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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #100 on: January 04, 2014, 04:55:09 PM »

And then there's this sign, and out of the states I've visited, New Jersey's the only one who posts a sign like this.

It is somewhat analogous to how the Topeka city limits are treated on I-70 eastbound ("CAPITAL CITY" replaces the usual "CITY LIMIT").
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #101 on: January 06, 2014, 01:17:06 PM »

Here's another one:

http://goo.gl/maps/rGx5A

It's a white rectangular regulatory sign, so does it mean that the presence of a blind person in the area is mandatory?  :hmmm:
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #102 on: January 06, 2014, 01:25:37 PM »

So it should be an M5-2 rather than an M6-2. Woo.
Actually, M5-4 would be more appropriate; especially further down NJ 29 makes more of a sharp right whereas the ramp to I-95 stays more straight.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #103 on: January 07, 2014, 09:38:20 AM »

Interesting VMS in Newark, New Jersey...



To quote from the article in which I found it,
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Essex County Prosecutors office display signs asking for information on the homicides of Zainee Hailey, 13, and Kasson Mormon, 15, who were shot and killed on Christmas night at 102 Schley Street in Newark. The scene on Friday, December, 27, 2013. Ed Murray/The Star-Ledger

I don't remember the intersection, but I remember seeing one in Winston-Salem asking for information about a hit-and-run that happened.

Here's a sign I've never seen anywhere else - http://goo.gl/maps/3I6XD
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #104 on: January 07, 2014, 10:37:21 AM »

^^ Cobb Co GA goes bezerk with those (5 flashers in one spot): http://goo.gl/maps/obMiD
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #105 on: January 07, 2014, 10:55:47 AM »

^^ Cobb Co GA goes bezerk with those (5 flashers in one spot): http://goo.gl/maps/obMiD

That's overkill. 2 flashers would've sufficed, if not one.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #106 on: January 25, 2014, 04:27:06 PM »

Keep this thread going! MA 62, going west, just west of MA 28



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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #107 on: January 26, 2014, 02:35:48 AM »

And then there's this sign, and out of the states I've visited, New Jersey's the only one who posts a sign like this.

It is somewhat analogous to how the Topeka city limits are treated on I-70 eastbound ("CAPITAL CITY" replaces the usual "CITY LIMIT").

Is that actually the city limit, though? If you continue east on I-70, there's a typical "Topeka / CITY LIMIT" sign near the bridge upstream of the I-470 ramp diverge.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #108 on: January 26, 2014, 10:13:36 AM »

Is that actually the city limit, though? If you continue east on I-70, there's a typical "Topeka / CITY LIMIT" sign near the bridge upstream of the I-470 ramp diverge.

This is not an easy question to answer.  Using Google Maps' shading distinction between incorporated and unincorporated land, the first sign (which references Topeka as "CAPITAL CITY") is located at the point where the Topeka municipal boundary first touches I-70.  (It does not appear to cross the I-70 right-of-way line, but I don't consider Google Maps reliable for such a determination.)  The boundary runs parallel to I-70 for several hundred feet before it jogs first south and then north, crossing I-70 just downstream of the Urish Road bridge.  The "CITY LIMIT" sign is in fact located just upstream of the crossing point, a siting which is probably necessitated by the bridge.

If memory serves, KDOT considers an official city limit sign to be properly located at the point where the city limit actually crosses the highway, even if the limit line has been parallel to and adjacent to the highway for a considerable distance to that point.  The "CITY LIMIT" sign in this case appears to meet this criterion.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #109 on: January 26, 2014, 04:27:25 PM »

This is not an easy question to answer.  Using Google Maps' shading distinction between incorporated and unincorporated land, the first sign (which references Topeka as "CAPITAL CITY") is located at the point where the Topeka municipal boundary first touches I-70.
No need to use the Goog. http://maps.topeka.org/website/NewZoning/viewer.htm (the Goog is essentially correct; the city limits are the south ROW of I-70 and the east ROW of Urish)
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #110 on: January 27, 2014, 04:36:58 PM »

I found this just off of US 165 in Monroe, LA near the ULM campus. However, it belonged to a tree cutting company by the same name repairing tornado damage at a nearby house. I thought LA DOTD had a sense of humor.


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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #111 on: January 27, 2014, 04:43:05 PM »

I found this just off of US 165 in Monroe, LA near the ULM campus. However, it belonged to a tree cutting company by the same name repairing tornado damage at a nearby house. I thought LA DOTD had a sense of humor.




Most people would think it was a typo for "caution".
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #112 on: January 27, 2014, 06:56:40 PM »

Went down to Dallas last Tuesday for work (just for the day), and found this near my site:



Thought it was interesting due to the use of "IH" instead of "I-" or "Interstate" (yes, I know it's Texas-standard).
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #113 on: January 27, 2014, 07:37:37 PM »

I assume the 'I H' stands for 'Interstate Highway', correct?

Also, I get a strange feeling that 'Avenue H' should be 'H Avenue', but then again, I don't know Dallas (or Texas for that matter) that well.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #114 on: January 27, 2014, 07:41:24 PM »

I assume the 'I H' stands for 'Interstate Highway', correct?

Also, I get a strange feeling that 'Avenue H' should be 'H Avenue', but then again, I don't know Dallas (or Texas for that matter) that well.

Interstates are IH- in Texas.

And I think Avenue H is also called Avenue H in New York.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #115 on: January 28, 2014, 12:25:31 PM »

I found this just off of US 165 in Monroe, LA near the ULM campus. However, it belonged to a tree cutting company by the same name repairing tornado damage at a nearby house. I thought LA DOTD had a sense of humor.




Most people would think it was a typo for "caution".

No one in Louisiana would think Cajun was a typo for caution.   ;-)
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #116 on: January 28, 2014, 12:29:11 PM »

I think it's in poor taste to advertise one's business name on a sign that's supposed to warn motorists of a hazard on the road.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #117 on: January 28, 2014, 02:44:00 PM »

I think it's in poor taste to advertise one's business name on a sign that's supposed to warn motorists of a hazard on the road.

Could be ethnic, as in they are tree cutters who are Cajuns.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #118 on: January 29, 2014, 05:27:20 PM »

I think it's in poor taste to advertise one's business name on a sign that's supposed to warn motorists of a hazard on the road.

Could be ethnic, as in they are tree cutters who are Cajuns.

I'm pretty sure it was both. The truck in the yard had the same name as the sign. Didn't catch a glance of the people working, but there's a good chance they were part Cajun.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #119 on: February 10, 2014, 02:45:01 AM »

this confusing as well as ugly specific service sign is courtesy of MassDOT.

http://goo.gl/maps/WE6AO
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #120 on: February 10, 2014, 10:24:48 AM »

this confusing as well as ugly specific service sign is courtesy of MassDOT.

http://goo.gl/maps/WE6AO

Note not only the white arrow next to Dunkin Donuts, but the very long black arrow that you can barely tell is an arrow on the actual DD plate as well.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #121 on: February 10, 2014, 02:23:40 PM »

this confusing as well as ugly specific service sign is courtesy of MassDOT.

http://goo.gl/maps/WE6AO

Note not only the white arrow next to Dunkin Donuts, but the very long black arrow that you can barely tell is an arrow on the actual DD plate as well.

wow. just noticed that. this just got even uglier.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #122 on: February 10, 2014, 07:26:05 PM »

At the end of the entry road to the Ohio Reformatory for Women,

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #123 on: February 10, 2014, 08:45:13 PM »

Speeding ticket menu on Martin County Road 714 in Florida:



It's about the only time I've seen a permanent sign for this kind of thing; probably not helped by getting a spot on Car & Driver's "Ten Best Places to Speed" back in the 1990s. On the contrary, I like to slow down on this section...50 mph is the posted limit, by the way.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #124 on: February 10, 2014, 09:04:00 PM »

^^ I have seen such signs in Pennsylvania.
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