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Philly!
« on: February 18, 2015, 12:28:27 PM »

Going to Philly this weekend via NJ Tpke anything to see?  stubs, non-reflective button copy, state-named shields?   Id like to get as much as I can before it's replaced.
As for stubs I got the Woodhaven Rd last fall and plan to head up to Doylestown to get US-202 and PA-611.
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Re: Philly!
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2015, 12:35:11 PM »

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Re: Philly!
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2015, 03:33:43 PM »

http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=40.023244,-75.036943&spn=0.011716,0.024784&t=m&z=16&layer=c&cbll=40.0231,-75.037274&panoid=Q2zSZfOy1pteW4i1wDACcA&cbp=12,241.7,,1,-5.89

If that one's gone, try Bridge Street (the next exit to the south).

Yeah thanks looks like the Bridge St one is still there.  Checked GSV for the Doylestown Bypass, looks like the old signage is all replaced. 
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Re: Philly!
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2015, 06:55:39 PM »

You might want to loop around Trenton on I-95 and I-295, since that's all going to get renumbered after the I-95/I-276 interchange is completed.
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Re: Philly!
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2015, 09:53:24 PM »

All sorts of old signs hanging around PA 73 off the bridge. Try following it for a mile then reversing course.
Still some button copy (reflective though) on I-76.
State-named shields, I've already posted about on another thread.

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Re: Philly!
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2015, 10:31:20 PM »

All sorts of old signs hanging around PA 73 off the bridge. Try following it for a mile then reversing course.
Still some button copy (reflective though) on I-76.
State-named shields, I've already posted about on another thread.

Thanks all!  and yes the I-95 loop in Trenton is on my list as well.
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Re: Philly!
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2015, 11:06:18 PM »

US-202 and PA-611

Weren't these stubs used for the US 202 parkway project that leads past Montgomeryville, or am I missing something?
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Re: Philly!
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2015, 12:48:46 AM »

If you don't value your sanity (or your life), there's plenty of old button copy signs (with button copy keystone shields) on the Roosevelt Blvd. Also at the interchange with the Schuylkill there's two new exit BGSs with state name I-76 shields on them (and Clearview control cities).

If you're looking for stubs there's the obvious ones at the end of the Betsy Ross Bridge coming onto 95, the ramps to no where and the stub for the never built Pulaski Expressway.

Dunno how much time you're going to be spending down here but if you can head up to Bridgeport, PA. There's an unfinished expressway that was supposed to carry PA 23 through King of Prussia that got cancelled before it was finished. Only the entrance at US 202 and PA 23 remains as crazy jughandle but the right of way does extend a good mile further back and if you continue west on 23 you'll pass over it before the vegetation takes over:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bridgeport,+PA/@40.1058611,-75.3553608,810m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x89c696003b684205:0x8c9fc675f954f808
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Re: Philly!
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2015, 08:57:02 AM »

If you decide to venture outside of Philadelphia, these gems on the ramp from US 1 south to PA 320 were still posted as of October 2014 per GSV:



The same interchange has this on PA 320 south (still there as of October 2014 per GSV):


Springfield, PA Button Copy by I.C. Ligget, on Flickr

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Re: Philly!
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2015, 08:58:23 AM »

Checked GSV for the Doylestown Bypass, looks like the old signage is all replaced.
It was.  Those who attended the 2012 Doylestown Meet saw such first hand.

US-202 and PA-611

Weren't these stubs used for the US 202 parkway project that leads past Montgomeryville, or am I missing something?
Doofy might be mixing up that interchange with the US 202/(East) State St./Doylestown-Buckingham Pike interchange (where the 202 highway was planned to go further north).
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Re: Philly!
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2015, 12:14:08 PM »

If you are looking for button copy in general, there is still quite a lot in NJ especially in comparison to other states.  Just keep your eye out as you go under the BGSs.
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Re: Philly!
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2015, 05:08:49 PM »

If you are looking for button copy in general, there is still quite a lot in NJ especially in comparison to other states.  Just keep your eye out as you go under the BGSs.
There's a gold mine heading EB on Admiral Wilson Blvd (the portion of US 30 between the Ben Franklin Bridge and Airport Circle).
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