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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #50 on: January 21, 2009, 10:57:41 PM »

those Oklahomas are very strange indeed.  surface-level shields with no borders always fascinate me.  Texas used to use them back in the day. 

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #51 on: January 21, 2009, 11:01:05 PM »

Here's a couple from Missouri




71 is just north of the AR/MO State Line
160 is east of Branson  :pan:
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #52 on: January 21, 2009, 11:06:05 PM »

the 71 may have been replaced ... at least, I don't recall seeing it when I was there last May.  Then again I had gone 60+ hours without sleep and had to make a flight in Houston ten hours later, so there's a lot that I may not have remembered.  US-71 in Arkansas, that's a fun route doing 85 around the curves!
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #53 on: January 21, 2009, 11:23:48 PM »

the 71 may have been replaced ... at least, I don't recall seeing it when I was there last May.  Then again I had gone 60+ hours without sleep and had to make a flight in Houston ten hours later, so there's a lot that I may not have remembered.  US-71 in Arkansas, that's a fun route doing 85 around the curves!

It's long gone. This was 4-5 years ago when 71 was initially 4Laned north of the state line. MoDOT fixed those fairly quickly.

At least now you CAN do 85 on the curves with all the trucks on 540  :clap:
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #54 on: January 21, 2009, 11:43:20 PM »

I mean the part south of Fort Smith, the two-lane road!
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #55 on: January 21, 2009, 11:56:17 PM »

I mean the part south of Fort Smith, the two-lane road!

Oh, you mean south of Greenwood (it's 4 Lanes to just south of Greenwood, unless you count CR 151 which is old 71 ;-) )
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #56 on: January 22, 2009, 06:19:06 AM »

Oklahoma has too many errors to count. Oh, wait, I am counting them. Right now, we're up to.... ah.... 42 errors. A few of them have been fixed. The missing assurance shield I complained to ODOT about in 2005 has not been posted yet.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #57 on: January 22, 2009, 06:22:18 AM »

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.

Especially in northern California along the old 99-W. There are tons of them that are dissapearing in cities such as Arbuckle and others going north.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #58 on: January 22, 2009, 04:32:59 PM »

there's an Business 5 shield just south of Orland on southbound old 99W.  A couple in Dunsmuir, which I think is still an active business loop, and some in Weed, which for sure is still active.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #59 on: January 22, 2009, 07:28:21 PM »

There's also this glitch where OK 20 meets AR 43:



Of course, it's merely a juxtoposition of signs. :pan:
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #60 on: January 22, 2009, 07:33:12 PM »

yes, that sounds about right.  It starts four-laning a few miles north of Texarkana from what I remember.

interesting part of Texarkana is the Arkansas-maintained signs on one side of US-71, and the Texas-maintained ones on the other.  I wonder if at any time there were Texas US 71 shields down one side and Arkansas US 71 shields up the other.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #61 on: January 22, 2009, 07:34:57 PM »

wow, three states on one gantry, excellent.  I've seen some double-reassurance gantries in that area... including one that is clearly in one state and not the other.

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #62 on: January 22, 2009, 07:36:00 PM »

Is that pic actually at the border of the three states!? Or is that Missouri one supposed to be an Arkansas one?

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #63 on: January 22, 2009, 07:41:38 PM »

looks to be close to the triple point.  the landscape seems familiar.

my photo was taken while I stood a few inches from the triple point marker and looked southbound down the street with a zoom lens.  The road hugs the state line (first MO/OK and then AR/OK) before curving to the west just south of the triple point and entering solely Oklahoma ...

... where it, peculiarly, continues to be signed as AR-43. 
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #64 on: January 22, 2009, 07:43:29 PM »

Interesting part of Texarkana is the Arkansas-maintained signs on one side of US-71, and the Texas-maintained ones on the other.  I wonder if at any time there were Texas US 71 shields down one side and Arkansas US 71 shields up the other.

Sort of is now on a technicality: Arkansas uses the 60's style square US blanks, but Texas uses the "new improved" 80's style:

Texas:


Arkansas:

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #65 on: January 22, 2009, 07:45:41 PM »

I like the classic shape... the 1980s style just looks bloated.

there are very few classic-shaped shields left in Texas.  I know of a couple US-90s in Houston and that's all I can think of offhand.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #66 on: January 22, 2009, 07:50:25 PM »

Is that pic actually at the border of the three states!? Or is that Missouri one supposed to be an Arkansas one?

Missouri is about 5 1/2 miles to the north, actually, which IS a tri-corner (AR/MO/OK). NB from where the signs are it's dually signed OK20/MO 43,  but SB it's OK 20/AR 43
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #67 on: January 22, 2009, 07:52:00 PM »

wait, I thought that south of Missouri, it was signed exclusively OK-20/AR-43... with the last Missouri shields showing up at the state line.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #68 on: January 22, 2009, 07:59:25 PM »

wait, I thought that south of Missouri, it was signed exclusively OK-20/AR-43... with the last Missouri shields showing up at the state line.

It's complicated  :crazy:

Technically, it's OK 20/AR 43 since the road runs (mostly) along the OK/AR State Line. BUT it appears as if someone (Missouri?) has posted MO 43 going north (though the general sign assembly is from Oklahoma).


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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #69 on: January 22, 2009, 10:19:34 PM »

Here's one from PA:


And one from Nebraska.  There should also be a "TO" banner for 34.

EDIT Found a streetview of the assembly on the opposite side of US 281:
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=40.90242,-98.381281&spn=0,359.912109&z=14&layer=c&cbll=40.902315,-98.381266&panoid=9p5uLX8XUEdU3EyPTPtN0w&cbp=12,88.58552835236509,,0,-1.6260962305738462
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #70 on: January 22, 2009, 10:22:08 PM »

I've got a whole bunch of weird ones, even km/h signs around me. I'll try to grab a few pics.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #71 on: January 23, 2009, 02:36:07 PM »

A road irregularity that I've noticed is on I-75. The exit sign on I-75 North for exit 235 (US 19/41/SR 3) reads "Old Dixie Highway - US 19/41"; however, upon exiting onto the federally numbered highway, a traffic light-mounted street name sign reads, "Old Dixie Road." Further north of the intersection, at I-285, Old Dixie Road and Old Dixie Highway run parallel to one another. Old Dixie Highway is a county maintained highway, and Old Dixie Road carries US 19/41/SR 3. There needs to be some kind of conformity, to cut down on motorist confusion.

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #72 on: January 23, 2009, 02:50:11 PM »

Here's some oddities at Sapulpa, OK:




Further down the road, it's posted as Alternate US 75.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #73 on: January 23, 2009, 08:20:04 PM »

^^ That's a lot of money wasted, when that (route confusion) could've been corrected before being posted.


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Re: Erroneous road signs
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