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Another temporary OR cutout
« on: September 18, 2011, 11:50:01 AM »

I finally got to see these construction-detour shields unmasked Friday, for OR 221 in West Salem.  Ironically, this particular one is at a street junction that's permanently signed as the route to get to OR 221 on Wallace Rd -- you can just see a corner of the overhead for this in the upper left -- but that's the usual route to get on 221 from eastbound OR 22.  The detour, though, is in place for westbound 22 traffic, as the project (a repaving, I think) forces closure of the ramp that directly connects to Wallace Rd and detours traffic to the next exit.  There are a few of these cutout shields along the detour, but also some standard shields on rectangular signs.  Anyway, here's what they look like:



I say again: if Oregon isn't gonna use the great old eagle shields, I wish they'd at least consider this cutout design, as these look pretty sharp.  Alas, they only seem to be some contractor's vision of the OR route shield.

I actually looked around for any US 22 or US 221 sign goofs, and was mildly surprised there weren't any.  That's been another common feature at many Oregon projects lately!
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Re: Another temporary OR cutout
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2011, 01:19:19 PM »

Chris, see that "Valley Hospice" (that's what it looks to be saying) sign?  Remember when we had those white pointing signs with thin black outlines all over Oregon?  It's been a long time since I have seen one.

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Re: Another temporary OR cutout
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2011, 02:17:14 PM »

Chris, see that "Valley Hospice" (that's what it looks to be saying) sign?  Remember when we had those white pointing signs with thin black outlines all over Oregon?  It's been a long time since I have seen one.

There are a quite a few of these around Salem still, but you have to drive back streets to see them.
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Re: Another temporary OR cutout
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2011, 05:02:50 PM »

seriously?  you can still find the white guide signs in Oregon?  I didn't know any survived.

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Re: Another temporary OR cutout
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2011, 08:15:53 PM »

They don't have the classic look of that Grants Pass photo, but they're pretty common here in Salem, and I'm thinking I've seen some in other nearby towns and cities, too.  Usually they indicate the locations of churches or parks, not nearby cities.

You said "in Oregon"; are they still common anywhere else?  Seems like they'd be pretty retro anywhere.
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Re: Another temporary OR cutout
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2011, 09:35:45 PM »

Usually they indicate the locations of churches or parks, not nearby cities.

You said "in Oregon"; are they still common anywhere else?  Seems like they'd be pretty retro anywhere.

yep, churches and parks tend to have white signs in a lot of places, while for general-purpose use they are quite rare.  North Carolina is the last holdout to use white signs for distances and directions.  Elsewhere, a white destination sign is really quite the find.



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Re: Another temporary OR cutout
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2011, 04:13:11 AM »

The wide shield in the OP would look better if the legend was Series C and a little lower.
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Re: Another temporary OR cutout
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2011, 02:09:12 PM »

The wide shield in the OP would look better if the legend was Series C and a little lower.
They probably would have used Series C if the route number didn't have a "1" in it.
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