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Re: Aging road signs
« Reply #75 on: May 21, 2013, 05:20:16 PM »

I can understand your point on the carjacking

Are you sure?  Because it really sounds like you didn't get that it was a joke.
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Re: Aging road signs
« Reply #76 on: May 21, 2013, 10:48:22 PM »

 :eyebrow:?
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Re: Aging road signs
« Reply #77 on: May 21, 2013, 10:57:26 PM »

whoosh...

OK.  "Park no through traffic."  If it's one's own vehicle that he intends to park, then it is by definition not through traffic.  The only way one can possibly disobey the sign is to carjack someone else's vehicle—someone who intends to reach another destination—and then park it.
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Re: Aging road signs
« Reply #78 on: May 22, 2013, 02:21:53 PM »

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Re: Aging road signs
« Reply #79 on: May 22, 2013, 05:22:19 PM »


This one has been here in Missoula for while. Only thing that could have made this one better was using regular case instead of all-caps and no black background on the 93 shield. A copy of that is seen on the westbound side going to the airport.


Don't know what year this one was installed, but my guess is that it's 1987, 88, or 89, and it's wood, too. Probably one of only around five or six wooden examples left in this town.

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Re: Aging road signs
« Reply #80 on: May 22, 2013, 05:24:09 PM »

the 93 shield looks to have been added later.  if it was rerouted in a given year, then that may nail down when the sign was modified.
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Re: Aging road signs
« Reply #81 on: May 23, 2013, 10:08:06 PM »


This looks pretty old but I do wonder what the highway was before it was renumbered to 42. It looks like there was a suffixed 2di highway before it was changed to 42 which explains the overlap on the route marker.
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Re: Aging road signs
« Reply #82 on: May 23, 2013, 10:12:37 PM »

The Goog says MT 24W, which fits.
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Re: Aging road signs
« Reply #83 on: May 24, 2013, 09:09:22 PM »



Still soldering on after over 30 years. This sits along I-90 Business/US 93 Business.
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Re: Aging road signs
« Reply #84 on: May 24, 2013, 10:59:35 PM »

I'm sure someone has a picture of the way-past-its-usable-life pull-through on northbound I-95/MA-128 at the Lexington service area/MA-2A exit.  I haven't been able to get a clear picture of it myself.  In case no one has the picture, the reflective sheeting is full of holes and the I-95 shield's paint has faded into nothing.
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Re: Aging road signs
« Reply #85 on: May 25, 2013, 01:40:04 AM »

Worse nowadays. The interstate shield is barely legible on very sunny days.

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Re: Aging road signs
« Reply #86 on: May 25, 2013, 01:47:42 AM »

I can't see any Interstate shield in that image hosted by Angelfire.
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Re: Aging road signs
« Reply #87 on: May 25, 2013, 10:48:47 PM »

I can't see any image in that image hosted by Angelfire.

Fixed.
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Re: Aging road signs
« Reply #88 on: May 26, 2013, 12:46:32 PM »

I still don't see any image, just a "hosted by Angelfire" box.
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Re: Aging road signs
« Reply #89 on: May 26, 2013, 03:44:57 PM »

I still don't see any image, just a "hosted by Angelfire" box.

Same here.
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Re: Aging road signs
« Reply #90 on: May 26, 2013, 06:34:28 PM »

Did you put a URL tag in the IMG string? That may be why the Angelfire image is showing because of hotlink issues and such.
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Re: Aging road signs
« Reply #91 on: May 26, 2013, 09:11:15 PM »

Worse nowadays. The interstate shield is barely legible on very sunny days.



Fixed for you:

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Re: Aging road signs
« Reply #92 on: May 28, 2013, 05:26:43 PM »

Ian/PennDOTfan has a photo of it in his flickr account.

I drove by there yesterday; that BGS is still there.
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Re: Aging road signs
« Reply #93 on: May 30, 2013, 03:12:46 AM »

If you look closely, you can see rivets attaching each legend and symbol to the sign, so you could call this somewhat a button copy.

That's a different beast: demountable copy, which in my opinion is almost as awesome as button copy, since it has all the hand-assembled feel of button copy but is entirely retroreflective. Kansas was using it well into the 2000s.
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Re: Aging road signs
« Reply #94 on: May 30, 2013, 10:38:43 PM »

^^^

Kentucky still uses demountable copy. There aren't many instances of greenout in use in the Bluegrass State.
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Re: Aging road signs
« Reply #95 on: August 31, 2013, 02:12:32 AM »

Apologies for the bump.

Some straggling 1961 series US square shields are still up in service in Missoula.


There are only maybe 5 or 6 of these '61 spec US shields leftover in Missoula. This US 12 example along 5th Street is one clue to that.


You already had seen the eastbound panel. This westbound panel is nearing its last days on those metal posts. Compare this one to the Chris Kalina photo from over five years ago. There is absolutely no red on the crown, and the '57 series Interstate 90 shield is slowly beginning to deteriorate. The tip of the crown in essence has begun to peel off. Under MUTCD 2009 specs, this sign should be long gone with the '61/'70 series Interstate shield, and the '70 US shield.


 :hmmm: WTF? An EAST cardinal auxiliary sign with no white border?! Yeah, it may be aged, but why was this put up when several months before, I pass by it and it had the standard white border? Did someone climb up the post and unscrew the bordered one off or something? Don't know the answer to that but I'd say it is the first time I've seen a borderless cardinal auxiliary sign. Erroneous? Yes. But I'm not going that far in putting this in Erroneous Road Signs.


The days of embossed contractor signs have since been "replaced", but I have come across this example as I trot along Central Avenue. There are a couple more at a property along Front Street just across from St. Patrick Hospital like this one.
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Re: Aging road signs
« Reply #96 on: September 01, 2013, 11:15:21 AM »

Here's one....aging but STILL there as of last week.



and I guess you would call this riveted?
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Re: Aging road signs
« Reply #97 on: March 14, 2018, 08:35:38 AM »

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Washington+Heights,+New+York,+NY&hl=en&ll=40.84943,-73.939351&spn=0.001984,0.005284&sll=27.698638,-83.804601&sspn=9.892242,21.643066&oq=washington+h&t=h&hnear=Washington+Heights,+New+York&z=18&layer=c&cbll=40.849457,-73.939477&panoid=tlr-NdD1cOPyxpEDqt79BA&cbp=12,274.33,,0,0

The shield in the assembly not only is faded, but it on a blue sign.  I am guessing this was a US 9 shield as this is at the 179th Street entrance to the George Washington Bridge in NYC, where US 9 SB enters the I-95/ US 1 Freeway.
I found a couple of others where the bus on-ramp and US 9 on-ramp merge before both join I-95 and US 1 on the GWB, and at the police U-Turn back to Manhattan.

PA Bus and US 9 On-Ramp merge;
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.849611,-73.9411201,3a,75y,305.31h,95.88t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sZmGKwU4xVyeOAG8fxBSV7Q!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en


U-Turn:
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8496159,-73.9412416,3a,15y,199.53h,92.92t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sZkJEu9POl5ceU8ay28lgHw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en



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Re: Aging road signs
« Reply #98 on: March 14, 2018, 10:59:16 AM »

I'm gonna respond to this thread with a Mitch Hedberg bit.  "My friend showed me a photo and said 'this is a picture of me when I was younger.'  Every picture is a picture of you when you were younger."

"Show me a road sign that is aging."
"Every road sign is a road sign that is aging."  :sombrero:

Not directly analogous but it still reminded me of Mitch lol

I maintain the road sign database for the public road agency where I work...I could post all 4000+ of our proprietary photos...but I probably shouldn't do that.  We have some pretty dismally old signs out here, but that's why I was appointed this position relatively recently.  Things are starting to get better, I think.

So, instead....look at my flickr account?  https://www.flickr.com/photos/138603251@N02/albums  :D
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