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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #225 on: July 22, 2021, 11:01:58 AM »

^ They're nothing new. Georgia does it all the time, much more than the 2 puny examples you have.

Ohio have one placed in the exit gore, for something that stands out a bit more than the others.
Houston also has a lot of these. I don't like them; I prefer full or partial gantries.
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #226 on: July 22, 2021, 01:19:50 PM »

My related question for all of you:

Which is better for the exit plaque borderwhite or black?

Black looks best. White looks incorrect. I'd rather have the old WisDOT style with no border at all over a white border.
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #227 on: July 22, 2021, 04:37:47 PM »

My related question for all of you:

Which is better for the exit plaque borderwhite or black?
Black,  It has higher contrast.
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #228 on: July 22, 2021, 04:40:53 PM »

My related question for all of you:

Which is better for the exit plaque borderwhite or black?
Black,  It has higher contrast.
Same here. Black. I've never seen a white border.

Or do green borders look better?
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #229 on: July 22, 2021, 05:00:56 PM »



My related question for all of you:

Which is better for the exit plaque borderwhite or black?

Black,  It has higher contrast.
Same here. Black. I've never seen a white border.

Or do green borders look better?

Right, speaking of green borders, I was wondering how common the treatment you showed is:  https://goo.gl/maps/ScpoGTxZDWgLV6pH7
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #230 on: July 22, 2021, 05:07:07 PM »



My related question for all of you:

Which is better for the exit plaque borderwhite or black?

Black,  It has higher contrast.
Same here. Black. I've never seen a white border.

Or do green borders look better?

Right, speaking of green borders, I was wondering how common the treatment you showed is:  https://goo.gl/maps/ScpoGTxZDWgLV6pH7
All the new signs have black borders now. And is the arrow better in the black plaque or the green plague which is before the 2009 MUTCD?
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #231 on: July 22, 2021, 05:10:07 PM »

I prefer the both the green plaque and the black plague.
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #232 on: July 22, 2021, 05:11:40 PM »

I prefer the both the green plaque and the black plague.
Same here. Both look cool
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #233 on: July 22, 2021, 05:38:10 PM »



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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #234 on: July 23, 2021, 07:32:29 AM »

the green plaque
You really haven't been to the dentist for a while.
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #235 on: July 23, 2021, 11:38:10 AM »

My related question for all of you:

Which is better for the exit plaque borderwhite or black?

Black looks best. White looks incorrect. I'd rather have the old WisDOT style with no border at all over a white border.

Black looks best. But when compared to design of other dark-on-light signs (like a standard yellow warning or white regulatory sign), there should be a bit of yellow outside the black border line...something you rarely see on the overhead signs around the exit only panel.

But I also prefer the style where the exit only panel looks more like a panel and doesn't run to the edge of the sign—this style has become more prevalent in Northern Nevada in the last decade. It presents a cleaner look in my opinion, especially in cases where you have an option lane also. Compare this to this.
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #236 on: July 23, 2021, 04:40:09 PM »

My related question for all of you:

Which is better for the exit plaque borderwhite or black?

Black looks best. White looks incorrect. I'd rather have the old WisDOT style with no border at all over a white border.

Black looks best. But when compared to design of other dark-on-light signs (like a standard yellow warning or white regulatory sign), there should be a bit of yellow outside the black border line...something you rarely see on the overhead signs around the exit only panel.

The yellow/white outside the black border line is to keep the black ink from running off the edge of the sign during printing.

BGS borders are usually applied as stickers, not printed, so there's no need to have an inset border.
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #237 on: July 24, 2021, 12:17:00 AM »

Never in my life seen a sign say "EXIT ONLY" at an interchange of where two loops meet. Apparently Mississippi has them.

https://www.google.com/maps/@34.8609305,-89.9905552,3a,52.6y,359.19h,92.9t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sk12Ku5h8Eg7a7IEPaHPi-A!2e0!7i16384!8i8192!5m1!1e1
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #238 on: July 24, 2021, 12:26:36 AM »

tolbs, have I ever got a sign for you:



What are your thoughts on this one?
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #239 on: July 24, 2021, 12:28:58 AM »

tolbs, have I ever got a sign for you:



What are your thoughts on this one?
Does it come off from two loops and what I mean is at the same interchange?
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #240 on: July 24, 2021, 12:35:05 AM »

tolbs, have I ever got a sign for you:



What are your thoughts on this one?
Does it come off from two loops and what I mean is at the same interchange?
Look at the exit number to get the answer for that question.
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #241 on: July 24, 2021, 12:38:02 AM »

tolbs, have I ever got a sign for you:



What are your thoughts on this one?
Does it come off from two loops and what I mean is at the same interchange?
Look at the exit number to get the answer for that question.
That's a no.
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #242 on: July 24, 2021, 06:50:36 AM »

tolbs, have I ever got a sign for you:



What are your thoughts on this one?
Does it come off from two loops and what I mean is at the same interchange?
Look at the exit number to get the answer for that question.
That's a no.

Right. That's not the issue here. I was referring to (1) the EXIT (arrow) ONLY verbiage being used on a ground mounted sign, and (2) EXIT ONLY isn't even necessary here as that's just a deceleration lane, not a full drop lane.
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #246 on: July 26, 2021, 10:57:55 AM »

black plague.

You trying to get this thread locked? (Referring to the various comparisons I've heard in different places between c0v1d and the bl@ck pl@gu3.)
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« Reply #247 on: July 26, 2021, 11:10:30 AM »

black plague.

You trying to get this thread locked? (Referring to the various comparisons I've heard in different places between c0v1d and the bl@ck pl@gu3.)

It was just making fun of a typo.
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #248 on: July 26, 2021, 02:00:46 PM »

black plague.

You trying to get this thread locked? (Referring to the various comparisons I've heard in different places between c0v1d and the bl@ck pl@gu3.)

It was just making fun of a typo.

I know, and I was just cracking a joke.
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #249 on: July 31, 2021, 07:38:17 AM »

This pole is crooked.  Not really facing straight and it's a little tilted.  But button copy though.


i feel like this place needs more signs.
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