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Re: Traffic signal
« Reply #4800 on: October 08, 2022, 11:02:36 PM »

https://goo.gl/maps/WMcRXHuuvQg3D8C9A
Check out the faded green signal head.

Looks like three one section heads mounted together.
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Re: Traffic signal
« Reply #4801 on: October 16, 2022, 11:26:42 AM »

https://goo.gl/maps/sKtEfX3nQP3hqq4FA
Ohio seems to have what Florida used to use for drawbridges.
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Re: Traffic signal
« Reply #4802 on: October 16, 2022, 12:44:43 PM »

https://goo.gl/maps/sKtEfX3nQP3hqq4FA
Ohio seems to have what Florida used to use for drawbridges.

It was quite surprising (a pleasant surprise) that with all the work building the Glass City Skyway and moving I-280 onto it from that drawbridge, and all the work around the drawbridge connecting it to local streets instead of it being part of 280 and so on, that they left the button copy signs for Maumee River and the old signals/signs in both directions.  I might have thought that replacing those (at least the signs) would have been included, but nope.
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Re: Traffic signal
« Reply #4803 on: October 16, 2022, 01:52:34 PM »

https://goo.gl/maps/sKtEfX3nQP3hqq4FA
Ohio seems to have what Florida used to use for drawbridges.

It was quite surprising (a pleasant surprise) that with all the work building the Glass City Skyway and moving I-280 onto it from that drawbridge, and all the work around the drawbridge connecting it to local streets instead of it being part of 280 and so on, that they left the button copy signs for Maumee River and the old signals/signs in both directions.  I might have thought that replacing those (at least the signs) would have been included, but nope.
Looks like they extended OH 65 to make the old bridge part of the state road system. OH 65 seems to end on Front Street at the ramp to I-280:NB.
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Re: Traffic signal
« Reply #4804 on: October 27, 2022, 05:12:16 PM »

https://goo.gl/maps/ozLGCRvW89M5zi8r8

This Iíve never seen.  OUT OF SERVICE on the coverings for a non functional signal.

Closer look.
https://goo.gl/maps/CQji53Q8sHRRefiy9
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Re: Traffic signal
« Reply #4805 on: October 30, 2022, 02:44:58 AM »

^^
I don't have a picture, but I remember Renton, WA using signal bags with "Out of Service" written on them. In the example I saw, it was a signal that had been operating but was disabled due to a traffic shift. So it could be reserved for that kind of situation.

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Re: Traffic signal
« Reply #4806 on: October 30, 2022, 04:12:58 PM »

^^^
NCDOT uses them here in District 7 (Guilford/Rockingham/Alamance/Caswell/Orange), but I can't say that I've seen them used elsewhere in the state.  There's a famous set of faded ones at the intersection of US-70 and Third Street in downtown Mebane where the traffic signal is awaiting changes involving railroad preemption circuitry.  Those new signal heads were installed back in 2020 and many of them have faded beyond recognition, or have been ripped so badly that they needed to be replaced with bags. 

GSV came through recently:
https://www.google.com/maps/@36.0967455,-79.2693491,3a,15y,287.01h,92.25t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sTO4Wom3z2VtfRNnUuyTfQQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

It looks like the main purpose of this signal head replacement is to eliminate the NLT/NRT blank out signs that illuminate with oncoming trains.  Not sure why this is taking so long, because even the railroad (Norfolk Southern) tends to be quite responsive to NCDOT projects along the North Carolina Rail Road (NCRR) corridor.
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Re: Traffic signal
« Reply #4807 on: October 31, 2022, 12:43:23 PM »

https://goo.gl/maps/SKDLDBnMyVqLcqp39
https://goo.gl/maps/KCCp81gJyT6vskTE7

Interesting FYRA in NYC.

Iím guessing itís to alert motorists of the crosswalk.  However unusual itís not the tower 5 section but an additional 12-12-12 to a 8-8-8.
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Re: Traffic signal
« Reply #4808 on: November 01, 2022, 09:26:24 AM »

https://goo.gl/maps/ozLGCRvW89M5zi8r8

This Iíve never seen.  OUT OF SERVICE on the coverings for a non functional signal.

Closer look.
https://goo.gl/maps/CQji53Q8sHRRefiy9

I have seen them used more frequently in Illinois. They used to use a variety of other coverings. I remember seeing tan coverings that looked like they were used for some kind of sod or bagging trees or something else. Now, pretty much anytime I see signals covered, they have Out of Service on the front of them.

https://goo.gl/maps/SKDLDBnMyVqLcqp39
https://goo.gl/maps/KCCp81gJyT6vskTE7

Interesting FYRA in NYC.

Iím guessing itís to alert motorists of the crosswalk.  However unusual itís not the tower 5 section but an additional 12-12-12 to a 8-8-8.


I've seen this a couple times in Wisconsin, except with the full 4-light version. I believe the sequence is to flash yellow during the normal green, and give a green arrow when the conflicting traffic is turning left.

There's also this example in the Wisconsin Dells which I may or may not have posted before.
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Re: Traffic signal
« Reply #4809 on: November 01, 2022, 10:44:58 AM »

https://goo.gl/maps/x1BPB1PhKNgVZm2VA
https://goo.gl/maps/vEJjTi9RGEr5nMtJ8

Caught a signal in flash mode in Barnegate Light, NJ.  The STOP sign and date confirm is indefinitely flashing during non peak tourists season.

https://goo.gl/maps/rVSyuN2R1ncxttrd8 In Summer it shows STOP sign removed and operational.
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Re: Traffic signal
« Reply #4810 on: November 01, 2022, 04:39:49 PM »

https://goo.gl/maps/SKDLDBnMyVqLcqp39
https://goo.gl/maps/KCCp81gJyT6vskTE7

Interesting FYRA in NYC.

Iím guessing itís to alert motorists of the crosswalk.  However unusual itís not the tower 5 section but an additional 12-12-12 to a 8-8-8.
Thatís for a super LPI (LPI +) (Split concurrent phasing). Allows for a leading pedestrian interval of 8-14 seconds while through traffic is uninterrupted. In this case, it also helps with the bike lane.

Hereís a NYCDOT video about it:

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Re: Traffic signal
« Reply #4811 on: November 01, 2022, 10:23:45 PM »

Well Lakeland, FL sets the white Person walk icon to activate three seconds before the light turns green.  No flashing arrow set up though.
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Re: Traffic signal
« Reply #4812 on: November 02, 2022, 02:28:47 PM »

I'm not really a fan of having the LEFT TURN SIGNAL signage mounted on the backplate.

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Re: Traffic signal
« Reply #4813 on: November 02, 2022, 03:21:00 PM »

I'm not really a fan of having the LEFT TURN SIGNAL signage mounted on the backplate.

Calgary, AB
https://maps.app.goo.gl/fzejRnfXzoBsqxQX9

You posted the link facing the wrong way.

I think it looks good, reminds me of what I've seen Texas do. I would move it below the yellow backplate though so the yellow is the same border around the entire signal.
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Re: Traffic signal
« Reply #4814 on: November 02, 2022, 03:36:29 PM »

https://goo.gl/maps/2zDA551pNX7xEyJu5
This is an oddity in Ontario.  Usually signals are mounted on opposite mast arms unlike the US, but this assembly with multiple signal heads is more like the states.
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Re: Traffic signal
« Reply #4815 on: November 02, 2022, 03:47:15 PM »

I'm not really a fan of having the LEFT TURN SIGNAL signage mounted on the backplate.

Calgary, AB
https://maps.app.goo.gl/fzejRnfXzoBsqxQX9

You posted the link facing the wrong way.

I think it looks good, reminds me of what I've seen Texas do. I would move it below the yellow backplate though so the yellow is the same border around the entire signal.

I'm on my phone and it took me directly to the signal. Not sure why it was in the wrong direction.
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Re: Traffic signal
« Reply #4816 on: November 02, 2022, 05:20:54 PM »



I'm not really a fan of having the LEFT TURN SIGNAL signage mounted on the backplate.

Calgary, AB
https://maps.app.goo.gl/fzejRnfXzoBsqxQX9

You posted the link facing the wrong way.

I think it looks good, reminds me of what I've seen Texas do. I would move it below the yellow backplate though so the yellow is the same border around the entire signal.

I'm on my phone and it took me directly to the signal. Not sure why it was in the wrong direction.

I'm on my PC, and the link goes to a closeup of the exact signal you're referring to.  Don't know what |JoePCool14| is talking about.
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Re: Traffic signal
« Reply #4817 on: November 02, 2022, 06:51:01 PM »

Huh. The first time I clicked on the link it was facing the opposite direction, but the second time I clicked it was facing the right direction! Never had that problem before.
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Re: Traffic signal
« Reply #4818 on: November 02, 2022, 07:00:04 PM »

Huh. The first time I clicked on the link it was facing the opposite direction, but the second time I clicked it was facing the right direction! Never had that problem before.

Trippy!  It just did it to me too.  I tried four times:  the first time, it faced the wrong direction;  the other three, the right direction.
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Re: Traffic signal
« Reply #4819 on: November 02, 2022, 09:23:24 PM »

I was on the phone when I first linked it. There still might be a problem in me doing so, apologies to everyone who is experiencing viewing the link. Most of the time I'm not using my laptop
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Re: Traffic signal
« Reply #4820 on: November 03, 2022, 12:16:59 PM »

I'm not really a fan of having the LEFT TURN SIGNAL signage mounted on the backplate.

Calgary, AB
https://maps.app.goo.gl/fzejRnfXzoBsqxQX9

You posted the link facing the wrong way.

I think it looks good, reminds me of what I've seen Texas do. I would move it below the yellow backplate though so the yellow is the same border around the entire signal.

I'm not really a fan of needing a "Left Turn Signal" sign, when red arrows are a thing that exists...

But if you have to have a sign, this is a perfectly reasonable way to do it. I'm guessing it was done this way because there isn't much space between the signal heads to allow for a freestanding sign without it causing confusion as to which signal heads the sign applied to.  I also would have had the sign a bit more below the backplate, and would also reverse the color scheme (at least for use in the U.S.).
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Re: Traffic signal
« Reply #4821 on: November 03, 2022, 03:04:12 PM »

I'm not really a fan of having the LEFT TURN SIGNAL signage mounted on the backplate.

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https://maps.app.goo.gl/fzejRnfXzoBsqxQX9
Looks like something Michigan would do.
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Re: Traffic signal
« Reply #4822 on: November 03, 2022, 04:34:25 PM »

Huh. The first time I clicked on the link it was facing the opposite direction, but the second time I clicked it was facing the right direction! Never had that problem before.

Trippy!  It just did it to me too.  I tried four times:  the first time, it faced the wrong direction;  the other three, the right direction.

And you all thought I was crazy...  :-D For the record, I clicked it a couple times today, and it was facing the right way.
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Re: Traffic signal
« Reply #4823 on: November 03, 2022, 04:42:51 PM »

And you all thought I was crazy...  :-D For the record, I clicked it a couple times today, and it was facing the right way.

Just tried it twice.  First time, right direction;  second time, wrong direction.
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Re: Traffic signal
« Reply #4824 on: November 04, 2022, 10:28:41 PM »

I'm not really a fan of having the LEFT TURN SIGNAL signage mounted on the backplate.

Calgary, AB
https://maps.app.goo.gl/fzejRnfXzoBsqxQX9
Looks like something Michigan would do.

Yeah with LEFT above the signal head.  Come to think of it, does Michigan use back plates?
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