Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Scenic Drives Update

From Carol McMahan in Arterial Traffic Operations at the Seattle DOT:

I found in our sign database a record of the signs for Scenic Drive #4. In 1980 the weathered or missing signs along this route were replaced and a portion of the scenic drive was rerouted due to a slide and bridge closure. At that time these signs were put into our database of sign records. There were 94 signs for Scenic Drive #4, of these I do not know how many actually still remain. If you are interested in these other locations I would be happy to send you a copy of the work instruction from 1980 that did this route revision and replacement... I cannot find a record of the three other scenic drives, though I have seen some of the signs along the other routes. We currently do not have a program for maintaining these signs.

Wow, that clears some things up, and now I can't wait for that 1980 work instruction... Thanks Carol!

BWT, yesterday I drove the purple northeast route on my old map, and today I drove the blue northwest route. Both of 'em meandered through lots of nice but boring residential areas, with nary a Scenic Drive sign. Still, I plan to explore the one remaining route -- the red, southeast one -- sometime in the next few days, so keep your eyes open for the SteveMandich.com Prize Patrolâ„¢!

That is all.


At 12:22 PM, February 14, 2007 , Anonymous Rhonda Porter said...

Thanks for the post! I've been trying to figure out what the Scenic Drive 4 signs were for.


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