Saturday, March 26, 2011

Mississippi Oopsie!

Just got back from 2 weeks in Mississippi (and Louisiana, plus a little bit of Alabama and Florida). Lots of new bridges (new to me, at least) and the usual assortment of roadside attractions and oddities.

Here's one I found along US 49 near Seminary, MS

See anything odd?

Here's a close-up of across the road

Looks like someone got in too much of a hurry and got the One Way signs reversed! If you're not paying attention, you could be in a world of hurt. For the record, the second photo is correct.

I've dashed off a quick note to MDOT to see if they're aware of this. I wonder if they'll respond?

Follow up: they never responded. Not even a "thank you for your message"

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Dear MoDOT

Last year you built the new highway interchange at US 71 and MO 126 which closed the intersection for several months. Now I hear you are planning to replace the bridge over the North Fork Spring River located just west of there, which will require closing Highway 126 for 2-3 months.
Why didn't you replace the bridge when you were building the new interchange? Why do you have to inconvenience people a second time?