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I-80N Business shield
« on: July 08, 2019, 01:21:16 PM »

in case people (like me!) who had never seen one...

http://cdm16876.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p16876coll1/id/4678/rec/72

Lots of good stuff in the idaho transportation photo archive - http://cdm16876.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/
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Re: I-80N Business shield
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2019, 02:37:39 PM »

Interesting. Iíve never seen a photo of a directionally suffixed Business Interstate shield.

Speaking more broadly about directionally suffixed Interstate shields, Iíve seen a variety of different approaches in the relatively few photos Iíve seen. Some have the suffix letter below the numerals on a standard two-digit shield (as in the example you linked). Others use a three-digit-width shield and have a roughly half-height suffix letter to the right of the numerals (as shown below). Still others have a full-height suffix letter in line with the digitsóso that ď80SĒ looks a bit like ď805Ē.

While (as a roadgeek) Iím fascinated by the suffixed Interstate designations because of their rarity, everything Iíve seen suggests that the concept was rather confusing and unevenly implemented.

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Re: I-80N Business shield
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2019, 03:12:04 PM »

The western I-80N was signed with the small N underneath the numbers throughout Utah as well as Idaho. As you might guess, that made for some potentially confusing signage in the area where it split from I-80 (photos from CountyLemonade on Flickr):

Interstate 80 detour, 1965 by Garrett, on Flickr

Apparently the small N also extended to all-text applications as well:

Interstate 80 detour, 1965 by Garrett, on Flickr

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Re: I-80N Business shield
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2019, 03:08:02 PM »

Thanks for sharing. I too hadn't seen a photo of a suffixed business loop shield either. I was surprised to see 80n business and what appears to be a brown US 30 (implied scenic route) sign posted at the same time. Does anyone know when the brown signs were first used by Idaho?

Is there any photo of Interstate 180N (now 184)? I've wondered if that route was ever signed and whether it was cosigned with either a Business 84 or maybe 80N in Boise (which I've seen Business 84 on older maps in Boise but now is long gone).

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Re: I-80N Business shield
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2019, 06:11:11 PM »

Thanks for sharing. I too hadn't seen a photo of a suffixed business loop shield either. I was surprised to see 80n business and what appears to be a brown US 30 (implied scenic route) sign posted at the same time. Does anyone know when the brown signs were first used by Idaho?

Is there any photo of Interstate 180N (now 184)? I've wondered if that route was ever signed and whether it was cosigned with either a Business 84 or maybe 80N in Boise (which I've seen Business 84 on older maps in Boise but now is long gone).

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I asked corco and he suggests it was likely never signed, only CITY CENTER.

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Re: I-80N Business shield
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2019, 05:24:32 PM »

I've also heard that 180N was only signed as 180 if it were signed.
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Re: I-80N Business shield
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2019, 09:28:00 PM »

Come to think of it, I prefer the suffixed number in a 3di shield, as opposed to the number stacked on top of the suffix on a 2di shield. Lot less clutter that way.
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Re: I-80N Business shield
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2019, 12:46:46 AM »

Interesting. I-15E in California had the "E" same size as the numerals. There's a button copy version of it at the bottom of the page.

http://www.floodgap.com/roadgap/395/old/
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