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Re: Road signs you will never see on the road
« Reply #50 on: January 01, 2014, 12:37:27 AM »

A MUTCD-accurate sign in Virginia Beach.
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Re: Road signs you will never see on the road
« Reply #51 on: January 01, 2014, 09:54:12 AM »

Here's a "use turn signal" sign (well, an "indicate direction" sign) in Point Edward, Ontario. The Blue Water Bridge is in the background.

http://goo.gl/maps/iQWi8
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Re: Road signs you will never see on the road
« Reply #52 on: January 01, 2014, 01:04:44 PM »

A MUTCD-accurate sign in South Hampton Roads.
Fixed. Really the only good signage in Hampton Roads at all is in Newport News, where they still use the older specs from the cutout era, as does Williamsburg. I haven't been to Poquoson, so I don't know what the signage is like there.
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Re: Road signs you will never see on the road
« Reply #53 on: January 01, 2014, 01:11:34 PM »

A MUTCD-accurate sign in South Hampton Roads.
Fixed. Really the only good signage in Hampton Roads at all is in Newport News, where they still use the older specs from the cutout era, as does Williamsburg. I haven't been to Poquoson, so I don't know what the signage is like there.

Chesapeake isn't terrible, and neither is Suffolk (to an extent).
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Re: Road signs you will never see on the road
« Reply #54 on: January 01, 2014, 01:31:34 PM »

Suffolk has gone way, way downhill in the past two years as they've replaced VDOT-era signage with their own, um, creations.
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Re: Road signs you will never see on the road
« Reply #55 on: January 01, 2014, 04:49:43 PM »

Here's a "use turn signal" sign (well, an "indicate direction" sign) in Point Edward, Ontario. The Blue Water Bridge is in the background.

http://goo.gl/maps/iQWi8

Before they rebuilt and signalized the intersection of NH 111 and NH 111A (which is just east of the NH 111/I-93 interchange) in Windham, NH, there was a regulatory sign facing NH 11 westbound traffic that read (IIRC) "Right Turns Use Directional".
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Re: Road signs you will never see on the road
« Reply #56 on: January 01, 2014, 04:58:41 PM »

Here's a "use turn signal" sign (well, an "indicate direction" sign) in Point Edward, Ontario. The Blue Water Bridge is in the background.

http://goo.gl/maps/iQWi8

Before they rebuilt and signalized the intersection of NH 111 and NH 111A (which is just east of the NH 111/I-93 interchange) in Windham, NH, there was a regulatory sign facing NH 11 westbound traffic that read (IIRC) "Right Turns Use Directional".

I've been at that intersection (NH 111, not NH 11  :spin:), but only recently, unfortunately.
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Re: Road signs you will never see on the road
« Reply #57 on: January 01, 2014, 05:04:40 PM »

I haven't been to Poquoson, so I don't know what the signage is like there.

Been there once, and it appeared to be fairly normal.
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Re: Road signs you will never see on the road
« Reply #58 on: January 02, 2014, 04:27:29 PM »

Here's one:

EXIT 50C

West Interstate 70

Ellicott City
Frederick

1/4 MILE

We won't see this until/unless MDSHA and Baltimore City find a way around the parkland...
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Re: Road signs you will never see on the road
« Reply #59 on: January 02, 2014, 07:38:34 PM »

Speed Limit 45
Trucks 80

(I was going to use the Ohio wording for the truck speed limit but can't remember it…)
Using the exact Ohio verbage, vtk idea would be
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|SPEED LIMIT     |
|vehicles over     |
|4 tons empty    |
|non com buses  |   
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|other vehicles    |
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Re: Road signs you will never see on the road
« Reply #60 on: January 02, 2014, 08:04:09 PM »

A brand spanking new green Louisiana state highway shield.
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Re: Road signs you will never see on the road
« Reply #61 on: January 02, 2014, 08:06:12 PM »

I haven't been to Poquoson, so I don't know what the signage is like there.

Been there once, and it appeared to be fairly normal.

Poquoson's state highway shields are normal, standard looking shields but the problem is that VA 171 is not posted within Poquoson anymore.  VA 171 has an unmarked turn down near its eastern end.  Not that it matters.  Taking the turn or not puts you at a dead end at the water's edge...

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Re: Road signs you will never see on the road
« Reply #62 on: January 02, 2014, 08:49:27 PM »

Speed limit 45 - this sign is sentient

Breakdown lane travel prohibited except for EZ-Pass users

Exit 11: Aquora Hills / George Washington Bridge

Deaths from driving while stoned this year: 420

One way dead end

Watch for incoming traffic

Reminder: Don't commit suicide in suicide lanes

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Re: Road signs you will never see on the road
« Reply #63 on: January 02, 2014, 10:09:38 PM »

Deaths from driving while stoned this year: 420

There's a 420/stone accidental combo out there in real life--



(It connects the end of I-280 and the Ohio Turnpike to US 20 to the south, thus 420)
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Re: Road signs you will never see on the road
« Reply #64 on: January 02, 2014, 10:13:08 PM »

Nice. Not too far from exit 69 Big Beaver Road either.
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Re: Road signs you will never see on the road
« Reply #65 on: January 02, 2014, 10:29:40 PM »

There's a 420/stone accidental combo out there in real life--




Do the OH 420 signs have a problem with getting stolen, or are they only on BGS and not on trailblazer assemblies? I know NJ 69 signs (before it got changed into 31) were prone to being stolen which prompted NJDOT to renumber it...
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Re: Road signs you will never see on the road
« Reply #66 on: January 02, 2014, 11:04:20 PM »

OH 420 is very short, and both junctions are freeway-grade interchanges now, so I don't think there are any independent-mount shields anymore.

I've been told OH 69 was once significantly longer, but much of it became OH 235 to abate a theft problem.
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Re: Road signs you will never see on the road
« Reply #67 on: January 02, 2014, 11:11:04 PM »

OH 420 is very short, and both junctions are freeway-grade interchanges now, so I don't think there are any independent-mount shields anymore.
The Goog shows at least four independent shields at the SR 163 intersection as of September 2011. I also see reassurance at the north end.

Interestingly, ODOT did renumber SR 714 due to Quaaludes, the baby ducksheep drug. Or so says Wikipedia, and there's probably no other logical reason for the renumbering: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio_State_Route_714
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Re: Road signs you will never see on the road
« Reply #68 on: January 02, 2014, 11:32:19 PM »

OH 420 is very short, and both junctions are freeway-grade interchanges now, so I don't think there are any independent-mount shields anymore.
The Goog shows at least four independent shields at the SR 163 intersection as of September 2011. I also see reassurance at the north end.

The Goog is often wrong. But probably not about this. I probably have not spoken with such certainty about a road I've only driven past once in the last decade.
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Re: Road signs you will never see on the road
« Reply #69 on: January 02, 2014, 11:54:18 PM »


Very well done! I'll try to submit them to the NCUTCD.

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Re: Road signs you will never see on the road
« Reply #70 on: January 03, 2014, 02:05:51 AM »

I-77 North, Elkin:

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US 21 BYPASS


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Re: Road signs you will never see on the road
« Reply #71 on: January 03, 2014, 12:34:18 PM »

OH 420 is very short, and both junctions are freeway-grade interchanges now, so I don't think there are any independent-mount shields anymore.
The Goog shows at least four independent shields at the SR 163 intersection as of September 2011. I also see reassurance at the north end.

The Goog is often wrong. But probably not about this. I probably have not spoken with such certainty about a road I've only driven past once in the last decade.

http://www.millenniumhwy.net/2007_Toledo_road_mtg/2007_Toledo_road_mtg-Pages/Image286.html

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Re: Road signs you will never see on the road
« Reply #72 on: January 03, 2014, 05:13:50 PM »


Love the first one. Inspired by Death Race 2000? lol
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