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Author Topic: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly  (Read 1886485 times)

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #75 on: December 28, 2013, 10:46:38 PM »

This sort of counts, I think. There's a bunch of random arrow signs posted around the Byrd Park area of Richmond, Virginia. They're not goofs since there's no context, and there's no evidence anything else was posted along with the arrows.



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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #76 on: December 28, 2013, 10:51:53 PM »

Finderne Ave, Bridgewater / Manville, New Jersey, I present the 'ENTRANCE' variant of the 'ONE WAY' sign:

https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!data=!1m8!1m3!1d3!2d-74.576564!3d40.568042!2m2!1f102.26!2f86.69!4f75!2m9!1e1!2m4!1smrs8x-kH7rWlWMBcwnKxfw!2e0!9m1!6sFinderne+Avenue!5m2!1smrs8x-kH7rWlWMBcwnKxfw!2e0&fid=5

Since the picture quality is so shitty, I made a mockup of what the sign says:

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #77 on: December 28, 2013, 11:05:39 PM »

This sort of counts, I think. There's a bunch of random arrow signs posted around the Byrd Park area of Richmond, Virginia. They're not goofs since there's no context, and there's no evidence anything else was posted along with the arrows.

Hmmm, too new for the Goog. Maybe they're planning on installing shields at a later date. Perhaps USBR 1 is getting realigned to follow R3 across the Boulevard Bridge (but it's dumb to not put the USBR 1 and R3 shields together)? Maps of current alignments here: http://www.richmond.com/recreation/article_bf1d480d-7b17-5651-8c6f-9a5a33aad617.html?mode=image&photo= Are the other arrows also along R3?
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #78 on: December 29, 2013, 05:39:58 AM »

Finderne Ave, Bridgewater / Manville, New Jersey, I present the 'ENTRANCE' variant of the 'ONE WAY' sign:

https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!data=!1m8!1m3!1d3!2d-74.576564!3d40.568042!2m2!1f102.26!2f86.69!4f75!2m9!1e1!2m4!1smrs8x-kH7rWlWMBcwnKxfw!2e0!9m1!6sFinderne+Avenue!5m2!1smrs8x-kH7rWlWMBcwnKxfw!2e0&fid=5

Since the picture quality is so shitty, I made a mockup of what the sign says:



Reminds me of a couple similar signs that were located in Verdi, NV, which said "FREEWAY" instead. These were on the two-way I-80 frontage road that ends in an off ramp, so one should only travel one direction to get back to the Interstate.

Google Street View of location, which now shows the old signs removed in favor of proper trailblazers back to I-80.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #79 on: December 29, 2013, 12:21:09 PM »

This sort of counts, I think. There's a bunch of random arrow signs posted around the Byrd Park area of Richmond, Virginia. They're not goofs since there's no context, and there's no evidence anything else was posted along with the arrows.

Hmmm, too new for the Goog. Maybe they're planning on installing shields at a later date. Perhaps USBR 1 is getting realigned to follow R3 across the Boulevard Bridge (but it's dumb to not put the USBR 1 and R3 shields together)? Maps of current alignments here: http://www.richmond.com/recreation/article_bf1d480d-7b17-5651-8c6f-9a5a33aad617.html?mode=image&photo= Are the other arrows also along R3?

I think they are. I'll have to go back and check, though. (USBR 1 is actually the reason there isn't a R1, too.)
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #80 on: December 29, 2013, 03:40:31 PM »

Saw this on Friday outside the Wharf seafood restaurant in Alexandria, Virginia, where I was having lunch. I just found the sign interesting and kind of amusing. If there were flooding as far up as this sign I think I'd have retrieved my car and gotten out of there well before the water ever got that far!

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #81 on: December 29, 2013, 09:11:38 PM »

lol. what a hack border.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #82 on: December 30, 2013, 12:06:22 AM »

Found this while in North Brunswick today... not much to be said except that at least it was in a green background to signify it was guiding you... kinda...

Then in that same complex, this sign looks to be a guide sign, yet is posted with regulatory sign colors. And wouldn't a US 1 shield have sufficed here?
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #83 on: December 30, 2013, 03:45:43 PM »

I've noticed that shopping malls love creating their own sign standards.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #84 on: December 30, 2013, 05:37:52 PM »

I was downloading videos from my dashcam and culling through them and I found I finally got a decent picture of the funky turn arrows at this intersection in Alexandria. I've passed them hundreds of times but never got a good picture until this one.

Location is just outside the Holiday Inn shown on this map: http://goo.gl/maps/JFTPj  The arrows reflect the hotel's driveway adding an extra access point to and from this intersection.

I just find the arrows unique.

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #85 on: December 31, 2013, 01:03:56 PM »

Interesting VMS in Newark, New Jersey...



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Essex County Prosecutors office display signs asking for information on the homicides of Zainee Hailey, 13, and Kasson Mormon, 15, who were shot and killed on Christmas night at 102 Schley Street in Newark. The scene on Friday, December, 27, 2013. Ed Murray/The Star-Ledger
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #86 on: December 31, 2013, 05:42:21 PM »

crap, I totally forgot to commit a homicide that day.  maybe it's good for 2113?
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #87 on: December 31, 2013, 08:06:38 PM »

DelDOT puts those signs up here and there to say a lane or a ramp will be closed in the near future.  What bugs me is that they don't give the day of the week.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #88 on: December 31, 2013, 08:44:00 PM »

Interesting VMS in Newark, New Jersey...



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Would make me want to get a big plush Santa and place it face down at the base of the VMS with a toy knife in it;s back just to traumatize some kids.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #89 on: January 03, 2014, 12:39:36 PM »

Uhhhh....

I don't have the faintest clue in why there is an I-95 shield with an arrow pointing... to the opposite side of the road. There's not even a ramp there!

And then there's this sign, and out of the states I've visited, New Jersey's the only one who posts a sign like this.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #90 on: January 03, 2014, 01:08:41 PM »

We need one of those lonely arrows signs to go with this.

http://goo.gl/maps/468YJ

The library is actually half a mile straight ahead, but no one would ever know it from this sign.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #91 on: January 03, 2014, 03:31:51 PM »

Uhhhh....

I don't have the faintest clue in why there is an I-95 shield with an arrow pointing... to the opposite side of the road. There's not even a ramp there!

Errrr, okay, I guess there's not a ramp right there, but there is one just around the curve there....
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #92 on: January 03, 2014, 03:48:41 PM »

Uhhhh....

I don't have the faintest clue in why there is an I-95 shield with an arrow pointing... to the opposite side of the road. There's not even a ramp there!

Errrr, okay, I guess there's not a ramp right there, but there is one just around the curve there....
While redundant with respect to the overhead BGS in the background; that trailblazer shield assembly can come in handy for one that's following a tall truck (which would block the BGS' from the lower vehicle's view).
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #93 on: January 03, 2014, 04:11:17 PM »

Uhhhh....

I don't have the faintest clue in why there is an I-95 shield with an arrow pointing... to the opposite side of the road. There's not even a ramp there!

And then there's this sign, and out of the states I've visited, New Jersey's the only one who posts a sign like this.

Could that be on the border entering Trenton? Maybe they're being discreet about it!
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #94 on: January 03, 2014, 04:14:50 PM »

Uhhhh....

I don't have the faintest clue in why there is an I-95 shield with an arrow pointing... to the opposite side of the road. There's not even a ramp there!

And then there's this sign, and out of the states I've visited, New Jersey's the only one who posts a sign like this.

Could that be on the border entering Trenton? Maybe they're being discreet about it!

It is exactly at the border.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #95 on: January 03, 2014, 04:21:28 PM »

Could that be on the border entering Trenton? Maybe they're being discreet about it!

So that's a sign saying you entered Trenton's city limits? Because there is a 'WELCOME TO TRENTON' sign not too far up this road.

As for the I-95 shield, I understand the ramp is not too far from the sign, but it would make a lot more sense to place it when NJ 29 splits from the I-95 ramps.

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #96 on: January 04, 2014, 02:56:30 AM »

So it should be an M5-2 rather than an M6-2. Woo.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #97 on: January 04, 2014, 02:53:38 PM »


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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #98 on: January 04, 2014, 03:19:08 PM »

We need one of those lonely arrows signs to go with this.

http://goo.gl/maps/468YJ

The library is actually half a mile straight ahead, but no one would ever know it from this sign.

love library signs.


whats with this LGS/street sign further up at the intersection? it looks like a list of street names but doenst give any directional information.

http://goo.gl/maps/UaWsH
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #99 on: January 04, 2014, 03:55:46 PM »

We need one of those lonely arrows signs to go with this.

http://goo.gl/maps/468YJ

The library is actually half a mile straight ahead, but no one would ever know it from this sign.

love library signs.


whats with this LGS/street sign further up at the intersection? it looks like a list of street names but doenst give any directional information.

http://goo.gl/maps/UaWsH

It's a list of all of the streets in the no-outlet subdivision. All but Schmid Dr. should properly have arrows next to the street names: http://goo.gl/maps/TTFzE
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