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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4200 on: July 25, 2017, 10:48:37 PM »


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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4201 on: July 25, 2017, 11:34:11 PM »

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4202 on: July 29, 2017, 09:58:41 PM »

Ooops?  lol. :bigass:


How the hell does the DOT crew not notice it?

I'm honestly gawking more at those left turn arrows. They look horrible, and are the wrong colors!
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4203 on: July 30, 2017, 08:42:39 AM »

Ooops?  lol. :bigass:


How the hell does the DOT crew not notice it?

I'm honestly gawking more at those left turn arrows. They look horrible, and are the wrong colors!

For those who did not click through to watch the news report, this is a bridge of I-25 over Central Ave in Albuquerque.  So it is not merely the problem of labeling I-40 as N/S instead of E/W, it is putting in the wrong highway symbol altogether.

But, if you take this ramp on I-25 north, the next exit is for I-40.  So an appropriate sign would say I-25 North (Santa Fe) to I-40.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4205 on: July 30, 2017, 10:38:04 AM »

Was THIS the left turn Bugs Bunny should have took in Albuquerque?  :awesomeface:
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4206 on: July 30, 2017, 10:32:32 PM »

Seen this afternoon walking along M Street SW in DC en route to the Metro after the first game of a doubleheader. Someone needs a spell-checker.

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4207 on: July 31, 2017, 02:12:54 AM »

Unless it's the "SW Waterfront", or I'm completely blind, then I ain't seeing the issue there...
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4208 on: July 31, 2017, 03:08:30 AM »

Unless it's the "SW Waterfront", or I'm completely blind, then I ain't seeing the issue there...

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Took me a second as well.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4209 on: July 31, 2017, 07:16:50 AM »


Wait, that wouldn't be spelled right either...
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4210 on: July 31, 2017, 07:22:50 AM »

Unless it's the "SW Waterfront", or I'm completely blind, then I ain't seeing the issue there...

*Wharf

Took me a second as well.

Correct.

I sent that to my mother, who was an English teacher and who spots typos everywhere, and she didn't see it either. I think it's an example of the mind seeing what it knows the sign is supposed to say.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4211 on: July 31, 2017, 09:57:43 AM »

Unless it's the "SW Waterfront", or I'm completely blind, then I ain't seeing the issue there...

*Wharf

Took me a second as well.

Correct.

I sent that to my mother, who was an English teacher and who spots typos everywhere, and she didn't see it either. I think it's an example of the mind seeing what it knows the sign is supposed to say.

You expect the typos in the longest words, that's why you look at those words first.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4212 on: July 31, 2017, 02:20:07 PM »

Wait, that wouldn't be spelled right either...

What do you mean?
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4213 on: July 31, 2017, 02:26:12 PM »

Seen this afternoon walking along M Street SW in DC en route to the Metro after the first game of a doubleheader. Someone needs a spell-checker.

I'm picturing the Star Trek character, but a quick Google search for a picture tells me that that name is spelled with an O, not an A.

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4214 on: August 01, 2017, 05:51:15 AM »

Wait, that wouldn't be spelled right either...

What do you mean?

The guy in the picture is named Worf, which is pronounced the same as "Wharf".
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4215 on: August 01, 2017, 06:49:48 PM »

Wait, that wouldn't be spelled right either...

What do you mean?

The guy in the picture is named Worf, which is pronounced the same as "Wharf".

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4216 on: August 04, 2017, 04:45:08 PM »

Seen this afternoon walking along M Street SW in DC en route to the Metro after the first game of a doubleheader. Someone needs a spell-checker.



The DC DOT tweeted me this afternoon with a picture of the corrected sign. Typo fixed and apparently SEU must be defunct since it's been removed.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4217 on: August 04, 2017, 07:46:29 PM »

Seen this afternoon walking along M Street SW in DC en route to the Metro after the first game of a doubleheader. Someone needs a spell-checker.



The DC DOT tweeted me this afternoon with a picture of the corrected sign. Typo fixed and apparently SEU must be defunct since it's been removed.
According to Wikipedia (yeah I know unreliable source), SEU closed in 2009, and Waterfront got renamed in late 2011.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4218 on: August 23, 2017, 09:21:08 PM »

DSC00803 by Eric Stuve, on Flickr

Usually you'd see this message on a black-on-white square sign...taken in Greenville, OH on 2/18/17.

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4219 on: August 23, 2017, 09:45:13 PM »

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2044/32134620714_c89727248a_c.jpg

Usually you'd see this message on a black-on-white square sign...taken in Greenville, OH on 2/18/17.

For ground-mounted signs, yes. Overhead signs, for some reason, use yellow banners/plaques ("EXIT ONLY") to indicate these "ONLY" or "MUST" regulations. Couldn't possibly tell you why.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4220 on: August 24, 2017, 10:01:46 AM »

Usually you'd see this message on a black-on-white square sign...taken in Greenville, OH on 2/18/17.

You also don't generally see this message on Interstate highways, but, last time I drove by it early last week, this sign is still present on eastbound I-70 at the interchange with I-695 near I-70's Baltimore terminus:

https://www.google.com/maps/@39.3075052,-76.7551311,3a,24.9y,144.02h,80.47t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1szFm0hZvbMR2k2c1GTWz7eQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4221 on: September 06, 2017, 01:46:22 AM »

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8886416,-74.6986125,3a,75y,180h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s15QiVS-IPuA6yoJzS2tC4Q!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
Does US 46 concur with NJ 183?  Does US 46 go north too?  I know its supposed to be implying that NJ 183 leads to US 46, but that is really not what the sign says.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4222 on: September 06, 2017, 06:09:28 AM »

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8886416,-74.6986125,3a,75y,180h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s15QiVS-IPuA6yoJzS2tC4Q!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
Does US 46 concur with NJ 183?  Does US 46 go north too?  I know its supposed to be implying that NJ 183 leads to US 46, but that is really not what the sign says.

NJ has never been much of a fan of the "TO" plate on signs.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4223 on: September 07, 2017, 06:57:56 PM »

Back to misspellings, I think I passed by this one for a year before noticing it.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4224 on: September 11, 2017, 11:39:52 AM »

Didn't this happen on I-270 at Hamilton a while back? Should be SR 317.


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