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Offline yakra

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Texas outlook
« on: November 17, 2016, 01:01:05 am »
Current watchlist:
Ric Williamson Memorial Hwy eastern extension, Weatherford
GoogSat: realignment at US59 US59Bus/69_N
TX68 connecting US281 / I-69C to US83 / I-2

AASHTO SCOH USRN May 2012
US377 Cresson bypass / business (TX171)

AASHTO SCOH USRN May 2014
TX US59, Laredo: Pending FHWA approval -- but US59Bus was unconditionally approved?
TX US59BusLar: Approved, but mainline US59 is pending FHWA approval?

AASHTO SCOH USRN May 2015
US 87 - Relocation & Recognition of a Business Route, Big Spring
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Re: Texas outlook
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2016, 01:24:12 pm »
New item: Upgrades to US77 in Bishop; may or may not be signed as I-69E

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Current watchlist:
Upgrades to US77 in Bishop; may or may not be signed as I-69E
Ric Williamson Memorial Hwy eastern extension, Weatherford
TX68 connecting US281 / I-69C to US83 / I-2

AASHTO SCOH USRN May 2012
US377 Cresson bypass / business (TX171)
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Re: Texas outlook
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2017, 05:07:10 pm »
I-14 now exists, but is not signed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstate_14 (sources linked off that page)

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Re: Texas outlook
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2017, 04:24:32 am »
Current watchlist:
I-69 exit numbers
Upgrades to US77 in Bishop; may or may not be signed as I-69E
Realignment of N end of US175 visible in GoogSat
Grapevine, TX: BUS SH 114L Removed from State Highway System (wait for signage to catch up)
Ric Williamson Memorial Hwy eastern extension, Weatherford
TX68 is far far off in the future.

AASHTO SCOH USRN May 2012
US377 Cresson bypass / business (near TX171)

AASHTO SCOH USRN Spring 2017
US87 NW Big Spring bypass / business
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Re: Texas outlook
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2018, 02:32:56 am »
Just drove through Bishop yesterday. Upgrading of US 77 still in progress (and causing major backups as mainline traffic is shunted over to the frontage road around incomplete bridges), no I- signage in Bishop yet.

Also drove I-169 (what there is of it). Construction underway on new toll lanes in the median, to fill at least the northernmost gap between toll road segments. (I turned back at the turnaround marked Tur in the TX 550 file.) Might I-169 be extended once more of the toll road is finished?

BTW, I saw no I-169 signage, either on the highway itself or from SB I-69E. Not that it matters much since unsigned Interstates are eligible for the HB, but still.

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Re: Texas outlook
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2018, 02:57:47 pm »
(I turned back at the turnaround marked Tur in the TX 550 file.)
Per the manual, I should probably rename this TX550_U.
FWIW, 2011 GMSV has this signed for just FM511. Oscar, did you happen to notice this assembly, and how it's signed now?

Might I-169 be extended once more of the toll road is finished?
I assume it would be, yes. FWIW, I-169 is not yet listed in the TXDOT designation files.
FHWA Route Log & Finder List says 1.5 mi, which is a pretty good match for our  1.41 in the HB.
AASHTO SCOH USRN seems to agree too.
This I would expect FHWA/AASHTO action before any future extensions.

BTW, I saw no I-169 signage, either on the highway itself or from SB I-69E. Not that it matters much since unsigned Interstates are eligible for the HB, but still.
And just as usaif causes indigestion, so too does usai... ::)
Is it an intended-to-be-unsigned route, or an intended-to-be-signed-but-still-isn't-yet one? Gray area?
There's been enough fanfare; TXDOT seems to want its existence recognized, in some capacity. Are they just slacking on signage?
I think I may just clap my hands over my ears and shout LA LA LA, and leave this in the HB until it's a fully signed route...
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Re: Texas outlook
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2018, 11:27:19 pm »
Current watchlist:

Realignment of N end of US175 visible in GoogSat

Still work in progress, doesn't look close to completion.

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AASHTO SCOH USRN Spring 2017
US87 NW Big Spring bypass / business

Bypass opened, and signed as US 87. Interchange work at the bypass/I-20 junction suggests plans to extend the bypass north, but where to?

Old route through town is signed as Business US 87 at its south end, but otherwise is signed as regular US 87. Coming into town from the north (as I did), there's no signage indication that you need to hop on the Interstate to follow the US 87 mainline. I've seen this kind of sloppy signing elsewhere, such as with US 287 in Corsicana coming from the south.

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Re: Texas outlook
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2018, 01:40:56 am »
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AASHTO SCOH USRN Spring 2017
US87 NW Big Spring bypass / business

Bypass opened, and signed as US 87.
The SW bypass & corresponding business route are in the HB.

Interchange work at the bypass/I-20 junction suggests plans to extend the bypass north, but where to?
This is what I was referencing in my post you quoted.
http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/projects/studies/abilene/us87.html
https://ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot-info/abl/projects/us87/brochure.pdf

Sometimes, it can take quite a while for these AASHTO approvals to become reality.
I've been waiting over 5 years now to see any signs of progress on the Cresson bypass in Satellite view...