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Other Discussion / Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Last post by drebbin37 on Today at 12:42:13 am »
I've now completed 4 of the 6 New England states.  I look forward to VT, but not the New York-ish parts of CT.

Congrats on being the first to clinch all of Maine!  I've also completed 4 of the 6 New England states; ME and VT are my two remaining.  I should be able to get to 99.xx% of VT (all but the border crossings) when I head up to the northern part of the state again in a few weeks, but my 2000 remaining miles in ME will probably take me years to finish.

Earlier this week I did a 15-hr round trip between Southeast CT and Western ME, mostly to fill in gaps on various ME state highways.  I clinched ME24, ME24Bus, ME137Bus, ME225, ME132, ME117, ME118, and ME119.  New mileage on ME138, ME104, ME137, ME27, ME133, and ME106.  My 600 driving miles netted 90 new TM miles.  Since I'm sick of I-495, I came home via NH16, NH125, NH101, NH13, MA13, MA2, and I-190.  It may have taken longer than 95 to 495 to 290, but there was a lot less traffic.  Plus, I avoided all the tolls!
Other Discussion / Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Last post by oscar on Today at 12:09:17 am »
I got back a few days ago from my latest road trip to South Dakota, for a family reunion in the NE corner of the state where my father was born and grew up.

Accomplished on the way to and from the reunion:

-- clinched all the remaining Interstate business routes in South Dakota, including I-90 BL Wall (briefly visited the Wall Drug tourist trap, but like my first visit long ago I was unimpressed, and left after only about 10 minutes);

-- clinched ND 13 (my lucky number), and a few shorter state routes; and

-- re-clinched US 18, by traveling its relocated segment in Milwaukee.
Updates to Highway Data / Re: TX: TX Loop 375 issues
« Last post by rickmastfan67 on Yesterday at 11:47:31 pm »
I would say this "TOLL ROAD ENDS" sign right at I-10 means TX Toll 375 makes it that far.
Updates to Highway Data / Re: TX: TX Loop 375 issues
« Last post by yakra on Yesterday at 10:42:01 pm » implements the changes above. TXLp375's end is still at I-10.
Updates to Highway Data / Re: ON: ON-69 new freeway alignment
« Last post by rickmastfan67 on Yesterday at 07:53:10 pm »
Ok, I'll be dealing with it in a separate thread.  ;)
Other Discussion / Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Last post by Markkos1992 on Yesterday at 06:50:58 pm »
I went to look at some construction projects in PA today (I-83 at PA 851 (Shrewbury DDI), PA 283 Interchange at PA 722 (may or may not involve a minor point relocation at some point), US 222 (Widening between US 222 Business and Genesis Dr (north of PA 73), and the roundabout at the Schantz Rd and PA 863 intersection), and I-78 (resurfacing and truck climbing lanes improvements between PA 143 and a mile or two west of PA 863).  I did not get any new mileage in PA, but I did do some mileage in MD northeast of Baltimore earlier on.

Clinched:  MD 136, MD 165, MD 145, MD 152, MD 132, MD 24
New Mileage: MD 146 (I planned to clinch this one, but I cut it once I learned that part of the road was closed.  However, I got to drive the Warren Rd bridge over Gunpowder Falls, which was just as interesting as the MD 145 one to the north.), MD 7 (White Marsh)
Updates to Highway Data / Re: TX: TX Loop 375 issues
« Last post by yakra on Yesterday at 04:05:10 pm »
ParkAccRd -> needs recentered
61A -> 60A

+X* -> Probably could use a shaping point or two between exits 62 & 64 to keep it away from the I-10 ROW.
I'll pass on this one. Adding a shaper to TXLp375 would bring the route trace pretty close to US85, and beg for shaping there too. Being that precise with shaping when already within tolerance raises ideas of...
I-10 could use the same in that area too.
;) ...and that would just end up smushing the I-10 & TXLp375 polylines wicked close together.
As it stands now, they don't inappropriately cross one another, and mapview does a good job of showing that TXLp375 is west of I-10 and US85 is west of that. Adequate IMO.

66A -> 65A

66B -> 65B or 66
Oh boy. Gotta love TX and their partial interchanges. Serving different destinations in opposite directions, an argument can be made for multiple interchanges -> both points. A visible point here would  keep the TXLp375 & US85 traces farther apart for a wee bit longer.

Review endpoint & splits with I-10 / US85, concurrencies or lack thereof.
375's designation file still isn't updated; no help here.
Grid maps have the area right at the border between two maps; insufficient detail.
Shapefiles & the Statewide Planning Map are inconclusive. We see 375 splitting from 85 near Racetrack Dr, but neither really gives us any info on multiplexes.
WB, this bad boy right as 85 merges in suggests 375 continues on for a bit.
EB, overhead signage at the exits & supplemental frontage roads consistently signs both 375 & 85 together. Then, US85 is Exit 66 from TXLp375, suggesting that TXLp375 is already a route in progress at that point.
OTOH, Maybe the unnumbered exit at RacDr shouldn't be overlooked; maybe Exit 66 is an exit right smack at the route's beginning.

I was leaning toward keeping the US85 concurrency, and going no-build on the terminus, but could be talked into truncating. Thoughts?
(I'll throw this standalone reassurance shield in the mix too.)

In any case, no plans on extending westward along the supplemental frontage roads. These are marked as part of the IH 10 complex in the shapefiles & Statewide Planning Map. Doubtful that 375 extends any farther here.

What I will do though is break the 10/85 concurrency between 12 and 13, as US85 uses the supplemental frontage roads here.
Updates to Highway Data / NE: Operation Log Book 2020
« Last post by yakra on Yesterday at 02:06:50 pm »

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Updates to Highway Data / TX: TX Loop 375 issues
« Last post by rickmastfan67 on Yesterday at 01:45:18 pm »
ParkAccRd -> needs recentered
61A -> 60A
+X* -> Probably could use a shaping point or two between exits 62 & 64 to keep it away from the I-10 ROW.  I-10 could use the same in that area too.
66A -> 65A
66B -> 65B or 66
Other Discussion / Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Last post by andrepoiy on July 30, 2021, 09:34:15 pm »
I just finished my first multi-day road trip in which I was the primary driver. The major cities visited include: Montreal, Mont-Tremblant, Ottawa, North Bay, and Sudbury. A lot of minor cities were also visited.

This marks my first mileage outside my home province, and that province also happens to lack county roads, which is great to boost my mileage here on TM.

Within Ontario, you might see some gaps in my Highway 401, and that's because I had to exit to see certain attractions/towns. I was able to get a lot of new TCH mileage along Highway 17, 69, and 417.

I will outline my trip in more detail on AARoads, if you're interested in hearing more.
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