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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2450 on: January 03, 2019, 09:09:52 AM »

I thought phasing out the signage not on the mainline was part of the plan?  Regardless, they should just phase out all US-41 signage between the IL line and Green Bay.  No one will get confused.
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2451 on: January 03, 2019, 10:24:46 AM »

I thought phasing out the signage not on the mainline was part of the plan?  Regardless, they should just phase out all US-41 signage between the IL line and Green Bay.  No one will get confused.

Could've been, though I don't recall WisDOT mentioning that. What is interesting is that they put up US-41 signs in places like WI-100/I-43 in the first place, since US-41 was rerouted there because of I-41. So the signs were only up for a couple of years.
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2452 on: January 04, 2019, 05:50:04 PM »

Does anyone have an pictures of the new Hwy 151 interchange near Ridgeway? I would love to see how it looks.
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2453 on: January 07, 2019, 12:32:55 PM »

The new Fleet Farm in Madison (well, DeForest/Windsor; whatever) has a fun sign that should make some roadgeek heads explode:


Interesting idea, but the execution is... shitty.
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2454 on: January 07, 2019, 01:15:18 PM »

The new Fleet Farm in Madison (well, DeForest/Windsor; whatever) has a fun sign that should make some roadgeek heads explode:


Interesting idea, but the execution is... shitty.

At least they used FHWA fonts. The question is, is this better or worse than Madison's naked Interstate shields?

I'm still impressed they used the WisDOT-spec arrow and not the smaller federal version. The fancy poles, sign backs/borders seem a little excessive, though. They also have an interesting use for a trombone arm at the other driveway, to prevent large trucks from using it.
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2455 on: January 08, 2019, 06:17:44 AM »

It's not all one sign!
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2456 on: January 08, 2019, 03:07:36 PM »

Imagine seeing that kind of shield along the side of the Interstates, or on the overhead signs. That would be awesome!
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2457 on: January 09, 2019, 05:28:08 PM »

Imagine seeing that kind of shield along the side of the Interstates, or on the overhead signs. That would be awesome!

For half a second. And then my steering wheel would be covered in vomit. I'm gagging just looking at it here.
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2458 on: January 10, 2019, 04:11:19 PM »

Imagine seeing that kind of shield along the side of the Interstates, or on the overhead signs. That would be awesome!

For half a second. And then my steering wheel would be covered in vomit. I'm gagging just looking at it here.

If they're like Caltrans district shops, they have stick-on reflective integers in a few sizes; they probably assembled it with a size enabling them to get all the numbers on the shield.  But they certainly need to do a better job of both kerning and vertical placement -- as well as vertical spacing; no need to smash all the numbers into the top portion of the blue field.  Chances are someone was simply in a hurry and couldn't be bothered to lay it out properly.  (n.b.: they probably have relatives in Caltrans' D4!)
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2459 on: January 10, 2019, 06:24:40 PM »

Imagine seeing that kind of shield along the side of the Interstates, or on the overhead signs. That would be awesome!

For half a second. And then my steering wheel would be covered in vomit. I'm gagging just looking at it here.

If they're like Caltrans district shops, they have stick-on reflective integers in a few sizes; they probably assembled it with a size enabling them to get all the numbers on the shield.  But they certainly need to do a better job of both kerning and vertical placement -- as well as vertical spacing; no need to smash all the numbers into the top portion of the blue field.  Chances are someone was simply in a hurry and couldn't be bothered to lay it out properly.  (n.b.: they probably have relatives in Caltrans' D4!)

All the sign shops are in a hurry. The commercial one we indirectly worked with on a project (a sub to the contractor) sent us a W6-2 that would only be applicable in countries that drive on the left. It should never have even seen the light of day, but they shipped it anyway.

The installers weren't much better, as they not only installed it, but installed it upside down. At least they were consistent and installed the W6-1 (that was manufactured properly) upside-down as well.   :pan:
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2460 on: January 11, 2019, 09:03:21 PM »

As I mentioned earlier about photos of the new Hwy 151 interchange near Ridgeway turns out you can find a couple of them at www.folklorevillage.org.
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2461 on: January 16, 2019, 06:45:29 PM »

I heard a professional roadgeek (as in, he's getting paid to be a roadgeek) on WPR today: https://www.wpr.org/listen/1390651

Eric of statetrunktour.com was on the air discussing his website and the roadgeeking hobby. Is he on this site?
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2462 on: January 16, 2019, 07:07:56 PM »

I heard a professional roadgeek (as in, he's getting paid to be a roadgeek) on WPR today: https://www.wpr.org/listen/1390651

Eric of statetrunktour.com was on the air discussing his website and the roadgeeking hobby. Is he on this site?

Not sure. He's a friend of mine. I'll have to ask him.
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2463 on: January 17, 2019, 09:49:33 AM »

This site has been linked here before.

https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=16952.msg2109432#msg2109432

I'm pretty jazzed that my memory is still pretty decent!
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2464 on: January 17, 2019, 02:24:48 PM »

Eric mentioned that he is a member of the FB group, but not the forum. He said that he should sign up. ;-)
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2465 on: Today at 12:20:39 AM »

Wis 441 now has exit numbers after years of having mile markers.  However, the US 10 exit numbers are still used for the concurrency.  There’s also a new sign for Harrison for the KK exit, which is now Exit 7. 
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2466 on: Today at 09:08:35 AM »

Wis 441 now has exit numbers after years of having mile markers.  However, the US 10 exit numbers are still used for the concurrency.  There’s also a new sign for Harrison for the KK exit, which is now Exit 7. 

I saw that also - the signage goes from Exit 291 at Oneida St to Exit 7 with Calumet.  I wonder if Wis 172 will eventually do the same.   
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