Old Exit Numbers I-84

 

Despite the last two Garmin map updates, noticed that Garmin still has the old exit numbers for Interstate 84 in New York, at least between Newburgh NY and the CT state line (didn't pay attention in CT).

Luckily, most of the exit signs on the road have a small "Old Exit X" on the mounting bars below the new, large, sign.

That's interesting

perpster wrote:

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Luckily, most of the exit signs on the road have a small "Old Exit X" on the mounting bars below the new, large, sign.

Neat!

They do that on all

They do that on all Interstates when things change. Most of the changes were to make the exit number match the milepost of the highway in each state.

Recently in Pennsylvania they finally connected I-95 with the rest of I-95 in New Jersey. A portion of the old I-95 Bucks County is now I-295 and the new exit numbers had to be changed, and yes, the "Old Exit" signs are attached as well.

Here's an example: https://i.postimg.cc/m2cvy0Jk/old44.jpg

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soberbyker wrote:

They do that on all Interstates when things change. Most of the changes were to make the exit number match the milepost of the highway in each state.

Recently in Pennsylvania they finally connected I-95 with the rest of I-95 in New Jersey. A portion of the old I-95 Bucks County is now I-295 and the new exit numbers had to be changed, and yes, the "Old Exit" signs are attached as well.

Here's an example: https://i.postimg.cc/m2cvy0Jk/old44.jpg

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That image is similar to what I saw on I-84 in NY, though the PA sign is larger and easier to read.

My question is why have at least 2 Garmin map updates not "fixed" this? After all, they're interstates, not side streets or new streets.

CT

I haven't noticed I-84 CT signs being revised lately.

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mile marker

diesel wrote:

I haven't noticed I-84 CT signs being revised lately.

Some states are just catching up on numbering exits to match the mile markers, or have new sections of highway now part of an interstate.

In other words exit 44 as shown above used to be mile number 44 from the PA state line to that point on I-95, now it's mile 3 from where I-95 turns off and the road becomes I-295, hense exit 3.

Next time you're on I-84 in CT see if the exit numbers line up with the milepost numbers, if so, you won't see a change.

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Regional?

I've never seen one of these to my knowledge. Are they more likely in just a few states or along specific Interstates? If so, I'm guessing they're in the eastern US.

Not Even Close

CT exit numbers on I-84 have nothing to do with mile markers.

soberbyker wrote:
diesel wrote:

I haven't noticed I-84 CT signs being revised lately.

Next time you're on I-84 in CT see if the exit numbers line up with the milepost numbers, if so, you won't see a change.

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my

mom lives off 84 and I have thought not sure what the charter says but that road should be heavily tolled the way NY and MA do for out-of-staters...look at NY. $2.80 for the Henry Hudson for NY E-ZPass, $7 for everyone else. $12.24 for the Verrazzano NY E-ZPass, $19 for everyone else.

I get that CT has seen better days, but they should fight to stay alive.

Garmin always takes their time with updates...........

A great example is the route 301 bypass around Middletown DE; it was open and running for nearly a year before Garmin even admitted it existed, much less was actually usable.

OK

diesel wrote:

CT exit numbers on I-84 have nothing to do with mile markers.

soberbyker wrote:
diesel wrote:

I haven't noticed I-84 CT signs being revised lately.

Next time you're on I-84 in CT see if the exit numbers line up with the milepost numbers, if so, you won't see a change.

They may change sometime in the future then, a lot of states have changed the interstate highway exit numbers to have mile markers correspond with exit numbers.

It actually makes sense, not just another useless government mandate, if the exit number is the mile number it's easier to tell how much farther you have to travel to get to your exit. You just have to keep in mind each time you cross a state line the milepost goes back to zero (or counts down to zero if you're heading the other direction)

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Well

Garmin are very good where I am, all new roads etc appear on maps either before the date or just after. Mostly though it depends on the relevant authorities publishing the details, some are clearly better than others smile

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I Wish

soberbyker, I wish CT would do this. I do remember seeing something in the news a long time ago, and that it was not a priority.

I like when I am traveling on some highway that has exits numbered per mile markers. Makes me wonder why it wasn't like this forever. I think there might be some Federal mandate as to when this has to be completed.

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Good To Know

Great information for me. I am heading from Memphis to Newburgh Friday

Work In Progress

soberbyker wrote:
diesel wrote:

I haven't noticed I-84 CT signs being revised lately.

Some states are just catching up on numbering exits to match the mile markers, or have new sections of highway now part of an interstate.

In other words exit 44 as shown above used to be mile number 44 from the PA state line to that point on I-95, now it's mile 3 from where I-95 turns off and the road becomes I-295, hense exit 3.

Next time you're on I-84 in CT see if the exit numbers line up with the milepost numbers, if so, you won't see a change.

CT. is currently in the process of changing exit numbers. It is being done as the signs wear out and need to be replaced so it will take years to complete.
https://www.journalinquirer.com/politics_and_government/conn...

Monkey wrench

bdhsfz6 wrote:

CT. is currently in the process of changing exit numbers. It is being done as the signs wear out and need to be replaced so it will take years to complete.
https://www.journalinquirer.com/politics_and_government/conn...

Well, that surely throws a monkey wrench into Here's and Garmin's efforts to keep the maps and photorealistic junction views current.

Same

MA is in the process of doing the same on the Massachusetts Turnpike, Rt 2, and I84, i190 and I495, as well as Route 140.

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New Jersey

perpster wrote:
soberbyker wrote:

They do that on all Interstates when things change. Most of the changes were to make the exit number match the milepost of the highway in each state.

Recently in Pennsylvania they finally connected I-95 with the rest of I-95 in New Jersey. A portion of the old I-95 Bucks County is now I-295 and the new exit numbers had to be changed, and yes, the "Old Exit" signs are attached as well.

Here's an example: https://i.postimg.cc/m2cvy0Jk/old44.jpg

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That image is similar to what I saw on I-84 in NY, though the PA sign is larger and easier to read.

My question is why have at least 2 Garmin map updates not "fixed" this? After all, they're interstates, not side streets or new streets.

I thought the "old exit" signs in PA were nice, check out a sample of what I saw in New Jersey today.

https://i.postimg.cc/bv0PzgyS/20200316-084556.jpg

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Yellow vs Green

soberbyker wrote:
perpster wrote:
soberbyker wrote:

They do that on all Interstates when things change. Most of the changes were to make the exit number match the milepost of the highway in each state.

Recently in Pennsylvania they finally connected I-95 with the rest of I-95 in New Jersey. A portion of the old I-95 Bucks County is now I-295 and the new exit numbers had to be changed, and yes, the "Old Exit" signs are attached as well.

Here's an example: https://i.postimg.cc/m2cvy0Jk/old44.jpg

.

That image is similar to what I saw on I-84 in NY, though the PA sign is larger and easier to read.

My question is why have at least 2 Garmin map updates not "fixed" this? After all, they're interstates, not side streets or new streets.

I thought the "old exit" signs in PA were nice, check out a sample of what I saw in New Jersey today.

https://i.postimg.cc/bv0PzgyS/20200316-084556.jpg

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The yellow for the old exit number signs is a good idea. It suggests caution, alerting you. Green suggests nothing out of the ordinary.