
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Old December 3rd, 2011, 06:09 PM   #7634
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Freewayjim is the Steven Spielberg of expressway videos.
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Old December 5th, 2011, 07:52 AM   #7635
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I prefer this one. Easier to read.
I prefer this one too. For me down arrows indicate that you're staying on the current roadway. Arrows pointing up mean that you're leaving the current roadway.
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Old December 5th, 2011, 10:22 AM   #7636
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Old December 6th, 2011, 10:05 AM   #7638
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The first signs went up on I-69 in Robstown, Texas.


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Old December 6th, 2011, 10:44 PM   #7639
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Cool...thanks for posting this.
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Old December 8th, 2011, 03:53 AM   #7640
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The first signs went up on I-69 in Robstown, Texas.


Surprised Houston isn't the control city when it is for US59 North from Laredo.
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