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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3975 on: December 13, 2018, 04:48:35 PM »

Not unique in CA, but very unique elsewhere I think.

A one-way sign on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (Fort Lewis precisely) in Washington State with a cutout arrowhead. Pretty new.

JBLM also has a bunch of signs in Clearview, and even a few in Transport (the UK font), so I guess this isn't crazy for them.

https://i.imgur.com/VsGelFW.jpg

Just saw this in an episode of the Office


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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3976 on: December 13, 2018, 06:21:00 PM »

I didn't even mean to use an Office gif. Stanley just happened to say what I was thinking.
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« Reply #3977 on: December 13, 2018, 07:03:25 PM »

I didn't even mean to use an Office gif. Stanley just happened to say what I was thinking.
Lol, I was going to attach an image but my phone produced this:


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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3978 on: December 13, 2018, 07:04:14 PM »

Honestly Jake, those signs are IMO better than the rectangle one way signs, especially for places with high sun glare.


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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3979 on: December 13, 2018, 10:01:03 PM »

Lol, I was going to attach an image but my phone produced this: https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181214/cf83160c5bd0339286122b089237b408.jpg

Screenshotted copyrighted videos usually come out as black. Was that the case?

Honestly Jake, those signs are IMO better than the rectangle one way signs, especially for places with high sun glare.

I agree, I like all manner of cut-out signs.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3980 on: December 14, 2018, 02:56:05 AM »

Seen in Waitsburg, WA on Google Maps:



WA 124 continues west through town but makes a short detour because of a shift in the street grid. The next shield is only a few feet away.

https://www.google.com/maps/@46.2701788,-118.1548398,3a,89.3y,294.3h,88.4t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sz35thrFqYecaUAknT324Iw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3981 on: December 14, 2018, 10:57:21 PM »

WA-112 near Pillar Point Park, Clallam County: http://bit.ly/2LgEapb

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3982 on: December 15, 2018, 08:20:18 AM »

Found this the other day on Iowa 44 about nine miles west of Guthrie Center. Anyone know of any other lesser-known divides that are marked with prominent signs?



Jumping in late here, but the Laurentian Divide is (or at least was when I last passed through) signed on US 53 north of Virginia, MN.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3983 on: December 15, 2018, 08:40:25 AM »

Jumping in late here, but the Laurentian Divide is (or at least was when I last passed through) signed on US 53 north of Virginia, MN.

I'd call that a pretty well-known divide, but then again I specifically remember being taught about it in middle school, which certainly isn't the same elsewhere as it was in MN.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3984 on: December 15, 2018, 12:33:22 PM »

https://www.flickr.com/photos/54480415@N08/32455478758/in/dateposted-public/
An entire county used as a control city for MO Route 370 in MO.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3985 on: December 16, 2018, 11:33:20 AM »

WA-112 near Pillar Point Park, Clallam County: http://bit.ly/2LgEapb



Kinda hard to do since an ashtray hasn't been installed in a new car in many many years.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3987 on: December 16, 2018, 01:40:15 PM »

In Delaware, some towns/communities are marked by very little green signs:



Except this one in Wyoming, DE which I spotted yesterday, which is in blue and buff, the state colors (using Bing because Google blurred the sign too much :rolleyes:):

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3988 on: December 16, 2018, 01:48:04 PM »



In Massachusetts, that exact same sign would indicate a river crossing.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3989 on: December 16, 2018, 02:08:18 PM »

Found a CR J6-7 Shield yesterday.  Iíve never seen another co-signed shield of any highwah type in California before:

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3990 on: December 16, 2018, 06:05:26 PM »



In Massachusetts, that exact same sign would indicate a river crossing.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3991 on: December 16, 2018, 08:57:22 PM »

WA-112 near Pillar Point Park, Clallam County: http://bit.ly/2LgEapb



Kinda hard to do since an ashtray hasn't been installed in a new car in many many years.

I assume those who smoke in their car (the target audience) probably have ashtrays, either built-in or added on via the cupholder.
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« Reply #3992 on: December 16, 2018, 09:39:33 PM »

Look at how NHDOT covers old construction sites.



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« Reply #3993 on: December 16, 2018, 09:43:01 PM »

WA-112 near Pillar Point Park, Clallam County: http://bit.ly/2LgEapb



Kinda hard to do since an ashtray hasn't been installed in a new car in many many years.

I assume those who smoke in their car (the target audience) probably have ashtrays, either built-in or added on via the cupholder.
I've witnessed plenty of smokers, at least in Delaware, who decide to use the street as their ashtray while driving.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3994 on: December 16, 2018, 09:55:07 PM »

Look at how NHDOT covers old construction sites.



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Unless it's *how* they attached the "cover" for the construction sign, that is common in a lot of states. 
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3995 on: December 16, 2018, 09:57:00 PM »

WA-112 near Pillar Point Park, Clallam County: http://bit.ly/2LgEapb



Kinda hard to do since an ashtray hasn't been installed in a new car in many many years.

I assume those who smoke in their car (the target audience) probably have ashtrays, either built-in or added on via the cupholder.
I've witnessed plenty of smokers, at least in Delaware, who decide to use the street as their ashtray while driving.

And I suppose that's not the end of the world on the east coast, since east coast cities don't go months without rain, like west coast cities can. Seattle went 51 days without rain back in 2017. The grass and trees are just waiting for a spark.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3996 on: December 16, 2018, 10:12:40 PM »

https://www.flickr.com/photos/54480415@N08/32455478758/in/dateposted-public/
An entire county used as a control city for MO Route 370 in MO.

The same thing is done for the ramp from NB IL 3 to SB/WB I-255.
Interesting considering that using St. Louis here would work from this point of travel.

One though may argue in Virginia signing Arlington is signing a county as technically it is a county and not a city.  However for all practical purposes using Arlington is like stating a city as most people think the county is that and really functions as that, but because there is no municipal government running Arlington and all done at a county level its like a rural county without a city in it.

Then the 5 boroughs of NYC could be considered signing a county, but not because you would have to say the actual county name and with both The Bronx and Queens using the names without county in the end is saying the borough name and not the county there as well.
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