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Talk:Loesch Road

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You may want to check with the city on this one; if this isn't a typo, it's a case of bad judgement. Case in point; near Eastland Plaza the road is either Woodscrest Drive or Woodcrest Drive depending on which sign you read. related HT article. Chris Eller 10:53, 28 December 2006 (EST)

I don't really know. It will probably take some serious digging. Loesch is not a typo, that's what the sign says on the street itself. On the way home today, I drove up this road (I often do on the way home from work) and as I drove by what online maps call Loesh Road, I confirmed that there is no sign. I thought that maybe this is something that a mapping company had to do a while ago. Perhaps their software couldn't deal with a road having two sections that were different but still connected to each other. So then perhaps somebody unofficially named the small part of it Loesh Road (dropping the c). Or maybe some surveyor for the company doing the mapping didn't know what to do so they made up the name. Then if it was included in some piece of software that both Google, Mapquest and MSN all derive from. Mapping CD-ROMs have been available since around 1990 and who knows how long the information on those was available before that. That is a lot of time for them to all inherit the same mistake. Figuring out if the small portion is really named differently is probably easy. If they have the same name, then determining why all online maps name it differently is probably hard. :-( -- Mark 20:54, 28 December 2006 (EST)
The city engineer's office listed in the HT article is the place to go. If I remember, I'll call them tomorrow. Chris Eller 21:17, 28 December 2006 (EST)
Here is another interesting development. I was driving up Vernal Pike from the west side yesterday and drove by the extension road and now they have a sign up there calling it Old Vernal Pike. It is a brand new sign and they recently did a major road project in that area. But I don't know if they just now decided to name it or if that really was where Vernal Pike ran a while back or something. So its even more confusing I guess. -- Mark 22:18, 25 June 2008 (EDT)