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Re: Logo sign installation laws per state
« Reply #25 on: May 26, 2017, 10:19:40 PM »

In regards to sound barriers, current NJ policy is they will only consider them when reconstructing the road. They won't install them just because a developer built a housing development next to a road.

As far as their height goes, there's a whole engineering analysis that goes into their height (like all aspects of roadway design). A single highway can easily have multiple heights of sound barrier due to various roadway and off-roadway conditions.
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Re: Logo sign installation laws per state
« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2017, 06:06:40 PM »

Nevada was left out of the list. Logo signs are allowed in all areas, but use in urban areas is limited by sign spacing standards so these signs are usually on the edges of urban areas.
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Re: Logo sign installation laws per state
« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2017, 09:39:44 PM »

Nevada was left out of the list. Logo signs are allowed in all areas, but use in urban areas is limited by sign spacing standards so these signs are usually on the edges of urban areas.

Last time I was in Vegas I actually saw them pretty close in on most freeways, found frequently on I-15 and US 95/I-515, but for some unknown reason I-215 did not have them.
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Re: Logo sign installation laws per state
« Reply #28 on: May 31, 2017, 10:36:18 PM »

And, I don't know about New Jersey, but in Massachusetts, the average construction cost for a noise wall is approximately $1 million per half-mile (that's right - per half-mile).  Given how government resources are continually shrinking, as well as the increasingly deteriorated state of our highways and bridges, logic strongly suggests that we should be spending that money on more important infrastructure priorities instead of "feel good" projects whose principal purpose is to satisfy the vanity of private property owners who, again, KNOWINGLY BOUGHT houses adjacent to major highways.

God forbid we take livability into account when picking transportation projects.

God forbid those in the real estate market take livability into account when picking a lot to purchase.

My wife and I rejected a house that backs up to US-77 for this reason (among many others). We later found a house that would be perfect if not for backing up to 24th Avenue S.E. and reluctantly rejected that one too. (Someone else is living in the latter one already—guess they're fine with the noise.)

If the houses are there first and the freeway is built later, that's one thing. After a freeway goes in, though, you have to wonder what the hell the planning commission is thinking if they willingly zone the area around the freeway as R-1 instead of something like C-1, O-1, or even I-1 or I-2.
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Re: Logo sign installation laws per state
« Reply #29 on: June 01, 2017, 08:10:56 AM »

And, I don't know about New Jersey, but in Massachusetts, the average construction cost for a noise wall is approximately $1 million per half-mile (that's right - per half-mile).  Given how government resources are continually shrinking, as well as the increasingly deteriorated state of our highways and bridges, logic strongly suggests that we should be spending that money on more important infrastructure priorities instead of "feel good" projects whose principal purpose is to satisfy the vanity of private property owners who, again, KNOWINGLY BOUGHT houses adjacent to major highways.

God forbid we take livability into account when picking transportation projects.

God forbid those in the real estate market take livability into account when picking a lot to purchase.

Probably because life picks what's convenient to it, not what's convenient to the highway.
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Re: Logo sign installation laws per state
« Reply #30 on: June 01, 2017, 09:02:23 AM »

And, I don't know about New Jersey, but in Massachusetts, the average construction cost for a noise wall is approximately $1 million per half-mile (that's right - per half-mile).  Given how government resources are continually shrinking, as well as the increasingly deteriorated state of our highways and bridges, logic strongly suggests that we should be spending that money on more important infrastructure priorities instead of "feel good" projects whose principal purpose is to satisfy the vanity of private property owners who, again, KNOWINGLY BOUGHT houses adjacent to major highways.

God forbid we take livability into account when picking transportation projects.

God forbid those in the real estate market take livability into account when picking a lot to purchase.

Probably because life picks what's convenient to it, not what's convenient to the highway.

You are bad at real estate.
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Re: Logo sign installation laws per state
« Reply #31 on: June 11, 2017, 05:45:01 AM »

Nevada was left out of the list. Logo signs are allowed in all areas, but use in urban areas is limited by sign spacing standards so these signs are usually on the edges of urban areas.

Last time I was in Vegas I actually saw them pretty close in on most freeways, found frequently on I-15 and US 95/I-515, but for some unknown reason I-215 did not have them.

Well, they're definitely not close in like to downtown due to sign spreading. There's probably more along I-515 than anything else.

You likely don't find logo signs along I-215 because most of that route is under Clark County jurisdiction, not NDOT. That, and it's not really a tourist corridor, logo signage is probably a bit less effective there.
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Re: Logo sign installation laws per state
« Reply #32 on: August 14, 2017, 07:43:07 PM »

Note that New Mexico's logo sign contract is currently up for bid, since Interstate Logos' contract with NMDOT is expiring (they signed the contract in 2009, with a four year base period and four option years).  I wonder whatever company is selected to administer the logo sign program in New Mexico will install logo signs on Albuquerque freeways.  The RFP document includes provisions to allow logo signs in urban or suburban areas where spacing allows.
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