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Max Rockatansky:

--- Quote from: DTComposer on October 25, 2022, 02:25:50 PM ---
--- Quote from: Max Rockatansky on October 25, 2022, 08:04:14 AM ---Itís probably more a case of that there really isnít anyone left on the state level maintaining the Lettered County Route program to care.  Iíve also seen similar County Route shields in Sierra County which have nothing to do with the letter route program. 

Some participating counties seem to be doing their own thing with the Letter County Route program.  Monterey County is putting up replacement county shields which omit the letter.  Tulare County pulled all their letter county route  shields aside J37 for reasons unknown. 

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I'm guessing it's the county, not the state, but in the last couple of years I've noticed a marked increase in new county route shields in Santa Clara County, especially along G2 (Lawrence Expressway), G10 (Blossom Hill Road), and G8 (Almaden Expressway/McKean Road). For decades, the signage was deprecating, if it still existed at all.

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The background the Letter County Route program IMO is unnecessarily complicated:

https://www.cahighways.org/cnty13.html

The counties IMO should have autonomy regarding adding/deleting Sign County Routes.  I suspect in the case of Modoc County they opted to do their own thing rather than participate in the Letter County Route program.  Program points 7-9 alone made the Letter County Route a victim of apathy in modern times.

ClassicHasClass:

--- Quote from: Max Rockatansky on October 25, 2022, 11:09:48 AM ---I grabbed pictures of quite a few of the Modoc County Route shields in this album for CA 139:

https://www.flickr.com/gp/151828809@N08/o1PTsvP83v

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I'm wondering if the ones you picked up were anomalies. There are a lot of county roads in Modoc, almost all of them with a number, but I only counted two discrete routes in your photos (unless you know there were more).

Max Rockatansky:

--- Quote from: ClassicHasClass on October 26, 2022, 10:13:46 PM ---
--- Quote from: Max Rockatansky on October 25, 2022, 11:09:48 AM ---I grabbed pictures of quite a few of the Modoc County Route shields in this album for CA 139:

https://www.flickr.com/gp/151828809@N08/o1PTsvP83v

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I'm wondering if the ones you picked up were anomalies. There are a lot of county roads in Modoc, almost all of them with a number, but I only counted two discrete routes in your photos (unless you know there were more).

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There was at least four that I saw scanning through the blog I did on CA 139.  The trouble I have is getting solid county route shields pictures at speed unless lightning conditions are nearly perfect.  Daniel witnessed the same thing when he was coming back from Klamath Falls a couple years ago. 

https://www.gribblenation.org/2021/09/oregon-route-39-and-california-state.html?m=1

bootmii:

--- Quote from: Max Rockatansky on October 25, 2022, 08:04:14 AM ---Itís probably more a case of that there really isnít anyone left on the state level maintaining the Lettered County Route program to care.  Iíve also seen similar County Route shields in Sierra County which have nothing to do with the letter route program. 

Some participating counties seem to be doing their own thing with the Letter County Route program.  Monterey County is putting up replacement county shields which omit the letter.  Tulare County pulled all their letter county route  shields aside J37 for reasons unknown.

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In your opinion, is San Mateo a G county, J county, or E county?

skluth:
I don't think Riverside County even has county routes. OTOH, San Diego and Imperial Counties share a decent county route in S22 which goes through Borrego Springs.

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