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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #75 on: January 23, 2009, 09:13:46 PM »

That's actually quite tastefully done  :-D
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #76 on: January 23, 2009, 10:13:21 PM »

That funny, Voyager...because the 680 font seem too small for Caltrans FHWA font.. should be enlarge FHWA font for "680" to able the driver to see it even better as well.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #77 on: January 23, 2009, 10:15:41 PM »



Never knew U.S. 20 migrated down to the Clear Lake area of California, I need to get out more!
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #78 on: January 23, 2009, 10:16:44 PM »

That funny, Voyager...because the 680 font seem too small for Caltrans FHWA font.. should be enlarge FHWA font for "680" to able the driver to see it even better as well.

That's why it's an erroneous road sign.  ;-)
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #79 on: January 24, 2009, 09:41:06 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.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #80 on: January 24, 2009, 10:57:42 AM »

If time and weather allows me next weekend, i'll have to go up and see if i can get a few snaps of the wrong-headed signs
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #81 on: January 24, 2009, 08:49:56 PM »


found my "interstate 52" photo.  It's in La Jolla and should be CA-52.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #82 on: January 24, 2009, 09:29:45 PM »

You would think they could get it right, given that there's a correct sign just nearby. :rolleyes:
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #83 on: January 24, 2009, 11:22:39 PM »

This has been up since 2000 and its still in place as of late December 2008:



It should be the first U.S. 202 shield, but they got Delaware 141 mixed up on its classification!

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #84 on: January 25, 2009, 12:56:24 AM »

Now that's just pathetic. Do construction workers for Caltrans even pay attention to what they're doing at all?
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #85 on: January 25, 2009, 01:18:44 AM »

Don't tell anyone, but US 301's southern terminus is actually in Bowling Green, Virginia. ;)

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #86 on: January 25, 2009, 01:26:54 PM »



Someone should tell Arkansas that US 59 is in Oklahoma.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #87 on: January 27, 2009, 01:09:31 PM »



Not only does California now have an Interstate 54, but also a business loop!
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #88 on: January 27, 2009, 02:12:06 PM »

Are everyone of Joel's photos going to get a post?

There are more Business Loop I-54 shields posted here: http://www.westcoastroads.com/california/bl-054_ca.html I know that they were still posted in 2005, and I'm sure that there are still some today.

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #89 on: January 27, 2009, 04:16:29 PM »

there were some around as late as March, 2008.  Have not checked since then.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #90 on: January 27, 2009, 09:02:34 PM »

Here is just a little goof: http://picasaweb.google.com/Iansignal/NewYorkTrafficSignalsAndRoadSigns#5296153253093202818

It says as though you are on I-287 and NY 17 along with I-87 and the NY State Thruway. Though NY 17 and I-287 only JUNCTION ahead. You aren't on I-287 and NY 17 right here, so this would be considered an error. Though about 1/2 mile ahead, there is an I-287/I-87 multiplex.

Also a bit of an error on the New Jersey Turnpike (hope I got the info right)
http://picasaweb.google.com/Iansignal/NewJerseyTrafficSignalsAndRoadSigns#5296155482803826306



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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #91 on: January 28, 2009, 06:00:07 PM »

Also a bit of an error on the New Jersey Turnpike

Okay, so you're not there immediately, but that exit does take you to I-276 and US 130, so it's not incorrect.

And on the topic of "wrong shield", I know I've seen a couple of US 15 shields in Fairfield county, CT (should be CT 15). One on old route 7 ("secret route" 719) and another on route 110. Pretty sure the one on old route 7 isn't still there. As for the one on route 110... dunno, I haven't been there in a while. Now if only I'd had a camera back when I was in high school and noticing these things...
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #92 on: January 28, 2009, 06:06:00 PM »

I don't think this really counts because Wisconsin made an "attempt" to show it's a MN shield, but on the US 8 crossing westbound into MN on the St. Croix River, the "JCT MN 95 shield" is a WI 95 shield with "MINN" inside it. Don't know if it's still there anymore, just thought it would be interesting to note.

Since WI and US shields look annoyingly similar, there are several places where a WI shield is used where a US shield should. Coming westbound on I-90 into MN from WI, I remember the BGSs having "WI 61" shields. I think the US 14 shield was right though.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #93 on: January 28, 2009, 06:16:38 PM »

This has been up since 2000 and its still in place as of late December 2008:



It should be the first U.S. 202 shield, but they got Delaware 141 mixed up on its classification!

Shouldn't the "bridges ice before highway" be a yellow diamond sign as well instead of a white rectangle?
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #94 on: January 28, 2009, 06:19:41 PM »

Here's a county road sign that got it wrong in Oklahoma
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #95 on: January 28, 2009, 08:12:07 PM »

In Ashland, Virginia, for some reason there are I-95 trailblazers that lead traffic down Hill Carter Parkway, which is right before I-95 on VA 54. However, the trailblazers on Hill Carter Parkway actually lead traffic right into the parking lot of a Wal-Mart. I've already emailed the mayor about this, because I know her personally and she has a grudge against Wal-Mart. ;)

Interestingly, if you go the OTHER way on Hill Carter Parkway, there are tons of I-95 trailblazers telling you to turn around. You know, in case you missed the big overheads right past the intersection. :P
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #96 on: January 28, 2009, 08:14:39 PM »

I don't think this really counts because Wisconsin made an "attempt" to show it's a MN shield, but on the US 8 crossing westbound into MN on the St. Croix River, the "JCT MN 95 shield" is a WI 95 shield with "MINN" inside it. Don't know if it's still there anymore, just thought it would be interesting to note.

Since WI and US shields look annoyingly similar, there are several places where a WI shield is used where a US shield should. Coming westbound on I-90 into MN from WI, I remember the BGSs having "WI 61" shields. I think the US 14 shield was right though.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #97 on: January 28, 2009, 08:44:21 PM »

In Ashland, Virginia, for some reason there are I-95 trailblazers that lead traffic down Hill Carter Parkway, which is right before I-95 on VA 54. However, the trailblazers on Hill Carter Parkway actually lead traffic right into the parking lot of a Wal-Mart. I've already emailed the mayor about this, because I know her personally and she has a grudge against Wal-Mart. ;)

Interestingly, if you go the OTHER way on Hill Carter Parkway, there are tons of I-95 trailblazers telling you to turn around. You know, in case you missed the big overheads right past the intersection. :P

Lol... that's a good one!  :-D I'll have to look for it next time I'm up that way.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #98 on: January 28, 2009, 10:20:38 PM »

Street signs along Pennsylvania 10 in Chester County often displayed it as "US 10" when I took the road several times in the 1990s. I'm unsure if they are still there, but I always thought they were an ode to the route's previous existence as U.S. 122.

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #99 on: January 28, 2009, 10:23:24 PM »

I don't think this really counts because Wisconsin made an "attempt" to show it's a MN shield, but on the US 8 crossing westbound into MN on the St. Croix River, the "JCT MN 95 shield" is a WI 95 shield with "MINN" inside it. Don't know if it's still there anymore, just thought it would be interesting to note.

Since WI and US shields look annoyingly similar, there are several places where a WI shield is used where a US shield should. Coming westbound on I-90 into MN from WI, I remember the BGSs having "WI 61" shields. I think the US 14 shield was right though.

Actually the St Croix River Crossing had it right both ways. (last time I saw it that is)
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