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Old January 19th, 2009, 09:47 AM   #181
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Yes, but not every state and road has adopted the new Clearview font.
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Old January 19th, 2009, 10:34 AM   #182
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"Arch Rock Road" is in Clearview, but I don't think the bottom line is.
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Old January 19th, 2009, 10:36 AM   #183
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Pennsylvanian landscape reminds me pretty much of Germany by the way. Nice hills, but no real high mountains.
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Old January 19th, 2009, 10:43 AM   #184
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About that first picture, how old are those homes and what do they cost on average?
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Old January 19th, 2009, 10:45 AM   #185
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That's true- obviously southern Germany starts to get some decent mountains, but there's nothing very big in PA, even by east coast USA standards. On the other hand, there's not very much of the state that's flat either.
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Old January 19th, 2009, 10:46 AM   #186
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About that first picture, how old are those homes and what do they cost on average?
I think they're 1950s and would go for a bit under 200k.
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Old January 19th, 2009, 10:50 AM   #187
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Wow that's cheap. I guess such homes would be in the 500 k range in NL

Good to see housing is still affordable in those areas.
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Old January 20th, 2009, 06:03 AM   #188
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US 6 used to run all the way from Long Beach (via I-110/I-5/SR-14/US 395)
It still does, albeit that every so often it actually merges with an interstate. I am thinking of a section of I-84 from Southbury to Newtown in CT that is both I-84 and US 6.. which as far as I am aware still has its eastern terminus in Provincetown MA (at the tip of Cape Cod) and its western in Long Beach.

Or is it Barstow? Suffering from CRS at the moment. Selah.


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Old January 20th, 2009, 09:27 AM   #189
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US 6 was cut back to end at US 395 in Bishop, CA in the 1960s.

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Old January 22nd, 2009, 09:25 AM   #190
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Boondoggle coming to West Lafayette

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THe ICC is a wasteful boondoggle. The money could have spent fixing existing roads and investing in much needed mass transit in the Baltimore area.
We have a boondoggle coming to West Lafayette, IN: the US 231 realignment, which will branch south from US 52, cross the Wabash west of the city, then meet the current US 231 on the south side of Lafayette.

(SR 25's realignment/rebuild northeast of Lafayette, on the other hand, is desperately needed.)
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 03:21 AM   #191
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We have a boondoggle coming to West Lafayette, IN: the US 231 realignment, which will branch south from US 52, cross the Wabash west of the city, then meet the current US 231 on the south side of Lafayette.

(SR 25's realignment/rebuild northeast of Lafayette, on the other hand, is desperately needed.)
I agree. Fixing SR 25 and completing the Hoosier Heartland Connector is a very important project.

I thought the first 231 re-alignment was enough.
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 04:56 AM   #192
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Thanks, Billpa, for the fine report. that's one of the zillion roads I'd like to drive someday but prolly never will.

I'm surprised at the wide median. I didn't think PA did that, especially on non-Interstates.

EDIT: Whoa, check out the funkadelic interchange! http://www.google.com/maphp?hl=en&q=...36049&t=k&z=14

2nd EDIT: Does that sign say "EXIT HERE"? And with one arrow pointing upward and to the right bracketed by others pointing down. How strange. I no likey.
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 05:55 AM   #193
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It still does, albeit that every so often it actually merges with an interstate. I am thinking of a section of I-84 from Southbury to Newtown in CT that is both I-84 and US 6.. which as far as I am aware still has its eastern terminus in Provincetown MA (at the tip of Cape Cod) and its western in Long Beach.

Or is it Barstow? Suffering from CRS at the moment. Selah.
US 6 actually has 3 highway sections in Connecticut; The section around Danbury you mentioned, another multiplex with I-84 through Hartford, and a several mile section in Willimantic that was upgraded to freeway for I-84.
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 03:21 PM   #194
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Does that sign say "EXIT HERE"? And with one arrow pointing upward and to the right bracketed by others pointing down. How strange. I no likey.
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That's right...the exit in question, which you can see in another one of my pictures, quickly goes in two directions so they're trying to tell people which lane to use if they want to go east - BUT- with the yellow used it often means people not familiar with the setup go into the middle lane of I-81 (which I'm on in this photo) because they think there's about to be a lane drop.
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Old January 24th, 2009, 06:22 PM   #195
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Perhaps one solution would be to have in addition to a green background for the bottom of the 22/230 sign; three arrows on the I-81 sign, with the one on the right pointing diagonally to the bottom-right.

Of course, there's the whole up-vs-down-arrow debate, so I won't get into that...
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Old January 25th, 2009, 12:47 PM   #196
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Road trip tips wanted...

I'm going to San Fransisco in a few weeks. When there, I'll hire a car for a day or two. Obvious trips include the Golden Gate and Highway 1 down to Carmel (and perhaps onwards, given time), but if anyone out there has other ideas of interesting roads that should be travelled... Thanks in advance.
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Old January 25th, 2009, 12:58 PM   #197
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I-280 from San Francisco to San Jose is said to be a beautiful freeway. You might as well try out some bridges in the region.
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Old January 26th, 2009, 07:12 AM   #198
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I-280 from San Francisco to San Jose is said to be a beautiful freeway. You might as well try out some bridges in the region.
Chris, I beg to differ. The landscape is nothing special, but still better than US-101 that runs parallel to it.

What I would suggest is to take a drive on CA-1 highway north of San Francisco up to Fort Bragg or Fort Ross. The scenery is amazing there... if it happens to be a sunny day On the way back you can turn out at Russian River and take CA-116 through Sebastopol to get back on US-101.

While you are in Carmel, don't forget to take a famous 17-mile drive. I didn't like it, but it is worth to see.

If you are a wine lover, you can visit Napa and Sonoma. Just to give you heads up, the scenery there is generally not very green and reminds me of inland Spain.
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Chris, I beg to differ. The landscape is nothing special, but still better than US-101 that runs parallel to it.

What I would suggest is to take a drive on CA-1 highway north of San Francisco up to Fort Bragg or Fort Ross. The scenery is amazing there... if it happens to be a sunny day On the way back you can turn out at Russian River and take CA-116 through Sebastopol to get back on US-101.

While you are in Carmel, don't forget to take a famous 17-mile drive. I didn't like it, but it is worth to see.

If you are a wine lover, you can visit Napa and Sonoma. Just to give you heads up, the scenery there is generally not very green and reminds me of inland Spain.
Thanks for the suggestions! I'll see what I'll manage.
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Old January 27th, 2009, 01:31 AM   #200
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I'm going to San Fransisco in a few weeks. When there, I'll hire a car for a day or two. Obvious trips include the Golden Gate and Highway 1 down to Carmel (and perhaps onwards, given time), but if anyone out there has other ideas of interesting roads that should be travelled... Thanks in advance.
Hwy 1 from LA all the way north to Washington state (runs together with US101 in northern California, Oregon and Washington State) is the best drive of my life so far.
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