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Re: State approved 'old highway' routes
« Reply #50 on: March 09, 2019, 10:26:46 AM »

Here's one on eastbound MD 450 in Bowie, Maryland.  The "OLD" sign is referring to an old alignment of the route.  Although the sign looks pretty much "official", I don't know if it really is, or if it just is there to help drivers locate businesses on the old alignment.

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.972061,-76.7730224,3a,75y,93.08h,89.09t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sfCsePqLvYWEdbbMtiwQP9w!2e0!7i13312!8i6656


(First time adding Google Street View picture - if I did it wrong, kindly let me know the proper way)

GMSV was added correctly...this posting goes back for sure to at least 2008 (GMSV) and likely back to when it was bypassed in 2003.

This is unusual for Maryland IMO.  Officially that road is MD 450B.
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Re: State approved 'old highway' routes
« Reply #51 on: March 09, 2019, 01:31:11 PM »


Old US-27 even has a county pentagon shield with that designation, northwest of Vanderbilt.  https://www.google.com/maps/@45.1847298,-84.6728104,3a,75y,233.24h,79.57t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sggHFPmG0dlLTrr44pjtCig!2e0!7i3328!8i1664?hl=en  (Trust me, it says Old 27)


Otsego County does this too:

https://goo.gl/maps/pcJ6GaKAcjx


Considering that Vanderbilt is in Otsego County, yes, they do. Cheboygan County does not call old US 27 anything other than South Straits Highway, its original road name.

Brain fade on my part.  For some reason I pictured Vanderbilt in Cheboygan County.
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Re: State approved 'old highway' routes
« Reply #52 on: March 09, 2019, 03:54:25 PM »

Just remembered where I've seen state-installed "OLD" banners before. One used to be on Alternate US 58 near Coeburn, Va., before the old route was renumbered as VA 158. Some "Old" banners still exist, including some over top of cutouts, on VA 74 in Norton. I do have pics; maybe I'll get motivated to find them and post links.
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Re: State approved 'old highway' routes
« Reply #53 on: March 09, 2019, 04:06:51 PM »

Just remembered where I've seen state-installed "OLD" banners before. One used to be on Alternate US 58 near Coeburn, Va., before the old route was renumbered as VA 158. Some "Old" banners still exist, including some over top of cutouts, on VA 74 in Norton. I do have pics; maybe I'll get motivated to find them and post links.

There were 3 Norton locations with these...


2008...GMSV shows still there as of Apr 2018


Kentucky Ave leaving 12th, 2008.  This stopped being 58 ALT in 1988.


2008.  Straight and right have both been 58 ALT.  Right stopped being 58 ALT in 1959.  Straight is the other end of Kentucky Ave

In addition to Coeburn there were (still?) old 58 shields where 58 ALT bypassed Dryden
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