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Old October 27th, 2015, 06:03 PM   #3081
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I don't think you're ever going to see a major Interstate downgraded to a boulevard. I-15 is likely too important for commercial truck traffic for that.
Some fringe folks in Buffalo would love to turn I-190 into an urban boulevard or something, but it's never going to happen.

What the Buffalo area does need however is a north-south beltway corridor along NY-78/Transit Road and NY 179, Milestrip Expressway, but no plan like this will happen anytime soon because of probable eminent domain and NIMBYs. The problem though is that the NY-78 corridor is consistently clogged up as a result of development.
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Old October 27th, 2015, 06:45 PM   #3082
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Some fringe folks in Buffalo would love to turn I-190 into an urban boulevard or something, but it's never going to happen.

What the Buffalo area does need however is a north-south beltway corridor along NY-78/Transit Road and NY 179, Milestrip Expressway, but no plan like this will happen anytime soon because of probable eminent domain and NIMBYs. The problem though is that the NY-78 corridor is consistently clogged up as a result of development.
Is Transit Road clogged up for its entire length? I know it sees heavy traffic in Amherst, from the Thruway up to Lockport, but West Seneca seems like it's not as bad. But maybe that's just me.

It's probably too late now because of development, but maybe they could've had I-990 wrap around southward and connect to the Thruway east of that big quarry. It would be a strange beltway around Williamsville, and would be a big diversion from the original plan to head past Lockport out to the northeast, but it might be something like what you'd like to see.
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Old October 29th, 2015, 11:53 PM   #3083
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Replacement and expansion progress (10/29/2015) of the US 101 Petaluma River Bridge in Petaluma, Sonoma County, CA. Photos by me.

"This will be one of the longest precast, post-tensioned spliced concrete girder bridges in the U.S." (http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/101petalumablvd/)













The SMART Haystack Bridge is just finishing up next to all this
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Old October 29th, 2015, 11:57 PM   #3084
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Ha, it's amazing how they always manage to find some kind of obscure record for each project
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Old October 30th, 2015, 07:46 PM   #3085
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The State Highway 71 freeway in Austin, TX is flooded.

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Old October 30th, 2015, 08:22 PM   #3086
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Oh man. The weather has been so crazy. Really dry, then these sudden rainstorms over the course of a few days.

I'm pretty sure that is actually US 183 flooded, looking down from 71. Location
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Old November 2nd, 2015, 06:58 PM   #3087
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Washington Pass (WA-20) yesterday morning. It was not plowed.

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Old November 2nd, 2015, 09:38 PM   #3088
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The State Highway 71 freeway in Austin, TX is flooded.


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Old November 4th, 2015, 08:49 AM   #3089
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Old November 4th, 2015, 10:49 PM   #3090
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Wisconsin uses lettered county roads. So if two well-lettered routes intersect, one might end getting this or this (by peterj920 on AARoads):
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Old November 4th, 2015, 11:09 PM   #3091
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When naming *anything* 'SS', some alarms should go off
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Old November 5th, 2015, 02:10 AM   #3092
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In Europe maybe, initials SS isn't associated with Nazism in North America as much, as noone in North America had to deal with SS during the WWII directly, unlike places like Poland, Serbia, Czeck, etc
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Old November 5th, 2015, 02:32 AM   #3093
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Wisconsin uses lettered county roads. So if two well-lettered routes intersect, one might end getting this or this (by peterj920 on AARoads):
And the other one is NE2's avatar...

I wonder if these highways are intentionally routed like this.
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Hahahaha OMG I thought that was a photoshop, but nope. It's totally real. Found it in Google Maps.

Actual sign is not in streetview since only highway 28 has images, but you can see that cell phone tower in the background and the backs of the signs in that configuration so its probably legit.

Has to be intentional. Some highway department engineer deliberately decided that county road A must absolutely intersect county road SS.
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Old November 7th, 2015, 04:37 PM   #3095
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Actually looking at the sign, it seems that County Road A has a concurrency with County Road SS which is even better
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In Europe maybe, initials SS isn't associated with Nazism in North America as much, as noone in North America had to deal with SS during the WWII directly, unlike places like Poland, Serbia, Czeck, etc
Actually, there's pretty strong connotations here, too. It just does manage to slip through in a few cases (primarily rural).
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Surely conversations like this exposes the connection that most people would neither spot or care about?

Dog whistles are only heard by those obsessed*. Almost always those obsessed* with pointing out that innocent things like this are secret messages** by bigots for bigots.

This is America - the land where Route 666 was renumbered as the signs kept being stolen by Satanists, the country that needs to post 419.9 mileposts as potheads keep taking the 420 ones: where connections not intended by the system are read in and cherished by groups. But there's several roads designated with double snakey-letters, with neither thefts of signs, nor complaints about the Nazi connection.

*sorry, that word ought to have come with a trigger warning given the letters between the 'e' and 'e'.
**and this word as well, sorry.
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Old November 7th, 2015, 10:09 PM   #3098
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Actually, there's pretty strong connotations here, too. It just does manage to slip through in a few cases (primarily rural).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holden...)#Chevrolet_SS
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Actually, there's pretty strong connotations here, too. It just does manage to slip through in a few cases (primarily rural).
Here in Toronto, in University, there's this building that has the code "SS" short for Sidney Smith, and noone cares about it either
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Here in Toronto, in University, there's this building that has the code "SS" short for Sidney Smith, and noone cares about it either
As I indicated above General Motors, more specifically Chevrolet, has used "SS" to indicate Super Sport on numerous models since the 60s. Again, nobody cares.
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