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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3925 on: November 26, 2018, 01:33:40 PM »

DDOT doubled “don’ted” a sign, I was looking at NACTO.com at the bike design and noticed this sign instructing drivers to block the box, even though I know they mean not to block it, it’s pretty funny.
I feel like it would just make more sense to not include the "no" symbol on that sign.

Or just make it like a Do Not Enter sign.

But "Don't block the box" and "Do not enter" mean very different things.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3926 on: November 26, 2018, 01:43:20 PM »

Found this the other day on Iowa 44 about nine miles west of Guthrie Center. Anyone know of any other lesser-known divides that are marked with prominent signs?

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3927 on: November 26, 2018, 02:10:02 PM »

Found this the other day on Iowa 44 about nine miles west of Guthrie Center. Anyone know of any other lesser-known divides that are marked with prominent signs?

Unaweep Divide, western Colorado.  It's signed like a mountain pass, but it barely tops 7000 feet elevation and is only noteworthy because two creeks flow out of the canyon in opposite directions.  If it weren't for the sign, you'd never know there was a divide there.  The topographic map is, well, less than dramatic (keep in mind that the highway follows the canyon floor for miles through here.

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3928 on: November 26, 2018, 02:56:56 PM »

DDOT doubled “don’ted” a sign, I was looking at NACTO.com at the bike design and noticed this sign instructing drivers to block the box, even though I know they mean not to block it, it’s pretty funny.
I feel like it would just make more sense to not include the "no" symbol on that sign.

Or just make it like a Do Not Enter sign.

But "Don't block the box" and "Do not enter" mean very different things.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3929 on: November 26, 2018, 09:50:41 PM »

Found this the other day on Iowa 44 about nine miles west of Guthrie Center. Anyone know of any other lesser-known divides that are marked with prominent signs?

Unaweep Divide, western Colorado.  It's signed like a mountain pass, but it barely tops 7000 feet elevation and is only noteworthy because two creeks flow out of the canyon in opposite directions.  If it weren't for the sign, you'd never know there was a divide there.  The topographic map is, well, less than dramatic (keep in mind that the highway follows the canyon floor for miles through here.



Oh yeah...CO-141 between US-50 and Gateway.  With all the passes over the Continental Divide, I'm surprised someone tried to cash in on a lesser known divide in Colorado.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3930 on: November 27, 2018, 09:22:04 AM »

The divide between Missouri River and Hudson Bay is marked on I-94 in North Dakota.  I think this is technically considered a continental divide between the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans.


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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3931 on: November 27, 2018, 09:35:28 AM »

Interesting that they went with "Continental Divide" and not something more specific like "Missouri – Hudson Bay" or "Atlantic – Arctic" divide, because I feel like a lot of people would confuse that with the more famous Continental Divide. I know for me, it'd take a bit of thinking before I figured out which divide it meant.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3932 on: November 27, 2018, 09:37:32 AM »

Interesting that they went with "Continental Divide" and not something more specific like "Missouri – Hudson Bay" or "Atlantic – Arctic" divide, because I feel like a lot of people would confuse that with the more famous Continental Divide. I know for me, it'd take a bit of thinking before I figured out which divide it meant.

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3933 on: November 27, 2018, 11:44:15 AM »

Granted it's not a DOT sign, but this is on US 550 in Colorado:



Water falling on opposite sides of this divide will eventually rejoin, where the San Juan River empties into the Colorado at Lake Powell in Utah.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3934 on: November 27, 2018, 12:12:13 PM »

Found this the other day on Iowa 44 about nine miles west of Guthrie Center. Anyone know of any other lesser-known divides that are marked with prominent signs?



On I-75 in Ohio, around mile marker 106 there are.  Going north, it says "Entering Lake Erie Watershed."  Going south, "Entering Ohio River Watershed"

One would cross the same divide on I-71 and I-77 in Ohio, but I have not travelled those recently enough to know if they are marked.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3935 on: November 28, 2018, 09:10:18 AM »

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3936 on: November 28, 2018, 09:43:00 AM »

I was reading an NPR article about the migrant caravan in Tijuana, when I came across this photo of the San Ysidro border crossing.

What the heck is up with the CURVE warning sign being text rather than a symbol?

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3937 on: November 28, 2018, 10:30:11 AM »

I just ran across this sign on GSV.  It appears to be directions to people's homes, for all to see.

https://goo.gl/maps/VM6sBbRkWE82
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3938 on: November 28, 2018, 11:37:28 AM »

I just ran across this sign on GSV.  It appears to be directions to people's homes, for all to see.

https://goo.gl/maps/VM6sBbRkWE82

There's something similar in Burkes Garden, Va.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3939 on: November 28, 2018, 05:47:17 PM »

I just ran across this sign on GSV.  It appears to be directions to people's homes, for all to see.

https://goo.gl/maps/VM6sBbRkWE82

Good god that is a lot of single men.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3940 on: November 29, 2018, 10:40:18 AM »

I just ran across this sign on GSV.  It appears to be directions to people's homes, for all to see.

https://goo.gl/maps/VM6sBbRkWE82

Good god that is a lot of single men.

More likely that the wives' names just aren't shown for most.
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« Reply #3941 on: November 29, 2018, 03:11:06 PM »

Does any place outside of New Castle, DE post welcome signs like this?
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« Reply #3942 on: November 29, 2018, 07:49:16 PM »

Does any place outside of New Castle, DE post welcome signs like this?
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.6649153,-75.6377598,3a,75y,16.99h,98.05t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s7igb8XUU0f9eLTjSD4Qquw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!5m1!1e1
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They're throughout Delaware (typically marking neighborhoods or subdivisions).  This is one in Dover: https://goo.gl/maps/Psbc14YU3qG2
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3943 on: December 05, 2018, 07:56:33 PM »

DDOT doubled “don’ted” a sign, I was looking at NACTO.com at the bike design and noticed this sign instructing drivers to block the box, even though I know they mean not to block it, it’s pretty funny:


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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3944 on: December 05, 2018, 08:31:03 PM »

Bike signals are fairly common.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3945 on: December 06, 2018, 05:39:41 PM »

Not unique in CA, but very unique elsewhere I think.

A one-way sign on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (Fort Lewis precisely) in Washington State with a cutout arrowhead. Pretty new.

JBLM also has a bunch of signs in Clearview, and even a few in Transport (the UK font), so I guess this isn't crazy for them.

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« Reply #3946 on: December 06, 2018, 07:59:45 PM »

Isn't that One Way shape standard in California, or was at one time?
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3947 on: December 06, 2018, 08:05:06 PM »

Isn't that One Way shape standard in California, or was at one time?

That is my understanding, yes. Not anymore, I don't think. Checking out a few newer freeway ramps, though the signs are apparently rather rare, they are all rectangular without cutout edges.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3948 on: December 06, 2018, 08:13:52 PM »

Not unique in CA, but very unique elsewhere I think.

A one-way sign on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (Fort Lewis precisely) in Washington State with a cutout arrowhead. Pretty new.

JBLM also has a bunch of signs in Clearview, and even a few in Transport (the UK font), so I guess this isn't crazy for them.



If the infrastructure is of an uncommon specialty, perhaps the sign was specified by a contractor or designer of Californian origin.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #3949 on: December 06, 2018, 08:18:39 PM »

I was reading an NPR article about the migrant caravan in Tijuana, when I came across this photo of the San Ysidro border crossing.

What the heck is up with the CURVE warning sign being text rather than a symbol?


So if someone was rushing thru, they wouldn’t know which way the curve was going & probably crash.


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