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Offline Markkos1992

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #510 on: February 23, 2021, 03:32:15 pm »
I took a trip last Saturday to see the new I-81 bridge over the Potomac River, go to Cumberland, MD, (inspired by roadwaywiz's Virtual Tour of I-68 recently), and clinch I-99 (great drive in spite of its number).

Clinched: MD 77, MD 68, MD 56, MD 144 (Hagerstown), MD 910, WV 901, WV 9, MD 51, MD 61, WV 28 ALT (Ridgeley), MD 639, I-99 (PA)
New Mileage: MD 550, MD 66, US 40 ALT (Hagerstown, MD), US 40 (MD), MD 63, WV 45, WV 28, *MD 144 (Flintstone), US 220 (MD/PA), US 220 BUS (Bedford, PA), PA 56, PA 764, US 220 BUS (Altoona, PA)

*Not enough mileage to count in HB

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #511 on: February 27, 2021, 12:09:45 am »
I just got back from a two-and-a-half week road trip, focused on a festival in Palm Beach County FL but also including a side trip west to the New Orleans area (after Mardi Gras was over, but schools were still on break for the rest of Mardi Gras week). The original plan for that side trip included clinching all of US 84 including my missing mileage in Texas and western Louisiana. That didn't happen, for obvious reasons. I settled for clinching all of US 84 east of the Mississippi River, and saving the rest for later.

In Florida, I drove out to the east end of US 98, which I hadn't realized was on the other side of trees and hedges from Donald Trump's home at the Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach. Also, I clinched all TM-mapped routes in south Florida, and the rest of Florida east of I-95 (except I missed a few routes in Jacksonville), plus got in some beach time (managed to avoid sunburn until my last day at the beach).

In the New Orleans area, I focused on St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes southeast of the city. Past Chalmette, that area turns rural in a hurry, including several small fishing villages in the Mississippi River delta. I drove to the end of the line on the east bank of the river, having previously done same for the west bank. Also of note is that New Orleans has a lot of the old-style white-on-green route markers, only most of them were heavily sun-faded and sometimes illegible. The white-on-black markers I saw outside New Orleans (similar to what we use in the Highway Browser) seem to be holding up better. While there, I clinched all TM-mapped routes in St. Bernard parish, and all on the east bank of the river in Plaquemines parish.

In between south Florida and New Orleans, I clinched US 280 and US 331 to bypass parts of US 84 I'd already covered.
« Last Edit: February 27, 2021, 02:19:03 pm by oscar »

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #512 on: March 01, 2021, 11:07:28 am »
The moving nature of the highway network makes keeping this site up to date a never ending challenge, and also our individual travels.  Georgia deleted two routes I had travelled, one of which I had clinched, but offset with a new route I had already travelled on and an extension of a route I had clinched.  Sigh.  At least the extension of GA 141 is just 20 miles from my house and near my next tennis match!

I should start a separate file/list of all the deleted Georgia highways I've travelled and clinched.  Just here in Cobb County where I live from the past 10 years are GA 176, GA 120 Loop and GA 6 Bus.  Sigh.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #513 on: March 02, 2021, 10:24:38 am »
I feel ya, I just lost 371 too. But the silver lining for me is that at least 141 is no longer quite so annoyingly close to a clinch, as I was just missing the tiny part between 400 and 9.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #514 on: March 09, 2021, 06:55:17 pm »
I took another long trip this past Saturday to finish US 50 east of Winchester, VA, and finish clinching DE 1 and DE 9 to hopefully be all but prepared for the Delaware content on roadwaywiz the next couple weeks.  Yes, I did get a selfie with the Sacramento sign in Ocean City.

Clinched: MD 67, MD 478, MD 79, VA 267, VA 243, US 50(DC), US 50(MD-East Segment), I-595(MD), MD 648(Arnold), MD 179, MD 672, MD 648(Browns Woods), MD 436, MD 70, MD 435, MD 387, MD 656, MD 456, MD 341, MD 670, US 50 BUS (Salisbury, MD), MD 513, MD 815, MD 347, MD 707 (West Ocean City), MD 378(unsigned), MD 528, DE 1, DE 1A, DE 1B, US 9 BUS (Lewes, DE), DE 1D, DE 1 BUS (Milford), DE 9, DE 7 (did not technically drive Road A in September due to construction)

New Mileage: US 40 ALT (Hagerstown), MD 180, MD 464 (did not do short segment east of US 15), VA 237, US 29(VA), VA 123, US 50(VA), US 1 ALT (Washington, DC), MD 450, MD 2, MD 648 (Severna Park), MD 18, MD 16, MD 343, MD 349, US 9(DE), DE 404, DE 23, DE 24, DE 14, DE 30

So I now the three major north-south DE corridors (US 13, US 113, DE 1).  With also finishing DE 9, DE 15 is the only north-south corridor left.

The biggest surprise was how much traffic was turning off of US 50 EB onto MD 404 EB in March, but I presume those were college students that somehow still had Spring Break.

« Last Edit: March 14, 2021, 10:21:36 am by Markkos1992 »

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #515 on: March 14, 2021, 09:48:48 am »
Took a 16.5 hour ride around North Carolina since they have made enough changes in eastern NC to be worth going...

New clinches:
NC 125 (reclinch, Williamston bypass)
NC 903 Truck Robersonville
NC 11 Byp Greenville
NC 148 (reclinch, extension to NC 11)
US 17 (reclinch, Mayesville-Pollocksville-River Bend bypasses)
US 117 Bus Burgaw
I-140 (reclinch, extensions)
NC 87
NC 133
NC 906
US 701 Bus Clarkton
NC 24 (reclinch, multiple bypasses btw Fayetteville and Clinton)
All-American Frwy
I-295/NC 295 (reclinch, extensions), whose posting in the field is inconsistent west of AAFrwy.

Also picked up a big chunk of NC 211 from Supply to Clarkton.

I can confirm that US 70/258 Business is still fully posted in Kinston.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #516 on: March 14, 2021, 10:41:43 am »
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Took a 16.5 hour ride around North Carolina since they have made enough changes in eastern NC to be worth going...

You should call it the "Catch Up On All Those Changes I Keep Making In Travel Mapping In Eastern NC Trip".

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #517 on: March 14, 2021, 07:49:34 pm »
Just got back from another trip myself. The first intention was finishing all of Oklahoma's counties, but roadswise...

Well, there is now only one Oklahoma Turnpike I have not clinched (Indian Nation). Completely fresh clinches of the Creek, Cimmaron, Chickasaw, Kickapoo, Kilpatrick, and Muskogee Turnpikes, along with both turnpike spurs, featured in this trip. And because OTA seems to not like staffing toll booths I am pretty sure I just used more change baskets in the last week than I have in my entire prior time as a licensed driver. Fortunately they offer bill changing machines... sometimes. Unfortunately the baskets seem to have issues counting dimes, which resulted in an extra nickel or two being donated to get the light to turn green on a few occasions (you're welcome OTA)

Other roads now fully clinched:
I-44 (one little section in Tulsa was mocking me. No more!), I-135, I-235 (OK), I-235 (KS), I-244, I-444, US 266, US 350, TX 51, TX Spur 17, TX Spur 24, CO 23, CO 239, CO 389, NE Spur 43A, KS 126, KS 251, KS 360, MO 126, AR 43 (Siloam Springs), AR 264 (Siloam Springs), OK 4 (Yukon), OK 7 Spur, OK 80A, OK 117, OK 162, OK 164, OK 165, OK 166, OK 251A, OK 266, OK 351, OK 364

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #518 on: April 05, 2021, 08:35:16 pm »
I decided to take the roadwaywiz dare to clinch DE 15 Friday, and to torture myself even more, figure out how to get my parents to meet me in Dover (their GPS had them take US 50 to MD/DE 404 to US 13 for some reason), and also clinch the not as convoluted MD 313 and MD/DE 54.

As a highlight, I am currently now the only traveler to have clinched the extended MD 353 that I noticed on my trip last month.  I have also clinched all of the US 13 bannered routes with the exception of the ones in NC (at least until US 13 Business in Chester, PA, exists (except that I clinched that as US 13)).

Clinched: PA 841, MD 619, MD 404 BUS (Denton), MD 315, MD 577, MD 313, MD/DE 54, DE 26, MD 353, MD 675 (Delmar), DE 30, US 13 ALT (Woodside, DE), Puncheon Run Connector, US 13 ALT (Dover, DE), DE 15
New Mileage: MD 404, MD 16, MD 318, MD 392, DE 20, DE 24, DE 5 ALT (Milton), DE 14, DE 8, DE 10, DE 10 ALT (Woodside), DE 6, DE 42, DE 300
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #519 on: April 07, 2021, 11:18:16 pm »
Couple of trips made between PA and VA in the past few weeks that weren't time-critical, so I managed a few new segments and clinches.

New clinches:
MD 407, MD 800 (thus clinching all highways in the HB in Carroll County, to go with Washington, Frederick, Howard, and Montgomery Cos. in MD)
PA 147 (until the CSVT gets completed between Shamokin Dam and Chillisquaque; I drove under the CSVT)

New segments but not clinched:
US 11/15 in PA, US 15 in PA, PA 25, PA 125, PA 225, PA 304

More new mileage may be forthcoming sooner than expected, but we're still ironing out details.
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #520 on: April 11, 2021, 10:21:09 pm »
Took a Sunday morning drive to Boston in an attempt at clinching my last 26.17 Massachusetts miles.  I especially dislike driving in and around that city, so I've been delaying this for months.  I was able to clinch all missing segments of MA16, MA30, MA2, MA3, MA99, MA145, MA38, MA2A, and US3, along with the MA portion of US20.  Unfortunately, I took the wrong exit off the Tobin Bridge, leaving 0.15 miles of US1 unclinched between MA99 and I-93.  At some point I'll have to go back to fill in that annoying missing segment.
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Clinched CT state highways 6/14/19.
Clinched NH state highways 7/17/20.
Clinched MA state highways 4/11/21.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #521 on: April 18, 2021, 10:28:42 am »
Took a 16.5 hr U-turn yesterday...

New Clinches, in order:

NJ 56, NJ 54, NJ 143, NJ 73, NJ 90, NJ 55, NJ 162, NJ 147, NJ 83, NJ 347, NJ 47, NJ 77, NJ 140, NJ 48.

I also picked up more mileage on NJ 49.

NJ 162 is still completely unidentified, though there are some really old tenths mile markers on its portion of the road (some missing).

Highlight was running into 4 examples of this style destination sign, which I hadn't seen all day anywhere else.  No idea if these are really rare now - https://goo.gl/maps/uZFD5jz4TC9QwEgH8

Also saw some ancient looking creek name signage and this example of county line signage - https://goo.gl/maps/nUZ4dBRZ6FMneLr18

US 48 and US 140 shields, too...



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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #522 on: April 18, 2021, 10:54:16 am »
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US 48 and US 140 shields, too...

I saw the US 140 one when I drove in the area in December.  I cut NJ 48 on that trip to try to save time.

If US 48 was not reinstated for Corridor H, we would have erroneous US route shields for two former US routes within 5 miles of each other.   :D

EDIT:  Edited mine and mapmikey's post below for clarification on what I was referring to.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #523 on: April 18, 2021, 10:59:53 am »
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US 48 and US 140 shields, too...

I saw the US 140 one when I drove in the area in December.  I cut NJ 48 on that trip to try to save time.

If US 48 was not reinstated for Corridor H, we would have erroneous US route shields for two former US routes within 5 miles of each other.   :D

The US 48 shields are brand new...not in 2019 GMSV.  They are located on US 40 WB.  There was also a NJ 40 shield pretty close to the US 140 shield.
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #524 on: April 21, 2021, 06:00:39 pm »
An otherwise unremarkable day trip to western NY/northwestern PA Monday nudged my routes traveled above 10,000. With 6731 routes clinched, my efficiency is above 67%, which I think is the first time it's been over 2/3. The same trip also moved me into first place in PA (mileage, traveled, and clinched) for now.
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