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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #5000 on: June 21, 2022, 10:01:53 PM »

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #5001 on: July 03, 2022, 01:06:33 PM »

Two minor errors along the way from Québec City to my hometown.

First, a missing up arrow for TCH 1 somewhere east of Crapaud, PE:

TCH 1 EB missing up arrow by Liliana Vess, on Flickr

Then, a grammar error heading to the Confederation Bridge on TCH 16 EB (should be Restrictions relatives):

Restrictions relative(s) by Liliana Vess, on Flickr
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #5002 on: July 10, 2022, 07:07:09 AM »

https://www.flickr.com/photos/54480415@N08/52206243976/in/dateposted-public/

Island Expressway in Chatham County, GA is an East-West running route.  In fact its Historic TOLL US 80, that was decommissioned in the Mid 1980's and I'm sure it was signed then as East & West in its day.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #5003 on: July 10, 2022, 08:02:46 PM »

A street blade that erroneously refers to Chemin de la Dune-du-Sud as Chemin de la Dune-de-Sud.

Chemin de la Dune-de-Sud (sic) 1 by Liliana Vess, on Flickr
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #5004 on: July 11, 2022, 08:39:30 PM »

A street blade that erroneously refers to Chemin de la Dune-du-Sud as Chemin de la Dune-de-Sud.

How possible is it that the sign was made by someone who doesn't speak French and wouldn't immediately recognise the error? Not sure how many people on the Magdalen Islands don't speak French...
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #5005 on: July 12, 2022, 01:13:04 AM »

A street blade that erroneously refers to Chemin de la Dune-du-Sud as Chemin de la Dune-de-Sud.

How possible is it that the sign was made by someone who doesn't speak French and wouldn't immediately recognise the error? Not sure how many people on the Magdalen Islands don't speak French...

As those signs are made by a contractor in Québec, the issue I believe happened is not a language barrier, but an accent barrier (as some people in the Magdalen Islands have thick accents), which would've happened if the order was placed by phone.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #5006 on: July 13, 2022, 06:32:56 PM »

Forgetting to remove a sign referencing I-895 (Sheridan Expwy), which was downgraded to NY-895 (Sheridan Blvd) a few years ago:

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #5007 on: July 19, 2022, 12:28:12 AM »

Not one, but two capitalization errors involving the letter L in PEI:

ÎLes-de-la-Madeleine (sic) by Liliana Vess, on Flickr

Maple PLains (sic) by Liliana Vess, on Flickr
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #5008 on: July 19, 2022, 10:50:39 AM »

https://goo.gl/maps/6sn1BRYQ8togKaGo6
The Atlantic City Expressway does not travel north.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #5009 on: July 19, 2022, 04:32:14 PM »

https://goo.gl/maps/6sn1BRYQ8togKaGo6
The Atlantic City Expressway does not travel north.
The "North" is referring to the Garden State Parkway. I would put the ACE shield on a separate post. Basically, this way to ACE (both directions), and GSP northbound  only. Not sure if this is MUTCD-compliant, but it's better than the current situation.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #5012 on: July 20, 2022, 12:11:26 PM »

Another Caltrans special:  https://goo.gl/maps/MU99W5DWQ2XwAEK46

This used to have a large "Scenic Route" blue sign (with the poppy and wording) that went missing in 2019 or so.  In late 2021 or early 2022 the blank space was replaced by a "Freeway Entrance" green sign.  This road is scenic, but is definitely not a freeway (even if it does have a couple of exit ramps further up).

(Near the west end of Niles Canyon Road: small blue "begin", green "FREEWAY ENTRANCE", green "EAST", CA-84 shield.)
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #5013 on: July 20, 2022, 02:36:33 PM »

Another Caltrans special:  https://goo.gl/maps/MU99W5DWQ2XwAEK46

This used to have a large "Scenic Route" blue sign (with the poppy and wording) that went missing in 2019 or so.  In late 2021 or early 2022 the blank space was replaced by a "Freeway Entrance" green sign.  This road is scenic, but is definitely not a freeway (even if it does have a couple of exit ramps further up).

(Near the west end of Niles Canyon Road: small blue "begin", green "FREEWAY ENTRANCE", green "EAST", CA-84 shield.)
What the heck does "begin FREEWAY ENTRANCE" mean??
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #5014 on: July 20, 2022, 02:45:17 PM »

Another Caltrans special:  https://goo.gl/maps/MU99W5DWQ2XwAEK46

This used to have a large "Scenic Route" blue sign (with the poppy and wording) that went missing in 2019 or so.  In late 2021 or early 2022 the blank space was replaced by a "Freeway Entrance" green sign.  This road is scenic, but is definitely not a freeway (even if it does have a couple of exit ramps further up).

(Near the west end of Niles Canyon Road: small blue "begin", green "FREEWAY ENTRANCE", green "EAST", CA-84 shield.)
What the heck does "begin FREEWAY ENTRANCE" mean??

Simple: you can begin to enter the freeway. ;)
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #5015 on: July 20, 2022, 02:53:21 PM »

And eventually the ENTRANCE will end and it will be a FREEWAY! Duh!  :pan:
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #5016 on: July 20, 2022, 03:13:50 PM »

And eventually the ENTRANCE will end and it will be a FREEWAY! Duh!  :pan:
I was really talking more in this context. This road NEVER becomes a freeway! Or at least not in the ~20 miles of it I checked on Google Maps! There is no freeway to enter.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #5017 on: July 20, 2022, 04:21:44 PM »

And eventually the ENTRANCE will end and it will be a FREEWAY! Duh!  :pan:
I was really talking more in this context. This road NEVER becomes a freeway! Or at least not in the ~20 miles of it I checked on Google Maps! There is no freeway to enter.
Oh, in about 7.5 miles CA-84 will briefly join I-680.  But I don't think that's what they were referring to.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #5018 on: July 20, 2022, 04:53:03 PM »

I believe that "begin" plaque is the type that is meant to be paired with a scenic byway sign. My guess is somehow the scenic byway sign got switched with a freeway entrance sign. Maybe somewhere out there, there's a freeway entrance inexplicably signed as a scenic byway.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #5019 on: July 21, 2022, 08:56:14 AM »

VDOT can't seem to figure out how to spell the name of this road.

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #5020 on: July 21, 2022, 12:32:46 PM »

Gore sign with old sequential exit number mysteriously reappearing on the Mass Pike after its exits were renumbered to the mile-based system:

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #5021 on: July 21, 2022, 10:16:51 PM »

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.0454461,-73.7641473,3a,18.9y,168.11h,91.46t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sBvpXBg2byWofbX3ceT7RSg!2e0!6shttps:%2F%2Fstreetviewpixels-pa.googleapis.com%2Fv1%2Fthumbnail%3Fpanoid%3DBvpXBg2byWofbX3ceT7RSg%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D166.93211%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en

1) those numerals are not even close to centered
2) either remove the "to" or arrow, or even both; there's nothing left before the merge with 287
3) Long Island cannot be reached easily from 287 alone. To get to Long Island, I'm assuming the Hutch is the road they want you to take (this sign is technically on a Parkway, after all), and then you'd take the Cross Island to the (NSP/LIE/SSP). Sure, 287 was planned to go to LI, but this is a new sign.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #5022 on: July 22, 2022, 09:52:16 AM »

The left sign here in Waterloo Kitchener, ON is technically wrong. Highway 7 doesn't start until the next interchange, where you can choose to either stay on the Expressway (which switches from Highway 85 south to Highway 7 west) or take the exit to go Highway 7 east.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #5024 on: July 22, 2022, 08:15:32 PM »

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.1862541,-74.3311144,3a,15.8y,221.97h,86.93t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sKAWJsgD-YJT2XI5P1HUguQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en

This might not be an error if NYSDOT maintains the road to this point, but this sign is squarely in NJ.
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