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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4575 on: July 05, 2020, 12:17:18 AM »

I always thought that the TxDOT should just use the state-shaped shield for FM/RM roads on BGS', as nature intended.  And it's way more aesthetically pleasing than an Illinois-style square.

Like this?

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If you took the "farm road" out it wouldn't look too bad.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4576 on: July 08, 2020, 02:59:32 PM »

I always thought that the TxDOT should just use the state-shaped shield for FM/RM roads on BGS', as nature intended.  And it's way more aesthetically pleasing than an Illinois-style square.

Like this?


or this?


Hey, I like those! They just need a little tweaking to be easier to read at a distance.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4577 on: July 08, 2020, 09:48:41 PM »

I always thought that the TxDOT should just use the state-shaped shield for FM/RM roads on BGS', as nature intended.  And it's way more aesthetically pleasing than an Illinois-style square.

Like this?


or this?

I like that idea, too, but remember Texas has many 4 digit FM and RM routes. Many in the 2000ís and 3000ís.


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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4578 on: July 09, 2020, 04:12:55 AM »

Texas presumably also has copies of Series C and B, even if they don't seem to use them much.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4579 on: July 09, 2020, 09:15:04 PM »

Oregon uses a sign similar to a "Divided Highway Ahead" sign to indicate a no passing zone, except the barrier in the sign is a cross hatch like this.  (I've looked for confirmation in the latest Oregon Driver's Manual, but they didn't mention it.  Maybe they're phasing it out.)  However, at least a couple of times they've gotten careless and used a regular Divided Highway Ahead sign when there is no divided highway ahead.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4580 on: July 14, 2020, 11:32:58 AM »

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4581 on: August 04, 2020, 04:47:34 PM »

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4582 on: August 04, 2020, 04:51:15 PM »

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This has got to be one of the worst signs I've ever seen. Looks like a malformed Ohio with a short, squared-off tail.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4583 on: August 04, 2020, 04:57:38 PM »

When you can't rotate text in MS Paint


Well that's one for the ages.  :-o

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4584 on: August 04, 2020, 05:35:04 PM »

So close yet so far...what they've created is a near replica of Connecticut.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4585 on: August 04, 2020, 06:27:06 PM »

Okay, I get how US-69 markers can end up being posted upside down. But...

Is MoDOT hiring PEs from Oklahoma now?
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4586 on: August 04, 2020, 06:52:33 PM »

Generally posts in this thread and the Worst Of thread are overblown. But this, this is a masterpiece. Bravo.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4587 on: August 04, 2020, 07:10:44 PM »

So close yet so far...what they've created is a near replica of Connecticut.

I think it looks more like Ohio with a bad lower-left corner.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4588 on: August 04, 2020, 07:30:43 PM »

welcome to the state of MOhio.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4589 on: August 04, 2020, 09:45:45 PM »

So close yet so far...what they've created is a near replica of Connecticut.

Normally I'll tell someone "don't give them any ideas", but in this case... by all means, give them some ideas!!
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4590 on: August 04, 2020, 11:27:57 PM »

When you can't rotate text in MS Paint


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Fuck! On behalf of my state I apologize. Where is that sign so I can do a bit of...rotation?  :hmmm:

Edit--nvm, I found the current iteration on Farty-Far in Lebanon, but even that doesn't look great (why does the 5 stand out?).
« Last Edit: August 04, 2020, 11:30:46 PM by STLmapboy »
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4591 on: August 05, 2020, 12:00:08 AM »

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The order of the routes is different, too. This time around, they just did it in order but normally it has to do with the direction of the route from the interchange. All but Rte 64 go both ways, so 64 should be to the very left.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4592 on: August 05, 2020, 01:07:38 PM »

That's amazing! Never would have thought that MO's shape could be mistaken for OH or CT (each of which I now see), but some knuckleheads just proved me wrong...
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4593 on: August 05, 2020, 01:11:58 PM »

I had to cock my head sideways to realize that's Missouri after the next big one at New Madrid.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4594 on: August 06, 2020, 04:56:28 PM »


Hey, be greatful that you can still read the sign.  Imagine if they got the state shiled oriented correctly, but placed the numbers on sideways.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4595 on: August 07, 2020, 06:15:14 PM »

The contractor also forgot to replace one of the signs altogether.

This one
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4596 on: August 07, 2020, 07:07:12 PM »

When you can't rotate text in MS Paint



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This has got to be one of the worst signs I've ever seen. Looks like a malformed Ohio with a short, squared-off tail.

A badly shapen Connecticut, times three.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4597 on: August 08, 2020, 06:08:45 PM »

When you can't rotate text in MS Paint



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This has got to be one of the worst signs I've ever seen. Looks like a malformed Ohio with a short, squared-off tail.

A badly shapen Connecticut, times three.

Or if the shapes of Indiana and Ohio had triplets...
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4598 on: August 28, 2020, 07:11:51 PM »

Oregon uses a sign similar to a "Divided Highway Ahead" sign to indicate a no passing zone, except the barrier in the sign is a cross hatch like this.  (I've looked for confirmation in the latest Oregon Driver's Manual, but they didn't mention it.  Maybe they're phasing it out.)  However, at least a couple of times they've gotten careless and used a regular Divided Highway Ahead sign when there is no divided highway ahead.

I drive that highway regularly, the crosshatch sign is just an oddly designed Divided Highway sign that's being phased out (they're replacing a lot of old signs on the highway and that's one of them). Here's one with a poorly designed crosshatch - no passing lanes anywhere nearby, but if you go a bit forward there's a turning lane.

The first one you linked is an old picture taken a few years ago (I can tell because there's no sign for the market ahead), that sign has since been taken down and replaced with a normal Divided Highway sign. The second one has a center turning lane ahead, but it's over 1800 feet away - whoever placed the sign did a terrible job and should have placed it at least 1000 feet ahead.

The actual "no passing zone" sign is a bit further up on the first link - it's a giant version of the white "DO NOT PASS" sign (it's 36x48 instead of 18x24).

Offtopic: clicking the first link confused me, because that stretch of highway is so close to my house  :-P
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4599 on: September 05, 2020, 11:12:59 AM »

This is very wrong. US 75 is no where near Houston.
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