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Ridiculously large reassurance signs
« on: July 19, 2019, 10:42:24 PM »

Is Massachusetts the only state that does this? Their reassurance shields are huge and need two posts to support them.
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Re: Ridiculously large reassurance signs
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2019, 11:01:32 PM »

Indiana has a few fairly large ones, but not as big as I'm seeing on Streetview for Massachusetts (example on I-495).

* Indiana example on I-465

* Indiana example on I-275


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Re: Ridiculously large reassurance signs
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2019, 01:22:43 AM »

Pretty standard to see 36x36 reassurance shields on almost every freeway.  Even California has a State Highway variant that is oversized.
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Re: Ridiculously large reassurance signs
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2019, 01:31:29 AM »



"Your momma is, in fact, smaller than this sign. (But not by much.)"
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Re: Ridiculously large reassurance signs
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2019, 06:21:16 AM »

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.9258256,-73.770133,3a,16.9y,6.13h,94.04t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sIdv3wMPuowOFXanrtJVMLA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

Is this possibly the largest Interstate shield in existence? (Or rather, one of, since I see there's one on the other side too.)
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Re: Ridiculously large reassurance signs
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2019, 06:53:00 AM »

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.9258256,-73.770133,3a,16.9y,6.13h,94.04t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sIdv3wMPuowOFXanrtJVMLA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

Is this possibly the largest Interstate shield in existence? (Or rather, one of, since I see there's one on the other side too.)
Could have been, but it isn't now (booth torn down in favor of all-electronic)
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Re: Ridiculously large reassurance signs
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2019, 03:40:14 PM »

MN 55/149 in Eagan has these monsters:

https://goo.gl/maps/7M8Ja8zHC1N3bDJd6
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Re: Ridiculously large reassurance signs
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2019, 04:30:21 PM »

SC 61/165 outside Summerville - https://goo.gl/maps/vpEmA7MZZ1mhPYsg8

VA 280 and SR 928 outside Harrisonburg - https://goo.gl/maps/kzcx4zVFD4iRjum59
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Re: Ridiculously large reassurance signs
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2019, 04:53:15 PM »

Here's the Junction I-840 sign along US 220/Battleground Avenue in Greensboro:

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Re: Ridiculously large reassurance signs
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2019, 08:09:20 PM »

The first signs I remember seeing and saying to myself "why are those so big?" are the ones installed when NY 631 was extended south along NY 31 and the new Baldwinsville Bypass.  Here's one of the signs.

When a left turn lane was added to the intersection of NY 5/US 20 and Half Acre Rd west of Auburn, there were unnecessarily huge reassurance signs installed.  There were huge signs installed for the lower priority side of Half Acre Rd too, but they appear to have been removed.  The other direction of Half Acre Rd had large signs too, but those have been replaced with more reasonably sized ones.
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Re: Ridiculously large reassurance signs
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2019, 09:21:22 PM »

Here are the 36x36 Interstate reassurance shields that were post mounted that I have my back yard:

IMG_4375 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

IMG_4376 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

I also have some oversized California State highway shields that were post mounted as well (CA 180 and CA 210) along with a County Route Marker:

IMG_4387 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

IMG_4389 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr
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Re: Ridiculously large reassurance signs
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2019, 10:15:01 AM »

Ginormous US-211 shields on junction assemblies on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park:


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Re: Ridiculously large reassurance signs
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2019, 10:17:38 PM »

Not as large as its granddad, but still larger than normal.
US 23 @ Oh 37 in Delaware.
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Re: Ridiculously large reassurance signs
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2019, 07:56:28 AM »



"Your momma is, in fact, smaller than this sign. (But not by much.)"
SC 61/165 outside Summerville - https://goo.gl/maps/vpEmA7MZZ1mhPYsg8

VA 280 and SR 928 outside Harrisonburg - https://goo.gl/maps/kzcx4zVFD4iRjum59

Here's the Junction I-840 sign along US 220/Battleground Avenue in Greensboro:


Ginormous US-211 shields on junction assemblies on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park:



Not as large as its granddad, but still larger than normal.
US 23 @ Oh 37 in Delaware.
https://goo.gl/maps/BGmNKVT68vcpFi5FA

None of the above examples are reassurance signs.

Reassurance signs are when you are already on a route, confirming the direction and route number.  The above examples are junction signs, and depending on the importance of the junction larger is often better!
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Re: Ridiculously large reassurance signs
« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2019, 09:23:09 AM »

None of the above examples are reassurance signs.

Reassurance signs are when you are already on a route, confirming the direction and route number.  The above examples are junction signs, and depending on the importance of the junction larger is often better!
Personally, I would reworded the thread title to include trailblazer signs as well as junction signs.  If one just said signs; many would've thought & posted oversized BGS examples.

To be fair, some of the prior reply/postings did include some oversized reassurance signs; Revive 755's example of the I-495 assembly in MA being one of them.

At least that one is for a freeway; MA has installed similar oversized reassurance markers on smaller roads as well.  MA 114 along Lafayette St. in Marblehead

This oversized shield for this trailblazer assembly for MA 114 along North St. in Salem is even worse size-wise.  Overkill IMHO.  Making that assembly look even more ridiculous is that it only uses one-post.
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Re: Ridiculously large reassurance signs
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Re: Ridiculously large reassurance signs
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Re: Ridiculously large reassurance signs
« Reply #18 on: July 24, 2019, 09:40:07 PM »

Hoover had a few of these, though they may be gone by now:


South of Melrose, Florida:


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Re: Ridiculously large reassurance signs
« Reply #19 on: July 25, 2019, 12:25:18 AM »

Max, I would seriously pay admission to tour your house. You’ve got a veritable sign museum going on.
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Re: Ridiculously large reassurance signs
« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2019, 01:04:13 AM »

Max, I would seriously pay admission to tour your house. You’ve got a veritable sign museum going on.

I still have a 36x36 US 13 BGS shield that needs to up.  I’ll probably have an update for the sign garden once I get enough pallets to fill up the length of the dog run. 
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Re: Ridiculously large reassurance signs
« Reply #21 on: July 25, 2019, 01:52:20 AM »

Ever just say "screw it" and put reassurance markers on a Traffic sign?
https://www.google.com/maps/@36.0464764,-79.7613594,3a,34.3y,112.17h,89.25t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sQvnTl9vOd0gB97dzEKQpVg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
That seems to be North Carolina's way of doing it now.

Though they did put an I-87 / US-64 / US-264 reassurance marker in a traditional layout up last month outside of Raleigh. But then there's other ones that are on the traffic sign layout with all three of them in a row.
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Re: Ridiculously large reassurance signs
« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2019, 09:28:15 AM »

South of Melrose, Florida:
First time I've seen Series F numerals used on a County Route shield.
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Re: Ridiculously large reassurance signs
« Reply #23 on: July 25, 2019, 10:35:15 AM »

Ever just say "screw it" and put reassurance markers on a Traffic sign?
https://www.google.com/maps/@36.0464764,-79.7613594,3a,34.3y,112.17h,89.25t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sQvnTl9vOd0gB97dzEKQpVg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Not an uncommon practice in many states - makes for a easier and cleaner install than having to deal with multi-piece assemblies.
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Re: Ridiculously large reassurance signs
« Reply #24 on: July 25, 2019, 01:26:34 PM »

Ever just say "screw it" and put reassurance markers on a Traffic sign?
https://www.google.com/maps/@36.0464764,-79.7613594,3a,34.3y,112.17h,89.25t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sQvnTl9vOd0gB97dzEKQpVg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

That's NHDOT's standard way of doing it.

Sadly they're starting to move away from it on new sign installs.
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