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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6175 on: May 14, 2021, 11:53:16 AM »

This is the best they could come up with?

SEA Airport Expy @ WA-518, SeaTac, WA

"Burien" is crammed between the down arrows. Meanwhile the shields are 19 miles apart with a gaping chasm of nothingness between them.

Indeed a horrible design. The WA shields are too far down, which probably forced Burien down between the arrows. This actually might be a contender for Worst Of.

EDIT: Speaking of which, I just remembered something I meant to post to that thread.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6176 on: May 17, 2021, 09:49:03 AM »

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51119098699_3da2b99ed5_4k.jpg

This one with the fraction in larger numerals than the whole number.

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6177 on: May 17, 2021, 12:51:29 PM »

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51119098699_3da2b99ed5_4k.jpg

This one with the fraction in larger numerals than the whole number.


Anybody else think they should bring in route F to make it a triplex, and then rearrange the W and T?
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6178 on: May 17, 2021, 02:55:46 PM »

What The Foristell?

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6179 on: May 17, 2021, 09:39:32 PM »

Can't decide if this one in Woodsville, NH, is good or bad, but it's certainly unique.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6180 on: May 17, 2021, 11:44:26 PM »

Clearly letting you know you'll be going out of state to catch I-91.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6181 on: May 18, 2021, 01:38:45 PM »

Can't decide if this one in Woodsville, NH, is good or bad, but it's certainly unique.


I have never seen that before.  Usually when a state references a route that takes them to an interstate where the intersection occurs in another state, they just have the standard state named shield of the DOT installing it.  They don't get that technical.   I love that they did get that technical there.  The contrary is Interstate 12 being referenced in Mississippi.  It's funny to see a Mississippi state named shield for an intrastate interstate that is in Louisiana. 
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6182 on: May 20, 2021, 11:24:10 PM »

A detour for an incident bypass route for I-72 in Springfield, IL?  Also odd to have an incident bypass route for Business 55.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6183 on: May 21, 2021, 09:51:40 AM »

A detour for an incident bypass route for I-72 in Springfield, IL?  Also odd to have an incident bypass route for Business 55.

What type of incident?  Was there something specific to mandate a detour, or are these signs up permanently?

I can imagine that if there is an accident on I-72, radio reports can tell you I-72 closed between these exits, follow the signed incident detour route.

Pennsylvania has a similar system, but they use a color coded system.

https://www.chesco.org/DocumentCenter/View/2409/PennDot-Detour-Signs?bidId=

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6184 on: May 21, 2021, 11:08:01 AM »

A detour for an incident bypass route for I-72 in Springfield, IL?  Also odd to have an incident bypass route for Business 55.

What type of incident?  Was there something specific to mandate a detour, or are these signs up permanently?

I can imagine that if there is an accident on I-72, radio reports can tell you I-72 closed between these exits, follow the signed incident detour route.


Michigan has permanent freeway detour routes posted in some parts of the state.  They are signed as "emergency," not "incident bypass."  For example:

https://goo.gl/maps/iy64f9Q6EkLywQEx5

https://goo.gl/maps/8zGk139zvmWk7Gt8A

https://goo.gl/maps/X8SKnF35u7uinm9fA
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6185 on: May 23, 2021, 10:05:34 AM »

Not really a road sign, but since it looks like one from 70-90 years ago, I have to bring it up.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a0/FL_50_Bridge_over_former_SAL_Railroad_Line-Park_Boundary.jpg

How long have Florida's state parks had these kinds of signs at the borders of their parks?

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6186 on: May 23, 2021, 05:58:06 PM »

Hmm, if only there was a sign for this...



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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6187 on: May 24, 2021, 11:57:42 PM »

It seems as though the shields on the abandoned section of PA-291 near the Philadelphia International Airport are still there, over fourteen years after it was closed to the public.



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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6188 on: May 25, 2021, 09:26:16 AM »

Hmm, if only there was a sign for this...



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Honestly, it is probably more cost effective than the monstrosity CO sometimes uses]=https://goo.gl/maps/WaEVRXbHEWU29Bwm9]the monstrosity CO sometimes uses (it can get even worse, but GSV hasn’t updated), but it gets the same point across. There is probably so little traffic that uses that road, it doesn’t matter anyway.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6189 on: May 25, 2021, 03:55:43 PM »

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6190 on: May 25, 2021, 06:52:04 PM »

Corrected post:

Honestly, it is probably more cost effective than the monstrosity CO sometimes uses (it can get even worse, but GSV hasn’t updated), but it gets the same point across. There is probably so little traffic that uses that road, it doesn’t matter anyway.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6191 on: May 25, 2021, 07:07:19 PM »

Hmm, if only there was a sign for this...



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Honestly, it is probably more cost effective than the monstrosity CO sometimes uses (it can get even worse, but GSV hasn’t updated), but it gets the same point across. There is probably so little traffic that uses that road, it doesn’t matter anyway.

Yeah, but the most cost effective way would be the actual standard in Québec:

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6192 on: May 27, 2021, 07:17:49 PM »

You heard it here first, folks: No turn on red unless there's a green arrow.

St Louis Park, MN

I'm guessing it was installed to avoid confusion with a red orb being displayed simultaneous with a green arrow (an extremely common situation). But then I've never seen such an obvious exception to "NTOR" signed before.


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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6193 on: May 28, 2021, 11:16:09 AM »

You heard it here first, folks: No turn on red unless there's a green arrow.

St Louis Park, MN

I'm guessing it was installed to avoid confusion with a red orb being displayed simultaneous with a green arrow (an extremely common situation). But then I've seen such an obvious exception to "NTOR" signed before.


No Turn On Red Except On Green Arrow by Jake Root, on Flickr

In this case those signals should be regular 3-section right turn signals instead of towers.

EDIT: then the signs wouldn't be needed at all, at least the bottom one
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6194 on: May 28, 2021, 11:20:55 PM »

This JCT I-520 sign with the Bobby Jones name above it.



It should read Bobby Jones Expressway.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6195 on: May 30, 2021, 02:51:46 AM »

"IMPASSE" instead of the standard "CUL-DE-SAC" in Chicoutimi:



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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6196 on: May 30, 2021, 05:08:31 AM »

"Well, we're at an impasse. I guess there's nothing we can do but pay attention to the infants."
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6197 on: May 31, 2021, 11:15:08 AM »

This one is odd for two reasons.
1) The inconsistency of the road descriptors.  One spelled out and the other abbreviated.
2) The exit numbers as you have a whole number and a whole number suffix.  Forget the A & B in the middle, but still Exit 1 should become Exit 1A and Wheeler Road should be Exit 1B.

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6198 on: May 31, 2021, 11:52:04 AM »

https://goo.gl/maps/PoSHL1soEYQDNQjG6
Never saw this one before for a 65 mph speed limit.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6199 on: May 31, 2021, 03:05:56 PM »

It's because of the 70mph limit on the parent I-15 it's exiting from.
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