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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2009, 07:45:03 PM »

This sign has been replaced since. Used to be near Long Beach.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2009, 07:47:59 PM »

where is that??  I don't know of any CA-11s left in the wild.  they switched over to I-110 and CA-110 in 1980.

Joel Windmiller's site - http://home.pacbell.net/hywaymn/Caltrans_Bloopers_Page.html

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2009, 07:49:33 PM »

Unfortunately only one of the counties still works.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #28 on: January 20, 2009, 07:51:36 PM »

The pages are still there; for the most part you have to change "highwaymanpacb" to "hywaymn" in each URL for each page to work.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #29 on: January 20, 2009, 07:52:00 PM »

If not try it on the web archive: http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://home.pacbell.net/hywaymn/Caltrans_Bloopers_Page.html

I got this to come up: http://web.archive.org/web/20070328232406/home.pacbell.net/hywaymn/images/154_sb_white_shield.jpg

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #31 on: January 20, 2009, 07:58:00 PM »

for all the snarking he does about Caltrans errors, he sure makes a lot of them himself ;)

He should donate his CHPW's  :-D

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #32 on: January 20, 2009, 07:59:27 PM »

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #33 on: January 20, 2009, 08:27:01 PM »

what is a CHPW?  I know what a CHP is ...
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #34 on: January 20, 2009, 08:34:20 PM »

Awww, CA 21...


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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #35 on: January 20, 2009, 09:10:59 PM »

what is a CHPW?  I know what a CHP is ...

Ask Andy, they are an old publication that the state used to produce. I'm not sure of the acronym meaning (California Highway Public Works?), but the magazines have a lot of old highway photos covering infrastructure, signage, etc.

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #36 on: January 20, 2009, 09:13:29 PM »

oh right, that!  I had not remembered it by acronym.

he definitely needs to cough up his supply ;)
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #37 on: January 20, 2009, 10:20:07 PM »

Wow. Caltrans records their mistakes. :banghead:
no, a guy named Joel does.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #38 on: January 20, 2009, 10:23:46 PM »

Back on topic...



Well, at least Caltrans is conserving their road signs.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #39 on: January 20, 2009, 10:37:10 PM »

Interesting...  :confused:

The only one I can think of off the top of my head is simply the I-64 East signs for when the highway's actually heading west and vice-versa. Not very exciting, I know.  :-/

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #40 on: January 21, 2009, 01:20:28 PM »

This one's a bit old, but a classic:


#1: That should be US 270
#2: That should be US 65B
#3: East 270 should be AR 365S  :pan:

Of course, there's this one, as well:



BGS errors are rare, if non-existant, in Arkansas. At least, I've not found any.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #41 on: January 21, 2009, 04:07:40 PM »

Florida 922 eastbound at Florida 909/915 in North Miami



Photo taken 03/25/06 (since been replaced with correct shields)

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #42 on: January 21, 2009, 04:13:31 PM »

it's almost plausible that a branch of US-15 makes it down that far.  US-9, not so much.  Well, then again, US-2 doesn't get much farther south than upstate New York, and US-202 ends in Delaware, so anything is possible.

Lake Moses, WA biffing the business loop specs.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #43 on: January 21, 2009, 04:46:59 PM »


This is at the end of the I-75 South off-ramp to Business Loop I-75 in Valdosta...the business loop is signed with a state name interstate shield.

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #44 on: January 21, 2009, 04:57:13 PM »

Ah, you mean for the virtually dead BL I-75 in Valdosta??  It is scarcely signed along its route, especially on the northern end of the loop.  It pretty much disappears after turning north on US 41 in downtown.  Whether or not it is officially still on the books with GADOT is anyones guess.

Is this pic on the north end of the Business Loop coming from the northbound off ramp off of I-75?
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #45 on: January 21, 2009, 05:10:55 PM »

It is on the north end of the business loop, but the pic is coming from the southbound off-ramp from I-75. I just took this picture on December 27, and it was correctly signed as a business loop on all the BGSs approaching the exit.

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #46 on: January 21, 2009, 08:54:39 PM »

It is on the north end of the business loop, but the pic is coming from the southbound off-ramp from I-75. I just took this picture on December 27, and it was correctly signed as a business loop on all the BGSs approaching the exit.

Yes, yes, I see that now.  I forgot that this is a loop ramp coming from southbound 75 onto southbound 41.  And I shouldn't have forgotten that since I was just up there in September.  :pan:  But as I said, once off the interstate the BL is not signed very well.  It's a real shame too, as it seems Georgia is letting their Business Loop interstates go by the wayside...
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #47 on: January 21, 2009, 10:43:30 PM »

Lake Moses, WA biffing the business loop specs.

Still, it's a nice looking sign  :nod:
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #48 on: January 21, 2009, 10:45:41 PM »

abandoned business loops are a good thing - they lead to forgotten old signs.  there are some lovely old Business Loop 5 shields all over California, including one a few blocks from my house.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #49 on: January 21, 2009, 10:53:51 PM »

The 807 looks like what Oklahoma sometimes uses for US Business or Alt Routes.

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