Notes: NE OH -- SW MI

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Marc Fannin

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Jul 1, 2002, 8:55:44 PM7/1/02
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The same week I go to western New York, I also get a chance to visit
relatives where I grew up in SW Michigan. Five states in a week,
about my annual maximum these days.... Route out from Lake Co., Ohio:
I-90 WB to US 31 NB to the vicinity of I-94; route back: About the
same with a couple of minor detours just after leaving.

(Anything in this post which is confusing is probably explained
somewhere on Roadfan.com)

-- LEDs lit are cool, but when not lit there is also something
interesting -- a sort-of gleam from the lenses.

-- West of Cleveland on I-90 (Crocker/Bassett exit) there is a
red-on-white sign on the bridge -- "IS YOUR BOOM/BED DOWN?"

-- Went to a newly-rebuilt service area on the Ohio Turnpike just west
of the 80/80 split. Not much more interesting than a rest area or
service area during the vacation season.

-- Indiana Toll Road ticket issued automatically at the Indiana line
-- still trying to figure that out since they only list your class now

-- New deer sensor system (news website URL with photo on request)
fully up on Indiana Toll Road. Didn't see it in action.

-- Toll Road sign department identifies itself with a BGS :)

-- When some roads meet freeways in Michigan now, the sign used for
the crossing freeway has a straight/right arrow underneath. While
it's obvious there'll be no multiplex, I think a little more info
would be better. Also, Michigan's 3dM's seem to have an even narrower
font than before, which was already narrow (not counting the
occasional stretched marker I've seen on the Web). However, for all
the M-xx bashing here, it was comforting to me to see that "M".

-- The part of IN 112 not taken over by IN 19 west of Elkhart is
called "By Pass Rd(?)" (the designator had faded on the only street
sign I saw).

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emeier

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Jul 2, 2002, 7:50:19 AM7/2/02
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> -- New deer sensor system (news website URL with photo on request)
> fully up on Indiana Toll Road. Didn't see it in action.

I have seen the sensors working, well sort of. The lights were
flashing on several of the warning signs. We never, however, saw any
animals in the roadway.


> -- The part of IN 112 not taken over by IN 19 west of Elkhart is
> called "By Pass Rd(?)" (the designator had faded on the only street
> sign I saw).

The funky thing about By Pass Road is that it's nowhere near "The
Bypass" which is the name everyone in Northern Indiana uses for the US
20/31 freeway.

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