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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7300 on: May 18, 2022, 01:40:41 PM »

https://www.flickr.com/photos/54480415@N08/52082493784/
Another one in Texas though the 7 is just peeling away some.


Though the “8” seems of a different font altogether.

The peeling 7 does make the 8 look different, but I think an unpeeled 7 would make the 8 the same font.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7301 on: May 18, 2022, 05:49:14 PM »

It's not a different font. They're both Series D.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7302 on: May 19, 2022, 04:14:45 PM »

Here's some more images courtesy of Zillow.
The license plates (blurred per AARoads rules) are pretty cool and nostalgic!



Can you spot the lone SC one?

OK, I give up.

  1.  Where is the sign in that photo?

  2.  What AARoads rule are you referring to?
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7303 on: May 19, 2022, 05:55:47 PM »

I'd love to have one of these I I could afford it :
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7304 on: May 19, 2022, 05:58:29 PM »

I'd love to have one of these I I could afford it :


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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7305 on: May 19, 2022, 06:30:37 PM »

This guy had been kicking around the i-285-GA 400 construction site for the last several months. It's made of the modified top half of this sign and the modified bottom half of this one. Below is my photo from a few weeks ago, but here's a Streetview from December 2021 when it was literally coming apart.

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The last time I was there, the old battleaxe had been replaced with this new, temporary masterpiece, in the Series C text now used for temporary signage on this project. No exit number tab, pointless divider line, two arrows for one exit. MUTCD? What's that?  :clap:

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Nobody expects temporary construction zone signage to be up to spec.

The more out-of-spec construction signage is, the better.

It's also more fleeting, so it won't sting so badly compared to seeing it for the next 10-20years.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7306 on: May 19, 2022, 09:51:05 PM »

Just processed my pictures from a ride to Providence back on March 1, and thought a few of these from Woonsocket would be of interest in this thread.



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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7307 on: May 20, 2022, 01:07:58 PM »

Here's some more images courtesy of Zillow.
The license plates (blurred per AARoads rules) are pretty cool and nostalgic!



Can you spot the lone SC one?

OK, I give up.

  1.  Where is the sign in that photo?

  2.  What AARoads rule are you referring to?

Probably one he made up.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7308 on: May 20, 2022, 01:51:59 PM »

Not survey what I like best about this.  The reverse order of the shields or the text in on the arrow. 
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7309 on: May 20, 2022, 02:34:34 PM »

heh.  New Mexico.  And nobody is surprised.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7310 on: May 21, 2022, 12:28:25 AM »

Oregon put up 24 of these signs in 1980 after Mt. St. Helens dumped a lot of ash over thte state:



Source: https://www.oregonlive.com/history/2022/05/mount-st-helens-eruption-anniversary-images-from-1980-capture-awesome-power-deadly-destruction.html

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7311 on: May 21, 2022, 02:38:35 PM »

I have wanted to get a photo of this pair of shields for a couple years but it is hard to do so with all the heavy traffic, construction, etc. around it.  I finally settled for sharing street view's image of it, as it is too wacky not to share.  The I-76 shield was clearly doctored, possibly onsite, possibly even while it was on the posts as you can even tell driving by something is wrong with it.  The 6 is clearly hand-done and they look to have tried to color over the 7.  Guess they installed two 77 shields in the first place?



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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7312 on: May 21, 2022, 08:22:30 PM »


An extremely non-standard sign installed incorrectly now rendering wrong useless information.

This was the intent of the horrible legend:
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7313 on: May 23, 2022, 03:28:35 PM »

Saw an unusual street name in Las Vegas last week -- "Deliveries Only Way".

Couldn't get a pic, but the GSV is https://goo.gl/maps/7Bt489xXE4qARtVB6

(Looks like it goes to the loading dock at the Aria resort.)
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7314 on: May 24, 2022, 09:22:00 AM »

Saw an unusual street name in Las Vegas last week -- "Deliveries Only Way".

Couldn't get a pic, but the GSV is https://goo.gl/maps/7Bt489xXE4qARtVB6

(Looks like it goes to the loading dock at the Aria resort.)

Here in my area, we have a street called Derby High School.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7315 on: May 24, 2022, 04:16:46 PM »

This one with a misplaced arrow to denote the far right lane exits.


Should point down to the right lane or have two arrows with one standard lane control and the other lane control with black Exit only pointing to the right lane.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7316 on: May 24, 2022, 06:41:47 PM »

Saw an unusual street name in Las Vegas last week -- "Deliveries Only Way".

Couldn't get a pic, but the GSV is https://goo.gl/maps/7Bt489xXE4qARtVB6

(Looks like it goes to the loading dock at the Aria resort.)

Here in my area, we have a street called Derby High School.

The one similar instance here in Norman I can think of, they at least called it Reagan North Drive.

For Norman North High School, they signed it as Timberwolves Trail (after the school mascot).

(Also, regarding your example, I have to wonder if they intentionally created the intersection of Rock and Pinion...)
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7317 on: May 24, 2022, 08:25:55 PM »

For Norman North High School, they signed it as Timberwolves Trail (after the school mascot).

Pretty common, I think.

For example:  Harrisburg (IL) Middle School's address is Bulldog Drive—which is actually signed as Purple Pride Drive.  (That fact confused me the first time I, a recent transplant to the area, needed to make a delivery there.)  They are "Home of the Bulldogs", and their school color is purple.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7318 on: May 24, 2022, 08:43:44 PM »

Saw an unusual street name in Las Vegas last week -- "Deliveries Only Way".

Couldn't get a pic, but the GSV is https://goo.gl/maps/7Bt489xXE4qARtVB6

(Looks like it goes to the loading dock at the Aria resort.)

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7319 on: May 25, 2022, 02:58:24 AM »

Saw an unusual street name in Las Vegas last week -- "Deliveries Only Way".

Couldn't get a pic, but the GSV is https://goo.gl/maps/7Bt489xXE4qARtVB6

(Looks like it goes to the loading dock at the Aria resort.)

Probably the one-way street heading into The Bank.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7320 on: May 25, 2022, 02:50:19 PM »

I have wanted to get a photo of this pair of shields for a couple years but it is hard to do so with all the heavy traffic, construction, etc. around it.  I finally settled for sharing street view's image of it, as it is too wacky not to share.  The I-76 shield was clearly doctored, possibly onsite, possibly even while it was on the posts as you can even tell driving by something is wrong with it.  The 6 is clearly hand-done and they look to have tried to color over the 7.  Guess they installed two 77 shields in the first place?



https://goo.gl/maps/mbfEwUzpLxGBEua18

Having neither currently a life nor anything better to do yesterday, I drove the 480-mile round trip to Akron to get this and some other sign photos.  (Bonus was some walking at Cuyahoga Valley NP and my first visit to a Sheetz for a bite.  My arteries are still clogging from the mozzarella sticks burger, but that was a good eat.)

As PurdueBill noted, pretty much all of I-77 in Akron is under heavy long-term construction, including reconstruction of the I-76/I-77/OH-8 interchange with new flyovers to northbound OH-8 and to southbound I-77.  This assembly is oddly placed in the middle of the interchange before the point where I-77 merges in, and currently is the only duplex assembly in the westbound direction.  After a couple unsuccessful attempts at a photo while moving, I finally stopped on the narrow shoulder and walked back a bit to get this photo.  Don't ask how stupid that was (answer: really stupid).

The I-76 shield seems to be the same as the one in the GSV imagery, with the funky "6," but it appears that someone has since made an additional effort to paint or tape over the "7" that was originally there.  You can still see it if you zoom in.  Feel free to save this image for yourselves or for sharing, but please put my username with it.


 
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7321 on: May 26, 2022, 12:24:48 AM »

Having neither currently a life nor anything better to do yesterday, I drove the 480-mile round trip to Akron to get this and some other sign photos.  (Bonus was some walking at Cuyahoga Valley NP and my first visit to a Sheetz for a bite.  My arteries are still clogging from the mozzarella sticks burger, but that was a good eat.)

As PurdueBill noted, pretty much all of I-77 in Akron is under heavy long-term construction, including reconstruction of the I-76/I-77/OH-8 interchange with new flyovers to northbound OH-8 and to southbound I-77.  This assembly is oddly placed in the middle of the interchange before the point where I-77 merges in, and currently is the only duplex assembly in the westbound direction.  After a couple unsuccessful attempts at a photo while moving, I finally stopped on the narrow shoulder and walked back a bit to get this photo.  Don't ask how stupid that was (answer: really stupid).

The I-76 shield seems to be the same as the one in the GSV imagery, with the funky "6," but it appears that someone has since made an additional effort to paint or tape over the "7" that was originally there.  You can still see it if you zoom in.  Feel free to save this image for yourselves or for sharing, but please put my username with it.


 

The current shields replaced ones that were a good bit older that had been there a long time.  (Although the whole stretch has had stuff routed here and there and they completely eliminated bridges over a vacated rail ROW a few years back, slightly changing the alignment.)  The holdover is that 77 is to the left of 76; this was on many BGSs as well and is supposedly a carryover of carbon copying stuff from when 76 was 80S (so the lower number, going on the left, was 77 at the time).  There are indeed no other duplex shield assemblies.  There once were duplex blue 2/10 mile markers on the stretch; they only had E or W for the direction, so they showed 76 and 77 shields with only the direction and mileage of 76.  (They were replaced in 2011 with ones reading 76 only, and generally 0.6 miles lower than the ones they replaced. And the 76/77 combo ones extended onto the 76-only Kenmore leg.  What a mess.)
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7322 on: May 26, 2022, 02:28:20 AM »

^^ Does the sign read as it is supposed to at night, meaning do the 6 and the blueout reflect correctly?
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7323 on: May 26, 2022, 08:01:12 AM »

https://goo.gl/maps/58WKB13GRqJB1WGf7
This sign here I must say is odd. APL for the pull through with I-74/465 East it’s own standard exit guide.
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« Reply #7324 on: May 26, 2022, 11:26:32 AM »

https://goo.gl/maps/58WKB13GRqJB1WGf7
This sign here I must say is odd. APL for the pull through with I-74/465 East it’s own standard exit guide.

I've always thought this made more sense for situations like this. Although I would have preferred standard APL arrows for the EAST exit sign, this is still quite good.

The way I see it, there really isn't much of a reason to have APLs all be a giant, single panel. This type of approach seems just as effective, in terms of both cost, as well as comprehension.
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