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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3175 on: February 09, 2018, 12:56:40 PM »

NY has some of the metric speed limit signs.  NY 812 has one on the bridge to Canada, and the northern end of US 11 has them as well.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3176 on: February 09, 2018, 01:10:11 PM »

Other examples:

US 97 near Oroville, Washington (hard conversion:  60 mph = 100 km/h)

US 40 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado (hard conversion:  40 mph = 65 km/h)

I-19 in Arizona was also supposed to be dual-posted with customary and metric speeds on both speed limit and advisory speed signs.  For the speed limits at least, these would have been soft-converted (55 mph = 88 km/h), though I think advisory speeds would have been hard-converted.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3177 on: February 09, 2018, 01:11:20 PM »

There were dual-unit signs in some places in Florida in the late 80s, but I don't know the location.

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3178 on: February 09, 2018, 01:45:28 PM »

https://www.google.com/maps/@44.1141922,-103.1178707,3a,15y,108.9h,87.61t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sNOUzvyZN86icn6GuljejyA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

I find this weird because it's not very close to the Canada border. This is in Rapid City, South Dakota.

I haven't been to the Dakotas, but it's also unusual to find a regulatory speed limit sign on a ramp.

But at what point does that road cease being an off-ramp, and become Hwy 1416? Google Maps says Gate Road, but in my experience, at Y-junctions, they can often start the moment after the roadway diverges from the prior roadway. In this particular case, I'm fine with the speed limit placement.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3179 on: February 09, 2018, 02:15:45 PM »

I want to say that I remember seeing a picture where ALDOT experimented with dual imperial/metric signage on AL 255 back in the 70s.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3180 on: February 09, 2018, 02:43:33 PM »

I want to say that I remember seeing a picture where ALDOT experimented with dual imperial/metric signage on AL 255 back in the 70s.

I don't recall any speed limit signage, but there were kilometer-posts(?) along with the mileposts on US 431 in southeast Alabama in the 1990s.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3181 on: February 09, 2018, 04:51:22 PM »

I don't recall any speed limit signage, but there were kilometer-posts(?) along with the mileposts on US 431 in southeast Alabama in the 1990s.

You mean like these?



I assume they're from Alabama, anyway, since that's what came written on the back of two of them, like this:



I acquired them a few years ago from a seller on eBay who said the signs were from Alabama (so far, the story lines up ;-)). He didn't say exactly which route they came from, though.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3182 on: February 09, 2018, 04:57:16 PM »

I don't recall any speed limit signage, but there were kilometer-posts(?) along with the mileposts on US 431 in southeast Alabama in the 1990s.

You mean like these?



Yep, that's exactly what they looked like. That date of 2005 on the back sounds a little late (I think these were probably gone by the early 2000s), but maybe they were on a different road (we took the standard US 431/231 Atlanta-to-the-Panhandle route, so I don't know which others, if any, had them).
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3183 on: February 10, 2018, 03:00:39 AM »

There were dual-unit signs in some places in Florida in the late 80s, but I don't know the location.

In 1981 they we're everywhere around Jacksonville and Gainesville on state roads, and as far as I understand statewide. I was 11 year old road geek riding around all summer with my Granny visiting relatives and friends, so it sticks in my mind. (We we're supposed to switch to metric around 1980, so it may have been part of that)

By 1990 when I came to UNF in  Jacksonville for college, there were few remaining, mostly on roads that were turned over to County or City

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3184 on: February 10, 2018, 10:28:04 PM »

Found this CA 180 on Alta Avenue while following the Blossom Trail today.  I thought it kind of looked like some of the Santa Clara sourced CA 130 shields I posted up thread.  I'd love to have this one in my collection, I'm surprised it was located where it was.

180CAa by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

Incidentally all the Blossom Trail signs are just straight vinyl.  Surprisingly them seem to be holding up over time extremely well, a lot of them have reddish color fade which tells me they have been present for several years.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3185 on: February 11, 2018, 08:01:46 PM »

I found this sign salad near Utica, NY.  Instead of being blue like they should be, the signs are green.  I've never seen anything like it before.  Do the green signs mean that it's a moldy sign salad?
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3186 on: February 11, 2018, 08:26:26 PM »

I found this sign salad near Utica, NY.  Instead of being blue like they should be, the signs are green.  I've never seen anything like it before.  Do the green signs mean that it's a moldy sign salad?

Those are a lot worse than the Cuomo signs. Where's the FHWA's outrage?
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3187 on: February 11, 2018, 08:28:43 PM »

I found this sign salad near Utica, NY.  Instead of being blue like they should be, the signs are green.  I've never seen anything like it before.  Do the green signs mean that it's a moldy sign salad?

Those are a lot worse than the Cuomo signs. Where's the FHWA's outrage?

I'm sure it's a one-off. It's the definition of "not worth the time".
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3188 on: February 12, 2018, 02:14:37 PM »

I don't recall any speed limit signage, but there were kilometer-posts(?) along with the mileposts on US 431 in southeast Alabama in the 1990s.

You mean like these?



Yep, that's exactly what they looked like. That date of 2005 on the back sounds a little late (I think these were probably gone by the early 2000s), but maybe they were on a different road (we took the standard US 431/231 Atlanta-to-the-Panhandle route, so I don't know which others, if any, had them).

20/59 had them for sure.  I want to say all the interstates had them, but I don't know for sure.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3189 on: February 12, 2018, 11:53:10 PM »

Found this "I-94" shield on eBay, needless to say the design falls under the interesting category:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Interstate-I-94-Red-and-Blue-Shield-Highway-Sign-Error/263491169894?hash=item3d594c2e66:g:G1IAAOSwEYBagJDS

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3190 on: February 13, 2018, 12:44:02 AM »

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« Reply #3191 on: February 13, 2018, 01:38:22 AM »

Found this "I-94" shield on eBay, needless to say the design falls under the interesting category:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Interstate-I-94-Red-and-Blue-Shield-Highway-Sign-Error/263491169894?hash=item3d594c2e66:g:G1IAAOSwEYBagJDS

Interstate Interstate 94.

If it’s real, it must be from a Fargo project, since there’s a matching “Interstate I-29” sign.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3192 on: February 14, 2018, 12:39:11 PM »

Found this "I-94" shield on eBay, needless to say the design falls under the interesting category:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Interstate-I-94-Red-and-Blue-Shield-Highway-Sign-Error/263491169894?hash=item3d594c2e66:g:G1IAAOSwEYBagJDS

Interstate Interstate 94.

While they're at it, perhaps they should have made it a state-name interstate shield by putting NORTH DAKOTA at the top, then in a smaller font right below that, a N.D.  :-P
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« Reply #3193 on: February 17, 2018, 09:04:41 AM »

This sign is north of the CA 41/CA 145 junction.  The design is pretty unique and I can't recall another California Highway that had the route name displayed on a sign like this.

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3194 on: February 17, 2018, 06:53:40 PM »

No idea where this one came from, but "incoming traffic" makes me feel like the cars are missiles or something.
https://me.me/i/stop-incoming-traffic-does-not-stop-none-19697655
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3195 on: February 20, 2018, 11:51:37 AM »

I thought I might've mentioned the reversed colors "Wrong Way" sign in Patchogue on another thread, but just in case nobody ever saw the link here...

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wrong_Way_Reversed_Colors_sign(Patchogue,_New_York).JPG

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3196 on: February 20, 2018, 03:21:26 PM »

Tunica, Mississippi. https://goo.gl/kdFsfD

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« Reply #3197 on: February 20, 2018, 03:42:54 PM »

No idea where this one came from, but "incoming traffic" makes me feel like the cars are missiles or something.

https://me.me/i/stop-incoming-traffic-does-not-stop-none-19697655

I like the scribbled comment on the stop sign.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3198 on: February 21, 2018, 08:44:28 PM »

While playing GeoGuessr earlier, I came across this weird sign on a span wire in Ohio.  I've never seen anything like it before.  Has anyone else seen such a thing and is it a possibly legal requirement in Ohio?
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3199 on: February 21, 2018, 09:19:49 PM »

While playing GeoGuessr earlier, I came across this weird sign on a span wire in Ohio.  I've never seen anything like it before.  Has anyone else seen such a thing and is it a possibly legal requirement in Ohio?

Is it a common sign in Ohio? Or is this just a one-off?

I can say for sure that I've never seen that sign where I spend my time.
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