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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4225 on: September 11, 2017, 03:25:20 PM »

^^ We have an entire stinkin' thread for these types of errors.  See for yourself! http://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=18607.0
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4226 on: September 12, 2017, 08:04:51 AM »

PennDOT has been doing extensive construction on I-376 between Robinson Township and PIT.  This went up the other week along with another one at MM 57.

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4227 on: September 12, 2017, 07:19:10 PM »

PennDOT has been doing extensive construction on I-376 between Robinson Township and PIT.  This went up the other week along with another one at MM 57.


Is there a us 376?
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4228 on: September 12, 2017, 07:32:58 PM »

PennDOT has been doing extensive construction on I-376 between Robinson Township and PIT.  This went up the other week along with another one at MM 57.


Is there a us 376?

No, but use Google first next time.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4229 on: September 12, 2017, 07:50:51 PM »

I've driven by this sign more times than I can count, but only now did I bother to get a photo. I think this fits "erroneous" because the design is correct, but it supplies incorrect information.

The "no right turn" sign (bottom of photo) should be a "no left turn" sign. On the left is an authorized-only entrance to Seattle Center. Notice the "no straight" sign on the mast-arm. Turning right here is very legal and normal (leading to a typical city street). It's possible that the sign was meant to face traffic continuing south along 5 Ave N, but it's not facing the right way.

GSV: https://goo.gl/uHdkqY (sign not yet installed, FYI).

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4230 on: September 12, 2017, 07:59:42 PM »

This sign error is probably the most obvious to an Ontarian, but this blue sign for Halls Road is an anomaly.  Signs like this should be green, however this sign was erected as part of the work that saw the neighbouring Hwy 412 interchange constructed, which as a toll road should and does have blue road signage.


http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_2_images/2_sign_HallsRoad_Blue_west_Aug17_24x16.jpg

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4231 on: September 28, 2017, 12:16:32 PM »

During a sign installation project a couple of years ago, West Virginia's contractor installed the wrong route markers on all the new signs for Exit 5 on I-79. The exit is actually for WV 114, but the new signage indicates US 119, which WV 114 intersects a few miles south of this interchange.

This is how the signage originally appeared.



Now...

2016 Corridor H Meet Trip Day 1-128 by H.B. Elkins, on Flickr

It should be noted that the first picture is southbound and the second one is northbound, but both directions now read US 119 instead of WV 114.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4232 on: September 28, 2017, 01:25:02 PM »

It should be noted that the first picture is southbound and the second one is northbound, but both directions now read US 119 instead of WV 114.

Well, easily fixed by slapping the word "TO" on the BGS signs, right?  The WV 114 shield is optional, as long as there's also "TO US 119 --->" signs at the ends of the ramps.

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4233 on: September 28, 2017, 04:09:57 PM »

It should be noted that the first picture is southbound and the second one is northbound, but both directions now read US 119 instead of WV 114.

Well, easily fixed by slapping the word "TO" on the BGS signs, right?  The WV 114 shield is optional, as long as there's also "TO US 119 --->" signs at the ends of the ramps.

There always were "To US 119" signs at the ends of the ramps. They, too, were replaced in the project. And there are WV 114 signs at the bottoms of the ramps.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4234 on: October 06, 2017, 04:54:46 PM »


Definitely erroneous, but only the installation is.  The sign is correct, but the installer was not paying attention.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4235 on: October 07, 2017, 02:22:29 PM »

This one's a double error. It says US 75 when it should be VA 75, and in reality the marker here should be US 58 (the road is a concurrency of Alternate US 58 and VA 75).

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4236 on: October 07, 2017, 02:28:40 PM »

This one's a double error. It says US 75 when it should be VA 75, and in reality the marker here should be US 58 (the road is a concurrency of Alternate US 58 and VA 75).

2017 NC route-clinching trip Day 1 - 073 by H.B. Elkins, on Flickr

Getting closer, though...here is what was posted there:


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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4237 on: October 07, 2017, 03:57:13 PM »


Definitely erroneous, but only the installation is.  The sign is correct, but the installer was not paying attention.

Only error free if posted alongside a railroad mainline that is CTC controlled.  :biggrin:
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4238 on: October 07, 2017, 05:05:13 PM »

Only error free if posted alongside a railroad mainline that is CTC controlled.  :biggrin:
Or in Tipperary Hill in Syracuse NY
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4239 on: October 07, 2017, 09:00:50 PM »


Definitely erroneous, but only the installation is.  The sign is correct, but the installer was not paying attention.

I think there is a green on top in upstate NY
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4240 on: October 07, 2017, 09:18:23 PM »


Getting closer, though...here is what was posted there:


photo by Nicholas Mooneyhan 2006

I have more than one photo of that old assembly myself.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4241 on: October 08, 2017, 03:44:36 AM »

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4450/23685783048_1bcb02a58c_c.jpg

Definitely erroneous, but only the installation is.  The sign is correct, but the installer was not paying attention.

I think there is a green on top in upstate NY

Tipperary Hill in Syracuse. I'm stunned that the signal still remains green-over-red. You'd think the source of the trouble (Irish youth) had since moved on. I don't think kids throw stones at traffic lights anymore.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4242 on: October 28, 2017, 06:01:01 PM »

Part of the new sign replacement project  on I-84 in CT.  Geniuses at ConnDOT got the exit number wrong on one, but right on the other




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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4243 on: November 08, 2017, 09:55:01 PM »

Error PA Turnpike 76 trailblazer in Warrendale, PA (should be I-76)


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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4244 on: November 09, 2017, 01:10:14 PM »

meh.

It's highway 76, and it's the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4245 on: November 09, 2017, 08:23:44 PM »

Error PA Turnpike 76 trailblazer in Warrendale, PA (should be I-76)


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What does that red belt sign mean?
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4246 on: November 10, 2017, 11:21:26 AM »

Error PA Turnpike 76 trailblazer in Warrendale, PA (should be I-76)


PA Turnpike 76 (sign goof) by Jon Dawson, on Flickr
What does that red belt sign mean?
It's a system in the Pittsburgh area for navigational purposes.  It essentially helps people get around the county by use of surface streets. 

Here is a link for more info:

http://popularpittsburgh.com/pittsburghs-belt-system-perfect-accessory/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegheny_County_belt_system

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4247 on: November 10, 2017, 11:39:11 AM »

Error PA Turnpike 76 trailblazer in Warrendale, PA (should be I-76)


PA Turnpike 76 (sign goof) by Jon Dawson, on Flickr
What does that red belt sign mean?
It's a system in the Pittsburgh area for navigational purposes.  It essentially helps people get around the county by use of surface streets. 

Here is a link for more info:

http://popularpittsburgh.com/pittsburghs-belt-system-perfect-accessory/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegheny_County_belt_system
Cool, but I would give the belts numbers.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4248 on: November 10, 2017, 12:47:30 PM »

Error PA Turnpike 76 trailblazer in Warrendale, PA (should be I-76)


PA Turnpike 76 (sign goof) by Jon Dawson, on Flickr
What does that red belt sign mean?
It's a system in the Pittsburgh area for navigational purposes.  It essentially helps people get around the county by use of surface streets. 

Here is a link for more info:

http://popularpittsburgh.com/pittsburghs-belt-system-perfect-accessory/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegheny_County_belt_system
Cool, but I would give the belts numbers.

Probably couldn't use numbers as these are not state highways.  I don't know if PA recognizes numbered county roads.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4249 on: November 10, 2017, 04:04:23 PM »

Probably couldn't use numbers as these are not state highways.  I don't know if PA recognizes numbered county roads.

While a "County" belt system, the routes utilize all sorts of roads.  They're routed on some state roads, some county roads, and some municipal roads. 
I'm pretty sure, but not totally sure, that only the county maintains the signs for them.
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