Actual content updates

Just added location maps to all the pages in the Mass Route Log for currently active numbered routes.

Also added tags for all the towns in Massachusetts. Hopefully I’ll figure out a way to easily add those tags to each of the route pages.

Suggestion to Build a MA 9 – I 290 connector

The Image of Worcester: Connecting to/from Route 9 in Shrewsbury, Worcester’s Eastern Gateway:

“[T]here seems to be a unique opportunity to construct a 1.7 mile connector highway between I-290 and Route 9 along an existing power line right-of-way (ROW).”

An interesting concept, to be sure. Eric also has a well-thought out public transit system upgrade for Worcester that I like the sounds of.

New Book in the Library

One of the items under the Christmas tree this year was a copy of “Turnpikes of New England” by Frederic J. Wood and Ronald Dale Karr. I’ve done some flipping through it, not enough to give a full review but it looks like it’ll be pretty interesting and a good reference for posts here.

I-190 and 290 merge revisited

3 months later, and it appears they’re back at it.

The merge between I-190 (southbound) and I-290 (westbound) is getting repainted. Again. It looks like the two lanes coming in from 190 are merging into each other, and the three 290 lanes remain unmolested – which I think is the way it was last time when it worked. Or not, I could be wrong.

Look, at this point, just pick one lane configuration and stick with it. The more we repaint this merge, the more confused people are going to get. I drive through here 4 times a week on my way to work and the only thing worse than trying to make it through without hitting anyone is trying to figure out what lane goes where this week.