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Author Topic: Does your state use extruded gore signs? or flat sheet metal gore signs?  (Read 1793 times)

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I have multiple home states so my answer is ďyesĒ.  Lol sorry if thatís a copout
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Flat panels are falling/have fallen here in Louisiana.
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... and which do you prefer?

New York uses incremental panels, which are the way forward, obviously  ;-)
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... and which do you prefer?

New York uses extruded panels, which are the way forward, obviously  ;-)

Where does New York use extruded panels? They use incremental panels on Z-bars.
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For the most part Minnesota uses sheet metal exit gore signs, which look like this (although this one was modified with an orange-out arrow because the exit was closed):



I'm not sure if higher-volume roads (like in the Twin Cities) use larger signs that may or may not use sheet metal.



I've seen both in Iowa, depending on when and where. There's a new-ish one on I-235 that I know is made of sheet metal, but some of older ones may use the extruded metal.
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Kentucky uses both. Most existing signs are extruded panel, but I've noticed that new installations (totally new signage, and replacement of knocked-down signs) are flat-panel with rounded corners.

Anything installed by one of the districts and made in the district's sign shop is flat-panel. These are often installed and intended to be temporary replacements until a new contractor sign can be installed, but they often end up being permanent.
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I don’t think you can find a single extruded panel sign in Utah. Anything put up after the mid-2000s is going to be flat sheet metal, and a lot of signs from before then are actually wood.

I’ve always liked the look of extruded panel signs. I know Idaho uses them, and I think Oklahoma does too.
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Nevada's exit gore signs are usually flat sheet metal (Nevada does not use extruded signs).

IMO, extruded exit gore signs seem a bit heavy duty for something that has a high likelihood of getting struck by errant drivers...
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New York uses extruded panels, which are the way forward, obviously.
Where does New York use extruded panels? They use incremental panels on Z-bars.

Whoops. Terminology error on my part. I knew what I meant  ;-)
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Illinois: extruded, flat sheet metal, and wood backing!
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Wisconsin: Has the flat wooden variety.  most have 2 panels - upper: Exit, Lower ### and arrow
Iowa: Extruded Metal sheet variety.
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Arizona mostly uses extruded gore signs, but some replacements are overlaid with incremental panels; perhaps ADOT may be recycling the extruded panels and overlaying them with incremental panels.
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MassDOT generally uses extruded panels on S-beam posts for exit gore signs.  The exception is for a temporary replacement after a knockdown, which will often be a generic "EXIT" sign made from 0.080 inch sheet aluminum and mounted on telescopic posts.
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I think the current norm in Kansas is extruded aluminum on aluminum posts with breakaway bases.  In the past (demountable copy era), KDOT has used extrusheet on wooden posts made passively safe by drilling holes near the bases.
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Re: Does your state use extruded gore signs? or flat sheet metal gore signs?
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2018, 05:00:19 AM »

Most PennDOT BGSs are extruded-panel, but they're very inconsistent with the gore signs. Half of them are extruded-panel, and half of them are increment panel. I suppose it depends on the contractor.
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Re: Does your state use extruded gore signs? or flat sheet metal gore signs?
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2018, 03:30:41 PM »

Tennessee uses extruded signs for its BGSes, but a lot of the gore signs are sheet metal.  It depends on how old the exit is...exits made during the past few ten years will always have extruded gore signs, but there are plenty of flat gore signs that have yet to be replaced.  If it ain't broke, then TDOT isn't going to fix it.
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Re: Does your state use extruded gore signs? or flat sheet metal gore signs?
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2018, 04:49:00 PM »

Hereís am oddity that Iím going to bring up in another currently active thread:

Florida, for the most part, uses flat sheet metal or incremental panels with z-bars for mounting purposes.  With one exception: logo signs.  For some odd reason they are extruded Panel.  Iím thinking this may have to do with them subbing out their logo sign program to an outside contractor, but I could be wrong.  Might be because extruded Panel is better suited for mountable copy, or in this case, mountable logo panels?
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