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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #250 on: October 07, 2021, 07:17:56 PM »

This pole is crooked.  Not really facing straight and it's a little tilted.  But button copy though.


i feel like this place needs more signs.
...Why?
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #251 on: October 08, 2021, 01:18:18 PM »

This pole is crooked.  Not really facing straight and it's a little tilted.  But button copy though.


i feel like this place needs more signs.
...Why?
i'm fairly certain that was sarcasm.
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Re: tolbs17 in one thread
« Reply #252 on: October 09, 2021, 01:08:47 AM »

After searching around some signs, this one looks plain retarded. VDOT, what are you doing?!  :banghead: As well as the right sign... It looks funny having two arrows...

I'm telling you man, that's worse than what you see on NC 147 (Triangle Expressway)!
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Re: tolbs17 in one thread
« Reply #253 on: October 09, 2021, 01:54:34 AM »

plain retarded

tolbs, when you were gone someone got banned for that language...
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Re: tolbs17 in one thread
« Reply #254 on: October 09, 2021, 02:57:08 AM »

plain retarded

tolbs, when you were gone someone got banned for that language...
Isn't pointless cursing gone??!!!!!!
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Re: tolbs17 in one thread
« Reply #255 on: October 09, 2021, 03:38:15 AM »

plain retarded

tolbs, when you were gone someone got banned for that language...
Isn't pointless cursing gone??!!!!!!

Yes, but that's discriminatory language against those with disabilities so it's still against the rules.
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Re: tolbs17 in one thread
« Reply #256 on: October 09, 2021, 03:41:20 AM »

plain retarded

tolbs, when you were gone someone got banned for that language...
Isn't pointless cursing gone??!!!!!!

Yes, but that's discriminatory language against those with disabilities so it's still against the rules.
I see now.
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Re: tolbs17 in one thread
« Reply #257 on: October 11, 2021, 09:00:04 AM »

After searching around some signs, this one looks plain retarded. VDOT, what are you doing?!  :banghead: As well as the right sign... It looks funny having two arrows...

I'm telling you man, that's worse than what you see on NC 147 (Triangle Expressway)!

It's VDOT. What do you expect?

You go around effectively nitpicking NCDOT, one of the better DOTs in the country and then expect other states to be better. You might wanna adjust your expectations...
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Re: tolbs17 in one thread
« Reply #258 on: October 11, 2021, 09:12:58 AM »

After searching around some signs, this one looks plain retarded. VDOT, what are you doing?!  :banghead: As well as the right sign... It looks funny having two arrows...

I'm telling you man, that's worse than what you see on NC 147 (Triangle Expressway)!

It's VDOT. What do you expect?

You go around effectively nitpicking NCDOT, one of the better DOTs in the country and then expect other states to be better. You might wanna adjust your expectations...

It is possibly not VDOT.  This is US 13 in the City of Norfolk.  VDOT only maintains interstates in the independent cities.

The previous version of this assembly was not much better - https://goo.gl/maps/rMLvxitciXsXQMpi6
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Re: tolbs17 in one thread
« Reply #259 on: December 14, 2021, 01:34:26 PM »

Since the Fayetteville Outer Loop has been updated,

Sometimes you will see signs like this of where they do not point at the proper lane.

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1126757,-78.9698459,3a,47.9y,252.58h,96.31t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s3QR-jZyAzWqQ_JP6XSJbOw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

the All American Freeway South sign is pointing at the middle lane when it should be pointing at the right lane.
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Re: tolbs17 in one thread
« Reply #260 on: December 15, 2021, 03:15:23 PM »

Since the Fayetteville Outer Loop has been updated,

Sometimes you will see signs like this of where they do not point at the proper lane.

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1126757,-78.9698459,3a,47.9y,252.58h,96.31t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s3QR-jZyAzWqQ_JP6XSJbOw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

the All American Freeway South sign is pointing at the middle lane when it should be pointing at the right lane.
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Re: tolbs17 in one thread
« Reply #261 on: December 15, 2021, 03:32:10 PM »

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1126757,-78.9698459,3a,47.9y,252.58h,96.31t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s3QR-jZyAzWqQ_JP6XSJbOw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

the All American Freeway South sign is pointing at the middle lane when it should be pointing at the right lane.


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Although Tolbs is usually nitpicking NCDOT signs, he's right on target on this one.  It's a strange angle, but the "EXIT ONLY" arrow might actually be pointing down at the edge of the left lane.  In olden days, the yellow tab would say "RIGHT LANE EXIT ONLY" as a supplement to the upcoming "EXIT ONLY" tab.  Since that is not included in the MUTCD, those are no longer in vogue.  Maybe someone knows if one of those is still in the wild.
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Re: tolbs17 in one thread
« Reply #262 on: December 15, 2021, 04:12:50 PM »

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1126757,-78.9698459,3a,47.9y,252.58h,96.31t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s3QR-jZyAzWqQ_JP6XSJbOw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

the All American Freeway South sign is pointing at the middle lane when it should be pointing at the right lane.


duh

Although Tolbs is usually nitpicking NCDOT signs, he's right on target on this one.  It's a strange angle, but the "EXIT ONLY" arrow might actually be pointing down at the edge of the left lane.  In olden days, the yellow tab would say "RIGHT LANE EXIT ONLY" as a supplement to the upcoming "EXIT ONLY" tab.  Since that is not included in the MUTCD, those are no longer in vogue.  Maybe someone knows if one of those is still in the wild.
I can just say maybe they should remove the EXIT ONLY arrow.
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Re: tolbs17 in one thread
« Reply #263 on: December 19, 2021, 01:29:48 PM »

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1126757,-78.9698459,3a,47.9y,252.58h,96.31t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s3QR-jZyAzWqQ_JP6XSJbOw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

the All American Freeway South sign is pointing at the middle lane when it should be pointing at the right lane.


duh

Although Tolbs is usually nitpicking NCDOT signs, he's right on target on this one.  It's a strange angle, but the "EXIT ONLY" arrow might actually be pointing down at the edge of the left lane.  In olden days, the yellow tab would say "RIGHT LANE EXIT ONLY" as a supplement to the upcoming "EXIT ONLY" tab.  Since that is not included in the MUTCD, those are no longer in vogue.  Maybe someone knows if one of those is still in the wild.
I can just say maybe they should remove the EXIT ONLY arrow.

That's worth nitpicking--not sure what the engineers were thinking signing off on that.

A relatively simple fix would be to move the signs over as far right on the support structure as possible, then patch the southbound exit only panel to show as "EXIT ONLY (down arrow)". That would get things close enough to be not awkward as it is now.
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Re: tolbs17 in one thread
« Reply #264 on: December 25, 2021, 11:29:23 PM »

When looking at this sign, the US-301 sign looks bigger than usual and that is because it once supported both US-117 and US-301 shields before the US-117 (I-795) bypass opened to traffic. Today, it only supports the US-301 shield. Also I believe it did support two control cities as well which was Goldsboro, and now it just says Wilson.

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Re: tolbs17 in one thread
« Reply #265 on: February 06, 2022, 05:06:44 PM »

Exit only sign when the lane just adds up. Kinda odd because this one is about the same length and it's not an EXIT ONLY sign. I guess very long exit lanes warrant the use of an EXIT ONLY sign.

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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #266 on: February 09, 2022, 09:32:39 PM »

The one that says "Louisburg" looks funny. And both signs need replacement because of the wear and tear.

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.8614408,-78.547374,3a,71.3y,318.44h,99.65t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s2nkwsjCmCn13pZHCmqYFhw!2e0!5s20180901T000000!7i13312!8i6656

Iím confused as to why Louisburg is used as a control point for US 401 north (and I-540 in both directions from the interchange).  Why is Rolesville not used? Is it because Louisburg is the first sizeable town removed from the Raleigh metropolitan area that 401 encounters? If thatís the case, then Henderson should be used for US 1 north rather than Wake Forest, which is a Raleigh suburb.
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Re: Strange overhead signs
« Reply #267 on: February 09, 2022, 10:04:05 PM »

The one that says "Louisburg" looks funny. And both signs need replacement because of the wear and tear.

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.8614408,-78.547374,3a,71.3y,318.44h,99.65t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s2nkwsjCmCn13pZHCmqYFhw!2e0!5s20180901T000000!7i13312!8i6656

Iím confused as to why Louisburg is used as a control point for US 401 north (and I-540 in both directions from the interchange).  Why is Rolesville not used? Is it because Louisburg is the first sizeable town removed from the Raleigh metropolitan area that 401 encounters? If thatís the case, then Henderson should be used for US 1 north rather than Wake Forest, which is a Raleigh suburb.
Wake Forest and Louisburg are more known towns than Rolesville so that's why it's used on those signs. Unless it's NCDOT that does stuff randomly. Not entirely sure though. Rolesville used to be a village-sized town before the urban sprawl kicked in so that could be another reason.

Although I think this would have been a better thread for you to ask in - https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=17611.225

This has gotten worse - https://goo.gl/maps/MwC7fi9ccnVzwR63A
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Re: tolbs17 in one thread
« Reply #268 on: February 23, 2022, 08:16:15 PM »



I guess I can say we are sometimes like DelDOT and FDOT... Poor typeface and almost unreadable when looking in inconvenient weather conditions.

https://goo.gl/maps/vjmWJqLVj97gXwSK6
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Re: tolbs17 in one thread
« Reply #269 on: February 23, 2022, 08:30:43 PM »

Classic 3/4 error.
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Re: tolbs17 in one thread
« Reply #270 on: February 24, 2022, 12:44:21 AM »

Classic 3/4 error.
I don't see the problem. What's wrong with it:biggrin:
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Re: tolbs17 in one thread
« Reply #271 on: March 10, 2022, 10:00:09 PM »

It's funny to see brown exit tabs! :bigass:

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Re: tolbs17 in one thread
« Reply #272 on: March 11, 2022, 09:43:40 AM »

Does anyone have an example of a white exit tab in the USA?  I'm sure one is bound to exist somewhere...
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Re: tolbs17 in one thread
« Reply #273 on: March 11, 2022, 09:46:43 AM »

Does anyone have an example of a white exit tab in the USA?  I'm sure one is bound to exist somewhere...

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Re: tolbs17 in one thread
« Reply #274 on: March 11, 2022, 09:59:41 AM »


Does anyone have an example of a white exit tab in the USA?  I'm sure one is bound to exist somewhere...

Indeed.

Cool, thanks!

(Of course, I also thought of this one, but that hardly counts.
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