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VA: US-121 now posted
« on: December 03, 2023, 03:13:06 am »
This is not a joke.

hbelkins is reporting that the brand new parts of Corridor Q that recently opened up, have US-121 signage.  And that it's also posted as VA-460.

https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=11725.msg2888437#msg2888437

I was wrong. The road is only open to SR 744. It's paved and striped beyond the SR 744 intersection but it's well-blocked off.

Every sign along the route is posted VA 460, and out of nowhere as you head east, US 121 is also signed.

The road is not four lanes all the way. The four-lane ends just past the VA 80 Breaks connector and the rest of the route, with the exception of a divided portion at the SR 609 intersection, is two lanes with a truck passing lane in spots and not much room for a full widening to four lanes evident.

I'll have a more detailed report later.

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Re: VA: US-121 now posted
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2023, 05:31:34 pm »
Some photos from yesterday.

Approaching VA 460 on VA 80
VA 460 posted at intersection
VA 460/US 121 eastbound (first sign to mention 121)
Location of above signs
East end of VA 460/US 121 (closed @ VA 744)
VA 460/US 121 westbound from VA 744
VA 460/80 intersection

VA 80 now follows the connector road to VA 460, although there are still signs on its former route. It's not posted along 460 heading towards Kentucky. Some workers were present near the barricades at 744, and when I asked when the section east of 744 would be opened, they said not anytime soon, so Google is wrong here.
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Re: VA: US-121 now posted
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2024, 08:07:32 pm »
added US 121 and VA 460 files; VA 80 file also updated...

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Re: VA: US-121 now posted
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2024, 12:55:25 pm »
The *SR609 point on VA 80 should be moved to the bridge crossing over it.

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Re: VA: US-121 now posted
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2024, 08:37:25 pm »
Also, I think this needs to be changed as well:

SR693 -> SR768
https://www.flickr.com/photos/hbelkins/53372543357/in/album-72177720313111197/

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Re: VA: US-121 now posted
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2024, 10:16:04 pm »
Also, shouldn't the VA460 label in the US 121 file be VA460_W?
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Re: VA: US-121 now posted
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2024, 07:32:23 pm »
corrections made

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Re: VA: US-121 now posted
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2024, 07:44:57 am »
Is VA 80 going to be truncated to VA 460?

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Re: VA: US-121 now posted
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2024, 02:51:45 pm »
I expect it to still be a continuous route with KY 80 when they finish their side.  If that does not happen I will truncate VA 80...

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Re: VA: US-121 now posted
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2024, 04:43:49 pm »
Personally, I would truncate VA 80 to VA 460 for now, and fix it later if necessary based on signage, but that is my opinion.

I would like to think that KY 80/VA 80 would still be continuous in the end.

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Re: VA: US-121 now posted
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2024, 06:38:25 pm »
Another item worth mentioning:  SR 609 is signed from VA 80 at the SR 768 point. (https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10220095471017549&set=a.10220095521778818)



I guess I would go SR768>-SR609 and *SR609>-*SR768 or *OldSR609, but this change may not be worth it.  It would require an updates entry for VA 80.

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Re: VA: US-121 now posted
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2024, 07:37:27 am »
There's a 3rd way that requires no updates entry...