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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #1900 on: March 02, 2016, 12:49:57 PM »

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MA 140 at MA 24 interchange (where 140 transitions from an expressway to a conventional street) - BGS featuring an exit tab for a left turn
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #1901 on: March 02, 2016, 12:59:36 PM »

Coming from one of the only state routes in the country with zero sections maintained by a state agency, NY 470's shields. There are a bunch of these. Signs are almost square and there's a white outline.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #1902 on: March 02, 2016, 02:03:25 PM »

Coming from one of the only state routes in the country with zero sections maintained by a state agency, NY 470's shields. There are a bunch of these. Signs are almost square and there's a white outline.

Heh.  I never thought of that situation before.  I prefer this left turn arrow on NY 470, though:

https://goo.gl/maps/ntE1R8nssK22
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #1903 on: March 02, 2016, 02:12:32 PM »

Coming from one of the only state routes in the country with zero sections maintained by a state agency, NY 470's shields. There are a bunch of these. Signs are almost square and there's a white outline.

Heh.  I never thought of that situation before.  I prefer this left turn arrow on NY 470, though:

https://goo.gl/maps/ntE1R8nssK22

If GSV had the new "ugly" sign just west of the bridge, I would have posted a link that showed the arrow and the shield.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #1904 on: March 02, 2016, 02:23:11 PM »

Heh.  I never thought of that situation before.  I prefer this left turn arrow on NY 470, though:

https://goo.gl/maps/ntE1R8nssK22
A bit off topic, but I like the signals there, especially that doghouse and the worded ICC pedestrian signals.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #1905 on: March 02, 2016, 02:52:30 PM »

Heh.  I never thought of that situation before.  I prefer this left turn arrow on NY 470, though:

https://goo.gl/maps/ntE1R8nssK22
A bit off topic, but I like the signals there, especially that doghouse and the worded ICC pedestrian signals.

Cohoes has a bunch of stuff like that. Except for NY 787 and Mohawk Street (which had signals installed by NYSDOT), you'll see a lot of old and worded signals. What's even more interesting is that most (if not all) of the old signals were retrofitted with LEDs.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #1906 on: March 02, 2016, 02:59:36 PM »

How often is the W12-1 sign posted this low? Madison, WI seems to have them all over the place. It's a dead-ringer for Australia/NZ:

EDIT: Looks like Wisconsin does this quite often. How interesting! At least to me.

« Last Edit: March 02, 2016, 03:37:14 PM by jakeroot »
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #1907 on: March 02, 2016, 03:32:31 PM »

Coming from one of the only state routes in the country with zero sections maintained by a state agency, NY 470's shields. There are a bunch of these. Signs are almost square and there's a white outline.
There's a few of those white outline shields along NY 259 in North Chili. Looks rather strange.

https://www.google.com/maps/@43.1129309,-77.8035868,3a,15y,194.26h,83.14t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sYRMD-c4nWIBmo7p_D4ASHw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656



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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #1908 on: March 02, 2016, 04:00:53 PM »

How often is the W12-1 sign posted this low? Madison, WI seems to have them all over the place. It's a dead-ringer for Australia/NZ:

EDIT: Looks like Wisconsin does this quite often. How interesting! At least to me.


It is W12-1D and WisDOT standard is a 2' mounting height: http://wisconsindot.gov/rdwy/sdd/sd-15c27.pdf
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #1909 on: March 02, 2016, 04:03:59 PM »

How often is the W12-1 sign posted this low? Madison, WI seems to have them all over the place. It's a dead-ringer for Australia/NZ:

EDIT: Looks like Wisconsin does this quite often. How interesting! At least to me.

http://i.imgur.com/Xr1Y9mv.png

It is W12-1D and WisDOT standard is a 2' mounting height: http://wisconsindot.gov/rdwy/sdd/sd-15c27.pdf

That's fantastic. Add that to the list of things I love about Wisconsin's intersections:

- Near-side (and mast-mounded) signals
- Channelized left and right turns
- Transverse crosswalk markings
- Pedestrian-friendly slip lanes
- 2' mounted W12-1(D) double arrow signs
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #1911 on: March 03, 2016, 02:50:30 PM »

Here's an odd one. This circular speed limit sign is on the campus of Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas.

https://goo.gl/maps/oYQRaeGafVw

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #1912 on: March 03, 2016, 10:19:04 PM »

Here's an odd one. This circular speed limit sign is on the campus of Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas.

https://goo.gl/maps/oYQRaeGafVw

Riiga would like that one.

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Five destinations on a distance sign. How common is this (or is this against the MUTCD in the US?)

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #1913 on: March 03, 2016, 10:20:35 PM »

More common in urban areas, but even this is a bit much.


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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #1914 on: March 04, 2016, 10:09:48 AM »

Five destinations on a distance sign. How common is this (or is this against the MUTCD in the US?)
More common in urban areas, but even this is a bit much.

I can't say that I've seen more than three on a sign. Three is rather common in rural areas. I-49 northbound between Alexandria and Natchitoches signs the distance to the next exit, Natchitoches and Shreveport.

I would guess that there isn't much on this highway, and the intent is to help the motorist plan their stops for services. I take it that many motorists will transfer to Highway 2 to get to other destinations.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #1915 on: March 04, 2016, 12:45:59 PM »

Pretty sure the MUTCD discourages more than two destinations and bans more than three.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #1916 on: March 04, 2016, 09:15:51 PM »

"Child Watch" sign in Gadsden, AL:
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This wasn't the only one I saw, and all of the ones I saw were perpendicular to the road like this.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #1917 on: March 04, 2016, 09:36:43 PM »

Another odd sign in NJ:
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.2381218,-74.0066193,3a,15.2y,316.25h,84.01t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1seMyUnCr_O_PY1kB4mDh7_Q!2e0

Very common in most of the towns here, especially near outdoors-y areas. I think the "CHILDREN AT PLAY" sign that doesn't seem to be as popular anymore did a better job then "WATCH CHILDREN" (that sounds kind of pedophile-ish).
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #1918 on: March 04, 2016, 10:27:06 PM »

Another odd sign in NJ:
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.2381218,-74.0066193,3a,15.2y,316.25h,84.01t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1seMyUnCr_O_PY1kB4mDh7_Q!2e0

Very common in most of the towns here, especially near outdoors-y areas. I think the "CHILDREN AT PLAY" sign that doesn't seem to be as popular anymore did a better job then "WATCH CHILDREN" (that sounds kind of pedophile-ish).
And it also makes a whole lot more sense than "Child Watch".
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #1919 on: March 05, 2016, 02:06:29 AM »

Coming from one of the only state routes in the country with zero sections maintained by a state agency, NY 470's shields. There are a bunch of these. Signs are almost square and there's a white outline.
Reminded me of ME203, also zero sections maintained by state. LOL at the teeny tiny route marker.

In other news: I've seen "Jake brakes prohibited" before, but... "Jacob brakes"?
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #1920 on: March 05, 2016, 02:09:15 PM »

Coming from one of the only state routes in the country with zero sections maintained by a state agency, NY 470's shields. There are a bunch of these. Signs are almost square and there's a white outline.
Reminded me of ME203, also zero sections maintained by state. LOL at the teeny tiny route marker.

In other news: I've seen "Jake brakes prohibited" before, but... "Jacob brakes"?

Yep....

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #1924 on: March 05, 2016, 10:54:38 PM »

https://www.google.com/maps/@36.8527551,-76.2751164,3a,37.5y,358.16h,114.4t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sITCmxw_JKJsKtD7QMEw8fQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

This one here in Norfolk is very confusing.  It might even qualify for the department of redundancy department, but I though this would be considered bad.
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