Thursday, March 31, 2005

Clinching NC 62 and US 311

NC 86 North, I 40 West, Future I 840 North, US 70 West, US 220 North, Local Roads
US 220 South, NC 62 West, NC 109 North, Business I 85 South, US 52 North, NC 8 South, Business I 85 North, NC 109 North, US 311 South, Business I 85 North, I 85 North, NC 54 East
The I 85 Bypass of Greensboro is open again.
There are detour signs for US 29 North and US 70 West from I 40/85 onto Future I 840. This has been for construction at the NC 6 and US 29 North interchange. Since I was headed into Greensboro, I followed them. However, I did not notice any more detour signs on Future I 840 or on US 70 West.
US 311 South has Future I 74 Corridor signs south of I 40. There are none on the new bypass of High Point, which definitely is meant to be I 74.
Since the bypass was built, I no longer had US 311 clinched.
Clinch NC 62 and reclinch US 311.

Monday, March 14, 2005

Augusta GA - A family funeral

I 40 West, Bus I 85 South, I 85 South, I 77 South, SC 277 South, I 20 West to Augusta
GA 28, GA 104, Local Roads
I 20 East, SC 277 North, I 77 North, I 485 East, I 85 North, Bus I 85 North, I 40 West to Chapel Hill
Exit 149 on I 85 is now open as University Drive to Elon. Elon has been removed from the exit 141 signs. This may cause a problem with truckers who have notes regarding the Elon exit on I 85/I 40.
I 485 West is still marked on the GBS on I 77 South and North as Future I 485.
There is the 44 Motel at exit 44 on I 20 in SC. There are businesses named after highways. How many are named after exit numbers?
The rest area at mile 63 on I 77 in SC used to have payphones with large signs saying "Chester" because they were served by the Chester Telephone Company. Now they just say "Sprint". A bit of local color has disappeared.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Lansing MI

NC 86 North, I 40 West, Bus 40 West, US 52 North, I 74 West, I 77 North, Ohio Turnpike West, US 23 North, I 96 West
Side Trip - I 96 West, I 69 South, Bus 69 South (Charlotte) and return
Local Roads - I 496, Bus 69 (Lansing), Bus 96, M 43
Return - I 96 East, US 23 South, I 75 South, OH 15 East, US 23 South, I 270 West, OH 315 South, I 71 South, I 270 East, US 23 South, US 35 East, I 64 East, I 77 South, I 74 East, US 52 South, Bus 40 East, I 40 East, NC 86 South

I 85 is blocked with barricades on the ramp from I 40/I 85 West east of Greensboro. Construction through Canton OH is done.
The turnpike plazas just east of Toledo OH look about ready to open.
There is no weather info in the turnpike plazas. My brother the trucker talked to another trucker to get info about conditions farther up into the snow storm.
Took the new US 35 freeway from US 50 to Richmond Dale OH. There are stubs of pavement from the old US 35 carriageway.

Clinched I 69 completely.