Jughandles - A New Definition

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Jughandles - A New Definition

I bet you thought jughandles were attached to jugs or pitchers so you could lift them and pour.  And that's still true.

But I've learned that in New Jersey the term jughande is also used to describe a loop in the road system that controls traffic wanting to turn accross the oncoming traffic of the roadway.

Left turning vehicles are directed off on the right on a lane that veers away and circles to a stop sign in a road intersecting with the original highway. Drivers then turn on to that road and wait for the light to cross the highway.

These turns have a lot of individual variations from place to place, using existing roadways in established neighbourhoods or mathmatically precise back looping circles on new roadways. But most actually look like jug handles.

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You learn something new everyday.  Wouldn't have guessed it for the world.

May 30, 2011 06:53 AM #1
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Robert, I thought jug handles were the paunchy areas above a guy's waistband.  :)

May 30, 2011 06:54 AM #2
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New Orleans has a lot of those, but that’s the only place I’ve been that does, or at least that’s the only place where there are so many of them that you can’t help but use one occasionally.

May 30, 2011 01:29 PM #3
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Robert,

I have been on those I guess I did not know that is what they called them.

May 30, 2011 02:17 PM #4
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Thanks for your comments everyone. I've been out of town for almost a week. You might have guessed I was in New Jersey.

May 31, 2011 03:21 AM #5
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