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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6400 on: July 20, 2021, 09:41:12 AM »

And this arrow is odd looking. Hell the signs look terrible looking.

The arrow looks fine to me. And the signs in general don't look terrible looking...
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6401 on: July 20, 2021, 10:36:30 AM »

^^ Alabama had the slotted signs in hurricane areas.  I don't know if that sign still exists.
Slotted signs are as far north as Montgomery.
So I take it you won't find any of these in Mississippi?

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6402 on: July 20, 2021, 11:19:11 AM »

^^ Alabama had the slotted signs in hurricane areas.  I don't know if that sign still exists.
Slotted signs are as far north as Montgomery.

Even further than that - at least one still stands in Birmingham:

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6403 on: July 20, 2021, 11:22:51 AM »

^^ Alabama had the slotted signs in hurricane areas.  I don't know if that sign still exists.
Slotted signs are as far north as Montgomery.

Even further than that - at least one still stands in Birmingham:



I swear some used to be in Texas many years ago.  I remember the first time I saw them on I-10 in Mobile, I wasn't shocked because I had seen that design before. 
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6404 on: July 20, 2021, 12:51:23 PM »

^^ Alabama had the slotted signs in hurricane areas.  I don't know if that sign still exists.
Slotted signs are as far north as Montgomery.

Even further than that - at least one still stands in Birmingham:



I swear some used to be in Texas many years ago.  I remember the first time I saw them on I-10 in Mobile, I wasn't shocked because I had seen that design before. 
There was one on I-95 South in Portsmouth NH, approaching Exit 5. Alas, it's long gone.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6405 on: July 20, 2021, 03:39:22 PM »

This sign seems a bit redundant:

https://goo.gl/maps/x9KjgCdvfPrnDBW96

"Left turn must yield" directly adjacent to a flashing yellow arrow signal with "Left turn yield on flashing [yellow arrow]".
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6406 on: July 20, 2021, 06:42:12 PM »

This sign seems a bit redundant:

https://goo.gl/maps/x9KjgCdvfPrnDBW96

"Left turn must yield" directly adjacent to a flashing yellow arrow signal with "Left turn yield on flashing [yellow arrow]".

Dates back to when there was just a green ball there. Probably just an instance of whoever put together the order to put up the FYA not knowing/forgetting/not caring that there was a sign there, so the install crew never took it down.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6407 on: July 21, 2021, 01:46:02 PM »

I think it’s time for either Caltrans or the MTC to remove the covered sign completely and update the one on the left to have both island communities as the controls.

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6408 on: July 21, 2021, 07:13:49 PM »

Talking about arrows, Seattle loves weird arrows. Seriously, those links are just scratching the surface of the weirdness you can find around here. It feels like almost every Seattle guide sign from more than a few years ago has something wrong with its design!

The 4th St S one even covered up what looks like it was the most normal arrow of the bunch.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6409 on: July 21, 2021, 10:55:17 PM »

^^ Alabama had the slotted signs in hurricane areas.  I don't know if that sign still exists.
Slotted signs are as far north as Montgomery.

Even further than that - at least one still stands in Birmingham:



I swear some used to be in Texas many years ago.  I remember the first time I saw them on I-10 in Mobile, I wasn't shocked because I had seen that design before. 
There was one on I-95 South in Portsmouth NH, approaching Exit 5. Alas, it's long gone.

All these years I didn't realize that slotted signs were designed more for hurricane-force winds and not just for aesthetics at the time.

BTW, there use to be one in Columbus, OH on the northern stretch of EB I-270 between OH-315 & US-23.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6410 on: July 21, 2021, 11:12:47 PM »

When talking about the arrows again, What makes this sign point the arrow in a different angle which is the old style way?
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6411 on: July 21, 2021, 11:42:34 PM »

Are these signs still around? It's been a while since I saw a sign like this.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6412 on: July 21, 2021, 11:52:32 PM »

When talking about the arrows again, What makes this sign point the arrow in a different angle which is the old style way?

If I remember correctly the rules say that the angle of the arrow is supposed to be roughly the same as the angle the ramp diverges from the road (so if the exit diverges sharply the arrow should be tilted more sharply). But most states don't bother doing this.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6413 on: July 22, 2021, 03:20:48 AM »

https://www.flickr.com/photos/54480415@N08/51309101725/

I know the ceiling gives no room for a normal sign, but looks cool though.




These are cool.  Signs like this are becoming more popular within tunnels.  I believe similar type of signage exists in the new WA-99 tunnel in Seattle and in I-93 tunnel in Boston.

Yes they do in both cases. If multiple lines are needed, they'll space additional signs about 100 feet apart. Here's a streetview example from Seattle: https://goo.gl/maps/YnZPRZVsKaxKBaJ67

Same situation on the I-5 express lanes in Seattle and the I-90 tunnel leading out of Seattle.

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6414 on: July 22, 2021, 08:22:21 PM »

This should have an overhead sign saying "EXIT ONLY". I'm guessing that's the old fashioned way of pointing at the exit lane.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6415 on: July 22, 2021, 09:13:35 PM »

This should have an overhead sign saying "EXIT ONLY". I'm guessing that's the old fashioned way of pointing at the exit lane.

It's not really old fashioned, as much as it's more just an alternative, less ideal way. Right Lane Exit Only is still permitted verbiage in the MUTCD.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6416 on: July 22, 2021, 10:49:10 PM »

This sign has been like this for a very long time and still HAS NOT been fixed. This looks funny.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6417 on: July 23, 2021, 12:02:46 AM »

This sign has been like this for a very long time and still HAS NOT been fixed. This looks funny.

Appears to be some crude attempt to sign the stop line. Odd indeed.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6418 on: July 23, 2021, 09:14:56 AM »


This should have an overhead sign saying "EXIT ONLY". I'm guessing that's the old fashioned way of pointing at the exit lane.

It's not really old fashioned, as much as it's more just an alternative, less ideal way. Right Lane Exit Only is still permitted verbiage in the MUTCD.



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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6419 on: July 23, 2021, 07:34:16 PM »


This should have an overhead sign saying "EXIT ONLY". I'm guessing that's the old fashioned way of pointing at the exit lane.

It's not really old fashioned, as much as it's more just an alternative, less ideal way. Right Lane Exit Only is still permitted verbiage in the MUTCD.



tolbs17https://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/htm/2009/html_index.htm
So they don't have to waste money on a gantry, huh? Also, US-64 in Rocky Mount lacks a lot of those.

And does any state do this like put the hospital sign on the overhead sign? I don't like it, I like if they are to the side.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6421 on: July 23, 2021, 10:06:52 PM »

^^ That is one of three acceptable keep right sight signs in the current MUTCD.  Thought the wordless pictorial one is most commonly used.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6422 on: July 24, 2021, 01:39:35 AM »

I'm guessing the newer stop signs have a more straight letter S compared to the old ones which look more like a 5.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6423 on: July 24, 2021, 09:08:23 PM »

How about a curve sign that depicts a dog?

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