Saturday, June 24, 2017

Texas Observations

I've seen this many times before, but am just now recording my observations.
Texas uses different designs for their route markers depending on if it's free standing signage or expressway signage.

Texas State Route Signs have the Route Number with TEXAS at the bottom



Freeway signs, however, have the state name THEN the number


Of course, Farm Road signage is totally different:





Thursday, June 08, 2017

Author! Author!

I am now a published author (sort of). Encyclopedia of Arkansas has accepted my submission on US 71 in Arkansas. I really had to boil it down to attract a wider interest, since I could (and maybe someday will) write a "great American novel" about the road. I even learned more about the road while I was doing my research. 

It was one of the easiest, yet hardest things I've done. I had the knowledge, but struggled to put it into words on paper. 

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

I Told You So!

I hate to say "I told you so", but I told you so. While AHTD has opened the new US 70 Broadway Bridge, a lot of finishing work is still going on. The most recent was reopening the ramp from US 70 to AR 10 where AHTD tweeted their triumph along with a photo of the ramp:

But wait: something doesn't look right. Does that sign say US 10? Yes, it does.
OOPS!

Of course, AHTD didn't catch the error until I reported it to them, but they initially insisted there was nothing wrong . It really should look like the Hwy 10 below:


*sigh* You just can't get good help these days.