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ProjectPA Redux

Posted by Roadsguy on 18 October 2016 in English (English)

Note: As of the finishing of PA 10 I'm taking a break from this to focus on better mapping Lebanon, PA.

As of yesterday I've decided to restart my attempts to improve the mapping of every route in Pennsylvania one by one, from US 1 to PA 999, plus bannered routes and major old alignments, as well as unnumbered routes like the Harrisburg Airport Connector and the Central Scranton Expressway. Below is a list of routes I've gotten so far, with business/alternate/etc. routes falling under their "parent" route:

  • US 1 (finished)
  • PA 3 (finished)
  • PA 5 (finished)
  • US 6 (finished)
  • US 6N (finished)
  • PA 8 (finished)
  • PA 10 (finished)
  • US 11 (eventually)

Here's an example of the sort of sloppy TIGER mapping that gets fixed: ProjectPA - Before and After

Project PA (old post)

Posted by Roadsguy on 18 December 2012 in English (English)

Occasionally, rather than make random fixes to problems I see, I'll use pahighways.com/state to go down signed route numbers (including US and Interstate routes) to "fix" them. For example:

PA 1 - decommissioned; replaced by US 1 - SR 0001 is applied to US 1

So, I do US 1 within the PA state line. Another example:

PA 43 - partly PA Turnpike 43 (SR 7043)

So I do PA Turnpike 43, and the short piece signed as PA 43 (aka the "Demonstration Project")

This also includes smoothing curves, fixing alignments, immediate vicinity errors on other roads, and of course TIGER and Created By tags.

At least I think that's what the "diary" is for. :P

EDIT: List of routes affected:

-US 1: SR 0001 (in progress)

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