Incorrect naming of George Parks Highway  Topic is solved

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Incorrect naming of George Parks Highway

Postby MacroNav » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:11 am

Hello Alaska Wazers,

I am curious about why the highway between Wasilla and Fairbanks has had the primary name applied as "George Parks Hwy". I understand that the highway was named in honor of the territorial governor. However, state and borough GIS sources, highway signs, and addresses all call it simply "Parks Highway", sometimes with a cardinal direction applied (within the Matsu borough).

With the name as it is, all addresses on the highway are incorrect, app directions don't reflect signs.

Therefore I propose renaming the entirety of the highway to simply Parks Hwy, including N S E W as appropriate in localities. I do not believe it is necessary to add "George Parks Hwy" as an alternate, although this could be done if others feel it is best.

Here's a DOT page describing the scenic byway honorary name - however, even in this they revert to simply Parks Highway in most references. http://www.dot.state.ak.us/stwdplng/sce ... arks.shtml

The DOT functional classification map calls it "Parks Highway"
http://akdot.maps.arcgis.com/home/webma ... 24,69.7641

The Matsu Borough GIS calls it E Parks Hwy at the beginning near palmer, switching to W at Lucile St in Wasilla, then S at mile 78 , and N past mile 132.
https://maps.matsugov.us/matsugcx/

Fairbanks NSB calls it Parks Hwy.
http://gis.co.fairbanks.ak.us/website/f ... viewer.htm
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Re: Incorrect naming of George Parks Highway  Topic is solved

Postby SkyviewGuru » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:36 pm

Apologies for the awful delay in addressing your post. I believe the naming came from the original import. I've used your sources and renamed the road. Please feel free to check it over and let me know if you see any problems. If this resolves the concern, please remember to mark this thread as solved. Thanks!
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Re: Incorrect naming of George Parks Highway

Postby MacroNav » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:43 pm

Yes that does the trick. Thanks a bunch!
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Re: Incorrect naming of George Parks Highway

Postby SkyviewGuru » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:46 pm

My pleasure!
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Re: Incorrect naming of George Parks Highway

Postby flith » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:05 pm

For what it's worth, I suggest removing the E, W, and S and simply call the entire highway the "Parks."
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Re: Incorrect naming of George Parks Highway

Postby MacroNav » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:07 pm

Flith, thanks for your input. I'm okay with removing the cardinals from the Primary name, for consistency along the entire length of the highway. I would like to have the Cardinals in an Alt-name. My concern is there are many addresses attached the the road, and there may potentially be conflicts between sections.

Since I don't have the power (yet) one of ya'll will have to make the change.
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Re: Incorrect naming of George Parks Highway

Postby flith » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:34 pm

I can make them all but the freeway portion.
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Re: Incorrect naming of George Parks Highway

Postby SkyviewGuru » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:40 pm

I'll take care of the freeway portion. Do you have a permalink handy?
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Re: Incorrect naming of George Parks Highway

Postby flith » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:55 pm

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Re: Incorrect naming of George Parks Highway

Postby flith » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:58 pm

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