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Author Topic: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly  (Read 1386757 times)

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6975 on: January 21, 2022, 08:03:16 PM »

"Limited Sight Distance" makes sense but "limit sight ahead" less so.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6977 on: January 22, 2022, 04:04:07 AM »

This speed limit sign was briefly used before the Phase 2 construction of the I-40/I-77 interchange. A speed limit sign in Franklin Gothic!
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6978 on: January 22, 2022, 09:05:08 AM »

A W7-6 “HILL BLOCKS VIEW” is what the MUTCD would want them to use instead.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6979 on: January 22, 2022, 10:41:02 AM »

This speed limit sign was briefly used before the Phase 2 construction of the I-40/I-77 interchange. A speed limit sign in Franklin Gothic!

Franklin Gothic was also used for speed limit signs on the West Virginia Turnpike for a while.  I believe that most of those signs were removed when the (then) Turnpike Commission installed variable speed limit signs, but it seems to me that a few of them were still in place in the Beckley area a few years ago.  This section has been getting widened, so I suspect that they are all gone now (haven't been back since COVID started).
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6980 on: January 22, 2022, 01:36:38 PM »

Not really a highway sign, but in college I remember seeing a “Dip” sign warning of exactly that ahead on a newly reconstructed road. Most notable because it was stolen.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6981 on: January 24, 2022, 02:32:49 AM »

I've seen this sign for a few years, but Google finally included it in an update:

https://goo.gl/maps/MDmmCcEZa9VXaL929

The distracting part of this type of sign is the increasingly older car model, but instead of fixing that they simply blacked out the window.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6982 on: January 24, 2022, 02:47:05 AM »

I've seen this sign for a few years, but Google finally included it in an update:

https://goo.gl/maps/MDmmCcEZa9VXaL929

The distracting part of this type of sign is the increasingly older car model, but instead of fixing that they simply blacked out the window.

It seems like a standard slippery when wet sign but with a vinyl cutting error.

But since we're speaking of older models of cars...

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6983 on: January 24, 2022, 03:42:13 AM »

Compression, huh? Is that outside a dump with a car crusher that's overly eager for new material?
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6984 on: January 24, 2022, 08:33:31 AM »

Compression, huh? Is that outside a dump with a car crusher that's overly eager for new material?

Wearing compression socks while driving on this hill is highly recommended.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6985 on: January 24, 2022, 10:35:48 AM »

This speed limit sign was briefly used before the Phase 2 construction of the I-40/I-77 interchange. A speed limit sign in Franklin Gothic!

Speed limit signs using the wrong font are fairly common. Usually they come from village or town public works' departments not knowing how or caring enough to select Series E.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6986 on: January 25, 2022, 08:51:28 PM »

Compression, huh? Is that outside a dump with a car crusher that's overly eager for new material?

Wearing compression socks while driving on this hill is highly recommended.

That much of an elevation change, huh?
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6987 on: January 25, 2022, 09:28:30 PM »

This is a rare placement for an overhead sign. And when looking at it, it must have went up sometime in the early 2000s or so.

This is the other side, which I believe has remain unchanged since 1961 or so.

When looking at the first link, It was probably replaced because it was either damaged when a car hit it but who knows. I've only lived in Greenville since 2008 so I am not entirely sure what the point of the replacement was.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6992 on: January 26, 2022, 06:58:08 PM »

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6993 on: January 26, 2022, 07:04:48 PM »

Google finally caught up to this mess:

Oversized mixed case, no horizontal tab bar on the left sign.
Seen some in Delaware and Florida. I don't see why that's better compared to the other signs that I see.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6994 on: January 26, 2022, 08:40:23 PM »

Google finally caught up to this mess:

Oversized mixed case, no horizontal tab bar on the left sign.
Seen some in Delaware and Florida. I don't see why that's better compared to the other signs that I see.

Who says it's better?
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6995 on: January 26, 2022, 09:29:02 PM »

Google finally caught up to this mess:

Oversized mixed case, no horizontal tab bar on the left sign.
Seen some in Delaware and Florida. I don't see why that's better compared to the other signs that I see.

Who says it's better?
Some other people in the world!
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6996 on: January 26, 2022, 11:33:01 PM »

Google finally caught up to this mess:

Oversized mixed case, no horizontal tab bar on the left sign.
Seen some in Delaware and Florida. I don't see why that's better compared to the other signs that I see.

Who says it's better?
Some other people in the world!

Who are they? I'm pretty sure you've made these people up and they don't exist.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6997 on: January 27, 2022, 02:56:21 AM »

Google finally caught up to this mess:

Oversized mixed case, no horizontal tab bar on the left sign.
Seen some in Delaware and Florida. I don't see why that's better compared to the other signs that I see.

Who says it's better?
Some other people in the world!

Who are they? I'm pretty sure you've made these people up and they don't exist.
My friends.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6998 on: January 27, 2022, 04:01:42 AM »

That sign on the left is sort of NJTPish.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6999 on: January 27, 2022, 05:14:16 AM »

Google finally caught up to this mess:

Oversized mixed case, no horizontal tab bar on the left sign.
Seen some in Delaware and Florida. I don't see why that's better compared to the other signs that I see.

Who says it's better?
Some other people in the world!

Who are they? I'm pretty sure you've made these people up and they don't exist.
My friends.

Your friends have an opinion on an incorrect interpretation of the MUTCD?
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