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Re: Poor Sign Placement
« Reply #476 on: January 01, 2022, 04:34:27 PM »

Looks like some engineer was not thinking straight...

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.7804346,-78.5622215,3a,39.8y,211.52h,95.78t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sy4mQq1oyHAf7YLlDnRC_Qg!2e0!5s20210901T000000!7i16384!8i8192

So they bothered to change the sign to be standard case, and move it to further from the intersection, but couldn't be bothered to find an appropriate place for it where it could actually be seen.
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Re: Poor Sign Placement
« Reply #477 on: January 01, 2022, 05:04:24 PM »

I have to say, this is a very poor sign placement...

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.9502879,-80.9719383,3a,69.3y,70.65h,91.13t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sZMCI2NwsTLQ526f7MvVVDg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

Reminds me of northbound I-5 at CA 99
https://goo.gl/maps/qrkKzxAiUxQWD2AY9


The difference is that the I-5/Route 99 signage is the actual main signage for that exit while the I-77 example is supplementary and the actual sign is standard signage at the ramp.
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Re: Poor Sign Placement
« Reply #478 on: January 01, 2022, 05:06:42 PM »

Looks like some engineer was not thinking straight...

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.7804346,-78.5622215,3a,39.8y,211.52h,95.78t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sy4mQq1oyHAf7YLlDnRC_Qg!2e0!5s20210901T000000!7i16384!8i8192

So they bothered to change the sign to be standard case, and move it to further from the intersection, but couldn't be bothered to find an appropriate place for it where it could actually be seen.
The contractor could have cut some brush in front of the sign since it is on highway ROW.
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Re: Poor Sign Placement
« Reply #479 on: January 01, 2022, 05:30:39 PM »

Looks like some engineer was not thinking straight...

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.7804346,-78.5622215,3a,39.8y,211.52h,95.78t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sy4mQq1oyHAf7YLlDnRC_Qg!2e0!5s20210901T000000!7i16384!8i8192

So they bothered to change the sign to be standard case, and move it to further from the intersection, but couldn't be bothered to find an appropriate place for it where it could actually be seen.
The contractor could have cut some brush in front of the sign since it is on highway ROW.

But only if that was part of the contract. They are very specific, and what may appear to be common sense could be a serious contractual issue.
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Re: Poor Sign Placement
« Reply #480 on: January 01, 2022, 05:35:28 PM »

Looks like some engineer was not thinking straight...

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.7804346,-78.5622215,3a,39.8y,211.52h,95.78t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sy4mQq1oyHAf7YLlDnRC_Qg!2e0!5s20210901T000000!7i16384!8i8192

So they bothered to change the sign to be standard case, and move it to further from the intersection, but couldn't be bothered to find an appropriate place for it where it could actually be seen.
The contractor could have cut some brush in front of the sign since it is on highway ROW.
Going back in the earlier street view, the old sign was further up. 

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.7801863,-78.5621785,3a,15y,171.79h,91.35t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s_9ucN4XN8XopwyXG5IAHCg!2e0!5s20160501T000000!7i13312!8i6656
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Re: Poor Sign Placement
« Reply #481 on: January 04, 2022, 06:33:27 PM »

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.5147057,-115.4319395,3a,15y,187.95h,88.16t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sXJAMjZbDHicpciC3gw4LtA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

This is on I-15 southbound a few miles into CA, just south of the NV border.  CA has agricultural inspection sit (AIS) at every major border crossing with other states.  Basically, they inspect fruits and vegetables that you may carry to be sure that they are pest free. 

[More details on that here:  https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/plant/pe/ExteriorExclusion/borders.html  ]

Anyway, this AIS was recently constucted a few years ago at this location.  [The old one was about 90 miles further into CA in Yermo, very close to Barstow.]  When building this, they basically built a brand new section of I-15 to the right of the pre-existing lanes.  As a result, for about 2 miles around the AIS, the pre-existing lanes exist as ghost lanes.

Well, there is a mileage sign that is left facing the ghost lanes that you can see in the first link.  Poor placement with respect to the current travel lanes, but quite an interesting relic.
« Last Edit: January 04, 2022, 06:40:56 PM by mrsman »
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Re: Poor Sign Placement
« Reply #482 on: January 05, 2022, 04:27:05 AM »

And a little further north: a backwards advisory speed limit.
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