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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #100 on: January 28, 2009, 10:36:45 PM »

Also a bit of an error on the New Jersey Turnpike (hope I got the info right)
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Most motorists do not even realize that the I-276 designation disappears (or starts, depending on direction) on the Delaware River Turnpike Bridge (PA/NJ State Line).
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #101 on: January 29, 2009, 09:18:51 AM »

really?  there are definitely New Jersey I-276 shields in existence.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #102 on: January 29, 2009, 05:21:24 PM »

really?  there are definitely New Jersey I-276 shields in existence.

I always thought I-276 continued to the N. J. Turnpike.

But, in a few years it won't matter.  When the I-95/PA Turnpike exit is completed that section will be signed I-95.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #103 on: January 29, 2009, 05:25:15 PM »

There is no official mileage (Route Log Finder List) within the state of New Jersey, which corroborates the fact that Interstate 276 ends at the Delaware River Bridge. The signs on the N.J. Turnpike that reflect Interstate 276 were newer installs (early 2000s?). They probably included the designation as a convenience as Interstate 276 has gained recognition with replacement of original button copy signs along the PA Turnpike.

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #104 on: February 01, 2009, 02:07:39 PM »



US 80 doesn't end in San Deigo anymore. (US 80 east end in Georgia)
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #105 on: February 01, 2009, 03:27:23 PM »

In Sacramento the sign for US 50's other end used to say Ocean City, MD 3073 miles. The sign in MD said Sacramento, CA, 3037 miles. I'm pretty sure the latter was correct and they changed the signs.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #106 on: February 01, 2009, 08:22:04 PM »

There is no official mileage (Route Log Finder List) within the state of New Jersey, which corroborates the fact that Interstate 276 ends at the Delaware River Bridge. The signs on the N.J. Turnpike that reflect Interstate 276 were newer installs (early 2000s?). They probably included the designation as a convenience as Interstate 276 has gained recognition with replacement of original button copy signs along the PA Turnpike.

The guide signs on the Turnpike that show I-276 went up when the U.S. 130 interchange was rebuilt.  The signs also show U.S. 130 because of the new access ramps.  (Previousloy, they showed only "Penn Turnpike.")Trailblazers along the Turnpike, now pretty old, all show "TO" banners.  The last eastbound mention of I-276 is on the Bristol entrance (last exit/entrance in Pa.), while the first westbound mention (aside from the mainline NJ Turnpike signing) is right out of the first mainline toll plaza in Pa.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #107 on: February 01, 2009, 11:47:46 PM »



VA 252 doesn't end there. Neither would I-252, if it existed.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #108 on: February 02, 2009, 04:57:43 PM »

^^ Yeah, it looks like the folks didn't know whether the sign was supposed to be for an Interstate or for a state route.


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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #109 on: February 02, 2009, 08:29:55 PM »

that is an magnificently terrible sign - can we use it in the AARoads shield gallery?

You'd need to contact Froggie or Mapmikey of the VA Highways Project for that, I didn't take the photo (though I wish I did).
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #110 on: February 02, 2009, 11:33:45 PM »

Well, on another note, today I noticed that there is a new speed limit sign facing the wrong direction on I-64 eastbound near the US 250 Short Pump exit. I thought I was seeing things until I looked in my rear view mirror and saw "SPEED LIMIT 65". It seems that it was mounted that way; it wasn't hit or otherwise forced into that position like a "Stop Ahead" sign on the off-ramp to VA 197 from I-195 in Richmond (it faces left for some reason, and VDOT hasn't fixed it yet despite doing work on the gantry nearby on several occasions)
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #111 on: February 03, 2009, 11:54:19 PM »

Some interesting signs from Wisconsin.



Interesting setup here. . .this is on the north side of Eau Claire.



They made a mistake on this new sign just of US-14 in Janesville.  I-90 is an east-west highway, not north-south.  A few months later I found it corrected; see below.



Below is another interesting sign near Poynette, Wisconsin.



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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #112 on: February 04, 2009, 12:20:14 AM »

I don't have pictures, but Ohio's been recently replacing a number of US signs (30 and 250 in particular, as that's where I'm at) with OH signs.  I know in Wilmot there's a US 250 intersection sign on 62 that's in an Ohio shield (it us US 30 and US 250), and the JCT 30/250 sign on OH 3 northbound near Wooster has both route in Ohio shields.

There is a photo of the OH 30/OH 250 signs you alluded to on the Ohio Sign Goofs page I maintain:

http://www.gribblenation.net/ohio/goofs/

Note that interchanging US and OH shields is a frequent happenstance throughout the Buckeye State...especially along OH 103.  :-P
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #113 on: February 04, 2009, 01:04:43 PM »

Seems pretty common also to see 3-digit route numbers in 2-digit shields, both interstate and U.S.  Erroneous, perhaps, only to designers like me . . .
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #114 on: February 04, 2009, 02:22:26 PM »

Seems pretty common also to see 3-digit route numbers in 2-digit shields, both interstate and U.S.  Erroneous, perhaps, only to designers like me . . .


It became the Texas standard up until very recently (from the end of button copy signing until perhaps 2007), to put 3di's within 2di shields and 2di shields within 3di shields. Thankfully they are starting to get it right again.

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #115 on: February 05, 2009, 11:01:16 AM »


I took this in March 2008.  That should be NORTH US 281/287.  It appears this got fixed a couple of months later:
http://www.aaroads.com/texas/texas080/us-082_wb_281_287_nb_exit_436a_01.jpg

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #116 on: February 06, 2009, 01:56:31 AM »

There is a sign along I-10 eastbound in Columbus, TX that claims the next exit is "4/10 Miles" away. They didn't even bother to reduce the fraction to 2/5! I wish I had a pic.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #117 on: February 06, 2009, 03:47:44 AM »



VA 239 ends here, not up ahead. If you were to try to proceed from here, you'd likely be explaining your error to some Navy personnel with automatic weapons. It looks like the END tag was put on as an afterthought.

On another note, the American Map street atlas for the Lower Hampton Roads region misidentifies VA 239 between US 17 and VA 337 (near the Jordan Bridge) as part of VA 337.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #118 on: February 06, 2009, 10:50:15 AM »

On another note, the American Map street atlas for the Lower Hampton Roads region misidentifies VA 239 between US 17 and VA 337 (near the Jordan Bridge) as part of VA 337.

Really? They usually are fairly accurate around here... Though I've learned to never trust them, and always just check routes myself.

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #119 on: February 14, 2009, 02:42:50 PM »

wait, I thought that south of Missouri, it was signed exclusively OK-20/AR-43... with the last Missouri shields showing up at the state line.

It's complicated  :crazy:

Technically, it's OK 20/AR 43 since the road runs (mostly) along the OK/AR State Line. BUT it appears as if someone (Missouri?) has posted MO 43 going north (though the general sign assembly is from Oklahoma).




That's what it looked like during the circle era.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #120 on: February 14, 2009, 02:50:14 PM »

A couple:





(This sign has been corrected)

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« Reply #121 on: February 14, 2009, 07:07:09 PM »


This is in Stilwell, OK. Last I looked, it's still there


This is in Sulphur Springs, AR just outside Pine Bluff.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #122 on: February 14, 2009, 10:15:42 PM »



This is a sign goof I just remembered and wish I could have seen myself. Its from Oscar Voss' website: www.alaskaroads.com//signgoofs.htm

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« Reply #123 on: February 14, 2009, 10:31:53 PM »


Should be US 159
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« Reply #124 on: February 15, 2009, 08:42:07 PM »



Along US 169 north of Kansas City
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