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Old January 24th, 2017, 08:54 PM   #3641
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US 20, Oregon

Oregon State Representative David Gomberg, co-chair of the Committee on Transportation and Economic Development, helped dedicate a new sign in Newport that reads, “Boston MA 3,365 miles.”

“We’ve got the longest continuous highway in America. That’s something most people don’t know and something we can be proud of.” After the Newport sign was posted on November 23, Newport City Councilor Dean Sawyer contacted the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to suggest a similar sign for the east most point of the road. Both signs were dedicated on December 8.



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Old January 25th, 2017, 12:05 AM   #3642
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I drive Route 20 at least a couple of times per week on the other side

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Old January 25th, 2017, 12:58 AM   #3643
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Oregon State Representative David Gomberg, co-chair of the Committee on Transportation and Economic Development, helped dedicate a new sign in Newport that reads, “Boston MA 3,365 miles.”

“We’ve got the longest continuous highway in America. That’s something most people don’t know and something we can be proud of.” After the Newport sign was posted on November 23, Newport City Councilor Dean Sawyer contacted the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to suggest a similar sign for the east most point of the road. Both signs were dedicated on December 8.
This assumes US 20 is continuous through Yellowstone National Park, where it's not signed. Others doesn't consider such, and consider two US 20s to exist: one from Newport to West Yellowstone, and another from the East Entrance of Yellowstone to Boston. In that case, US 6 would be still the longest US route (if US 20 is assumed to continue through Yellowstone, then US 6 was historically the longest but fell behind in 1964 when it was truncated to Bishop)
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Old January 28th, 2017, 03:19 AM   #3644
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New video from me. US-395 in California -- the Eastern Sierra Byway.

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Old January 28th, 2017, 09:28 AM   #3645
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I drive Route 20 at least a couple of times per week on the other side

I've lived off Route 20 for over 20 years.
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Old February 5th, 2017, 07:21 PM   #3646
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A few photos from FDR Drive heading southbound into New York City taken last summer in July:


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Old February 6th, 2017, 06:42 AM   #3647
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We don't get enough NYC highways here. Great photos!
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Old February 11th, 2017, 11:43 AM   #3648
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The Wurzbach Parkway in San Antonio, Texas is signed as 'PA 1502'.
The parkway was developed under the now-retired Principal Arterial Street System (PASS) program and carries a TxDOT route number of PA-1502. Prior to 2014, this route number was not signed, but has been signed now at several locations. (Technically, the "PA" in the route number is short for Principal Arterial, not Parkway, although that works, too.)
http://www.texashighwayman.com/wurzbach.shtml

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Old February 11th, 2017, 05:02 PM   #3649
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Hmm....

Shouldn't be too confusing.

The PA state highway sign is a Keystone with a thicker black border.
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Old February 11th, 2017, 10:21 PM   #3650
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The Wurzbach Parkway in San Antonio, Texas is signed as 'PA 1502'.
The parkway was developed under the now-retired Principal Arterial Street System (PASS) program and carries a TxDOT route number of PA-1502. Prior to 2014, this route number was not signed, but has been signed now at several locations. (Technically, the "PA" in the route number is short for Principal Arterial, not Parkway, although that works, too.)
http://www.texashighwayman.com/wurzbach.shtml

Great post. I've driven on that road but I had no idea that designation existed!
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Old February 11th, 2017, 10:51 PM   #3651
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GA-20 Gwinnet County, Georgia

Final leg of State Route 20 widening project in Gwinnett opens

After years of construction, Georgia Highway 20 is now a four-lane road all the way through Gwinnett County.

The final leg of the widening project, which took Highway 20 from two lanes to four lanes, stretched four miles from Peachtree Industrial Boulevard to Burnette Trail. The county paid for its share of the project by using 2005 and 2009 SPLOST funds and general capital funds and oversaw construction.
Full report: http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/loc...c20e9fced.html

Gwinnet County is a suburban county northeast of Atlanta. It was one of the fastest-growing areas of the U.S. up until 2010, it grew from 72,000 people in 1970 to nearly 900,000 people by 2015.

The Greater Atlanta road system is often cricitized for being inefficient. It has a number of very wide freeways, but it lacks an outer beltway and the perimeter (I-285) is overwhelmed with traffic as a result.

The suburban arterial road system in particular is being quoted as being one of the worst in the nation.

Related: In a recent ranking of metropolitan areas by the average number of jobs being accessibly by car in 30 minutes or less, Atlanta was ranked among the worst, where the lower end of the list was primarly composed of older cities with larger / denser cores compared to Atlanta. Generally lower density, sprawling metro areas have shorter commute times than those with large / dense cores.

However even in New York City, the average auto commuter can reach 13 times more jobs in 30 minutes than the average transit commuter. In Detroit, the ratio is 164 times more jobs.



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St. Croix Crossing

The final concrete has been poured for the St. Croix Crossing on February 9th. The St. Croix Crossing crosses the St. Croix River near Stillwater, Minnesota, at the Wisconsin state line.

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Old February 12th, 2017, 05:59 PM   #3653
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detroit makes sense. Its transit system is quite literally almost nonexistent. Wouldn't be surprised if literally half of all employment in the metro has zero transit accessibility.

and the new york metro as a whole has a transit modal share of something like 25%, its suburban areas are car reliant like anywhere else in north america. The inner city is just so damn expensive to park and drive with all the tolls and the transit network is so good that transit has more like a 70% modal share.
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Old February 13th, 2017, 06:22 AM   #3654
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One gets the subtle sense that Atlanta is the only city in that red block that's really ashamed of being there.
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This graph is communicating two very contradictory things. A high ratio of auto-accessible jobs relative to transit-accessible ones is a very bad thing as it limits mode choice and lifestyle options, yet it's trying to imply the exact opposite.
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Old February 13th, 2017, 06:05 PM   #3655
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The Wurzbach Parkway in San Antonio, Texas is signed as 'PA 1502'.
The parkway was developed under the now-retired Principal Arterial Street System (PASS) program and carries a TxDOT route number of PA-1502. Prior to 2014, this route number was not signed, but has been signed now at several locations. (Technically, the "PA" in the route number is short for Principal Arterial, not Parkway, although that works, too.)
http://www.texashighwayman.com/wurzbach.shtml


I've seen the PA 1502 designation from Interstate 35 yet never saw guide signs after exiting. Interesting that they put PA on the bottom of the sign. I guess to make it match up with "Texas" signs yet they don't do that for Loops, Spurs or Park Roads.
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Old February 13th, 2017, 08:04 PM   #3656
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US 62/82 Marsha Sharp Freeway, Texas

Various Mainlanes Opening Along the Marsha Sharp Freeway Corridor Starting Monday, February 13

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is scheduled to open various Marsha Sharp Freeway (MSF) mainlanes, at the Loop 193 bridge in Wolfforth, to traffic this week, as work on Phase 5C continues.

Weather permitting; beginning Monday, Feb. 13, crews will open one westbound MSF mainlane along the Phase 5C project limits. Then on Tuesday, Feb. 14, crews will open one eastbound mainlane.

Work on the $14.5 million project to rebuild the Loop 193 interchange began in October 2015.
Full report: http://www.everythinglubbock.com/new...y-13/655137925

Wolfforth is located just southwest of Lubbock. US 62/82 is being upgraded to a freeway in phases. The new Loop 193 interchange is located on the far west side of the project.
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A 'dim out zone' in Oregon during World War II. The only attacks on the U.S. mainland during WWII were in Oregon. Submarines also used the backlight of cities to attack ships off the coast.


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US 101 Coos Bay, Oregon


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Beltway 8, Houston, Texas

The Sam Houston Ship Channel Bridge, part of Beltway 8 on the east side of Houston, will be replaced by a much larger cable-stayed bridge with eight lanes.

The current bridge is a concrete cantilever bridge with four lanes and no shoulders. It was built in 1982. The replacement cost is estimated at $ 962 million. Construction could begin by late 2017.



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Nevada State Route 233 has been completely washed away by a flood.

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