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Offline michih

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Some French autoroutes have wps @ rest areas when it is accessable from both carriageways. E.g.: http://travelmapping.net/hb/?r=fraara.a089&lat=45.864491&lon=4.598503&zoom=17

I think there are more cases like this, not just in France. Is there a common agreement that this kind of wps should must be added? To be considered as GSJ?

I just realized that the manual does not mention GSJs but "Highways intersecting at an interchange." only. Is it an unwritten rule?

title modified by si404 as more general than just France
text modified by michih as the example is from France
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Re: Waypoints at rest areas accessable from both freeway carriageways
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2020, 07:15:18 pm »
I added the 'GadCoRA' one on I-10 in Florida because you are able to U-Turn at it without any issue.

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Re: Waypoints at rest areas accessable from both freeway carriageways
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2020, 10:30:58 am »
I think that makes sense; I saw this when I was in Italy which is another example.

For some other examples, there's also a rest area kinda like that on I-90 in South Dakota near Chamberlain that I've often U-turned at since it's a tourist attraction in its own right, and at you could theoretically U-turn in at least some of the service areas on the Kansas Turnpike (don't know why anyone would but it's possible).
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Re: Waypoints at rest areas accessable from both freeway carriageways
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2020, 09:56:53 pm »
I-84/US 30 exit 31 at Multnomah Falls

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Re: Waypoints at rest areas accessable from both freeway carriageways
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2020, 02:12:39 am »
Delaware House Travel Plaza on I-95 between exits 1 and 3. I've actually U-turned here once, as I'd only gotten on I-95 to go to the travel plaza and pick up a state map (it's one of the few places that have official DelDOT maps), then turned back.

Several service and rest areas on the Garden State Parkway in NJ:
Ocean View Service Area (MP 18.3);
Shoemaker Holly Rest Area (about MP 22);
Atlantic Plaza Service Area (MP 41.4);
Forked River Service Area (MP 76.0);
Monmouth Service Area (MP 100.0);
Cheesequake Service Area (MP 124.0);
Montvale Service Area (MP 171.0).

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Re: Waypoints at rest areas accessable from both freeway carriageways
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2020, 10:54:39 am »
There's a rest area in the median of I-8 in California just west of Exit 156 where one could also easily U-turn.