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Author Topic: Why is there a US-38 shield on the Regional Mod tag?  (Read 4222 times)

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Why is there a US-38 shield on the Regional Mod tag?
« on: October 17, 2020, 05:20:27 PM »

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Re: Why is there a US-38 shield on the Regional Mod tag?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2020, 05:53:56 PM »

This answer doesn't really go to motivation for design of the tag itself, but there are a couple of observations that seem relevant:

*  US 38 was a regional (Nebraska-Colorado) route later subsumed into US 6.

*  A longstanding MUTCD heirloom, dating from at least the 1960's, is an illustration of a post-interchange distance sign that references US 38 in the top line, initially as text and now as a shield:  [US 38] JCT 5, Greenville 40, St Louis 125 in the current edition.
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Re: Why is there a US-38 shield on the Regional Mod tag?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2020, 07:22:40 PM »

I think the main motivation was just to put an unused number in it. It could have easily been 47.
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Re: Why is there a US-38 shield on the Regional Mod tag?
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2020, 08:42:32 AM »

This actually never occurred to me until you pointed it out, but I'm glad an even number was chosen.
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Re: Why is there a US-38 shield on the Regional Mod tag?
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2020, 02:59:11 PM »

So why is there a not-unused number on the Administrator tag?   :hmmm:
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Re: Why is there a US-38 shield on the Regional Mod tag?
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2020, 03:08:59 PM »

So why is there a not-unused number on the Administrator tag?   :hmmm:

It's the colored shield that's no longer used, not the number.
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Re: Why is there a US-38 shield on the Regional Mod tag?
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2020, 09:46:09 PM »

So how come I'm stuck with US 6?

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Re: Why is there a US-38 shield on the Regional Mod tag?
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2020, 09:54:10 PM »

So how come I'm stuck with US 6?

You were 6 years old when you became a Moderator?
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Re: Why is there a US-38 shield on the Regional Mod tag?
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2020, 12:08:39 AM »

So how come I'm stuck with US 6?

Because you used to be US 38?

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Re: Why is there a US-38 shield on the Regional Mod tag?
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2020, 02:33:01 PM »

It looks like the original suggestion was, as Winkler speculated above:

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I would have a different number for the two other moderators.  maybe global moderator can be US 6 (a fairly long-reaching highway) and regional moderator be US 38 (a short, regional highway with a tie-in to US 6)


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Re: Why is there a US-38 shield on the Regional Mod tag?
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2020, 04:39:02 PM »

So how come I'm stuck with US 6?
US-6 is not a bad one to be stuck with. I love the way that 6 looks on a US shield.
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Re: Why is there a US-38 shield on the Regional Mod tag?
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2020, 01:50:12 AM »

So how come I'm stuck with US 6?
US-6 is not a bad one to be stuck with. I love the way that 6 looks on a US shield.

Not to mention that it's named "Grand Army of the Republic Highway" for its full length. Not many cross country roads can say they carry a name through multiple states.
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Re: Why is there a US-38 shield on the Regional Mod tag?
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2020, 12:24:18 PM »

So how come I'm stuck with US 6?
US-6 is not a bad one to be stuck with. I love the way that 6 looks on a US shield.
Not to mention that it's named "Grand Army of the Republic Highway" for its full length. Not many cross country roads can say they carry a name through multiple states.

Of course, most states barely sign that (if at all). Utah has one small sign like this at each state line:

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Re: Why is there a US-38 shield on the Regional Mod tag?
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2020, 12:30:35 PM »

So how come I'm stuck with US 6?
US-6 is not a bad one to be stuck with. I love the way that 6 looks on a US shield.
Not to mention that it's named "Grand Army of the Republic Highway" for its full length. Not many cross country roads can say they carry a name through multiple states.

Of course, most states barely sign that (if at all). Utah has one small sign like this at each state line:



Someone has been signing it on US 6, US 395, and CA 14 in the last couple years.  It doesn’t look like a Caltrans job. 
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