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DENTON TX: I-35E UNT Ped bridge and BGS Modification
« on: October 25, 2012, 02:10:45 PM »






The BGS's have been modified as a result of this bridge's installation. The old overhead sign bridge that also had a sign for I-35 NORTH Oklahoma City has been removed, and replaced with this side-mounted sign. All other BGS's in the area are overhead. I wonder if they side-mounted it for asthetics, because UNT did't want to hide their bridge. This is bad in my opinion. I guess they don't think drivers need to know that I-35E becomes I-35 here.

Also can't figure out why the orange sign has no arrow. This stuff baffles me. probably the result of somebody's low IQ.
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Re: DENTON TX: I-35E UNT Ped bridge and BGS Modification
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2012, 04:37:14 PM »

I don't see the issue with the BGS.
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Re: DENTON TX: I-35E UNT Ped bridge and BGS Modification
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2012, 09:39:38 PM »

I agree with the OP. When you're on a route that changes designations, it needs a pull-through sign. Also, the ramp looks well-used; major interchanges should have overhead signs, certainly at the exit gore. Bad job by TxDOT engineers, and I'm equally baffled as to the orange sign that tells you nothing.

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Re: DENTON TX: I-35E UNT Ped bridge and BGS Modification
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2012, 09:58:21 PM »

Is the re-signing complete for this project?
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Re: DENTON TX: I-35E UNT Ped bridge and BGS Modification
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2012, 10:29:50 PM »

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I don't see the issue with the BGS.
It's made right, but it's not overhead, and the 35 NORTH Oklahoma City sign has been eliminated.

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Is the re-signing complete for this project?
It appears that way.

Also notice that the 35W shield spec. I've seen many new I-35E shields that have a space so they read 35 E. I've never seen any 35W shields like this. Then again, I'm never on 35W. I'm wondering if some of those will appear, or if that won't be possible due to the W being wider than the E.

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Re: DENTON TX: I-35E UNT Ped bridge and BGS Modification
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2012, 10:44:14 PM »

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I don't see the issue with the BGS.
It's made right, but it's not overhead, and the 35 NORTH Oklahoma City sign has been eliminated.

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Is the re-signing complete for this project?
It appears that way.

Also notice that the 35W shield spec. I've seen many new I-35E shields that have a space so they read 35 E. I've never seen any 35W shields like this. Then again, I'm never on 35W. I'm wondering if some of those will appear, or if that won't be possible due to the W being wider than the E.


Yeah, the 35W fills the shield and is standard TxDOT sign standards, so don't expect a space. I'm surprised there's room to do it even for the E, and moreover, I'm not sure it's appropriate.

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Re: DENTON TX: I-35E UNT Ped bridge and BGS Modification
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2012, 04:56:01 PM »



Also notice that the 35W shield spec. I've seen many new I-35E shields that have a space so they read 35 E. I've never seen any 35W shields like this. Then again, I'm never on 35W. I'm wondering if some of those will appear, or if that won't be possible due to the W being wider than the E.




I've noticed those too. Around 121 or the Bush turnpike in Lewisville I think
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Re: DENTON TX: I-35E UNT Ped bridge and BGS Modification
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2012, 06:58:05 PM »

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I've noticed those too. Around 121 or the Bush turnpike in Lewisville I think

Known locations of 35_E signs:
Garden Ridge interchange
NB Harry Hines, N of I-635
Possible locations:
NB reassurance at Bush Turnpike
NB reasurrance after NW Hwy-may be gone due to construction
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