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April 10, 2009


Jeffrey Friedl

I think you're confusing "exit name" with the names of places that an exit can lead you. 261 has an exit labeled "Portola Pkwy" because it leads you to Portola Parkway.

Both of 241's exits lead to Portola Parkway, but only the southernmost is so marked... the northern one is marked 'Portola - IRVINE".

It would be nice if they picked random names, like "Exit Bob", that were unique. But even if they tried, they're still the government, and would end up coming up with names like "Exit Jeff" and "Exit Geoff" /-:

Grandma Friedl

Well, I for one had a bad experience taking the wrong Portola exit, then being told that I couldn't have gotten off on the wrong one because there really wasn't one where I had gotten off. I checked later and it was there all right; I had just been on the wrong Freeway. And to make it worse, both freeways sounded familiar because here in Northeast Ohio where the Friedl's are all from, there are two hiways near each other called 241 and 261. I agree with Steve..they certainly could be more clearly marked.

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  • Steve Friedl is a software and network security consultant in Southern California. He has been a C and UNIX developer since 1981 and has an exceptionally broad background in this area. Some areas of expertise include:

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