AARoads Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

The AARoads Wiki is live! Come check it out!

Author Topic: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly  (Read 1886497 times)

roadman65

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 15787
  • Location: Lakeland, Florida
  • Last Login: Today at 02:03:53 PM
Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #8875 on: November 22, 2023, 06:27:40 PM »

https://maps.app.goo.gl/ewyLx6UMTS4gZwXd9
Location of the far left SR 23 shield is still placed where it was when this road was a one way. Now that it’s two way, that shield is definitely out of place as it’s over opposing traffic lanes.
Don't forget the lazy IN 933 patches over the US 33 shields.

Plus isn’t US 31 Business decommissioned here? 
Logged
Every day is a winding road, you just got to get used to it.

Sheryl Crowe

74/171FAN

  • *
  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 5214
  • Age: 32
  • Location: Harrisburg, PA
  • Last Login: Today at 02:57:23 PM
Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #8876 on: November 22, 2023, 10:18:34 PM »

https://maps.app.goo.gl/ewyLx6UMTS4gZwXd9
Location of the far left SR 23 shield is still placed where it was when this road was a one way. Now that it’s two way, that shield is definitely out of place as it’s over opposing traffic lanes.
Don't forget the lazy IN 933 patches over the US 33 shields.

Plus isn’t US 31 Business decommissioned here? 

No, it is actually way better signed than US 20 BUS, which is really only signed in South Bend east of downtown.
Logged
I am now a PennDOT employee.  My opinions/views do not necessarily reflect the opinions/views of PennDOT.

D-Dey65

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 3614
  • Age: 58
  • Last Login: February 22, 2024, 10:32:42 PM
    • I-95; Still not finished in Boston, Central New Jersey, or Washington, D.C.
Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #8877 on: November 23, 2023, 10:13:30 AM »

I still don't remember where the "Do Not Enter" signs with additional messages thread is, but I still have to post this sign I found off of US 1 in St. Augustine north of the San Sebastian River Bridge.
https://www.google.com/maps/@29.8931529,-81.3219263,3a,75y,154.1h,83.34t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sV_11UoX4iQDkHwg0utD3Ag!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en&entry=ttu




Logged

74/171FAN

  • *
  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 5214
  • Age: 32
  • Location: Harrisburg, PA
  • Last Login: Today at 02:57:23 PM
Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #8878 on: November 23, 2023, 02:43:06 PM »

US 11 SB (from PA 581 WB) at the Naval Support Activity in Mechanicsburg (https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=10219692232976850&set=a.10219692595185905)






« Last Edit: December 25, 2023, 02:54:48 PM by 74/171FAN »
Logged
I am now a PennDOT employee.  My opinions/views do not necessarily reflect the opinions/views of PennDOT.

Shedingtonian

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 173
  • Burgers float into my room...

  • Age: 19
  • Last Login: Today at 07:48:14 AM
    • Shed's Virtual Dump
Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #8879 on: November 23, 2023, 05:24:09 PM »

Not what I was looking for, not what I expected either.
An entire gantry with signs using Helvetica on AP-7.
In both directions!

I found another example at exit 8 southbound, looking at the oldest available footage. But the gantries on exit 10 were still up this summer, so I think they take the most merit.
Logged
Fictional maps, road signs, video game projects... Visit Shedingtonian's Virtual Dump,
and read the blog to keep up to date with what's going on with me.

And yes, I'm still studying civil engineering.

74/171FAN

  • *
  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 5214
  • Age: 32
  • Location: Harrisburg, PA
  • Last Login: Today at 02:57:23 PM
Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #8880 on: November 23, 2023, 09:15:27 PM »

US 17 BUS (Fredericksburg) SB/VA 2 SB near US 17 on the south side of Fredericksburg  (https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10219692208016226&set=a.10219692595185905)



On VA 156 BUS (Hopewell) NB at Harry E James Elementary School and Hopewell's pathetic way to excuse a partial road diet along Arlington Rd/High Ave (https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=10219693447327208&set=a.10219692595185905)


« Last Edit: December 25, 2023, 07:58:50 PM by 74/171FAN »
Logged
I am now a PennDOT employee.  My opinions/views do not necessarily reflect the opinions/views of PennDOT.

bzakharin

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 1665
  • Last Login: February 21, 2024, 04:28:52 PM
Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #8881 on: November 24, 2023, 10:22:38 AM »

This sign on private property (little league) is completely incorrect, from misunderstanding what "no thru traffic" means to not being black on yellow. Yet, it's hardly unique.
It's from SmartSign.com part number H2JG (which is printed at the bottom of the sign, but not visible at this resolution).
« Last Edit: November 24, 2023, 10:25:06 AM by bzakharin »
Logged

74/171FAN

  • *
  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 5214
  • Age: 32
  • Location: Harrisburg, PA
  • Last Login: Today at 02:57:23 PM
Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #8882 on: November 25, 2023, 08:37:02 AM »

On SR 627 SB in Dinwiddie County, VA.  (https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10219696212196328&set=a.10219696357719966)



A few around the Southpoint Business Park and the US 460/SR 630 intersection in Prince George County, VA.  (https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10219695786265680&set=a.10219696357719966)



(https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10219696346839694&set=a.10219696357719966)



(https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10219696003991123&set=a.10219696357719966)



(https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10219695787865720&set=a.10219696357719966)  (by Amazon)



On VA 36 EB in Hopewell (https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10219695811666315&set=a.10219696357719966)



On VA 10 EB at SR 617 in Surry (https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10219701135119398&set=a.10219701306443681)



On VA 32 NB on the Quadrant Road connection to US 258 (https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10219701153799865&set=a.10219701306443681)



On I-81 NB approaching I-66  (https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10219663619581533&set=a.10219663726224199&notif_id=1701049713112744&notif_t=feedback_reaction_generic&ref=notif)



(https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10219663645182173&set=a.10219663726224199&notif_id=1701049720935518&notif_t=feedback_reaction_generic&ref=notif)



US 17 NB/US 258 NB/VA 32 NB 1.2 miles south of James River Bridge in Carrollton, VA (https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10219701161800065&set=a.10219701306443681)



US 17 NB/US 258 NB/VA 32 NB near James River Bridge  (https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10219701162840091&set=a.10219701306443681)



Now on the bridge (https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10219701164320128&set=a.10219701306443681)



Briarfield Rd in Newport News has some odd keystone signage  (https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10219701173320353&set=a.10219701306443681)





On VA 105 WB approaching Fort Eustis (https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10219701199361004&set=a.10219701306443681)







On Roger Brown Dr just east of VA 143 at Patrick Henry Mall (https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10219701210761289&set=a.10219701306443681)



A truck prohibition for a road in the nearby county for Charles City Rd (SR 600 here at VA 106).  (https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10219701275482907&set=a.10219701306443681)



Just across from the eastern VA 10/VA 106/VA 156 intersection (https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10219701110918793&set=a.10219701306443681)



On the new VA 10 superstreet in Chester  (https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10219701255522408&set=a.10219701306443681)



On VA 28 NB at SR 646 in Bristow, VA (https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10219701673692862&set=a.10219701842977094)



(https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10219701766455181&set=a.10219701842977094)





« Last Edit: December 26, 2023, 12:43:08 PM by 74/171FAN »
Logged
I am now a PennDOT employee.  My opinions/views do not necessarily reflect the opinions/views of PennDOT.

roadman65

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 15787
  • Location: Lakeland, Florida
  • Last Login: Today at 02:03:53 PM
Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #8883 on: November 28, 2023, 09:28:43 PM »

https://maps.app.goo.gl/H8NRg5tAnDbBVqfc7
Why does Exit 35 A get an arrow? It could even confuse motorists that it’s directing them to Exit 35B.
Logged
Every day is a winding road, you just got to get used to it.

Sheryl Crowe

Big John

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 4470
  • Age: 56
  • Last Login: Today at 02:47:42 PM
Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #8884 on: November 28, 2023, 10:33:14 PM »

^^ And 35B needs an "EXIT ONLY" banner
Logged

74/171FAN

  • *
  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 5214
  • Age: 32
  • Location: Harrisburg, PA
  • Last Login: Today at 02:57:23 PM
« Last Edit: December 26, 2023, 12:58:00 PM by 74/171FAN »
Logged
I am now a PennDOT employee.  My opinions/views do not necessarily reflect the opinions/views of PennDOT.

roadman65

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 15787
  • Location: Lakeland, Florida
  • Last Login: Today at 02:03:53 PM
Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #8886 on: November 29, 2023, 06:49:56 PM »

^^ And 35B needs an "EXIT ONLY" banner


Someone brought that up about I-280 EB in Kearney not having one at CR 508 EB.

It’s obviously a state thing with this.
Logged
Every day is a winding road, you just got to get used to it.

Sheryl Crowe

freebrickproductions

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 2496
  • The traffic signal enthusiast from north Alabama.

  • Age: -6977
  • Location: Huntsville, AL
  • Last Login: Today at 03:08:21 PM
    • Mike's Railroad Crossing Website
Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #8887 on: December 01, 2023, 03:39:35 PM »

Apologies if this has been posted before, but I know we're generally familiar with DOTs putting state abbreviations on out-of-state control cities, but how often do you see a state abbreviation on an in-state control city?
Now, it's pretty obvious why it was done, as presumably there were issues with traffic coming from St. Louis heading for Nashville, TN, making a wrong turn into Nashville, IL, but it still strikes me as unusual.
Logged
It's all fun & games until someone summons Cthulhu and brings about the end of the world.

I also collect traffic lights, road signs, fans, and railroad crossing equipment.

(They/Them)

tmoore952

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 545
  • Location: Olney, MD
  • Last Login: February 19, 2024, 12:41:06 AM
Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #8888 on: December 01, 2023, 03:47:45 PM »

Apologies if this has been posted before, but I know we're generally familiar with DOTs putting state abbreviations on out-of-state control cities, but how often do you see a state abbreviation on an in-state control city?
Now, it's pretty obvious why it was done, as presumably there were issues with traffic coming from St. Louis heading for Nashville, TN, making a wrong turn into Nashville, IL, but it still strikes me as unusual.

Signs in Maryland as you drive southbound approaching the American Legion Bridge on the Capital Beltway (the river crossing west of DC) say "Great Falls MD" (to distinguish it from Great Falls VA).

I don't cross the bridge often enough to remember if "Great Falls VA" is mentioned on VA signage (although if it was. it might also be southbound immediately after you enter Virginia).

EDIT - I noticed just now, for no particular reason, that this is reply 8888 in this thread.
Logged

74/171FAN

  • *
  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 5214
  • Age: 32
  • Location: Harrisburg, PA
  • Last Login: Today at 02:57:23 PM
Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #8889 on: December 01, 2023, 04:15:40 PM »

Apologies if this has been posted before, but I know we're generally familiar with DOTs putting state abbreviations on out-of-state control cities, but how often do you see a state abbreviation on an in-state control city?
Now, it's pretty obvious why it was done, as presumably there were issues with traffic coming from St. Louis heading for Nashville, TN, making a wrong turn into Nashville, IL, but it still strikes me as unusual.

Signs in Maryland as you drive southbound approaching the American Legion Bridge on the Capital Beltway (the river crossing west of DC) say "Great Falls MD" (to distinguish it from Great Falls VA).

I don't cross the bridge often enough to remember if "Great Falls VA" is mentioned on VA signage (although if it was. it might also be southbound immediately after you enter Virginia).

EDIT - I noticed just now, for no particular reason, that this is reply 8888 in this thread.

VA also does this for the town of Washington along US 211/US 522.

In a Mineola Parking Garage (https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10219726245267136&set=a.10219723725924154)



In Wheatley Plaza by the intersection of NY 25A and Glen Cove Rd in Greenvale.  (https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=10219726246267161&set=pcb.10219726250747273)



« Last Edit: December 26, 2023, 01:04:29 PM by 74/171FAN »
Logged
I am now a PennDOT employee.  My opinions/views do not necessarily reflect the opinions/views of PennDOT.

D-Dey65

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 3614
  • Age: 58
  • Last Login: February 22, 2024, 10:32:42 PM
    • I-95; Still not finished in Boston, Central New Jersey, or Washington, D.C.
Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #8890 on: December 05, 2023, 12:32:25 AM »

I was looking through posts from when I was last active on this forum years upon years ago, and apparently at the time this sign (which hadn't been put up yet, I'd posted an article that a rendering of it) was controversial for unclear wording.

NC-194 in Vilas, NC


I see signs with the same color scheme along US 301 near Fort A.P. Hill.

Like these two:
https://www.google.com/maps/@38.068361,-77.3292865,3a,75y,63.22h,103.36t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sQWWg3hqKTyC5iwhkrL1LEQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en&entry=ttu

There's also this one on VA 207:
https://www.google.com/maps/@38.0386232,-77.3646568,3a,15y,81.2h,91.47t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s7vZlPSuFhtpGg8P52oFvbg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en&entry=ttu

« Last Edit: December 05, 2023, 09:36:29 AM by D-Dey65 »
Logged

74/171FAN

  • *
  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 5214
  • Age: 32
  • Location: Harrisburg, PA
  • Last Login: Today at 02:57:23 PM
Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #8891 on: December 05, 2023, 10:21:55 AM »

« Last Edit: December 26, 2023, 01:25:07 PM by 74/171FAN »
Logged
I am now a PennDOT employee.  My opinions/views do not necessarily reflect the opinions/views of PennDOT.

Shedingtonian

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 173
  • Burgers float into my room...

  • Age: 19
  • Last Login: Today at 07:48:14 AM
    • Shed's Virtual Dump
Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #8892 on: December 05, 2023, 06:45:28 PM »

On DE 141 SB near DE 2 (https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10219722927584196&set=a.10219723127549195)



This sign reminds me a lot of the standards one of my states used to have:




Also, it is pretty interesting to see "EXIT ONLY" reworded as "MUST EXIT". Younger me would've probably understood what that meant sooner, if the standard were "MUST EXIT".
Logged
Fictional maps, road signs, video game projects... Visit Shedingtonian's Virtual Dump,
and read the blog to keep up to date with what's going on with me.

And yes, I'm still studying civil engineering.

74/171FAN

  • *
  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 5214
  • Age: 32
  • Location: Harrisburg, PA
  • Last Login: Today at 02:57:23 PM
« Last Edit: December 26, 2023, 01:27:46 PM by 74/171FAN »
Logged
I am now a PennDOT employee.  My opinions/views do not necessarily reflect the opinions/views of PennDOT.

roadman65

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 15787
  • Location: Lakeland, Florida
  • Last Login: Today at 02:03:53 PM
Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #8894 on: December 05, 2023, 07:54:18 PM »

Apologies if this has been posted before, but I know we're generally familiar with DOTs putting state abbreviations on out-of-state control cities, but how often do you see a state abbreviation on an in-state control city?
Now, it's pretty obvious why it was done, as presumably there were issues with traffic coming from St. Louis heading for Nashville, TN, making a wrong turn into Nashville, IL, but it still strikes me as unusual.

Washington, PA on all Pennsylvania guides.😁
Logged
Every day is a winding road, you just got to get used to it.

Sheryl Crowe

74/171FAN

  • *
  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 5214
  • Age: 32
  • Location: Harrisburg, PA
  • Last Login: Today at 02:57:23 PM
Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #8895 on: December 05, 2023, 08:18:20 PM »

I-295 NB/US 130 NB split (Exit 23) in Westville, NJ (https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10219722990705774&set=a.10219723127549195)

« Last Edit: December 26, 2023, 01:28:46 PM by 74/171FAN »
Logged
I am now a PennDOT employee.  My opinions/views do not necessarily reflect the opinions/views of PennDOT.

roadman65

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 15787
  • Location: Lakeland, Florida
  • Last Login: Today at 02:03:53 PM
Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #8896 on: December 06, 2023, 08:04:11 AM »

https://maps.app.goo.gl/pd3NarbW3sxRas8R6
This odd to see KY 116 signed within the Volunteer State.

However, there is a good reason despite one state signed in another. If you look at the pavement in the image it changes . That’s cause where the camera is the Google Car is in Kentucky, but cross onto the far side of the pavement change you’re in Tennessee.  Then turn left into the distance and follow KY 116 back into the Bluegrass State.
Logged
Every day is a winding road, you just got to get used to it.

Sheryl Crowe

roadman65

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 15787
  • Location: Lakeland, Florida
  • Last Login: Today at 02:03:53 PM
Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #8897 on: December 06, 2023, 01:53:26 PM »

https://maps.app.goo.gl/UcUnKw9YjcyChCrq5
Here’s one cause the left turn lane is for NJDOT employees entering a work facility that has its driveway to the left. The driveway has no outlet and is a dead end and state property so therefore the lane controls won’t include it.

However the three straight arrows is odd as only two lanes go straight.
Logged
Every day is a winding road, you just got to get used to it.

Sheryl Crowe

74/171FAN

  • *
  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 5214
  • Age: 32
  • Location: Harrisburg, PA
  • Last Login: Today at 02:57:23 PM
Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #8898 on: December 06, 2023, 06:09:20 PM »

« Last Edit: December 26, 2023, 01:36:05 PM by 74/171FAN »
Logged
I am now a PennDOT employee.  My opinions/views do not necessarily reflect the opinions/views of PennDOT.

D-Dey65

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 3614
  • Age: 58
  • Last Login: February 22, 2024, 10:32:42 PM
    • I-95; Still not finished in Boston, Central New Jersey, or Washington, D.C.
Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #8899 on: December 07, 2023, 01:12:10 PM »

At the NY 25B/Mineola Blvd intersection in Williston Park (https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10219723704123609&set=a.10219723725924154)


That looks a lot less residential when I see it on Google Street View.  Don't get me wrong though, I believe you, because I've seen the trim of that house there too.

For the record, that's the driveway to the Nassau County Police Department's 3rd Precinct across from Mineola Boulevard.

Logged

 


Opinions expressed here on belong solely to the poster and do not represent or reflect the opinions or beliefs of AARoads, its creators and/or associates.