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Author Topic: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly  (Read 1450621 times)

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7375 on: June 19, 2022, 07:41:51 PM »

The trend these days is to omit the state name on the interstate shield.  As I saw today, however, NH has tried out something different: https://goo.gl/maps/TH4UDfzPDBFLLDQc6
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7376 on: June 21, 2022, 01:28:51 AM »

Saw a couple of signs coming up I-5 or thereabouts with an odd font on one of the numbers. Here's one of them: https://www.google.com/maps/@36.8031443,-120.7413148,3a,75y,352.39h,78.98t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sbJ1tKvQwXDrqnwYdDgQxSw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192!5m1!1e1

(Can't remember where the other one was.)
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7377 on: June 21, 2022, 12:13:05 PM »

The northernmost 56 miles of I-75 are getting new signs, including bilingual weight limit signing for the International Bridge at Sault Ste. Marie:

Something else I just noticed on the sign plans:  I think this is Michigan's first use of the word "toll" instead of "fare" on BGSs.  New standard?


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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7378 on: June 21, 2022, 12:31:40 PM »

Something else I just noticed on the sign plans:  I think this is Michigan's first use of the word "toll" instead of "fare" on BGSs.  New standard?

I don't know.  Practitioners do occasionally look at this forum, and I think past comments about the "fare" verbiage might have prompted a rethink.  I don't think we ever discovered why the signs say "fare" when the enabling legislation for, e.g., the Mackinac Bridge authority uses the term "toll."
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7380 on: June 24, 2022, 09:03:39 AM »

Saw a couple of signs coming up I-5 or thereabouts with an odd font on one of the numbers. Here's one of them: https://www.google.com/maps/@36.8031443,-120.7413148,3a,75y,352.39h,78.98t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sbJ1tKvQwXDrqnwYdDgQxSw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192!5m1!1e1

(Can't remember where the other one was.)


Unless my Spanish is way off, doesn't that sign say it's 20 miles to the bathrooms?
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7381 on: June 24, 2022, 10:11:57 AM »

Unless my Spanish is way off, doesn't that sign say it's 20 miles to the bathrooms?

It could be translated that way. In this case, it's "the baths".

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7382 on: June 24, 2022, 10:14:08 AM »

Found this super old CO state shield the other day. I don't know that I've seen one that old still up anywhere in the state (and I've been damn near everywhere).



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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7383 on: June 24, 2022, 12:46:17 PM »

Unless my Spanish is way off, doesn't that sign say it's 20 miles to the bathrooms?

It could be translated that way. In this case, it's "the baths".

Happens to be the name of the town, but given the barren nature of I-5 along this stretch, it may literally be your first opportunity to use the bathroom.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7384 on: June 24, 2022, 07:39:24 PM »

Found this super old CO state shield the other day. I don't know that I've seen one that old still up anywhere in the state (and I've been damn near everywhere).



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Meh, it's the current design...Unless there is a really old installation sticker on it, there's nothing spectacular about it that I can see.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7385 on: June 24, 2022, 08:17:26 PM »

Found this super old CO state shield the other day. I don't know that I've seen one that old still up anywhere in the state (and I've been damn near everywhere).



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Meh, it's the current design...Unless there is a really old installation sticker on it, there's nothing spectacular about it that I can see.

Isn't it the font that is the issue here?  Here's the current CDOT font (courtesy of our friends at AARoads sign gallery):

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7386 on: June 24, 2022, 08:56:47 PM »

^^No yellow circle inside the 'C"?
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7387 on: June 25, 2022, 08:50:00 AM »

Typical GDOT, but circumventing the Cuthbert Square, it can be hard to comprehend.


Plus the TO inside the GA 216 shield is rather unique.

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7388 on: June 25, 2022, 11:10:21 AM »

^^No yellow circle inside the 'C"?

On a lot of the Colorado shields, the yellow circle is usually the first color to fade on the sign.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7389 on: June 25, 2022, 09:02:57 PM »

Isn't it the font that is the issue here?  Here's the current CDOT font (courtesy of our friends at AARoads sign gallery):

Yep, old font and different color blue on the top. I remember these a lot when I moved here in 1992.

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7390 on: June 29, 2022, 10:43:56 AM »

https://goo.gl/maps/A3xVTF6LiAeEhi8Y6
Need I say more.


Edit: Yes I can.
https://goo.gl/maps/bPCeTgvocu5eYP74A


NCDOT, although not contradictory, is cheap instead.   Why not replace the guide sign and add US 258 South to it.

Maybe once I-587 takes over and US 264 reverts back to its old alignment we may see the shields here go as I imagine US 258 will revert back to Main Street in Farmville as well.
« Last Edit: June 29, 2022, 10:56:31 AM by roadman65 »
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7391 on: June 30, 2022, 09:00:40 AM »

This advisory speed tab on the EXIT gore sign is a bit unusual. 

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7392 on: June 30, 2022, 09:14:17 AM »

^^

1. I's supposed to be yellow.

2. The advisory speed does not match the sign to the right.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7393 on: July 01, 2022, 12:29:02 PM »

Saw a couple of signs coming up I-5 or thereabouts with an odd font on one of the numbers. Here's one of them: https://www.google.com/maps/@36.8031443,-120.7413148,3a,75y,352.39h,78.98t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sbJ1tKvQwXDrqnwYdDgQxSw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192!5m1!1e1

(Can't remember where the other one was.)


Unless my Spanish is way off, doesn't that sign say it's 20 miles to the bathrooms?

Indeed it is.  :D
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7394 on: July 01, 2022, 01:09:27 PM »

I mean, the whole sign is in Spanish, so...  It's apparently also 136 miles to receive Holy Communion.

(Pedro Múñoz wrote that, upon arrival to the valley in 1808, officer/explorer Gabriel Moraga compared the air to champagne, and inhaling it to receiving the sacrament.  Thus the river and the valley were originally named "The Most Holy Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ", and the city that was later established there was named after the river:  Sacramento.)
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7395 on: July 03, 2022, 12:58:49 PM »

While the English part of this assembly assumes PE 2 doesn't exist with TCH 1 ("TO"), the French part assumes it does ("ET", "and"):

To/Et 2 by Liliana Vess, on Flickr
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7396 on: July 04, 2022, 01:52:20 AM »

Weird to see WSDOT making a mistake like this... the letters in "Bothell" on this sign aren't even close to the same size! I drove by here today, and it looks even worse in person than in Street View. It starts out looking like the standard 3/4 error, but then the h and e seem to be the same size as the capital B.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7397 on: July 04, 2022, 04:37:50 AM »

Bot hell.
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« Reply #7398 on: July 04, 2022, 08:06:25 AM »

Bot hell.

I think the name you're looking for is Twitter.  :bigass:
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7399 on: July 04, 2022, 08:20:12 AM »

Portal, a game made by Valve, has a room described as "android hell" (referring to robots, not smartphones). Valve's headquarters is only 8 miles from Bothell.
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