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Interstate 70 Maryland
« on: August 29, 2009, 01:00:40 AM »

Who knocked down the sign over I-70?

The sign, 75 feet long, spanned three lanes and two shoulders of the eastbound portion of the highway and hung from steel posts and beams about a mile west of the Baltimore Beltway interchange. After it was hit on the morning of Aug. 15, the sign dangled precariously over the highway.



The sign bridge one mile west of the Interstate 70 junction with Interstate 695 is this one, though no photo was posted in the article.

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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2009, 07:28:54 PM »

The temporary fix isn't too bad. 

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Re: Interstate 70 Maryland
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2009, 04:23:26 PM »

This is why overheaded signing is being reduced. Michigan started reducing the overheads because about 10 years ago an overhead sign at the I-75 and I-275 jct. in Monroe County fell onto top of a vehicle, killing the driver. The wind blew that one down and an inspection was launched and it found more overhead signs unsafe in Michigan.
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Re: Interstate 70 Maryland
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2009, 10:13:06 PM »

This is why overheaded signing is being reduced. Michigan started reducing the overheads because about 10 years ago an overhead sign at the I-75 and I-275 jct. in Monroe County fell onto top of a vehicle, killing the driver. The wind blew that one down and an inspection was launched and it found more overhead signs unsafe in Michigan.

Actually, isn't Ohio going to more overhead signage, even on rural interstates?
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