Category: Roads

Fixes to I-290/495?

The The Worcester Telegram & Gazette reports that MassHighway is looking to rework the intersection of I-290 and I-495 in Hudson.

I can’t imagine that it’s possible to make that interchange any worse; 290 is backed up heading onto 495 south many mornings, and 495 north occasionally.

I do like that the image they include is of the way the interchange is now, not what’s being planned. Not really all that helpful.

Song and road.

Every once in a while, I’ll find a perfect combination of song and road. Today I had one – Pet Shop Boys “Somewhere” came on just as I was getting onto I-290 as it starts in Hudson and it just seemed right. THe song picked up just as I went under the 495 ramp and… well,  it was just right.

For those keeping score, the other spots I’ve had this that I can remember are:

I-84 westbound just before exit 8, Abba’s “Dancing Queen”

I-390 north over a hill just before I-90, Depeche Mode’s “Get Right With Me”

I-87 north through Saratoga Springs, Prodigy’s “Voodoo People”

Anyone else have anything?

Google Maps Hybrid Mode

I already admit that I am a Google junkie. I think the company has yet to really fall flat on their face. I’m a full-out Gmail user, I use the personalized home page as my start page at work, and Google Maps is my favorite map site. They just made the maps even better though with a Hybrid Mode that lays a street grid over the satellite imagery. Go check it out. Via The Map Room