KY PARKWAYS -- Audubon re-sign project

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Jacob Newkirk

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Sep 2, 2002, 12:16:43 AM9/2/02
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Just got back from a drive down the Audubon Parkway ... KYTC has FINALLY
re-signed the entire 24-mile length of the road with new BGSs. This amazed
me (thanks to Jeff Carlyle for the heads-up!) since most of the signs
(except speed limits and other misc. signs) have been in place since the
road opened in late 1970.

Of course, that isn't true for the signs at exits 5 and 18; those exits were
added in the '80s. But the signs were in pretty rough shape, to be kind.

Things I noticed about the new ones: Exit 10 (KY 416, at the only toll
booth) now has control cities listed -- Hebbardsville (to the north of the
parkway) and Niagara (to the southwest). Mileage signs no longer list just
Henderson and Owensboro but the other towns along the way as well.

Mysteriously, though, the Pennyrile Parkway exits are no longer 0A and 0B.
They have been re-numbered 1A (northbound) and 1B (southbound). Could KYTC
be considering an extension to US 41 (less than a mile away)??? Who knows?

JN <><


Sherman Cahal

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Sep 2, 2002, 1:09:53 PM9/2/02
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> Just got back from a drive down the Audubon Parkway ... KYTC has FINALLY
> re-signed the entire 24-mile length of the road with new BGSs. This
amazed
> me (thanks to Jeff Carlyle for the heads-up!) since most of the signs
> (except speed limits and other misc. signs) have been in place since the
> road opened in late 1970.

Were they button copy? I know of some very old BGS along I-65 and the BG
Parkway that has button-copy.

> Of course, that isn't true for the signs at exits 5 and 18; those exits
were
> added in the '80s. But the signs were in pretty rough shape, to be kind.
>
> Things I noticed about the new ones: Exit 10 (KY 416, at the only toll
> booth) now has control cities listed -- Hebbardsville (to the north of the
> parkway) and Niagara (to the southwest). Mileage signs no longer list
just
> Henderson and Owensboro but the other towns along the way as well.
>
> Mysteriously, though, the Pennyrile Parkway exits are no longer 0A and 0B.
> They have been re-numbered 1A (northbound) and 1B (southbound). Could KYTC
> be considering an extension to US 41 (less than a mile away)??? Who
knows?
>
> JN <><
>
>


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Jacob Newkirk

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Sep 2, 2002, 2:12:32 PM9/2/02
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No, the old ones weren't button copy ... I don't recall ever seeing any
button copy signs in this part of the state. I've seen old pix from the
Audubon, and as far as I can tell, they've always been what I refer to as
the "modern" type.

JN <><

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Stephen Anslinger

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Sep 2, 2002, 11:16:25 PM9/2/02
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I like the style of signs in Kentucky, the ones that look like a venetian blind
on the backs. Tennessee, Mississippi, Indiana and Arkansas have them, and
Louisiana is getting them too.

3Intimidator3

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Sep 4, 2002, 10:28:28 AM9/4/02
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"Jacob Newkirk" <newk...@adelphia.net> wrote:

>Mysteriously, though, the Pennyrile Parkway exits are no longer 0A and 0B.
>They have been re-numbered 1A (northbound) and 1B (southbound). Could KYTC
>be considering an extension to US 41 (less than a mile away)??? Who knows?

I can't see the need for such an extension. Maybe there's something in
the MUTCD or elsewhere about "Exit 0."


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Jeffrey Carlyle

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Sep 9, 2002, 10:57:59 AM9/9/02
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"Jacob Newkirk" <newk...@adelphia.net> wrote:
> Mysteriously, though, the Pennyrile Parkway exits are no longer 0A and 0B.
> They have been re-numbered 1A (northbound) and 1B (southbound). Could KYTC
> be considering an extension to US 41 (less than a mile away)??? Who knows?

Here is what I found out from Jason Ward, the KYTC DOH District 2
Resident Engineer:

"Having an exit 0 seems to cause confusion among motorist. Also the
standard system for numbering exits use a 1 in lieu of 0. That's the
only reason that we changed the numbering at the exit."

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