Re: Operation "No Trucks Left Lane": 70.00 miles
- From: Larry Harvilla <larry@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2008 05:46:30 -0400
John A. Weeks III wrote:
In article <6g9oidFee3gvU3@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
"brink" <brinknospam@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
"NO TRUCKS LEFT LANE
NEXT 70 MILES"
Any ideas as to why the start of the restriction in that area in particular?
Wisconsin had "No Trucks Right Lane" for several years on I-94
between Wisconsin Dells and Eau Claire. The pavement on the right
lane was worn far more than the left lane, and by moving truck traffic
to the left lane, they could get a few more years out of the road
before replacing the concrete.
Similar signs -- actually reading "Trucks Use Left Lane" -- were in place earlier this decade on I-76 through a couple of the most mind-numbingly boring stretches of eastern Colorado. This was done for exactly the same reason as in your example from the Badger State -- to buy CDOT a few years before putting all that money into a road in the middle of nowhere. The road was finally rebuilt ca. 2005, and those signs disappeared at that time.
e-mail: larry AT phatpage DOT org
Highways section still in progress at http://www.phatpage.org/highways.html
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