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« on: March 18, 2021, 02:03:29 PM »

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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2021, 04:01:52 PM »

How does it look like a gun shot?
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2021, 04:06:11 PM »

How does it look like a gun shot?
Cause the sign is in the middle and not the end
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2021, 04:06:47 PM »

So....  ummmm....  do you mean a shotgun?  Not a gun shot?
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2021, 04:18:22 PM »

So....  ummmm....  do you mean a shotgun?  Not a gun shot?
Yeah
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2021, 04:20:51 PM »

I don't think the sign looks odd. I think the gantry looks unnecessarily large, but I don't seen anything odd about the sign itself. To be fair, I've been seeing the LGSs for the Seminary Road exit on I-395 in Virginia for over 40 years now.
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2021, 04:24:38 PM »

That cantilever arm is clearly way too long for the EXIT ONLY sign mounted on it.  But it irritates me when an appropriate-length arm is used and still the sign is mounted so the arm sticks out the other side, like this:  https://goo.gl/maps/oNqyk5ty76xncLpdA
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2021, 04:37:28 PM »

I don't think the sign looks odd. I think the gantry looks unnecessarily large, but I don't seen anything odd about the sign itself. To be fair, I've been seeing the LGSs for the Seminary Road exit on I-395 in Virginia for over 40 years now.
Damn. That sign did hold up pretty well.
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2021, 04:42:27 PM »

Here's one in my area that isn't mounted properly vertically

Also worth pointing out that that's the only sign in the interchange that still uses series B digits for the I-275 and somehow haven't been replaced when taken off the bridge mount. The rest of the signs in the interchange have been replaced with series C ones.
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2021, 04:53:07 PM »

Here's one in my area that isn't mounted properly vertically

Also worth pointing out that that's the only sign in the interchange that still uses series B digits for the I-275 and somehow haven't been replaced when taken off the bridge mount. The rest of the signs in the interchange have been replaced with series C ones.
The one where the I-440 and knightdale bypass split looks strange aswell
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2021, 06:03:26 PM »

I don't think the sign looks odd. I think the gantry looks unnecessarily large, but I don't seen anything odd about the sign itself. To be fair, I've been seeing the LGSs for the Seminary Road exit on I-395 in Virginia for over 40 years now.
Damn. That sign did hold up pretty well.

No, no, sorry if I was unclear. I didn’t mean that exact piece of metal, and that sign has in fact been replaced, first with a Clearview version and later with a revised one of about the same size reflecting that the exit was modified to have two lanes (both exit-only). But the signs are more or less carbon copies of the old one in terms of size. That’s all I meant—I’ve been passing smaller signs like that one for over 40 years, so the sign you posted didn’t seem odd to me.
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2021, 06:09:16 PM »

But it irritates me when an appropriate-length arm is used and still the sign is mounted so the arm sticks out the other side, like this:  https://goo.gl/maps/oNqyk5ty76xncLpdA

Yikes. Same here. Good candidate for the "minor things that bother you" thread.
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2021, 06:15:54 PM »

But it irritates me when an appropriate-length arm is used and still the sign is mounted so the arm sticks out the other side, like this:  https://goo.gl/maps/oNqyk5ty76xncLpdA

Yikes. Same here. Good candidate for the "minor things that bother you" thread.

How about when the gantry sticks up past the top of the sign:thumbdown:

(Looks like you’ll have to pan that one down.)
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2021, 06:19:30 PM »

But it irritates me when an appropriate-length arm is used and still the sign is mounted so the arm sticks out the other side, like this:  https://goo.gl/maps/oNqyk5ty76xncLpdA

Yikes. Same here. Good candidate for the "minor things that bother you" thread.

How about when the gantry sticks up past the top of the sign:thumbdown:

(Looks like you’ll have to pan that one down.)
Pretty much the opposite of what I have above, not sure which one is worse.
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2021, 06:48:54 PM »

How does it look like a gun shot?

The best I can imagine is something like this:

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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2021, 07:08:46 PM »

Lol. What's funny is that sign is on the middle of the gantry and not on the end.
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2021, 07:35:53 PM »

But it irritates me when an appropriate-length arm is used and still the sign is mounted so the arm sticks out the other side, like this:  https://goo.gl/maps/oNqyk5ty76xncLpdA

Yikes. Same here. Good candidate for the "minor things that bother you" thread.

How about when the gantry sticks up past the top of the sign:thumbdown:

(Looks like you’ll have to pan that one down.)

That's not the gantry itself, but rather the attachment brackets. I've seen them referred to as z-bars, but I don't know if that's an official term or not.
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2021, 09:25:26 PM »

This one looks like they wasted money on using a full gantry to just hang one sign on that.
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2021, 09:44:27 PM »

But it irritates me when an appropriate-length arm is used and still the sign is mounted so the arm sticks out the other side, like this:  https://goo.gl/maps/oNqyk5ty76xncLpdA

Yikes. Same here. Good candidate for the "minor things that bother you" thread.

How about when the gantry sticks up past the top of the sign:thumbdown:

(Looks like you’ll have to pan that one down.)

That's not the gantry itself, but rather the attachment brackets. I've seen them referred to as z-bars, but I don't know if that's an official term or not.

Either way, still ugly!
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2021, 09:55:42 PM »

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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2021, 10:00:12 PM »

How about when the gantry sticks up past the top of the sign:thumbdown:

I hate that, too.
US-264 going towards Wilson is like that too (with I-587 going on it soon), but google street view only goes up to 2019.
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2021, 11:17:47 PM »

This one looks like they wasted money on using a full gantry to just hang one sign on that.
ODOT is so good at doing that
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2021, 11:25:19 PM »

This one looks like they wasted money on using a full gantry to just hang one sign on that.
Georgia has banned cantilevered gantries, so there are more of those there.
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2021, 11:26:41 PM »

This one looks like they wasted money on using a full gantry to just hang one sign on that.
ODOT is so good at doing that
They are just spending unecessary money on that signage. wtf

That martin luther king jr sign is garbage. small font as well as that hospital sign on the overhead. you can almost not read it.
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #24 on: March 18, 2021, 11:45:34 PM »

This one looks like they wasted money on using a full gantry to just hang one sign on that.
ODOT is so good at doing that

Your ODOT needs to get on my ODOT's level.
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