Ramp Speed Limits, And Why They Matter

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Grumpy wrote

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I couldn’t get a picture of the cargo spread all over the shoulder the other day, but this is after the cleanup.

I was racing my clock to get to the TA at Waterloo NY a week or two ago, when I saw a message the ramp was closed on an overhead sign. Stopped 45 minutes away and made dry camp. Was hoping to make the TA as I badly needed a shower.

Next morning I saw why. Heard over the CB the driver didn’t make it. It says 25 for a reason.

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Grumpy is this at Exit 41 on Thruway near the Casino? I noticed that the Guard rail was gone when I got off and headed to the Petro.

Yep. That’s it

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Massachusetts ramps are fun. Short, narrow, and sharp

G-Town's Comment
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Massachusetts ramps are fun. Short, narrow, and sharp

...and also North Jersey; once off the Interstate and running secondaries, ramps are ridiculously tight.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Chris L's Comment
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G-Town wrote

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Massachusetts ramps are fun. Short, narrow, and sharp

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...and also North Jersey; once off the Interstate and running secondaries, ramps are ridiculously tight.

That's so true of Jersey a good example is getting off I95 just before the toll booths the off ramp for Route 130 North it has a short ramp before you go into a sharp right curve which is tight. I'm always make sure I'm fully on the high side of the curve and always check my tandem's on the passenger side so I don't clip that guard rail. I also slow down to at least 15 mph max. Hell it's a tough right hand turn onto 130 I take it a bit wider so I clear the corner.

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

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