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Erroneous road signs
« on: January 20, 2009, 04:01:44 PM »

Okay, we've all seen them and did a double-take when we did.  Yup, I'm talking about sign goofs.  We know they're out there, now let's see how many sign errors the DOT's and sign companies have put up across the country.  Here's one to get it started (which I have already posted on another thread)



A US 37 in Virginia??  No, don't get your hopes up, it's actually suppose to be VA 37.  This is located along southbound I-81 in Virginia.  The other signs at this interchange show the correct VA 37 but whoever crafted this particular sign didn't read the full instructions and decided to make all the numbers with US highway shields...
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2009, 04:13:11 PM »

some goofs from Montana:





the worst part about that US-47 (should be MT-47) is that I remember when they had an older style US-47 there in Hardin (similar to the 39 with the narrower numbers).  When it came time to replace the shields ... yep, they replaced them all right.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2009, 04:59:32 PM »

The Lake Ontario State Parkway at Dewey Avenue says that the exit is for NY 18.  NY 18 is at least a mile away from the exit.  This has even managed to survive a recent sign rehab on that part of the parkway.  Sorry, I don't have a pic of this.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2009, 05:04:41 PM »

Some more sign goofs...

This sign should be put out of its misery, one for being the wrong shield style and two, it's ugly...


Another Virginia sign goof


Suppose to be US 29, but I guess the sign guys had some extra Florida 29 shields in their stockpile...

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2009, 05:17:16 PM »



It's a bit blurry, but this is from I-59 South in Louisiana. The error is that the exit is listed for LA 1092, which has not existed in about 30 years, and when it did it didn't interchange with I-59. The other signs at that interchange get it right, signing the exit for LA 1090.

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2009, 05:24:51 PM »



how about this Florida absurdity?
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2009, 05:37:59 PM »

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2009, 05:41:30 PM »

wow, melting Florida Negative Two for the win.

I wonder if they ever blatantly screwed up the Floridachrome - a red US-90, or something?

here's some mucked up Floridachrome (wrong shape for sure, and also wrong tint - should be coral, not orange), as well as a cutout for green sign biffing a state highway into a US.


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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2009, 05:44:33 PM »

Were those horrible 41 shields located in Naples??  They look familiar...

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2009, 05:48:21 PM »

yes, southern terminus of county road 8XX.  832 maybe?

the 807 is in West Palm Beach.

so we stop picking on Florida, here is a goof from Litchfield, Illinois.

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2009, 05:48:49 PM »



First 395 shield south of U.S. 730.

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2009, 05:50:50 PM »

They like messing up Interstate 55 in Illinois

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2009, 05:57:47 PM »

Oregon has so many state/US goofs...



and going the other way:




and here is one from Ohio...


and this cutout NJ shield that I found while looking for the Ohio:


Ironic since NJ does not use the cutouts on green signs - they have black squares.

speaking of NJ:


and just across the river in PA:


and further down in PA:


the really interesting ones are US/interstate or state/interstate biffs.  Anyone have any photos of those?  I missed out on the I-99, I-152, and I-2 shields in CA.  I can't find my I-52 photo in La Jolla, but it is still there as of last week...

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2009, 05:59:26 PM »



here is a 101.  There also were 50 and 1 shields in construction zones...
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2009, 06:13:49 PM »

VA 33 at VA 298. The secondary route shield should be a primary one; it's since been fixed.


VA 460 ALT (right behind a correct US 460 ALT shield, to boot):


Creepy mutant VA 10 shield in Hopewell:
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2009, 06:17:58 PM »

Virginia also biffs the state/US distinction a lot, as well as the primary/secondary.

do you know of any erroneous cutouts in Virginia?

I don't recall offhand any shields in the wild that are a) old enough to be cutouts, and b) erroneous - they would have had to survive quite a long time in their mistaken form...

I do have, on my wall, a NH/US/102 cutout shield.  I've also seen an embossed 1930s North Dakota state route 85 but alas when it was on eBay, I failed to land it.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2009, 06:29:48 PM »

The Interstate 50 - http://www.interstate-guide.com/ishields/images/i-050_ca.jpg
Interstate 905 prematurely signed - http://www.westcoastroads.com/california/images005/i-005_nb_exit_003_02a.jpg



Several of these circle shields posted along Massachusetts 136.

I've also seen circle shields for U.S. 202 and Pennsylvania 309 signed in the field too.

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2009, 06:31:11 PM »

I had no idea Avenues could be Interstates...  :ded:
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2009, 06:37:01 PM »



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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2009, 07:18:43 PM »

Must be somewhere in Wyoming...
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2009, 07:22:31 PM »

nope, Tonawanda NY.  it replaced this classic shield (Doug Kerr photo, as seen on alpsroads.net)

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2009, 07:38:13 PM »

Virginia also biffs the state/US distinction a lot, as well as the primary/secondary.

do you know of any erroneous cutouts in Virginia?

I don't recall offhand any shields in the wild that are a) old enough to be cutouts, and b) erroneous - they would have had to survive quite a long time in their mistaken form...

I do have, on my wall, a NH/US/102 cutout shield.  I've also seen an embossed 1930s North Dakota state route 85 but alas when it was on eBay, I failed to land it.

When I think of erroneous cutouts in Virginia, I think of VA 102 (photos from the VA Highways Project):




In addition to the weird I-102 cutouts, there are also some strange triangle-shaped ones in the Bluefield area.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2009, 07:43:47 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.
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