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Old 10-04-2007, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry NC/Randolph NJ/Cape Coral FL
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Jug handles are FUN when you're pulling a 53' trailer... While I got you guys; why the heck is it called Route 1 and 9? Why isn't it Route 109 or Route 1 or Route 9. First time I got directions to the Fed Ex facility at Newark I dang near drove into the Hudson River looking for "Route 109" after getting directions over the phone!:D

sorry but that sentence made me crack up
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Old 10-04-2007, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Central Jersey - Florida
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Jug handles are FUN when you're pulling a 53' trailer... While I got you guys; why the heck is it called Route 1 and 9? Why isn't it Route 109 or Route 1 or Route 9. First time I got directions to the Fed Ex facility at Newark I dang near drove into the Hudson River looking for "Route 109" after getting directions over the phone!
1 and 9 is New Jersey slang for State Highways #1 and #9 combined. The two highways seperate in Woodbridge and become two different roadways. Now don't confuse 1 and 9 with 109. 109 is a highway in Cape May. By the way New Jersey law provides for the vehicle that is traveling within the traffic circle to have the right of way unless your in a traffic circle that has yield signs within it, if so then disregard what I just said. Are you confused now.
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Old 10-04-2007, 01:26 PM
 
Location: High Bridge, NJ
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If that's not enough we have 31/202, 202/206, and I-295 North which abruptly turns into I-95 South, but of course the turnpike is also I-95. Welcome to New Jersey
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Old 10-04-2007, 01:35 PM
 
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If that's not enough we have 31/202, 202/206, and I-295 North which abruptly turns into I-95 South, but of course the turnpike is also I-95. Welcome to New Jersey
LOL!!!!!!!!!!!! You know what "got" my in-laws when they came visiting from cross-country? The fact that streets (local streets) continuously change names.

I remember one time I told her, "Well, you need to take Washington for a bit, but watch out, because it turns into Westwood Ave., but then after you sort of zig around the big fireman statue it becomes Demarest Ave. Well, I mean after you go through that tiny connector street because only the first few yards is a two-way, you have to hook around and make a right to get BACK to Demarest. Oh. And then it splits."

"Into what?" she asked, trying to hide her trepidation and confusion.

"Into...either...River Vale Road or Westwood," I said. "Or, like, something else."

"Well, which one?"

"I don't remember," I confessed.

"But don't you live there?"

"Well...yes. But I never look at the street signs at that T."

"Why not?"

"Because, what help would that be, really? It changes again two streets down."

Even with those concise and inarguable directions, she still got lost. Go figure! (shrug)

It was REALLY fun explaining for their trip back to JFK Airport that the Parkway is the Thruway but only after you go past the geographical area of the on-ramp which only goes south, which technically you don't want to do because then you're going in the wrong direction, but you can ONLY go onto the Parkway south there as there is no north entrance, so you just want to go south but DON'T take the parkway, just sidetrack back to two towns before ours and THEN you get on the Parkway north and then you're golden!!!!!!!!!

My husband (who grew up in SoCal)'s first question to me the first time he visited was a rather timid "Um...so how come streets are...different here?"

"Different how?" I asked.

"Well," he explained, "in L.A., streets generally run straight either north-south or east-west."

I burst out laughing.

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Old 10-04-2007, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Central Jersey - Florida
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If that's not enough we have 31/202, 202/206, and I-295 North which abruptly turns into I-95 South, but of course the turnpike is also I-95. Welcome to New Jersey
The scary part is we all know where were going (well at least most of us)
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Old 10-04-2007, 02:07 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Jug handles are FUN when you're pulling a 53' trailer... While I got you guys; why the heck is it called Route 1 and 9? Why isn't it Route 109 or Route 1 or Route 9. First time I got directions to the Fed Ex facility at Newark I dang near drove into the Hudson River looking for "Route 109" after getting directions over the phone!
Because it IS Route 1 and 9! Route 1 and 9 merge for a bit, then branch off in different directions. Same goes for 202/206 for a stretch, Rt 22 and 78, and Rt 9 and the Parkway, to name a few.
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Old 10-04-2007, 02:09 PM
 
Location: NJ
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If that's not enough we have 31/202, 202/206, and I-295 North which abruptly turns into I-95 South, but of course the turnpike is also I-95. Welcome to New Jersey
oops, responded b4 I saw this. lol Route 287 South also turns into Route 440 North (but it's really east and west at that point! )
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Old 10-04-2007, 02:09 PM
 
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LOL!!!!!!!!!!!! You know what "got" my in-laws when they came visiting from cross-country? The fact that streets (local streets) continuously change names.
We've got that down here in the Atlanta Metro area too. I go less than three miles on a road from my house to the highway, and it changes names from Marietta Highway to Holly Springs Parkway to Canton Highway to Old Route 5 in that three mile stretch.

That was one good thing about living in Las Vegas- except in the outlying areas, the streets were all on a N/S, E/W grid, all followed consistent numbering schemes, and didn't change names from one end of the valley all the way to the other. Of course, that alone isn't a good enough reason to stay in Las Vegas

Bob
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Old 10-04-2007, 02:16 PM
 
Location: NJ
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The scary part is we all know where were going (well at least most of us)
when my brother's girlfriend moved here from IL, she was constantly amazed at how we had these "road" discussions and we could finish each other's sentences...

"So you take Rt 24 East, but it's actually old 24 or 124 but the signs say 513. Anyway, make a right there and you'll be on 206 South. Stay on it, it'll merge with 202 south. Get onto 287 South which will split, but both sides take you to the same place. Get BACK onto 202/206 South, but stay to the right to go onto 206. It's a redesigned circle so you need to take the 3rd "exit" of the circle which will take you back onto 206. If you follow it all the way around, you'll be back on 202/206 North - you'll know because you'll see the "Time to Eat" Diner on your right." Too funny! She (and others) said she never heard so much conversation about roads and directions and alternate routes as she did when living here. LOL
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Old 10-04-2007, 02:20 PM
 
Location: NJ
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We've got that down here in the Atlanta Metro area too. I go less than three miles on a road from my house to the highway, and it changes names from Marietta Highway to Holly Springs Parkway to Canton Highway to Old Route 5 in that three mile stretch.

That was one good thing about living in Las Vegas- except in the outlying areas, the streets were all on a N/S, E/W grid, all followed consistent numbering schemes, and didn't change names from one end of the valley all the way to the other. Of course, that alone isn't a good enough reason to stay in Las Vegas

Bob
Seattle, while having that N/S, E/W grid - is a fricken nightmare in my opinion! My SIL lives at 57668734 NW 125436434th Street NESW, while my cousin, in the same town, lives at 57668737 NW 125436434th Place NESW, which are nowhere near each other, LOL.
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