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Re: I-35 reconstruction through Norman, OK
« Reply #175 on: July 22, 2017, 01:46:30 PM »

When they took off the electrical tape from the Lindsey Street sign, the tape ended up damaging it, so now it's barely reflective at night  :banghead:
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Re: I-35 reconstruction through Norman, OK
« Reply #176 on: July 23, 2017, 02:35:21 AM »



Did you know Dallas is west of Norman now?
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Re: I-35 reconstruction through Norman, OK
« Reply #177 on: July 24, 2017, 08:07:22 AM »



Did you know Dallas is west of Norman now?

<sigh>  Oh, ODOT, how could you miss that one?
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Re: I-35 reconstruction through Norman, OK
« Reply #179 on: July 24, 2017, 08:12:00 AM »



Did you know Dallas is west of Norman now?

<sigh>  Oh, ODOT, how could you miss that one?

As much as it annoys me that I can have this little faith in them, how could they not miss that?
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Re: I-35 reconstruction through Norman, OK
« Reply #180 on: July 24, 2017, 08:17:24 AM »



Did you know Dallas is west of Norman now?

<sigh>  Oh, ODOT, how could you miss that one?

As much as it annoys me that I can have this little faith in them, how could they not miss that?

Since OK9 is East-West, I am going to assume the contractor mistakenly switched the directionals.
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Re: I-35 reconstruction through Norman, OK
« Reply #181 on: July 24, 2017, 10:21:49 AM »

That's just a crappy sign all the way around. Even if they avoided the mistake with cardinal directions over the OK-9 and I-35 shields the whole layout looks poorly composed. The legends for Ed Noble Parkway and Lindsey Street are tiny compared to the Dallas legend on the right half of the panel. The I-35 shield appears to be using E-Modified for the numerals (rather than Series D). The shield is needlessly neutered. The OK state highway sign design continues to stink; I'd rather they go back to the generic white circle with numerals inside.

Overall this sign was about saving money. A larger, wider, overhead display would have been more effective, but cost more money to build & install. I guess people in Norman should be happy ODOT at least installed a ground mounted sign of substantial size. Here in Lawton at the I-44 & Gore intersection a large ground mounted sign like that was taken out by a vehicle. ODOT replaced it with a tiny sign more appropriate for a junction of 2-lane roads. I guess that's what we get with our "anti big government" state government and how they've totally wrecked the state's budget.
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Re: I-35 reconstruction through Norman, OK
« Reply #182 on: July 24, 2017, 12:30:54 PM »

That's just a crappy sign all the way around. Even if they avoided the mistake with cardinal directions over the OK-9 and I-35 shields the whole layout looks poorly composed. The legends for Ed Noble Parkway and Lindsey Street are tiny compared to the Dallas legend on the right half of the panel. The I-35 shield appears to be using E-Modified for the numerals (rather than Series D). The shield is needlessly neutered. The OK state highway sign design continues to stink; I'd rather they go back to the generic white circle with numerals inside.

Overall this sign was about saving money. A larger, wider, overhead display would have been more effective, but cost more money to build & install. I guess people in Norman should be happy ODOT at least installed a ground mounted sign of substantial size. Here in Lawton at the I-44 & Gore intersection a large ground mounted sign like that was taken out by a vehicle. ODOT replaced it with a tiny sign more appropriate for a junction of 2-lane roads. I guess that's what we get with our "anti big government" state government and how they've totally wrecked the state's budget.

I'm not sure looking up instead of looking right would have been a more effective display mid-cloverleaf like this.
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Re: I-35 reconstruction through Norman, OK
« Reply #183 on: July 26, 2017, 03:41:52 PM »

Since OK9 is East-West, I am going to assume the contractor mistakenly switched the directionals.

They actually switched the shields—I-35 is supposed to be listed first, after all (and as of Monday the shields have indeed been swapped to their proper location).

Overall this sign was about saving money. A larger, wider, overhead display would have been more effective, but cost more money to build & install.

There's an overhead sign further back containing the same information, but with "left lane" and "right lane" instead of the arrows.
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Re: I-35 reconstruction through Norman, OK
« Reply #184 on: August 10, 2017, 11:09:37 AM »

Was in Norman yesterday and had time to grab the following shots:


Westbound OK9 has a marvelous collection of button copy BGS's.


Westbound OK9 approaching 24th Ave SW


At 24th Ave SW




Sign referred to just upthread.


Looking at the signage for the NB 35 exit to Lindsey St.


The Lindsey St SPUI.



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Re: I-35 reconstruction through Norman, OK
« Reply #185 on: August 10, 2017, 04:06:53 PM »

Was in Norman yesterday and had time to grab the following shots:

Where's that third lane pick up at?  Are the porkchops still in at 24th Avenue?
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Re: I-35 reconstruction through Norman, OK
« Reply #186 on: August 10, 2017, 04:41:37 PM »

Third lane on SH-9 WB begins just after McGee and continues to the I-35 NB ramp.
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