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States with Large Swaths of Button Copy Left
« on: August 12, 2018, 09:18:10 PM »

Besides CA, what states still have whole routes signed with button copy?  or large swaths of button copy still standing?

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Re: States with Large Swaths of Button Copy Left
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2018, 09:30:54 PM »

CT and NJ.

Alabama used to be, but many sign replacements over the years have gotten rid of a lot of the button-copy, though we still have more than any of our neighbors.
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Re: States with Large Swaths of Button Copy Left
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2018, 12:53:37 AM »

Ohio still has quite a bit, having been the last user of the stuff.  They even went so far as to buy it from states discontinuing it.
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Re: States with Large Swaths of Button Copy Left
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2018, 07:56:59 AM »

Indiana seems to have lots of it; maybe one-third of all the guide signs in the state still had button copy.

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Re: States with Large Swaths of Button Copy Left
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2018, 01:38:35 PM »

It's rapidly disappearing in West Virginia, but most of the short US 22 freeway still has mostly button copy. I'm unaware of anything but spot locations elsewhere now. The stretches with the heaviest concentrations in the past 20 years (I-64 east of Beckley, I-77 north of Charleston, I-64 near Huntington, US 60 southeast of Charleston, the interstates in Charleston) have had it all replaced.
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Re: States with Large Swaths of Button Copy Left
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2018, 05:25:22 PM »

Arizona still has quite a bit of button copy on Loop 101 in North Scottsdale.
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Re: States with Large Swaths of Button Copy Left
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2018, 06:29:46 PM »

You'll find some here and there in Pennsylvania still. I-70 just south of Breezewood comes to mind.
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Re: States with Large Swaths of Button Copy Left
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2018, 03:12:41 PM »

Indiana seems to have lots of it; maybe one-third of all the guide signs in the state still had button copy.

Based on what I've seen I'd lower that number to maybe 10-15%. If you drive any substantial mileage through the state, you'll probably see a few signs, but no more than a few. And most of the time they're little signs indicating the route above on an overpass or county line. I can only think of a handful of Indiana BGSs with button copy...one near New Albany and a few around Indy.

Wisconsin has a few button copy BGSs along I-39/I-90 SB, but I don't know if they'll survive that construction.

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Re: States with Large Swaths of Button Copy Left
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2018, 03:54:01 PM »

Ohio still has quite a bit, having been the last user of the stuff.  They even went so far as to buy it from states discontinuing it.

There’s been a pretty aggressive push the last couple years to replace it. But yeah, compared to other states, there’s still quite a bit left. Especially when you get off the main highways.
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Re: States with Large Swaths of Button Copy Left
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2018, 10:10:19 AM »

Westborough Plaza on the Pike westbound still has an old blue button copy sign splitting car and truck traffic.
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Re: States with Large Swaths of Button Copy Left
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2018, 01:50:10 PM »

Westborough Plaza on the Pike westbound still has an old blue button copy sign splitting car and truck traffic.

Some old button-copy signs at the Allston-Brighton interchange were recently replaced.
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