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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #50 on: March 27, 2021, 03:40:07 PM »

This design looks clumsy. See the word Matthews? Notice the letter e

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Here too. The I-485 shield looks different. WTF

Other than the arguably incompliant use of APL signage, this sign is practically flawless. I'm not sure what you're talking about.

On the first link, the "e" in "Matthews" appears to be extremely scared of the "h".
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #51 on: March 27, 2021, 05:22:14 PM »

This one is funny too. it says "next, right?" Like it's saying this comes up next, right?

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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #52 on: March 27, 2021, 06:18:10 PM »

"NEXT RIGHT" is standard for supplemental signage approaching an exit in Oklahoma (used in place of the exit number on the bottom line that most states will use). Sometimes you'll see "SECOND RIGHT" as well, especially at cloverleaves.
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #53 on: March 27, 2021, 06:26:00 PM »

"NEXT RIGHT" is standard for supplemental signage approaching an exit in Oklahoma (used in place of the exit number on the bottom line that most states will use). Sometimes you'll see "SECOND RIGHT" as well, especially at cloverleaves.
They don't do that here in North Carolina anymore. They usually put an arrow or put the exit number.
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #54 on: March 30, 2021, 09:45:56 AM »


This design looks clumsy. See the word Matthews? Notice the letter e

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.3588878,-80.7428663,3a,39.8y,138.49h,100.21t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sDi5YliSkJsBPkDkbK-5jHw!2e0!5s20200301T000000!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en

Here too. The I-485 shield looks different. WTF

These are things that would be noticed by a perfectionist who has never been to Oklahoma.

I can't even tell what I'm supposed to be noticing about the letter e.  It just looks like a letter e to me.

This one is funny too. it says "next, right?" Like it's saying this comes up next, right?

Huh?  'NEXT RIGHT' is completely normal signage.  Nothing funny about it.  No more than 'MERGE RIGHT' is saying 'merge, right?'
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #55 on: March 30, 2021, 09:49:29 AM »

This design looks clumsy. See the word Matthews? Notice the letter e


I can't even tell what I'm supposed to be noticing about the letter e.  It just looks like a letter e to me.

In the first link, the e is much closer to the w than the h. In the second, it's centered.

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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #56 on: March 30, 2021, 10:06:57 AM »

This design looks clumsy. See the word Matthews? Notice the letter e


I can't even tell what I'm supposed to be noticing about the letter e.  It just looks like a letter e to me.

In the first link, the e is much closer to the w than the h. In the second, it's centered.
If that's the worst that NCDOT can do, I'd say they're doing just fine. I literally did not notice until you pointed it out.
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #57 on: March 30, 2021, 10:24:29 AM »

If that's the worst that NCDOT can do, I'd say they're doing just fine. I literally did not notice until you pointed it out.
NCDOT can do worse, as I-74 exists in the state, and there's signage with I-74  :bigass:. I think the fact that I-74 exists in NC is a bigger issue than the offset e.
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #58 on: March 30, 2021, 01:41:27 PM »

Wow.  If I look just four inches away from it on the computer screen, I can't even tell it isn't centered between the other letters.  That's picking some nits!
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #59 on: March 30, 2021, 01:45:52 PM »

If that's the worst that NCDOT can do, I'd say they're doing just fine. I literally did not notice until you pointed it out.
NCDOT can do worse, as I-74 exists in the state, and there's signage with I-74  :bigass:. I think the fact that I-74 exists in NC is a bigger issue than the offset e.

Actually, I'd argue this on the other side of the road is more irritating. What a waste of space!
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #60 on: March 30, 2021, 02:42:22 PM »

Wow.  If I look just four inches away from it on the computer screen, I can't even tell it isn't centered between the other letters.  That's picking some nits!

Maybe I have a technical eye, but it was pretty obvious to me. It looks like Matth ews.

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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #61 on: March 30, 2021, 06:53:57 PM »

This one is funny too. it says "next, right?" Like it's saying this comes up next, right?

Huh?  'NEXT RIGHT' is completely normal signage.  Nothing funny about it.  No more than 'MERGE RIGHT' is saying 'merge, right?'
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #62 on: March 30, 2021, 06:59:46 PM »

If that's the worst that NCDOT can do, I'd say they're doing just fine. I literally did not notice until you pointed it out.
NCDOT can do worse, as I-74 exists in the state, and there's signage with I-74  :bigass:. I think the fact that I-74 exists in NC is a bigger issue than the offset e.

Actually, I'd argue this on the other side of the road is more irritating. What a waste of space!
The space could be used to add Derita Rd. It seems like Mallard Creek Rd NB ends shortly after the interchange and continues as Derita Rd.

EDIT: I just checked the ramp signage, and Mallard Creek Rd is signed E-W when it clearly looked like N-S to me on the map. There's also extra space on the sign for NB "East" Mallard Creek Rd, which could be used to add the other road name.
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #63 on: March 30, 2021, 07:09:17 PM »

If that's the worst that NCDOT can do, I'd say they're doing just fine. I literally did not notice until you pointed it out.
NCDOT can do worse, as I-74 exists in the state, and there's signage with I-74  :bigass:. I think the fact that I-74 exists in NC is a bigger issue than the offset e.

Actually, I'd argue this on the other side of the road is more irritating. What a waste of space!
The space could be used to add Derita Rd. It seems like Mallard Creek Rd NB ends shortly after the interchange and continues as Derita Rd.

EDIT: I just checked the ramp signage, and Mallard Creek Rd is signed E-W when it clearly looked like N-S to me on the map. There's also extra space on the sign for NB "East" Mallard Creek Rd, which could be used to add the other road name.
Was going to say that as well. They could use that space to add another road name.

Seems like there's space to add Derita Rd here aswell.

Or is it Amanda Ellen Rd to Ridge Rd.
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #64 on: April 02, 2021, 10:26:37 PM »

Like this Bayboro/Washington sign should have an arrow pointing down at the lane that says "EXIT ONLY". Definitely makes it easier for people to navigate.

This segment is under construction, so I'm sure they will fix all of the arrow errors and whatnot.
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #65 on: April 03, 2021, 01:31:04 PM »

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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #66 on: April 03, 2021, 07:45:07 PM »

CDOT can do it, too!
I only see the US-264 I-795 split have that.
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #67 on: April 03, 2021, 09:29:23 PM »

This design looks clumsy. See the word Matthews? Notice the letter e

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Here too. The I-485 shield looks different. WTF

Other than the arguably incompliant use of APL signage, this sign is practically flawless. I'm not sure what you're talking about.

On the first link, the "e" in "Matthews" appears to be extremely scared of the "h".

"Spartanburg" has something weird going on with the spacing of letters on the latter half of the word. That being said, I would say I don't find it a big deal.
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #68 on: April 06, 2021, 01:08:06 PM »

Like this Bayboro/Washington sign should have an arrow pointing down at the lane that says "EXIT ONLY". Definitely makes it easier for people to navigate.

This segment is under construction, so I'm sure they will fix all of the arrow errors and whatnot.

Hate to break it to you, but a missing EXIT ONLY plaque is hardly noteworthy.
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #69 on: April 06, 2021, 03:29:25 PM »

Like this Bayboro/Washington sign should have an arrow pointing down at the lane that says "EXIT ONLY". Definitely makes it easier for people to navigate.

This segment is under construction, so I'm sure they will fix all of the arrow errors and whatnot.

Hate to break it to you, but a missing EXIT ONLY plaque is hardly noteworthy.

I'm not sure how it is in other areas, but here in NY, it would be somewhat noteworthy, especially in the 1/4 mile range.

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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #70 on: April 06, 2021, 03:51:21 PM »

Like this Bayboro/Washington sign should have an arrow pointing down at the lane that says "EXIT ONLY". Definitely makes it easier for people to navigate.

This segment is under construction, so I'm sure they will fix all of the arrow errors and whatnot.

Hate to break it to you, but a missing EXIT ONLY plaque is hardly noteworthy.

I'm not sure how it is in other areas, but here in NY, it would be somewhat noteworthy, especially in the 1/4 mile range.

An issue here is that there are other exits along the way, such as the one right at where the sign is located.  Usually the 'Exit Only' is located when there are no other intersections/interchanges after it.
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #71 on: April 06, 2021, 08:44:23 PM »

Hate to break it to you, but a missing EXIT ONLY plaque is hardly noteworthy.

I'm not sure how it is in other areas, but here in NY, it would be somewhat noteworthy, especially in the 1/4 mile range.

An issue here is that there are other exits along the way, such as the one right at where the sign is located.  Usually the 'Exit Only' is located when there are no other intersections/interchanges after it.

I see that now that I look a bit more closely. That makes more sense for the 1/2 mile exit.

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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #72 on: April 07, 2021, 09:01:58 PM »

This one also has issues with the arrows (but, I'm sure it will get replaced).
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #73 on: April 07, 2021, 09:54:46 PM »

This thread reads like "the DOT fired me for incompetence and now I am going to stick it to them with piddly crap."
These posts need to come with a disclaimer:

This poster is a petty bitch, is seeing things, and more than likely, both.
Proceed with caution, and possibly a puke bucket.
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #74 on: April 07, 2021, 10:45:09 PM »

This one also has issues with the arrows (but, I'm sure it will get replaced).
What? The arrows look fine to me.
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