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Started by Amaury, February 14, 2023, 02:43:56 AM

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Quote from: Amaury on May 18, 2023, 06:00:47 PMAt the Snoqualmie Pass summit at Exit 53, off the freeway just before the I-90 eastbound entrance, this sign is missing a post. Looks like it's been like that for a while, as Google Maps has it like in September 2022. This is it when it had its other post: https://goo.gl/maps/UsYCCuQgSHP3BGXB8


This one is repaired, though they still need to re-add the no right turn sign.
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Quote from: Amaury on August 02, 2023, 06:19:16 PM
Quote from: Amaury on May 18, 2023, 06:00:47 PMOn westbound Interstate 90 at Exit 84, the Exit 84 sign in the gore point is lying on the ground mangled.





When it was still standing: https://goo.gl/maps/jrgnLxwp755hBs2W7

The Exit 84 gore point sign on westbound I-90 is in the process of being fixed. There's a brand new post that's been installed, like this one: https://goo.gl/maps/Ut4rMVcd3cfe2bA5A I don't know if the exit sign itself is repairable, though, so they may be having to make a completely new sign.

On Interstate 90 eastbound, the exit gore point signs still need to be replaced for Exits 63, 78, and 101.

For Exit 78 eastbound, the post is still there and just needs the sign put on it: https://goo.gl/maps/aWmLs6gQ72CztSU4A

* Exit 63 gore point eastbound sign when it was still standing: https://goo.gl/maps/9ufvZaqB3HYkrxzx5
* Exit 78 gore point eastbound sign when it was still there: https://goo.gl/maps/kMpTpz8C3ey5HvwG8
* Exit 101 gore point eastbound sign when it was still standing: https://goo.gl/maps/NddCoej6XUQptbPa9

Interstate 90 westbound Exit 84 gore point sign is fully repaired now. Interstate 90 eastbound Exit 78 gore point sign has been re-installed to the post.
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On Interstate 90 westbound at Exit 31, the Exit 31 gore point sign needs to be repaired:



Looks like this happened very recently, as the latest capture from July 2023 still shows it standing: https://goo.gl/maps/EDmA3hXkAsnkpnnJ6 Based on the blackened post, it looks like a small brush fire happened.

At the westbound only Interstate 90 entrance at the western terminus of Washington State Route 906, the "Freeway Entrance" sign on the right needs to be straightened up:



When it wasn't bent: https://goo.gl/maps/BtZmKoSUxXi1474A8
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This one is in Ellensburg on US Route 97 southbound, before milepost 135, just after the railroad tracks that are just past the four-way stop there: https://maps.app.goo.gl/yeViqPdaCY46ixMc9



Looks to have just happened recently, as I noticed the post wasn't there while reviewing my drive to Cashmere yesterday. They were working on the railroad tracks a few weeks ago. I wonder if something happened then by accident.
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Quote from: Amaury on August 15, 2023, 07:19:51 PMI don't know how, but the overhead sign for Exit 63 being ahead in one mile on Interstate 90 westbound was somehow very recently damaged. It was just fine the other day: https://goo.gl/maps/tHJ4EfsbZ7B3Yvk46



It's just before milepost 65. And while writing this, I also discovered that just a few feet up, the travel information sign, which also has mile marker 65 attached to it, is lying on the ground.

Standing: https://goo.gl/maps/sfjFUfpo5AAuGVwB7
Not standing: https://goo.gl/maps/jRQhRW1uhnHGKRY68

Looks like it was already leaning backward in that last capture of it still standing.

I got a personal photo of the travel information sign on Tuesday:



Quote from: Amaury on September 20, 2023, 07:21:44 PMThis one is in Ellensburg on US Route 97 southbound, before milepost 135, just after the railroad tracks that are just past the four-way stop there: https://maps.app.goo.gl/yeViqPdaCY46ixMc9



Looks to have just happened recently, as I noticed the post wasn't there while reviewing my drive to Cashmere yesterday. They were working on the railroad tracks a few weeks ago. I wonder if something happened then by accident.

The post with the four signs was gone the day after I took the photo, so it was picked up pretty quickly, which further makes me believe that 1) it was fairly recently and 2) whatever caused it, they knew about it right away, such as something potentially happening by accident while they were working on the railroad tracks.
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On Interstate 82 westbound in Washington, somebody recently went around the curve too fast on the Exit 3 off-ramp and crashed into the third chevron sign—I think that's what it's called—out of the eight total installed there. Very rude!



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Quote from: Amaury on June 19, 2023, 08:11:16 PMI've noticed that it's looked like the wood has been rotting for a while at the bottom. Add in our recent winds, and it's not a great combination. This sign on US 97 southbound in Ellensburg before the roundabout between mileposts 135 and 134 was still standing last week. You can see part of the wood in the ground still.




Repaired sometime yesterday!  :D
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Quote from: Amaury on June 12, 2023, 07:48:00 PMOn Washington State Route 243 southbound, just before milepost 10, this sign lost of one its legs, which you can see on the ground. Impressively, it's still standing:



When it still had that leg: https://goo.gl/maps/4wmoVnD8uKQYsSmn8

The one post could no longer take the weight of the sign, and the sign has fallen off:



Quote from: Amaury on June 29, 2023, 05:55:15 PMOn US Route 2, before milepost 112 at the light, this museum sign needs repairs.



Photo courtesy of my mom. Google Maps' latest capture also has it leaning: https://goo.gl/maps/W98L8EAepnccJc5q6 When it was still straight: https://goo.gl/maps/9B3jRFCXDtfmXp2E8

A couple weeks ago, I noticed this sign had fallen over completely since the photo was taken, so yesterday I went down to get a new photo of it, only to discover it's repaired now!  :)

Quote from: Amaury on August 30, 2023, 01:39:18 AMOn US Route 97 northbound, just past milepost 1, the welcome to Washington sign has fallen on the ground: https://goo.gl/maps/MGbzQHiHeEirsxFX7

The posts could no longer take the leaning, seen better from this angle: https://goo.gl/maps/hSsMqgnrZgBD6oEf6

I'll get a photo next time I'm heading northbound there. I only drove southbound there today.


Got personal photos of this one:





Although considering which way it was leaning before it fell over, could someone explain to me how it fell down forward instead of backward? LOL

And for some more...

On Washington State Route 243 northbound at milepost 21, this "Beverly" sign needs to be repaired:



It was heavily bent for a while: https://maps.app.goo.gl/FoAoLGwhgobXJysv9

Before it was heavily bent: https://maps.app.goo.gl/16wh4sP83SXrJDVU6

On US Route 97 northbound, just before milepost 64 and just before the roundabout, the pedestrian sign on the right fell off:



Before it fell off: https://maps.app.goo.gl/NpxFLbv23yoknYKc9
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On Interstate 82 westbound, on the Exit 11 on-ramp, the "Freeway Entrance" sign on the left was damaged by a recent brush fire and needs to be repaired:



On Interstate 90 eastbound, on the Exit 109 off-ramp, somebody crashed into the third chevron sign, I'm pretty sure sometime on Sunday, because when I took the exit in the morning, it was still standing. Some drivers shouldn't be driving!

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Quote from: Amaury on October 10, 2023, 03:25:36 PMOn Interstate 90 eastbound, on the Exit 109 off-ramp, somebody crashed into the third chevron sign, I'm pretty sure sometime on Sunday, because when I took the exit in the morning, it was still standing. Some drivers shouldn't be driving!


That was fast. This one is repaired now.
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Quote from: Amaury on February 14, 2023, 02:43:56 AM2) The "Entering Benton County" sign at the Yakima County border on Interstate 82 eastbound just after milepost 75 fell over or was knocked down sometime after July 2022.

Here it is when it was still standing: https://goo.gl/maps/XBW5rUVRxS1VFRvV9

This one is finally repaired!  :)
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Quote from: Amaury on February 14, 2023, 02:43:56 AM5) On eastbound Interstate 90 after milepost 79, the second to the last arrow here is heavily leaning: https://goo.gl/maps/vmVSXHoesb7jVn377 A lot of them there are off a little, but that one is the worst.

14) Milepost 114 on Interstate 90 eastbound is laying on the ground and needs to be repaired.



Here it is when it was still standing: https://goo.gl/maps/aZjVro7fzEg5fV2s6

All of these are repaired. All of the chevron signs for the first one were straightened up.
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Quote from: Amaury on August 10, 2023, 01:41:44 AMOn Interstate 90 westbound, before milepost 85, this "Tourist Activities Next Right" sign needs to be repaired: https://goo.gl/maps/jp8ehgFn9xEfbBma7

It is currently laying on the ground, with one of the now damaged posts still standing: https://goo.gl/maps/jTpAnSDi1hyCBcY87

On Interstate 90 eastbound, before milepost 79, this "Tired? Services 5 Miles Rest Area 10 Miles" sign needs to be repaired: https://goo.gl/maps/XdHMCMZJG3cXkPoH7

It is currently laying on the ground: https://goo.gl/maps/KctYw8ZBKv9Pgbqt7

Better view: https://goo.gl/maps/EUwBfKeKdUi6VnsJ7

Both of these are repaired. The second one ended falling all the way down the embankment to the side road there: Sun Country Road.
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Quote from: Amaury on February 14, 2023, 02:43:56 AM28) On Interstate 90 westbound at the Ryegrass Summit rest area, just after milepost 126, the "Right Lane Ends" signs on both sides of the roadway are lying on the ground.





When they were still standing: https://goo.gl/maps/aiPFVkmvwToUXJFu6

REPAIRED!  :)
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Quote from: Amaury on May 17, 2023, 03:48:46 AMAnd two new ones.

On westbound Washington State Route 150, at its western terminus in Manson, Washington, this pedestrian sign needs to be straightened up.





When it was still straight: https://goo.gl/maps/7tg6HaSkJAQL653Z9

On eastbound Washington State Route 150, just after milepost 3, the top bolt on this "Rocks" sign has fallen off.



When it was not upside down: https://goo.gl/maps/okoNRYToHXhZv9YW8

Not in person, but I have confirmed these have been repaired via new captures from June 2023 on Google Maps:

https://maps.app.goo.gl/MccaxrS9YFgLaUxaA

https://maps.app.goo.gl/27JsGmgueEnHuQrL9
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Quote from: Amaury on July 21, 2023, 07:52:04 PMOn Interstate 82 eastbound before Exit 30, there was a crash sometime after June 28, the last time I went by the area, and everything was fine then.

Take note of what things look like here:



Now, I just drove down there today to check out the fire damage from a fire yesterday that burned in the area–not in the direct area, but in the county. After milepost 20 on eastbound I-82, there's an area that's all black. I went to turn around at Exit 30, and what do I see?









Now, I didn't read about whatever crash in the news, I just stumbled upon it today when I drove down there, but I have a high suspicion that it was caused by a drunk driver.  :banghead:

As mentioned, the smaller sign and the light pole had already been repaired, and now the big sign for Exit 30 has been repaired! So, everything from whatever crash is repaired now! Yay!

Quote from: Amaury on August 14, 2023, 07:19:43 PMOn Interstate 82 westbound after milepost 28, the sign saying that SR 821 is closed to commercial trucks May 15—September 15 needs repairs. Looking back at my videos, it was still standing on my drive to Haines, Oregon, on November 29, 2022, and it was lying on the ground on my drive to Newberg, Oregon, on December 20, 2022. So, it fell sometime between those dates.


Repaired!

Quote from: Amaury on October 01, 2023, 01:34:45 PMOn Interstate 82 westbound in Washington, somebody recently went around the curve too fast on the Exit 3 off-ramp and crashed into the third chevron sign—I think that's what it's called—out of the eight total installed there. Very rude!




Repaired!
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Quote from: Amaury on September 13, 2023, 02:00:23 AMOn Interstate 90 westbound at Exit 31, the Exit 31 gore point sign needs to be repaired:



Looks like this happened very recently, as the latest capture from July 2023 still shows it standing: https://goo.gl/maps/EDmA3hXkAsnkpnnJ6 Based on the blackened post, it looks like a small brush fire happened.

Repaired!
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I have submitted my second official report to the WSDOT email. These are the signs I reported in this one.

QuoteHello again, [REDACTED FOR PRIVACY]! I hope you are doing well. First, I just wanted to say thank you so much to you and your crew, as a lot of the signs from my first report back in April have been repaired or replaced. Only a few remain, and I think two of those are already in the process of being repaired, as I noticed they were picked up a few months ago in Kittitas by your sign crew. I guess now it's just a matter of finding the time and such.

Anyway, before significant snow starts falling and it halts construction projects for you guys, as well as sign repairs, for the season, I wanted to go ahead and submit one more report this year of more signs needing repairs. Some have been needing repairs for a while, and some happened after my last report. Just like last time, I have created an album on my Imgur with photos (in the same order as below) of the signs needing repairs for your crew to use: https://imgur.com/a/A3gQ7gG

Some of the photos come from Google Maps. There will be a button at the bottom of the album to load the last four images.

1.   On Interstate 90 Westbound, after milepost 140, just past the viewpoint, your yellow cautionary signs warning semis of the 5% grade and the 50 MPH curve at the bottom of the hill on both sides of the freeway need to be repaired. The one on the left is laying facedown on the ground, where you can also see the supports still standing, and the one on the right needs to be replaced, as only the cement bases are there. I have provided two photos for this one, one when they were both still standing and one in their current state. See the album photos titled "Interstate 90 Westbound After Milepost 140 Cautionary Before" and "Interstate 90 Westbound After Milepost 140 Cautionary Currently."

2.   On Interstate 90 Westbound, just before Exit 137, there are two signs that need repairs. Your "Severe Side Wind Ahead for 2 Miles" sign, and then on your gantry, your overhead sign on the right for Exit 137 is missing two panels on the top-right, the panels containing "137" and "TO." For both signs, see the album photo titled "Interstate 90 Westbound Before Exit 137."

3.   On Interstate 90 Westbound, at milepost 137, the milepost 137 sign itself needs to be repaired. It is currently leaning against the guardrail. See the album photo from when it was still standing titled "Interstate 90 Westbound Milepost 137."

4.   On Interstate 90 Westbound, after milepost 135, your "State Law All Vehicles Keep Right Except to Pass" sign on the left side of the freeway needs to be repaired. It's just past the apple maggot quarantine sign before the guardrail ends. See the album photo titled "Interstate 90 Westbound State Law Sign After Milepost 135."

5.   In Thorp (I-90 Exit 101), just before the Westbound entrance for Interstate 90, the big green guide sign saying to turn right for I-90 West Seattle or go straight for I-90 East Ellensburg needs to be replaced. It looks like it's been needing replacement for a while. See the album photo from when it was still standing titled "Interstate 90 Westbound Entrance Guide Sign in Thorp."

6.   Also in Thorp (I-90 Exit 101), on the Eastbound entrance ramp for Interstate 90, the "Freeway Entrance" sign on the left needs to be replaced. See the album photo from when it was still standing titled "Interstate 90 Eastbound Freeway Entrance Sign at Exit 101."

7.   On Interstate 90 Eastbound, your Exit 63 sign at the gore point needs to be replaced. See the album photo from when it was still standing titled "Interstate 90 Eastbound Exit 63 Gore Point Sign."

8.   On Interstate 90 Eastbound, your Exit 101 sign at the gore point needs to be replaced. See the album photo from when it was still standing titled "Interstate 90 Eastbound Exit 101 Gore Point Sign."

9.   On Interstate 90 Eastbound, just before milepost 127, your control city sign has vandalism on it that needs to be cleaned off. See the album photo titled "Interstate 90 Eastbound Control City Sign Vandalism Before Milepost 127."

10.   On Interstate 90 Eastbound, at milepost 131, the milepost 131 sign itself has vandalism on it that needs to be cleaned off. See the album photo titled "Interstate 90 Eastbound Milepost 131 Vandalism."

11.   On Interstate 90 Eastbound, just past Exit 136, your "Severe Side Wind Ahead" sign on the left side of the freeway needs to be repaired. See the album photo titled "Interstate 90 Eastbound Severe Side Wind Sign After Exit 136."

12.   On Interstate 90 Eastbound, also just past Exit 136, your Interstate 90 shield, needs to be replaced on the signpost. See the album photo titled "Interstate 90 Eastbound Missing Interstate 90 Shield After Exit 136."

13.   On Interstate 82 Westbound, at Exit 11, on the Westbound entrance ramp, the "Freeway Entrance" sign on the left was burned by a brushfire and needs to be repaired. See the album photo titled "Interstate 82 Westbound Freeway Entrance Sign at Exit 11."

14.   On Interstate 82 Eastbound, at milepost 14, the milepost 14 sign itself needs to be replaced. See the album photo from when it was still standing titled "Interstate 82 Eastbound Milepost 14."

15.   On Interstate 82 Eastbound, just past Exit 26, your "merge ahead" sign needs to be replaced. See the album photo from when it was still standing titled "Interstate 82 Eastbound Merge Ahead Sign After Exit 26."

16.   On Interstate 82 Eastbound, also just past Exit 26 at milepost 27, the milepost 27 sign itself needs to be repaired. Only its broken post remains. It's at the end of the entrance ramp before the first light pole. See the album photo titled "Interstate 82 Eastbound Milepost 27 Sign After Exit 26."

17.   On US Route 97 Northbound, just past milepost 1, your "Welcome to Washington" sign needs to be repaired. It is lying down on the ground on the other side of the guardrail. See the album photo titled "US Route 97 Northbound Washington Sign After Milepost 1."

18.   On Washington State Route 243 Southbound, just before milepost 10, your gas, food, and lodging next right sign needs to be repaired. See the album photo titled "SR 243 Southbound Before Milepost 10."

I realize that given the time of year it is, it's obvious that only some of these will be able to be repaired before the full brunt of winter weather comes, and that is obviously perfectly understandable and okay! I just wanted to get one more report in this year so that you guys can log these in your system. Whatever doesn't get repaired in the short amount of time we have before winter weather can be repaired in the spring. =)

I hope you have a wonderful day and happy holidays! You guys are awesome!

Best regards,
Amaury
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Not my state, but apparently TDOT is aware that this sign for Exit 1 on I-65 needs fixing/replacing as the damaged corner had a "Damaged" sticker stuck on it when I went by yesterday.
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Quote from: Amaury on February 14, 2023, 02:43:56 AM53) On US Route 97 northbound, just before milepost 64 and just before the roundabout, the pedestrian sign on the right fell off:



Before it fell off: https://maps.app.goo.gl/NpxFLbv23yoknYKc9

This one is repaired.
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GaryV

There are a lot of state-maintained roads needing repairs in Michigan. Whether there are signs on them or not.

Scott5114

Quote from: GaryV on November 04, 2023, 02:30:18 PM
There are a lot of state-maintained roads needing repairs in Michigan. Whether there are signs on them or not.


That would be off-topic, though, because this is a thread about signs that is in the Traffic Control thread.
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GaryV

Quote from: Scott5114 on November 04, 2023, 04:48:04 PM
Quote from: GaryV on November 04, 2023, 02:30:18 PM
There are a lot of state-maintained roads needing repairs in Michigan. Whether there are signs on them or not.


That would be off-topic, though, because this is a thread about signs that is in the Traffic Control thread.

Sorry, I didn't turn on my sarcasm flag. When the thread topic changed so that "That Need Repairs" is so far from "Signs" it struck me as funny.

wanderer2575

Back on track:  BGSs on Michigan freeways are usually in good condition, but that is not nearly so often the case on non-freeway trunklines (except at freeway interchanges when part of a freeway sign replacement project).  Lots of surface trunkline BGSs are either left in faded and weathered condition, or are removed with inadequate replacement signage in their place.




Here's an aggravating one that is the result of a repair.  The I-96 route shield disappeared.  A decision to eliminate the assembly is one thing, but for someone to install a speed limit sign and then consciously not remove the JCT tab is the height of idiocy.


Amaury

Quote from: Amaury on October 12, 2023, 03:09:18 PM
Quote from: Amaury on October 10, 2023, 03:25:36 PMOn Interstate 90 eastbound, on the Exit 109 off-ramp, somebody crashed into the third chevron sign, I'm pretty sure sometime on Sunday, because when I took the exit in the morning, it was still standing. Some drivers shouldn't be driving!


That was fast. This one is repaired now.

And almost a month later, this exact sign has been crashed into again. I'm starting to think a guardrail should be installed on this exit to protect the signs, like in some other areas, since people clearly do not know how to negotiate this simple exit. I'm not exactly sure when it happened, but it was sometime within the last week.





I-90 eastbound Exit 109 off-ramp.
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