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Kniwt:
The recent project to make safety improvements along Old U.S. 91 between Shivwits and the Arizona line is complete. Nothing major was done to the roadway, but a full set of completely new signs has been installed ... including two never-before-seen "Washington County 91" shields, one at each end of the project:


Rover_0:

--- Quote from: Kniwt on June 11, 2017, 07:31:18 PM ---The recent project to make safety improvements along Old U.S. 91 between Shivwits and the Arizona line is complete. Nothing major was done to the roadway, but a full set of completely new signs has been installed ... including two never-before-seen "Washington County 91" shields, one at each end of the project:



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Those large blue pentagons might be a first in Utah.

Normally, federal aid routes, which are signed on tiny blue squares with the blue-n-yellow pentagon and a 4-digit number inside (Whose first 2 digits correspond to the county--Washington County's routes, I believe, are 30xx), have been Utah's version of county routes for decades. I've never seen a large pentagon with a 2-digit number in Utah until now.

XT1585

US 89:

--- Quote from: Kniwt on June 11, 2017, 07:31:18 PM ---The recent project to make safety improvements along Old U.S. 91 between Shivwits and the Arizona line is complete. Nothing major was done to the roadway, but a full set of completely new signs has been installed ... including two never-before-seen "Washington County 91" shields, one at each end of the project:



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Wow! Now we just need some contractor to install US 91 shields...  :)


--- Quote from: Rover_0 on June 11, 2017, 09:26:10 PM ---Normally, federal aid routes, which are signed on tiny blue squares with the blue-n-yellow pentagon and a 4-digit number inside (Whose first 2 digits correspond to the county--Washington County's routes, I believe, are 30xx), have been Utah's version of county routes for decades. I've never seen a large pentagon with a 2-digit number in Utah until now.
XT1585

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I have never actually seen federal aid routes signed this way, except for the pictures on the shield gallery. The only reason I even knew these routes existed is that they are on some of the UDOT online maps. Are they similar to a secondary state highway system, like some states have?

Rover_0:

--- Quote from: roadguy2 on June 11, 2017, 11:23:55 PM ---
--- Quote from: Kniwt on June 11, 2017, 07:31:18 PM ---The recent project to make safety improvements along Old U.S. 91 between Shivwits and the Arizona line is complete. Nothing major was done to the roadway, but a full set of completely new signs has been installed ... including two never-before-seen "Washington County 91" shields, one at each end of the project:



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Wow! Now we just need some contractor to install US 91 shields...  :)


--- Quote from: Rover_0 on June 11, 2017, 09:26:10 PM ---Normally, federal aid routes, which are signed on tiny blue squares with the blue-n-yellow pentagon and a 4-digit number inside (Whose first 2 digits correspond to the county--Washington County's routes, I believe, are 30xx), have been Utah's version of county routes for decades. I've never seen a large pentagon with a 2-digit number in Utah until now.
XT1585

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I have never actually seen federal aid routes signed this way, except for the pictures on the shield gallery. The only reason I even knew these routes existed is that they are on some of the UDOT online maps. Are they similar to a secondary state highway system, like some states have?

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That's what I mean by the federal aid/county routes signed as seen on the shield gallery. I believe these routes are technically county routes that are maintained/funded using some kind of federal aid, but don't quote me on that.

But I'm not sure. Kane County may have 2 distinct systems (unless they did a recent renumbering as well), where one system (presumed to be the older one) just used lower numbers (like County Rd 10), while the newer one is K-4400, marked by brown flaps. And that doesn't take into account the federal aid routes (the most-developed non-state-maintained roads, on the same level as Washington County's 30xx routes but numbered 18xx).

I'd love to see more shields and lower numbers like this, and perhaps on this particular stretch of road, an "Historic US 91" sign or two as well.

XT1585

andy3175:
Great find! While Historic US 91 would be my preference, Washington County Route 91 works for me. As Rover mentioned, I've never seen a regular-sized Utah county pentagon. I've only seen the smaller reference markers that often have mileage statistics attached to them. I'll have to head up that way next time I'm in the vicinity of Old 91.

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