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Other Discussion / Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Last post by Markkos1992 on Yesterday at 10:23:46 pm »
The main focus of the drive to Schenectady for the roadmeet was to clinch NY 31 and NY 5S.  While that was successful, I was over an hour late due to a walk clinch and actually driving the full detour of the NY 31 bridge closure over the Erie Canal east of Lyons.

Wow, nice! I haven't even clinched NY 31 and it's almost in my backyard.

And that is one heck of a detour to get around the canal bridge closure via NY 14, 104, and 414. It's way shorter to bypass using Montezuma St, but understood for clinching purposes.

However, it is one less point request for yakra to be concerned about.   ;)
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Other Discussion / Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Last post by webny99 on Yesterday at 10:19:01 pm »
The main focus of the drive to Schenectady for the roadmeet was to clinch NY 31 and NY 5S.  While that was successful, I was over an hour late due to a walk clinch and actually driving the full detour of the NY 31 bridge closure over the Erie Canal east of Lyons.

Wow, nice! I haven't even clinched NY 31 and it's almost in my backyard.

And that is one heck of a detour to get around the canal bridge closure via NY 14, 104, and 414. It's way shorter to bypass using Montezuma St, but understood for clinching purposes.
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Other Discussion / Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Last post by Markkos1992 on Yesterday at 09:24:16 pm »
Day 1 (Harrisburg, PA, to Rochester, NY, via Niagara Falls, NY)

My trip to/from the Schenectady-Amsterdam Roadmeet (that included seeing froggie for about 10 minutes or so as I ran late on Saturday) was probably the second-most scenic roadtrip I have done so far (behind my driving in the Smokies in western NC in May 2022).

I left my apartment just after 1 AM on Friday and took US 22/US 322 WB to US 11/US 15 NB to Selinsgrove before crossing over the Susquehanna River via PA 61/PA 147 to check the signage on PA 405 in Sunbury and Northumberland.  Thankfully, all of the PA 147 shields have been replaced with PA 405 shields (and have been covered on the Susquehanna River Bridge).  I was thinking that US 147 in Northumberland may be replaced with US 405, but that did not happen for better or for worse.

Anyway, I was diverted to PA 147 at Ridge Rd whether I liked it or not as PA 405 is now closed between Ridge Rd and PA 45 so that the road can be realigned into a normal curve at the old PA 147/PA 405 intersection.  From there, it was PA 147 NB to I-180 WB to US 220 SB to PA 44 NB so that I could finish the full clinch of PA 44 that I worked on south of US 220 on the CSVT Trip about a month ago.  Then I followed NY 417 WB to NY 305 SB to PA 346 WB to PA 246 WB (as there is currently a bridge closure on PA 346) to PA 46 NB to the Bradford area.  After some Sheetz, it was back to PA 346 WB in Bradford to NY 280 NB to I-86/NY 17 EB to US 219 NB in Salamanca.

Then I took US 219 NB to I-90 to finish my national clinch of US 219.  Then I took I-190 NB, which I consider a sight clinch due to being able to see the Bridge to Canada, to the Niagara Falls area.  After touring the falls (wanting to be there all day) and driving around the area a bit, I followed NY 31 east from there to Rochester, and then took a nap before looping around Rochester to get NY 386 for the lowest route number game.

Clinched: PA 44, PA 446, PA 246, NY 280, US 219 (NY), NY 391, I-190 (NY), NY 61, Niagara Scenic Pkwy (Niagara Falls), LaSalle Expressway, US 62 BUS (Niagara Falls, NY), NY 31E, NY 271, NY 387, NY 383, NY 386, NY 531, Inner Loop
New Mileage: PA 144, US 6 (PA), NY 305, PA 446, PA 46, NY 242, I-90 (NY), NY 324, NY 104, NY 265, NY 182, NY 384, US 62 (NY), NY 31, NY 429, NY 93, NY 63, NY 33A, NY 33, NY 260, I-490 (NY)

Day 2 (Rochester, NY, to Latham, NY)

The main focus of the drive to Schenectady for the roadmeet was to clinch NY 31 and NY 5S.  While that was successful, I was over an hour late due to a walk clinch and actually driving the full detour of the NY 31 bridge closure over the Erie Canal east of Lyons.  After finishing NY 31, I clinched NY 233 before heading east to Utica to clinch NY 5S, which I consider as the most scenic shunpike route of all time (to the point that you can see the NYST for much of it).

After a fun roadmeet in which we saw off and on rain (and even a wedding party at our ice cream stop), I clinched I-890 and then took NY 7 east to NY 787 north so that I could take NY 32 south to NY 155 (but more on that later).  I did get dinner from DiBella's Subs at the suggestion of Doug Kerr which was good before calling it a night.

Clinched: NY 31, NY 317, NY 631, NY 233, NY 5S, NY 890, I-890 (NY), NY 103
New Mileage: NY 390, NY 21, NY 14, NY 104, NY 414, NY 89, NY 38, NY 690, NY 370, NY 48, NY 5, NY 26, NY 69, NY 28, NY 167, NY 80, NY 30, NY 67, I-90 (NY), NY 7, NY 32, NY 155

Day 3 (Latham, NY, to Harrisburg, PA)

I started the day clinching some routes that I covered parts of at vdeane's Capital District Meet in 2016 in the Albany are before driving back and forth across the amazing scenery in the Catskills (with another walk clinch due to a bridge closure along NY 212).  I eventually ended up taking NY 213 WB south from Kingston to NY 32 SB to NY 208 SB to NY 300 EB to Newburgh.  After circling Newburgh to get the northern piece of NY 94, I did a full on-clinch of NJ/NY 94.  I immediately put NJ 94 as my favorite route in NJ due to the great scenery in a state that is not really known for mountain scenery for the most part.  Once I completed the clinch at I-80 (since I had already clinched NJ 94 south of there), I took I-80 WB to Exit 310 in PA so that I could clinch River Rd (the only usanp road in PA).  Then I got food from Wawa after the rain calmed down before heading home via US 209 SB to PA 33 SB to US 22 WB to I-78 WB to I-81 SB.  The only highlights from that portion of the trip is that traffic has been shifted on the I-78 construction projects recently (to the south between Exits 35 and 45, and to the north at the Schuylkill River).

Clinched:  NY 155, NY 85A, NY 85, NY 140, NY 335, NY 296, NY 214, NY 375, NY 300, NJ/NY 94, River Rd (usanp)
New Mileage: NY 443, NY 32, NY 145, NY 23, NY 23A, NY 28, NY 212, US 9W (NY), NY 213, NY 208, NY 17A
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Welcome & Notices / Re: Server OS and software updates
« Last post by Markkos1992 on Yesterday at 08:20:19 pm »
I see a weird question mark in the DK5 updates entry from 8-6-2022.
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In-progress Highway Systems & Work / Re: irlorb: Ireland Orbital Routes
« Last post by yakra on Yesterday at 09:42:15 am »
Given it was in the last week or two when someone asked me to split an interchange up, and gave examples where different exit numbers had meant different points (despite being identical the example of 'one interchange' in the description of 1ppi), it seems that I'm damned if I do, damned if I don't!
Do you mean here? I was glad to see you mention I-97 & pals, so I didn't have to. :D
Another good example of 2 exit numbers that's clearly 1PPI is exits 8 & 9 on NY I-278.

collapsing that into a point makes routings unclear - eg does R840 run on Earlsfort Terrace, Hatch Street Lower, or both? With 1 point centred on Loreto College, its not clear where that road runs.
This shouldn't be an issue though. Losing some clarity when a route is split between a couplet is SOP.
It's just what is done, and to do otherwise is a tremendously slippery slope to go down. The implication is, if one has clinched R138 southbound, they've not clinched R138, and that one has to clinch both directions of a couplet to clinch a route. And by extension, a system or region. That's a big change to the underlying mechanics of how the site works.
It'd seem to beg for changes -- or cause users to beg for changes -- like, "XYZ was done with route ABC, why isn't XYZ done with route DEF?"

There's been some occasional precedent for just picking one direction and plotting that -- NY5 & pals in Buffalo come to mind -- this solution could work picking northbound R138.
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Updates to Highway Data / Re: NY/CT: Point observations
« Last post by cockroachking on Yesterday at 09:19:01 am »
Any changes to the CR10 point on TacStaPkwy yet? I think that is the only thing left that needs to be fixed here.
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Solved Highway data updates / Re: WY: WY346 et. al.
« Last post by yakra on Yesterday at 09:04:31 am »
^^Sounds like a case of what to do with unsigned portions of otherwise signed routes?
...A matter that I don't think has ever been conclusively settled for the project.
And I don't necessarily think it should be. "One size does not fit all", n'at...
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Solved Highway data updates / Re: NY: LaSalle Expressway
« Last post by cockroachking on Yesterday at 08:42:19 am »
Interesting how it's routed... I always thought of it as going to I-190 rather than the NSP (actually, I tend to think of that piece as the NSP).  I wonder why the reference route was set up that way, especially given the original plans to extend it to the Rainbow Bridge.
Revisiting this since I was looking at the area in street view today, although the reference routes are set as currently entered, it's essentially signed as the LaSalle going to I-190 at exit 21A and the Niagara Scenic Parkway extending to meet the LaSalle there, with mile 0 being just south of the interchange with the I-190(21A) point.

Posting here as this is what I saw the same signage you did vdeane Friday.  I think that the LaSalle should extend west to end at I-190 at Exit 21A with the Niagara Scenic Pkwy extended northeast to the LaSalle.
I agree with this assessment based on what I can see.

There is also this reassurance sign for the NiaScePkwy on the ramps that are a part of NY951A, so that further supports this.

Also, I feel as though it is worth mentioning that LaSExpy does have a shield, but I could not find an SVG on Wikipedia, which I believe to be the TM method of finding the special shields.
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Updates to Highway Data / Re: WI: Proposed Manitowoc Changes
« Last post by Highway63 on Yesterday at 12:13:27 am »
Ugh. How dare Manitowoc remove my clinch of US 10.  :P Could be worse I suppose, could be in the middle of the state.

The backup on Quay Street to get to the ferry with that angle is going to be bad. I mean, just look at Street View today and you can see it backing up down present 10.

Based on Froggie's link, WI 42 will take much of 151's in-city route.
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Updates to Highway Data / Re: WI 36: Business route through Burlington
« Last post by Highway63 on Yesterday at 12:02:41 am »
The answer to "why wasn't this included?" seems to be "Because Business 36 wasn't signed until between 2015 and 2018", according to GMSV.
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