[Tagging] road names and refs

Kevin Kenny kevin.b.kenny at gmail.com
Thu Jan 30 23:22:32 UTC 2020

On Thu, Jan 30, 2020 at 5:42 PM Shawn K. Quinn <skquinn at rushpost.com> wrote:
> "Old Route 7" or "Old Highway 7" etc might be used as the actual name of
> the remaining street after the highway is realigned to run elsewhere.
> I've seen this happen in Texas a lot.

Yup. It happens near me, too, and it's the situation I'm discussing.

On Thu, Jan 30, 2020 at 5:52 PM Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
> old_name=Old Route 7 ... perhaps this should more correctly be old_name=Route 7
> If it does not appear on signs but locals refer to it as such then
> local_name=Old Route 7
> And then add 'comment=local name is used verbally, not on signs as yet.'
> ???

Uhm.  It looks pretty much like any other `highway=unclassified`. The
signs say 'Old Route 7' in the style the township uses for rural
roads. There are no shields or chaining markers to indicate that it's
a state highway. And it's been called, 'Old Route 7' for decades. This
isn't a case of the state adding 'OLD' in place of a directional
marker, this is just that the town never saw fit to name the remaining
road anything else, and put up signs showing the name as it is.  (And
I've given the wrong number, but I'm far too lazy to look up the
correct one.)
73 de ke9tv/2, Kevin

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