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Title: Non-neutered Texas Shields
Post by: bassoon1986 on September 14, 2011, 07:54:58 PM
I found a chunk of non neutered Texas shields for I-30 this past weekend in Arlington, all around the Rangers stadium. There were a few I couldn't snap due to traffic, but I'll get them next trip. There's an old one, a dark blue "to I-30" sign in particular on Great SDW Pkwy near Randol Mill:

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll=32.748157,-97.04567&spn=0.011983,0.038581&t=m&z=15&vpsrc=6&layer=c&cbll=32.748158,-97.045698&panoid=urQx5nrfjmuFliIeWnLiIw&cbp=11,21.78,,0,16.72 (http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll=32.748157,-97.04567&spn=0.011983,0.038581&t=m&z=15&vpsrc=6&layer=c&cbll=32.748158,-97.045698&panoid=urQx5nrfjmuFliIeWnLiIw&cbp=11,21.78,,0,16.72)


here's the shields on my flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/geojosh/6146675413/in/photostream
Title: Re: Non-neutered Texas Shields
Post by: Alps on September 15, 2011, 07:46:25 AM
Reminds me of the Michigan I-96s in... Livonia? (Not looking at a map) They're not that old, whereas the state name hasn't been otherwise used in decades.
Title: Re: Non-neutered Texas Shields
Post by: NE2 on September 15, 2011, 07:56:52 AM
Texas is full of non-neutered shields.
(http://www.aaroads.com/texas/sh001-049/sh-004_e_begin_01.jpg)

Oh, you meant Interstates?
Title: Re: Non-neutered Texas Shields
Post by: formulanone on September 15, 2011, 08:58:29 AM
I-35 around the San Antonio area had some non-neutered shields, but I didn't catch any in the DFW area along I-30. Good finds.
Title: Re: Non-neutered Texas Shields
Post by: US71 on September 15, 2011, 09:03:08 AM
I found this a couple years ago in Sulphur Springs, but I think it's gone now.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2804/4201625334_498d8c653d_z_d.jpg?zz=1)
Title: Re: Non-neutered Texas Shields
Post by: agentsteel53 on September 15, 2011, 09:36:44 AM

Oh, you meant Interstates?

US route shields would be nice.
Title: Re: Non-neutered Texas Shields
Post by: Brian556 on September 15, 2011, 12:00:27 PM
There are several non-neutered shields on I-35E in Lewisville. There is one in south Denton, and a few new HIP-sheeted contractor posted ones north of Sanger on I-35.
Title: Re: Non-neutered Texas Shields
Post by: Brian556 on December 09, 2011, 12:07:52 AM
(http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc395/Brian5561/12811005.jpg)

Found this one today in Irving. It could be as old as this section of I-635, 1979-81 time frame
Title: Re: Non-neutered Texas Shields
Post by: Scott5114 on December 13, 2011, 09:27:06 AM
In case anyone didn't see, they're erecting some new non-neutered shields on I-69 in TX. (Pics exist in another thread)
Title: Re: Non-neutered Texas Shields
Post by: Brian556 on December 14, 2011, 12:27:54 AM
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In case anyone didn't see, they're erecting some new non-neutered shields on I-69 in TX. (Pics exist in another thread)

Yeah, I noticed that. I'm sure it was due to the fact that they needed to advertize that a portion I-69 was now signed in TEXAS
Title: Re: Non-neutered Texas Shields
Post by: Alex on December 14, 2011, 09:38:56 AM
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In case anyone didn't see, they're erecting some new non-neutered shields on I-69 in TX. (Pics exist in another thread)

Yeah, I noticed that. I'm sure it was due to the fact that they needed to advertize that a portion I-69 was now signed in TEXAS

That was part of the MO for adding Texas to the I-69 shields. There's more to the story than that however, and the results are far more reaching as the state name is slated to return to all Interstate shields.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Non-neutered Texas Shields
Post by: Brian556 on December 18, 2011, 07:09:49 PM
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That was part of the MO for adding Texas to the I-69 shields. There's more to the story than that however, and the results are far more reaching as the state name is slated to return to all Interstate shields. 

All Shields in Texas or the USA? What's the rest of the story?
Title: Re: Non-neutered Texas Shields
Post by: Alps on December 19, 2011, 11:31:47 PM
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That was part of the MO for adding Texas to the I-69 shields. There's more to the story than that however, and the results are far more reaching as the state name is slated to return to all Interstate shields. 

All Shields in Texas or the USA? What's the rest of the story?
Texas. It remains an option across the country, though many more states are starting to return to it. (NJ does it more often than not, though they went through a stretch with mostly neutered shields - depends on the designer and contractor, because the state has no sign shop.)