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Author Topic: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly  (Read 1386395 times)

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6775 on: November 09, 2021, 02:25:43 PM »

No, clearly, it's Hydraulic 29th St, right next to Aerodynamic 28th St.  :pan:
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6776 on: November 09, 2021, 02:30:46 PM »

Odd that 29th Street gets its description but Hydraulic Street doesn’t.

It's Wichita; it's more weird when they do post the street type.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6777 on: November 09, 2021, 03:39:14 PM »

Odd that 29th Street gets its description but Hydraulic Street doesn’t.



Looks like Hydraulic is a control city served by 29th Street.

Those signs were installed circa 1998 and replaced as part of a sign refurbishment several years ago.  Here are the ones currently in place (StreetView imagery date of August 2019):



The replacement was designed to provide Street/Avenue/Road/etc. identifiers where they were missing and covered nearly all large panel signs on I-135, I-235, and K-96 in Wichita, but left Kellogg Avenue (US 54-400) untouched.  Many of the signs on it thus lack the generic portion of the crossroad name.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6778 on: November 09, 2021, 04:08:45 PM »

Some of hyphen H-1 shields I found in O'ahu:

H1Ih by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

H1Ik by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

H1Ih by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

Also found a reference to HI 78 on a sign also displaying Intertate H-201 at Pearl Harbor:

H1Ig by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6779 on: November 09, 2021, 07:24:19 PM »

Also found a reference to HI 78 on a sign also displaying Intertate H-201 at Pearl Harbor:

H1Ig by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

With that shield shape, it might be NJ 78, which would be the longest distance for a trailblazer.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6780 on: November 12, 2021, 05:34:18 AM »

Northbound traffic does not stop.

I wonder why that was used, instead of the expected "TRAFFIC FROM LEFT DOES NOT STOP"?

https://www.google.com/maps/@34.1516492,-117.302963,3a,15y,268.63h,89.08t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sroTjMl8Db97JN6L-TcOnXQ!2e0!5s20180301T000000!7i16384!8i8192
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6781 on: November 12, 2021, 05:40:17 AM »

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6782 on: November 12, 2021, 11:24:12 AM »

Odd that 29th Street gets its description but Hydraulic Street doesn’t.



Looks like Hydraulic is a control city served by 29th Street.

Those signs were installed circa 1998 and replaced as part of a sign refurbishment several years ago.  Here are the ones currently in place (StreetView imagery date of August 2019):



The replacement was designed to provide Street/Avenue/Road/etc. identifiers where they were missing and covered nearly all large panel signs on I-135, I-235, and K-96 in Wichita, but left Kellogg Avenue (US 54-400) untouched.  Many of the signs on it thus lack the generic portion of the crossroad name.




I thought Armour was a place until I looked at a map. The line item between the shopping center driveway/ Armour and Woodlawn is confusing.
Also Kellogg still signs Hillside, Rock, Grove, etc.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6783 on: November 12, 2021, 11:36:12 AM »

Why not add Southwest Blvd in the empty space above it?

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6784 on: November 12, 2021, 02:55:47 PM »

Presumably that space was originally occupied by a shield of some kind (I'm sure J.N. could tell us what it was).
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6785 on: November 12, 2021, 04:53:46 PM »



I thought Armour was a place until I looked at a map. The line item between the shopping center driveway/ Armour and Woodlawn is confusing.

Also Kellogg still signs Hillside, Rock, Grove, etc.

Towne East Drive, which runs from Kellogg to Douglas, was originally part of Armour Street.  I suspect Simon Property Group (which owns the mall) of having engineered the renaming in effect to obtain free advertising, since malls don't qualify for traffic generator signing in Kansas.

The ruled line between the Towne East Drive/Armour and Woodlawn blocks is designed to convey that they are separate intersections, but this is admittedly not of much help to stranger drivers, and other signs in town that also use ruled lines don't necessarily follow the same grouping rule (e.g. "Ridge Rd, Dugan Rd/Eisenhower Natl Airport" rather than "Ridge Rd, Eisenhower Natl Airport/Dugan Rd").

Much of the signing on Kellogg is original to construction of the various interchanges and is due for replacement.

Why not add Southwest Blvd in the empty space above it?


That sign is now gone, since it was replaced as part of upgrading I-235/US 54 from a cloverleaf to a stack/turban hybrid.

Presumably that space was originally occupied by a shield of some kind (I'm sure J.N. could tell us what it was).

It held shields for K-2 and K-42, both of which used to terminate at Kellogg.  In the 1990's, K-2 was pruned back to Suppesville (west end of the former K-2/K-42 overlap that ended in Wichita) and K-42 to its interchange with I-235.  An erroneous K-2 shield persisted on an I-235 interchange sequence sign for almost 20 years.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6786 on: November 12, 2021, 07:10:04 PM »

Virgin Acres Blvd., Beaver Dam AZ. Hand-lettered but, I can definitely confirm, 100% justified and accurate.

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6787 on: November 12, 2021, 07:12:42 PM »

Virgin Acres Blvd., Beaver Dam AZ. Hand-lettered but, I can definitely confirm, 100% justified and accurate.


This looks like an old alignment of something... but is it one?
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6788 on: November 12, 2021, 07:47:47 PM »

This looks like an old alignment of something... but is it one?

Highly unlikely, but I suppose it's remotely possible that it somehow connected with "Old Pioneer Road" at the bottom of the mostly-impassable bluff. I don't see anything that indicates this was ever part of US 91, though.

Conversely, however, the name "Old Pioneer Road" certainly suggests some type of historical alignment.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6789 on: November 15, 2021, 09:36:27 AM »

Well this is certainly unique…

https://goo.gl/maps/pbw7q7mA43Yfo6CK7

From the placement, it looks like it is referring to the split between the thru and turn lanes, but it is possible that it is referencing the signalized intersection ahead, which has a similar shape.

Almost certainly gone now due to the Pensacola bay bridge replacement.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6790 on: November 15, 2021, 10:47:38 AM »

Virgin Acres Blvd., Beaver Dam AZ. Hand-lettered but, I can definitely confirm, 100% justified and accurate.


This looks like an old alignment of something... but is it one?

It’s close to Old US 91 but isn’t.  Old US 91 was in just as bad of shape until it was repaved on both sides of the state line.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6791 on: November 17, 2021, 01:22:59 AM »

A rectangle arrow used in place of a turn sign on TN-22: https://goo.gl/maps/C31eWjsWAB237j2n7
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6792 on: November 17, 2021, 10:32:54 PM »

This one speed limit sign is more of a public service message.


Park City, Kansas.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6793 on: November 18, 2021, 12:40:07 AM »

Doesn't even look like a speed limit to me. Could just be advisory.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6794 on: November 18, 2021, 01:11:03 AM »

Doesn't even look like a speed limit to me. Could just be advisory.
In America, a white rectangle signifies that it is a regulatory sign.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6795 on: November 18, 2021, 10:58:02 AM »

Doesn't even look like a speed limit to me. Could just be advisory.
In America, a white rectangle signifies that it is a regulatory sign.

Regulatory color scheme, but that's not really a regulatory message...
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6796 on: November 18, 2021, 11:28:10 AM »

This one speed limit sign is more of a public service message.


Park City, Kansas.

Lexington, KY uses graphical speed limit signs to supplement regulatory ones. They use several different designs. Here are two (directly across from one another): https://goo.gl/maps/xJ68HKDjqpNciNz79
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6797 on: November 19, 2021, 02:43:40 AM »

Doesn't even look like a speed limit to me. Could just be advisory.
In America, a white rectangle signifies that it is a regulatory sign.

Regulatory color scheme, but that's not really a regulatory message...
Sure it is.  If you fail to go 25 and a kid dies as a result, expect a citation and a point on your driving record.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6798 on: November 19, 2021, 03:21:36 AM »

Doesn't even look like a speed limit to me. Could just be advisory.
In America, a white rectangle signifies that it is a regulatory sign.

Regulatory color scheme, but that's not really a regulatory message...
Sure it is.  If you fail to go 25 and a kid dies as a result, expect a citation and a point on your driving record.

...which could then be taken to court and thrown out on the basis of the sign not complying with the MUTCD. May not work for any actual crimes you're charged with for running over a pedestrian, but people have absolutely gotten traffic tickets dismissed that way.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6799 on: November 19, 2021, 05:41:17 AM »

Doesn't even look like a speed limit to me. Could just be advisory.
In America, a white rectangle signifies that it is a regulatory sign.

Regulatory color scheme, but that's not really a regulatory message...
Sure it is.  If you fail to go 25 and a kid dies as a result, expect a citation and a point on your driving record.

Just a citation, for KILLING a kid?? In Russia the driver would've gotten prison time, regardless if it's the kid's fault or not.
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