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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4325 on: April 19, 2018, 08:39:29 AM »

Posted by Jim in the Daily Picture Challenge thread:

On US 23 and US 441 in Georgia.  May 22, 2005.



No, GA 365 is not pulling a US 321 and reversing direction here. That sign on the left should read GA 365 NORTH (and also US 123 NORTH, for that matter; GA 17 SOUTH is correct, though).

(Well, okay, if you want to get super technical, you could say it should be TO 123/365 NORTH. And you actually can get to 123/365 SOUTH by turning left here and then turning right at the next intersection, but that has the same effect as just going straight, and 123 SOUTH immediately ends at the merge back onto 23/441 anyway. Still, it's safe to say that's not what's meant.)

The photo is from 2005, but Street View shows it still in place as of 2011.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4326 on: April 19, 2018, 10:19:18 AM »

Posted by Jim in the Daily Picture Challenge thread:

On US 23 and US 441 in Georgia.  May 22, 2005.



No, GA 365 is not pulling a US 321 and reversing direction here. That sign on the left should read GA 365 NORTH (and also US 123 NORTH, for that matter; GA 17 SOUTH is correct, though).

(Well, okay, if you want to get super technical, you could say it should be TO 123/365 NORTH. And you actually can get to 123/365 SOUTH by turning left here and then turning right at the next intersection, but that has the same effect as just going straight, and 123 SOUTH immediately ends at the merge back onto 23/441 anyway. Still, it's safe to say that's not what's meant.)

The photo is from 2005, but Street View shows it still in place as of 2011.

Good catch! I saw that very picture in the thread yesterday, but I did not catch the mistake. I'm surprised it has gone that long without being fixed (and may still not be).
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4327 on: April 20, 2018, 10:45:09 PM »

I believe they may have since replaced this sign (IDK for sure), but here is a Street View image from September 2012 at the intersection of US Route 641 and KY 80. You'll see the reason why I bolded "US Route". https://www.google.com/maps/@36.6521477,-88.3076174,3a,15y,143.35h,86.11t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sT1MbG2hKJm6YvhdEOlB0Mg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4328 on: April 21, 2018, 11:42:48 PM »

This was there in November when I did my western Kentucky meet.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4329 on: May 05, 2018, 09:55:31 PM »

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.8719764,-84.0430285,3a,75y,201.67h,90.46t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sadzhw-EpCuWjeO9cdovYwA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Just drove past this today. It isn't 20 miles from this sign (M-52 just south of US-223) to US-20. It's "only" 14 miles. The 11 miles to the state line is correct. However, it is 20 miles from that sign to the Ohio Turnpike
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4331 on: May 08, 2018, 09:31:14 PM »

US 87 definitely does not exist in North Carolina
https://www.google.com/maps/@35.434995,-79.1223627,3a,75y,203h,81.75t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sIMonOEMTj_13nZGblW0nsg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656


Yet technically true, as it does bypass US-87 to the east -- by a couple of thousands of miles!!!   :bigass:
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4332 on: May 10, 2018, 05:53:17 PM »



This sign is on MA 108, not on MA 110. MA 108 ends at the intersection ahead; MA 110 west is straight, and MA 110 east is to the left.

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4333 on: May 11, 2018, 08:34:56 PM »

I don't think VA-244 east ever went this way (it should be VA-27):
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4334 on: May 12, 2018, 03:10:10 PM »



This sign is on MA 108, not on MA 110. MA 108 ends at the intersection ahead; MA 110 west is straight, and MA 110 east is to the left.
An M6-3 (upward arrow) panel placed below the MA 110 shield would correct the error.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4335 on: May 19, 2018, 03:50:22 AM »

Don’t know if this one was reported, but I just found this in GSV in Williamsport, PA

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4336 on: May 19, 2018, 04:10:42 AM »

I assume I-100 is the error?
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4337 on: May 19, 2018, 04:47:08 AM »

Don’t know if this one was reported, but I just found this in GSV in Williamsport, PA


(This is US 15 southbound)
I assume I-100 is the error?
That’s just a GSV photo-stitching glitch. The photo seam goes horizontally through the Interstate shield, and the top of the 8 got cut off. Move back one step,and it’s I-180.

Edit: I do see an issue. The lane marked “Maynard St EXIT ONLY” actually ends at the US 220 junction; it’s the left lane here that becomes the Maynard St ramp. Thru traffic on US 15 southbound has to merge left at US 220.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4338 on: May 19, 2018, 08:25:42 AM »

Don’t know if this one was reported, but I just found this in GSV in Williamsport, PA



This is why you have to tell people what the issue is. Most of us aren't familiar with the sign or area and would have no clue what's wrong.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4339 on: May 19, 2018, 12:36:35 PM »

Edit: I do see an issue. The lane marked “Maynard St EXIT ONLY” actually ends at the US 220 junction; it’s the left lane here that becomes the Maynard St ramp. Thru traffic on US 15 southbound has to merge left at US 220.

So the two leftmost signs are transposed?
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4340 on: May 22, 2018, 05:19:55 PM »

I assume I-100 is the error?

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4341 on: May 23, 2018, 09:03:33 AM »

I assume I-100 is the error?

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4342 on: June 04, 2018, 12:49:59 AM »

In the fall of 2002, I had a commute through Tacoma, and was reading about Washington's much disliked Interstate 705.  I noticed that the road gets so little respect that even the state signed it as SR 705 on one of the approaches from South I-5.  The sign was later covered up with a narrow, non-TGS I-705 shield.  Google Street View

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4343 on: June 04, 2018, 01:03:28 AM »

In the fall of 2002, I had a commute through Tacoma, and was reading about Washington's much disliked Interstate 705.  I noticed that the road gets so little respect that even the state signed it as SR 705 on one of the approaches from South I-5.  The sign was later covered up with a narrow, non-TGS I-705 shield.  Google Street View

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1738/41828223254_32c5a845d7_c.jpg

Oh that's awesome! I always wondered if there was a photo of that sign. I drive under that sign at least five times a week, and I was always pretty sure (either because someone on this website mentioned it, or I read it somewhere else read below) that under the weird I-705 shield was a WA-705 shield. So cool to see a photo of it uncovered. WSDOT still refers to the highway as anything from Hwy 705 to WA-705 to SR-705 on various matrix displays and temporary construction signage. Hell, this survey (from WSDOT) online right now repeatedly refers to the roadway as "SR 705" (IIRC; I can't see the survey now that I've taken it). I don't mind legal documents using the term "SR 705" because, well, that's what it legally is. But anything that the general public might read should use I-705.

This sign was discussed prior in the unique/odd/interesting thread with some uncertainty as to what was behind the I-705 shield. Kacie Jane guessed correctly, however.

For what it's worth, this sign has been installed for a long time. I'm still not sure what the green-out covers.


I believe it was an SR 509 shield.

While 509 isn't that far away, and certainly might have been signed at this interchange before I-705 was a thing, now that we know the sign dates only to 2002, I find that highly unlikely.

While I have no proof (and I'm not sure how we might now be able legally obtain proof), I'd be willing to bet a small sum of money that it covers an erroneous SR 705 shield.

If the sign dates to 2002, then I agree with you it's probably not 509.  My basis for assuming so was how they've signed this gantry on I-705.  I was guessing that while they were completing the freeway they had portions of it signed as 509.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3c/I-705_approaching_WA-509.jpg/1920px-I-705_approaching_WA-509.jpg
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4344 on: June 04, 2018, 02:10:19 AM »

Maybe not a "road" sign per-say, but this video from a UK railfan that I'm subscribed to on YouTube shows two signs for a railroad crossing with two different names on them (for those not in the know: the UK gives each crossing over there their own name, but only one name, not two!):
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4345 on: June 10, 2018, 03:05:49 PM »

Construction sign in the Scudder Falls Bridge replacement work zone (now I-295), Exiting traffic to C.R. 579 detoured from Exit 75 to Route 29 (Exit 76).  The county, however, is Mercer.  the only Strafford County I know of (and only because of looking it up) is in New Hampshire . . .

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4346 on: July 05, 2018, 03:23:45 PM »

Low standard's, maybe, but they should still know where to put their apostrophe's.

Could be worse.  They could have used quotation marks, and purposely misdirected people to routes "38" and "495."  Muhahahahahaaaaaaaa...

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4347 on: July 15, 2018, 08:03:09 PM »

I found this shield gaffe in Ohio's Amish country.


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Re: Erroneous road signs
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4349 on: July 17, 2018, 09:08:32 PM »

https://goo.gl/maps/RjTkSr223MN2
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