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Re: State-named interstate shields
« Reply #450 on: August 26, 2017, 02:31:37 PM »

Here are two I-95 shields on Franconia Road (secondary Route 644) in Fairfax County, Virginia, the first one on the eastbound side just west of Van Dorn Street (secondary route 613) and the second one on the eastbound side just east of Van Dorn across from Edison HS. Pictures taken earlier today—I pass these all the time but seldom get a chance to stop. Both of them have VDOT stickers on the back, but I couldn't read them—on the first sign, the sticker has deteriorated, while on the second sign it was just a bit too high for me to make out the small print.

 

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Re: State-named interstate shields
« Reply #451 on: August 27, 2017, 12:55:33 AM »

Not sure if it's covered elsewhere, but I saw a state-named shield yesterday . . . for an interstate that's not even in that state.  Getting onto I-10 westbound at Exit 2 in Mississippi (from MS 607) there were a couple of "To I-12" signs -- with the Mississippi state name on the I-12 shield.  The signs must be new, as the GSV image for that interchange is dated November 2016 and all of the signs were neutered then.  Wish I had gotten a picture . . .
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Re: State-named interstate shields
« Reply #452 on: August 27, 2017, 10:59:48 AM »

Not sure if it's covered elsewhere, but I saw a state-named shield yesterday . . . for an interstate that's not even in that state.  Getting onto I-10 westbound at Exit 2 in Mississippi (from MS 607) there were a couple of "To I-12" signs -- with the Mississippi state name on the I-12 shield.  The signs must be new, as the GSV image for that interchange is dated November 2016 and all of the signs were neutered then.  Wish I had gotten a picture . . .

Now how about that....that will be one helluva sign error. Must see a picture of that!
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Re: State-named interstate shields
« Reply #453 on: August 27, 2017, 06:24:24 PM »

Not sure if it's covered elsewhere, but I saw a state-named shield yesterday . . . for an interstate that's not even in that state.  Getting onto I-10 westbound at Exit 2 in Mississippi (from MS 607) there were a couple of "To I-12" signs -- with the Mississippi state name on the I-12 shield.  The signs must be new, as the GSV image for that interchange is dated November 2016 and all of the signs were neutered then.  Wish I had gotten a picture . . .

Now how about that....that will be one helluva sign error. Must see a picture of that!

Not unprecedented but certainly unusual. Still an error, though.

Similar issue present on this now-removed sign in California, directing people to the 5/199 junction -- which is in Oregon -- but the state-named CA shield remains:

Not around anymore, but here's one I only recently caught...


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Re: State-named interstate shields
« Reply #454 on: August 27, 2017, 10:46:13 PM »


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Re: State-named interstate shields
« Reply #455 on: August 27, 2017, 11:47:50 PM »


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Imma have to go check this one out, that's cool.
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Re: State-named interstate shields
« Reply #456 on: August 29, 2017, 05:42:08 PM »

State-named I-87 NY on a backroad north of Albany.





and I believe the only state-named I-787 shield left in Albany.

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Re: State-named interstate shields
« Reply #457 on: August 29, 2017, 09:32:43 PM »

Meadowdale, WV

To I-79 - Meadowdale, WV by Jon Dawson, on Flickr

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WV Route 310 - Fairmont, WV by Jon Dawson, on Flickr
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Re: State-named interstate shields
« Reply #458 on: September 10, 2017, 06:26:48 PM »

Of course the purpose of this post is to post pics that have state-named interstate shields in states that never have them or old spec state-namers as well.
annnnnd guess what....I found some new old ones in CT. 

Airport Road in Hartford. That brings the total number of 61 Spec or earlier shields to 4. All of them in Hartford.


and I-84 in Downtown Hartford. That brings the total number of I-84s to 3.  This one in Hartford and 2 in Waterbury. (the one on CT-63 SB at CT-64 was replaced)


This on US-9 in NYC is holding on well.  All other I-95's in this area are either replaced or missing.
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Re: State-named interstate shields
« Reply #459 on: September 11, 2017, 12:44:32 AM »

What is that sticker in the US 9 shield?
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Re: State-named interstate shields
« Reply #460 on: September 11, 2017, 12:50:41 AM »

What is that sticker in the US 9 shield?

It's got Bruce the shark from Finding Nemo on it. Can't see anything more.
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Re: State-named interstate shields
« Reply #461 on: September 12, 2017, 08:02:12 AM »

This I-376 relic still stands in Downtown Pittsburgh.

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Re: State-named interstate shields
« Reply #462 on: September 12, 2017, 10:46:15 AM »

This I-376 relic still stands in Downtown Pittsburgh.

I love that it has the old Pennsylvania Department of Highways (PDH) logo at the bottom. Not many of those left, especially on interstate shields. Great find!
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Re: State-named interstate shields
« Reply #463 on: September 12, 2017, 07:36:26 PM »

That's the one near the old Post-Gazerre offices right?

Dates to 1972 most likely.

http://shields.aaroads.com/show.php?image=PA19720761
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Re: State-named interstate shields
« Reply #464 on: September 12, 2017, 07:55:43 PM »

This on US-9 in NYC is holding on well.  All other I-95's in this area are either replaced or missing.

What is that sticker in the US 9 shield?

It's got Bruce the shark from Finding Nemo on it. Can't see anything more.

Nice shield, but I couldn't help but to laugh out loud at the Bruce sticker.  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

I think perhaps Bruce was having a little too much fun clinching the waters of US 9 (the ferry) between Delaware and New Jersey.  :-D  :-D
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Re: State-named interstate shields
« Reply #465 on: September 13, 2017, 03:57:59 PM »

That's the one near the old Post-Gazerre offices right?

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Re: State-named interstate shields
« Reply #466 on: September 14, 2017, 08:55:11 AM »

Not sure if it's covered elsewhere, but I saw a state-named shield yesterday . . . for an interstate that's not even in that state.  Getting onto I-10 westbound at Exit 2 in Mississippi (from MS 607) there were a couple of "To I-12" signs -- with the Mississippi state name on the I-12 shield.  The signs must be new, as the GSV image for that interchange is dated November 2016 and all of the signs were neutered then.  Wish I had gotten a picture . . .

Jeff R. sent us a photo of those earlier this year, not long after they went up. I shared it on the AARoads FB page.

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Re: State-named interstate shields
« Reply #467 on: September 22, 2017, 09:23:43 AM »

Looking back at some video we shot on September 26, 1993, it appears that I-695 in Bronx, NY did have some state named shields originally. The route was shielded on the mainline, while overheads at the separation with the Cross Bronx Expressway Extension referenced only I-95 north and south:



This was a North I-295 / Junction I-695 shield assembly:



One of two reassurance markers northbound:

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Re: State-named interstate shields
« Reply #468 on: September 23, 2017, 10:08:35 PM »

Looking back at some video we shot on September 26, 1993, it appears that I-695 in Bronx, NY did have some state named shields originally. The route was shielded on the mainline, while overheads at the separation with the Cross Bronx Expressway Extension referenced only I-95 north and south:



This was a North I-295 / Junction I-695 shield assembly:



One of two reassurance markers northbound:



yeah the state-named I-695's didn't last long at all.

This MD one still kicks:

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Re: State-named interstate shields
« Reply #469 on: October 07, 2017, 10:39:50 AM »

Another DC, but not spelled out like last time.  This one was still there as of yesterday morning:

https://goo.gl/maps/Tv2JgPwnwWw

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Re: State-named interstate shields
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