Rules trump common sense on info signs
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — When you drive past/underneath those large electronic message boards on the highway and there's nothing posted, do you wonder if they're working? And if something is posted, does the information at 55-plus mph raise more …
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Using humor, the Force — ADOT pushing safety messages
“Aggressive driving is the path to the Dark Side” read an electronic message board over Arizona highways Thursday morning. Another recent addition told drivers to “Trust the Force but always buckle up,” with an accompanying tweet from ADOT reading: …
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Heroin saturation 'checkpoints' in Harford result in 10 arrests, criticism
Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said Tuesday's checkpoints, in which officers used traffic cones to slow vehicles and set up variable electronic message boards warning of a "heroin checkpoint," could not be more different from a DUI checkpoint that many …
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New TSU electronic message board to be installed
A new, more capable electronic message board was approved Wednesday to replace the aged message board that is now displayed at the entrance of the Titan Student Union. The Titan Student Centers Governing Board (TSCGB) also reviewed the updated …
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STERLING HEIGHTS: City allocates funds to repair, upgrade electronic message …
Sterling Heights plans to use a portion of the funds allocated in the 2014-15 fiscal year budget to repair and upgrade two of its four outdoor electronic message board signs, including this one outside City Hall. Source photo/Sean Delaney. The city of …
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Pembroke church seeking to display electronic 'Sign For Jesus' to pursue a lawsuit
The church, however, pointed to the electronic sign that Pembroke Academy displays about 2 miles away within the same zone, similar to the style it is proposing. The high school installed its electronic message board “against the wishes of the town …
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Dude! What did that traffic sign say?
Drivers in downtown Sacramento were treated for a couple hours last week to a flashing traffic alert unlike any they probably ever had seen. There's an electronic message board at 16th and P streets lately that has been warning drivers, “Left lane …
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Panel rejects electronic clock, message board
A light system installed as an animated clock on front of the new River's Edge apartment building downtown will stay dark, Greenville's Design Review Board Urban Design Panel decided after seeing a video presentation. The five members also gave a …
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Glen Ellyn to spend 2K for new downtown electronic sign
A new electronic message board in the center of downtown Glen Ellyn will cost the village more than $ 100,000. The LED sign will replace the monument sign at Main Street and Crescent Boulevard, a dual-facing sign village employees change manually.
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The Last Week of Memorial Bridge
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Memorial Bridge Closing To Pedestrian, Bicycle Traffic
Bridge Connecting New Hampshire, Maine Closing Next Week
POSTED: 8:23 am EST January 4, 2012
UPDATED: 8:44 am EST January 4, 2012
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — A nearly 90-year-old bridge connecting New Hampshire and Maine is closing to all pedestrian and bicycle traffic on Jan. 9 as contractors get ready to demolish it for a replacement.
Electronic message boards are in place at the bridge advertising the pending closure. The bridge was closed to motor vehicle traffic in July.
The Memorial Bridge project will replace the bridge that carries U.S. Route 1 over the Piscataqua River between Portsmouth and Kittery, Maine. Archer Western Contractors of Canton, Mass. will be the general contractor for the .4 million project.
The Portsmouth Herald reported that a new, daily shuttle bus service between Portsmouth and Kittery will start on Jan. 9. A website will be available later this week including a shuttle route map and full schedule.
Thumbs up to UDOT we give
The Standard-Examiner editorial board hashes out the positions we take on the Opinion page. Here's what members … THUMBS UP: To the Utah Department of Transportation for showing a sense of humor with its latest batch of electronic message signs.
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Five Scottish health boards review e-cigarette policy
Five health boards in Scotland are considering lifting their ban on using electronic cigarettes in hospital grounds, BBC Scotland can reveal. Health chiefs in Ayrshire and Arran, the Borders, Dumfries and Galloway, Lanarkshire and Tayside are reviewing …
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Patient-Initiated E-mails to Providers: Associations With Out-of-Pocket Visit …
Secure electronic messages offer patients and physicians an additional channel for communication and may serve as a unique mechanism for healthcare delivery. Although recent estimates show that most physicians in the United States are not yet regularly …
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Bee and what?
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Our neighborhood Walgreens got a lower-profile sign with an electronic message board. I appreciate it but sometimes I’m not sure what it’s trying to say.
I-10 Westbound, Twin Spans with an Approaching Rainstorm (2)
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The I-10 Twin Span Bridge, known locally as the Twin Spans, consists of two parallel trestle bridges. These parallel bridges cross the eastern end of Lake Pontchartrain in southern Louisiana from New Orleans, Louisiana to Slidell, Louisiana. The bridges were opened at a short ceremony on December 21, 1965 and are each constructed with 433 65-foot concrete segments.
Following the extensive damages from Hurricane Katrina, it was decided that the current Twin Spans were too vulnerable to storm surge and that the long term solution would be to construct two new spans. Ground was broken on July 13, 2006 on the project which will construct two new bridges 300 feet (91 m) east of the current spans. This 3 million project will construct two 3-lane bridges 30 feet (9.1 m) above the surface of Lake Ponchartrain, with an 80-foot (24 m) high rise near Slidell. Each span will be 60 feet (18 m) wide, consisting of three 12-foot (3.7 m) lanes, and 12-foot (3.7 m) shoulders on each side.
The wider bridges will eliminate the bottlenecking that currently occurs at both ends of the current bridges and also be able to accommodate 50 percent more traffic than the current twin spans, according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.
The new bridges will also have traffic cameras and electronic message boards to alert motorists of any potential problems on the bridge, much like the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway bridge.
The first new span opened to eastbound traffic on July 9, 2009 with the second span to follow in 2011. The old bridges will then be dismantled.
Construction Accident On October 30, 2008, as construction workers were preparing a form for a concrete pour, a girder collapsed sending 10 workers plunging into Lake Pontchartrain approximately 30 feet (9.1 m) below. One of the workers, Eric Troy Blackmon, who was tethered to the girder died in the accident.