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Chris:
According to Alberta Transportation, the AADT on the Highway 63 bridge is 60,000 vehicles per day. That's quite high for such a remote place where all traffic is generated in the local area. The AADT further south is only 2,500 - 5,000 vpd (these parts are being twinned).

dmuzika:
Alberta has revised its highway shields to reflect its logo that was updated a couple years ago.  Some of the shields are starting to show up in the Calgary region.

Here's what they have looked like for a while:

Old Primary (1-216)

Source: Wikipedia; http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e1/Alberta_Highway_36.svg

Old Secondary (500-986)

Source: Wikipedia; http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/57/Alberta_Highway_592.svg

New Primary (1-216)

Source: Alberta Safety Sign; http://albertasafetysign.com/image/cache//data/TRAFFIC/IB/IB-2---Alberta-Route-Marker-for-Highway-Numbers-1-216-500x500.jpg

New Secondary (500-986)

Source: Alberta Safety Sign; http://albertasafetysign.com/image/cache//data/TRAFFIC/IB/IB-100---Alberta-Route-Marker-for-Highway-Numbers-500-986-500x500.jpg

Dr Frankenstein:
I'm usually pretty open to new sign/shield designs.

But this... meh. It's not godawful (but I'm sure most of this board thinks it is), but it's not impressive. My biggest gripe is that the stylized Alberta signature is pretty much unreadable from a moving car. My second gripe is that the numerals are too small.

For some reasons, while I don't have issues with Clearview numerals in legends, I do think it looks funky on a shield. It's not because it's the first time I see it; Ottawa and Winnipeg use it on their municipal road shields.

AsphaltPlanet:
The older Alberta legend looks pretty dated though, compared to the new stylized version.

Alps:

--- Quote from: AsphaltPlanet on July 08, 2014, 10:53:13 PM ---The older Alberta legend looks pretty dated though, compared to the new stylized version.

--- End quote ---
There was a period of old legend with Clearview, not reflected below. I saw it in the field last year.

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