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Author Topic: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly  (Read 1285213 times)

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6825 on: November 29, 2021, 10:25:22 PM »

https://goo.gl/maps/B9owPfyh7tTzM8Sv6

Still to this day Essex County won’t correct the route error here. It’s supposed to be I-280 not I-287 on this truck guide sign here.

Trucks are banned on Livingston Avenue north of JFK parkway which exchanges with I-280 not I-287.

it's not a signage error; you're interpreting it incorrectly.

the sign states that trucks heading towards I-287 must turn left here (prohibiting them from continuing straight to use I-280 for that purpose).

Not really. It seems as though JFK Pkwy/Columbia Turnpike/Eisenhower Pkwy is a truck route between NJ 24 and I-280 (because Eisenhower Pkwy wasn't fully completed for that purpose), thus the sign should refer to I-280 and not I-287.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6826 on: November 30, 2021, 08:56:28 AM »

https://goo.gl/maps/B9owPfyh7tTzM8Sv6

Still to this day Essex County won’t correct the route error here. It’s supposed to be I-280 not I-287 on this truck guide sign here.

Trucks are banned on Livingston Avenue north of JFK parkway which exchanges with I-280 not I-287.

it's not a signage error; you're interpreting it incorrectly.

the sign states that trucks heading towards I-287 must turn left here (prohibiting them from continuing straight to use I-280 for that purpose).

Not really. It seems as though JFK Pkwy/Columbia Turnpike/Eisenhower Pkwy is a truck route between NJ 24 and I-280 (because Eisenhower Pkwy wasn't fully completed for that purpose), thus the sign should refer to I-280 and not I-287.

Agreed.  Most of the traffic that sees this sign passed by the JFK Pwky/NJ 24 interchange only a mile earlier.  Obviously, if your destination is along 287, it would be better to simply take NJ-24.  Traffic that is heading north on JFK and Livingston Ave is headed for 280, not 287. 

Making the left at Columbia Tpke will lead you to Eisenhower Pkwy to 280.  It will also lead you to NJ-24 to 287.  So both are technically correct, but most of the traffic is probably interested in 280, so the sign should read 280, not 287.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6827 on: November 30, 2021, 12:42:08 PM »

The ACE and its sign mountings.  The only road agency that uses braces to hold their guide signs in place.



Plus I find it interesting the ACE has had no major sign replacements to date along its entire 44 miles.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6828 on: November 30, 2021, 03:10:17 PM »

The ACE and its sign mountings.  The only road agency that uses braces to hold their guide signs in place.



Plus I find it interesting the ACE has had no major sign replacements to date along its entire 44 miles.


Nevada DOT does the same thing with their guide signs, except they come down to a point, instead of two mounts on the ground.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6829 on: November 30, 2021, 05:16:18 PM »

Mn/DOT does the same thing as the ACE.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6830 on: November 30, 2021, 08:55:24 PM »

Mn/DOT does the same thing as the ACE.

And Arizona used to up until umpteen years ago.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6831 on: December 01, 2021, 12:40:01 AM »

https://goo.gl/maps/fTAVAR3h9hMJLDoKA
https://goo.gl/maps/2nna3RNt1fz2etsU9

Two completely different routes in Florida, with same error but one exit number apart.

The exit tabs are both aligned wrong.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6832 on: December 01, 2021, 02:16:24 PM »

Mn/DOT does the same thing as the ACE.

And Arizona used to up until umpteen years ago.

And Arkansas used to do it too. 
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6833 on: December 02, 2021, 10:32:53 PM »

A "sidewalk closed - use other sidewalk" sign that's way too wordy:



It should be those two signs:



...or in fact, it shouldn't be any sign, as the sidewalk was, and currently is, open despite the sign being there.

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6834 on: December 03, 2021, 04:19:17 PM »

Mn/DOT does the same thing as the ACE.

And Arizona used to up until umpteen years ago.

And Arkansas used to do it too. 

On rare occasions the still do.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6835 on: December 04, 2021, 12:51:57 PM »

Flashing yellow lights on a green Entering City and yellow traffic warning sign.  I know you're not supposed to combine regulatory signs with anything else, but there are no rules against warning sign combos.  At night having flashing lights on top of yellow at the bottom looked like it was going to be a Highway Advisory Radio sign.

That might actually be a good example of why this kind of sign may need to exist: an almost totally rural highway that suddenly becomes a narrow suburban four lane expressway with tons of cross and turning traffic.

"Road approaches next 2 miles" is an interesting choice of words... (what is 'next 2 miles' that my road is approaching?). Although wordier, "Side streets and driveways" would be better phrasing.

And I think it would be better to separate the signs and have the flashing beacons on the warning sign.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6836 on: December 04, 2021, 02:33:46 PM »

^^ Wisconsin calls it "cross traffic".  Though I don't want to see angry drivers.  :bigass:
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6837 on: December 09, 2021, 07:54:21 PM »

For those who complain about mismatched sign heights.

(Stolen from the There is NO way that is MUTCD-compliant Facebook page)
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6838 on: December 12, 2021, 11:24:29 AM »

Tall boi! This, of course, is a new temporary sign on westbound I-285 approaching the GA 400 interchange. Really, it would've been better to place it away from other directional signage, but that sort of thing tends to be ignored on this project. The last two exits are actually a single offramp that splits shortly downstream, but this sign still accurately communicates the upcoming degree of clusterfriggery. A border would've been nice, too.  :rolleyes:

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6839 on: December 12, 2021, 01:59:44 PM »

Any reason why a standard next-three-exits menu board wouldn't have worked here?
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6840 on: December 12, 2021, 02:17:14 PM »

Any reason why a standard next-three-exits menu board wouldn't have worked here?

It's a really long C/D lane.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6841 on: December 13, 2021, 05:26:43 AM »

Any reason why a standard next-three-exits menu board wouldn't have worked here?

These four exits are in very quick succession. This is half a mile or so downstream:



It's a really long C/D lane.


No, it's not. These are all mainline exits.

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6842 on: December 13, 2021, 10:53:07 AM »

https://goo.gl/maps/1ik7gJzNy1i9jEUA7

Just… why? It is so utterly useless there! No one will ever hit that bridge. And if they do, the lower bridge in that interchange is going to be the bigger issue.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6843 on: December 13, 2021, 10:58:12 AM »

https://goo.gl/maps/vucUaJattjiyUpzY7

Just… why? It is so utterly useless there! No one will ever hit that bridge. And if they do, the lower bridge in that interchange is going to be the bigger issue.

What am I supposed to be seeing? The link took me to Roxann Road in Fairfax County.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6844 on: December 13, 2021, 11:03:38 AM »

https://goo.gl/maps/vucUaJattjiyUpzY7

Just… why? It is so utterly useless there! No one will ever hit that bridge. And if they do, the lower bridge in that interchange is going to be the bigger issue.

What am I supposed to be seeing? The link took me to Roxann Road in Fairfax County.
Ooops, try the OP again. Should be fixed.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6845 on: December 13, 2021, 11:27:40 AM »

https://goo.gl/maps/1ik7gJzNy1i9jEUA7

Just… why? It is so utterly useless there! No one will ever hit that bridge. And if they do, the lower bridge in that interchange is going to be the bigger issue.
Geez, I thought Texas was excessive with their clearance signs.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6846 on: December 13, 2021, 11:31:03 AM »

https://goo.gl/maps/1ik7gJzNy1i9jEUA7

Just… why? It is so utterly useless there! No one will ever hit that bridge. And if they do, the lower bridge in that interchange is going to be the bigger issue.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6847 on: December 13, 2021, 11:42:15 AM »

https://goo.gl/maps/1ik7gJzNy1i9jEUA7

Just… why? It is so utterly useless there! No one will ever hit that bridge. And if they do, the lower bridge in that interchange is going to be the bigger issue.
Challenge accepted.

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6848 on: December 13, 2021, 02:49:12 PM »

https://goo.gl/maps/1ik7gJzNy1i9jEUA7

Just… why? It is so utterly useless there! No one will ever hit that bridge. And if they do, the lower bridge in that interchange is going to be the bigger issue.
Geez, I thought Texas was excessive with their clearance signs.

All I see is a speed limit sign. And don't have the option to arrow backwards in case that link is too far beyond the sign we're supposed to see.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6849 on: December 13, 2021, 02:56:25 PM »

https://goo.gl/maps/1ik7gJzNy1i9jEUA7

Just… why? It is so utterly useless there! No one will ever hit that bridge. And if they do, the lower bridge in that interchange is going to be the bigger issue.
Geez, I thought Texas was excessive with their clearance signs.

All I see is a speed limit sign. And don't have the option to arrow backwards in case that link is too far beyond the sign we're supposed to see.

Look up. 51 feet, 3 inches up.
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