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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4600 on: September 05, 2020, 11:36:18 AM »

This is very wrong. US 75 is no where near Houston.
It was down there until its truncation in 1987. That may be a very old sign or just a modern screwup.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4601 on: September 05, 2020, 08:41:33 PM »

I would put this in the state/US mixup thread, but I don't think Virginia uses square shields.

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4602 on: September 05, 2020, 09:29:49 PM »

If it were TX SH 75 I would, but this is not any kind of Route 75 here.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4603 on: September 06, 2020, 01:27:18 AM »

If it were TX SH 75 I would, but this is not any kind of Route 75 here.

But as was mentioned above, US 75 used to extend past Dallas, through Houston, and on to Galveston. So that was likely correct when it was put up, and now itís a cool relic.

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4604 on: September 07, 2020, 04:28:28 PM »

This is very wrong. US 75 is no where near Houston.
It was down there until its truncation in 1987. That may be a very old sign or just a modern screwup.

Where in Houston did you see this? As mentioned already, US 75 used to terminate at Galveston.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4605 on: September 07, 2020, 04:31:49 PM »

Some may not spot the error.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4606 on: September 08, 2020, 09:21:47 AM »

Major error: you're on 64, but approaching AR 5

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4607 on: September 08, 2020, 09:57:43 AM »

Some may not spot the error.


It met 3/4-way between "meat cleaver" shield and empty circle.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4608 on: September 09, 2020, 05:32:20 PM »

A new-ish sign spotted in Seattle while driving around a few nights ago:



(Will have to do a re-take on my next trip down)

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4609 on: September 09, 2020, 09:29:20 PM »

A new-ish sign spotted in Seattle while driving around a few nights ago:



(Will have to do a re-take on my next trip down)
Maybe the CHAZ department of transportation (CHAZDOT) has influenced the signage of SDOT? :-o
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4610 on: September 09, 2020, 10:20:09 PM »


Should be south AR 59. US 59 is 7 miles away in Oklahoma :)

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4611 on: September 10, 2020, 10:56:03 AM »

A new-ish sign spotted in Seattle while driving around a few nights ago:



(Will have to do a re-take on my next trip down)

Forgive my ignorance, but what's erroneous?
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4612 on: September 10, 2020, 11:05:20 AM »

weirdly shaped interstate shield
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4613 on: September 10, 2020, 11:10:57 AM »

A new-ish sign spotted in Seattle while driving around a few nights ago:



(Will have to do a re-take on my next trip down)

Forgive my ignorance, but what's erroneous?

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4614 on: September 10, 2020, 11:15:47 AM »

Oh.  Just another 'wrong shield blank' error.

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4615 on: September 10, 2020, 02:04:33 PM »

Some may not spot the error.


It met 3/4-way between "meat cleaver" shield and empty circle.

And they centered the exit tab. A twofer.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4616 on: September 10, 2020, 02:05:41 PM »

I personally love the look of centered exit tabs.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4617 on: September 10, 2020, 02:08:52 PM »

I personally love the look of centered exit tabs.

Agreed. Plus you don't have to deal with an interim post sticking up for a right justified tab.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4618 on: September 10, 2020, 04:19:59 PM »

Oh.  Just another 'wrong shield blank' error.

meh

Yeah, but relatively speaking, this is pretty weird in WA. Last time I can think of an Interstate/State Route mix-up was in the early 2000s, when I-705 was shown as WA-705.

I think US/State Route mixups are far more common.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4619 on: September 10, 2020, 10:39:06 PM »

Oh.  Just another 'wrong shield blank' error.

meh

Yeah, but relatively speaking, this is pretty weird in WA. Last time I can think of an Interstate/State Route mix-up was in the early 2000s, when I-705 was shown as WA-705.

I think US/State Route mixups are far more common.

about 1986 I read in the paper that Washington was planning on upgrading Highway 18 to Interstate standards.  And then I saw an Interstate 18 shield posted a few blocks north of Green River Community College when I was riding in a car.  It was quickly replaced, and I didn't have a digital camera then anyway.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4620 on: September 11, 2020, 11:11:24 AM »

Oh.  Just another 'wrong shield blank' error.

meh

Yeah, but relatively speaking, this is pretty weird in WA. Last time I can think of an Interstate/State Route mix-up was in the early 2000s, when I-705 was shown as WA-705.

I think US/State Route mixups are far more common.

about 1986 I read in the paper that Washington was planning on upgrading Highway 18 to Interstate standards.  And then I saw an Interstate 18 shield posted a few blocks north of Green River Community College when I was riding in a car.  It was quickly replaced, and I didn't have a digital camera then anyway.

Was it a joke I-18 put up by someone in the community in support of the upgrade, or an actual I-18 shield installed erroneously?
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4621 on: September 11, 2020, 04:02:06 PM »

This left exit sign and this exit only sign should not be used for a signalized left turn! And these signs are only 5 years old. Great job MoDOT.

What they had before was better, even if it didn't mention I-64.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4622 on: September 12, 2020, 12:25:37 AM »

Oh.  Just another 'wrong shield blank' error.

meh

Yeah, but relatively speaking, this is pretty weird in WA. Last time I can think of an Interstate/State Route mix-up was in the early 2000s, when I-705 was shown as WA-705.

I think US/State Route mixups are far more common.

about 1986 I read in the paper that Washington was planning on upgrading Highway 18 to Interstate standards.  And then I saw an Interstate 18 shield posted a few blocks north of Green River Community College when I was riding in a car.  It was quickly replaced, and I didn't have a digital camera then anyway.

Was it a joke I-18 put up by someone in the community in support of the upgrade, or an actual I-18 shield installed erroneously?

It looked very authentic for the two seconds that I saw it.  This was years before Photoshop.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4623 on: September 12, 2020, 10:48:41 PM »

On I-85 in Charlotte, NC:

Exit 46B doesn't exist heading southbound. It does exist northbound, but that sign uses an ampersand rather than a hyphen. So it's probably not a case of "just copy the other sign".

Southbound sign:


Northbound sign:

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4624 on: September 15, 2020, 12:34:17 PM »



A stop sign is supposed to mean that there's a cross street (or pedestrian/bike path) that you have to stop for. There is no cross street here. This dirt road is part of a semi-private property shortcut from one area to another part of the same residential area. Apple Maps thinks it's a real road but not Google Maps, and OSM has it as a thin line, thinner than regular streets. What are you supposed to stop for here? It should probably say "Do not enter ó residents only", except that it's too late to comply if you're already on the street and not a resident.
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