Thursday, June 14, 2012

New Mexico Paper Map

New Mexico is out with their "New Mexico Transportation Centennial Map." It's a nice quality map celebrating the state's 100th anniversary. It includes historical road pictures and a reproduction of the Hand Drawn1912 New Mexico Road Map. You can compare it to the 2012 map which has the historical US 66 route marked.
You can get your paper map, along with electronic versions here.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Arkansas Paper Maps

Arkansas Map
If you are looking for Bill and Hillary Clinton..... Airport in Little Rock... get your paper Arkansas Road Map here. Links are there for the electronic versions are, too.
For you map geeks, there's tons of other maps there, too. County, construction, historical and even city maps, like Siloam Springs.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Walkin' Down Old I-40 in Oklahoma City

Walk down the old I-40 Crosstown Expressway in Oklahoma City... and get a free chunk-o-freeway!
Here's the story.
Both Routes

As it looks on the Map today. View Larger Map

Friday, January 7, 2011

Lifespan of a Road Sign

Sign to Seattle's Alaskan Way Viaduct

It's not often that something roadgeek-worthy makes it to TV news. This won't be extremely geeky as it is produced for the general public. Now from the middle of the country, Brad's Beat: Lifespan of a Road Sign.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

What's Your Sign?

Beside finding the Roadgeeky details of how signs, signals and road markings should look, now you can test your skills at the Federal Highway Administration's Sign IQ Quiz.
Want to know more? You can download the official Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices here. Then go and see how well your local roads follow the manual.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Road Stripe Shortage could have Texas Drivers Weaving

A stripe paint shortage has the Texas Department of Transportation scrambling to find new sources of paint for roadwork already scheduled. More from KVUE TV in Austin.
Here's the Top Ten Ideas for Striping Texas Highways.
  • #10 Arrest Spray Paint Taggers and put them on the road gang
  • #9 Start a Jobs program for out of work Painters. 
  • #8 Field Trips for Art Students 
  • #7 Now that DVDs have taken over… use old rental video tape. 
  • #6 Junior High Kids with big shoes and to-go mustard packets 
  • #5 Yellow Duct Tape 
  • #4 Specially Trained Seagulls dropping in... Droppings! 
  • #3 Delay openings 'til fall and use yellow and orange leaves 
  • #2 Re-use Crime Scene yellow tape.
  • #1 Forget the stripes and drive crazy like overseas.
Free Texas Map
Downloadable Texas Map
Texas Atlas and Gazetteer
Going to Texas: Five Centuries of Texas Maps
The Roads of Texas - 5th Edition

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Free NC Map

Get yourself a free North Carolina Road Map here. Paper or PDF and GIF files.
While you are there, look at the wonderfully detailed scans of archived road maps going back to 1922. This can be very helpful when scouting out old highways and finding the pre-interstate routes around North Carolina. There's also a history of the publication of the North Carolina State Maps.

Free North Carolina Maps
Buy the North Carolina Atlas & Gazetteer
Buy the American Map North Carolina State Road Atlas