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Alabama, Highway 280 East Signs
« on: April 04, 2009, 11:36:06 AM »

I registered solely to ask this question, so I'm hoping someone has an answer that's not as smart-alecky as my question.

Can someone please explain why, when I'm driving on Highway 280 East out of Birmingham, there are green signs with arrows that seem to indicate every so often that the highway goes off to the left oright, but to the left or right is some residential road or parking lot?

Is the Alabama DOT just sadistic?  Or are they trying to keep people from escaping Birmingham as fast as is humanly possible?

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Re: Alabama, Highway 280 East Signs
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2009, 12:02:33 PM »

What do these green signs say?

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Re: Alabama, Highway 280 East Signs
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2009, 01:28:15 PM »

I tried looking on google maps, to see if I could see what you were talking about, B, but I couldn't find it. So, I'm inclined to agree with froggie.


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Re: Alabama, Highway 280 East Signs
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2009, 11:58:33 PM »

Is it northwest or southeast of the I-459 loop? If southeast, I'll report back tomorrow with what I see.

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Re: Alabama, Highway 280 East Signs
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2009, 08:43:03 PM »

I was just on the road from I-459 to I-85. Didn't see what you were mentioning, unless it was the stretch inside Birmingham.

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Re: Alabama, Highway 280 East Signs
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2009, 12:59:25 PM »

In the birmingham area on 280 there are green signs telling you what the name of the road is at the next traffic light, that is all i can think of.  i try to avoid 280 at all costs, too many stop lights between birmingham and columbus ga (last count around 75 lights), should have been a freeway.
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Re: Alabama, Highway 280 East Signs
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2009, 11:19:19 AM »

I'm surprised that froggie didn't say anything about this yet.

B:
In order to help you, I need to know what the signs said. We are all confused right now. :hmmm:

Another thing, B. I'm adding you to my buddy list.

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Re: Alabama, Highway 280 East Signs
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2009, 12:24:05 PM »

I know what B is talking about.  There used to be more of those signs than there are today.
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Re: Alabama, Highway 280 East Signs
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2009, 12:34:06 AM »

I know what B is talking about.  There used to be more of those signs than there are today.

Well don't keep us in suspenders. Are there any photos anywhere? Or a link to Google street view?
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Re: Alabama, Highway 280 East Signs
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2009, 03:59:25 PM »

^^ Yeah, I think that may what B may be referring to -- the green advance street name signs.


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Re: Alabama, Highway 280 East Signs
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2009, 04:41:35 PM »

^^ Yeah, I think that may what B may be referring to -- the green advance street name signs.


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That would be it.  I happen to live off of US 280 but just recently took a photo of one sign in question.
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