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Re: Oddly specific distances on signs
« Reply #100 on: October 02, 2016, 08:08:39 AM »

I-275 NB to Dale Mary Hwy in Tampa. 2/10 Mile.



This sign is now gone after the recent renovation and expansion of I-275.
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Re: Oddly specific distances on signs
« Reply #101 on: October 06, 2016, 04:39:08 AM »

This sign in Perth gives you the distances down to the nearest 100m. Also some interesting use of '&' to group exits together:


https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-31.9292879,115.8337854,3a,43.2y,100.82h,89.41t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sTJsnfD7jiGFG0ZTk_tLREw!2e0!5s20140501T000000!7i13312!8i6656
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Re: Oddly specific distances on signs
« Reply #102 on: October 09, 2016, 03:21:39 PM »

For some reason, there are several advance height clearance warning signs on US 95 in northwest Las Vegas that are placed at oddly-specific distances.

Examples, via StreetView:
US 95 SB approaching Exit 81 Summerlin Pkwy & Rainbow Blvd (SR 595) - 15'-7" height clearance warning 6,390 feet ahead
US 95 NB approaching Exit 90A Rancho Dr (SR 599/US 95 Business) - 15'-3" height clearance warning 2,860 feet ahead

These are not distances that anybody would easily parse for a driving distance, especially on a freeway. What's even more interesting is that they end up being an awkward number when converted to miles (1.21022727272... or 0.5416666... miles, respectively).
« Last Edit: October 09, 2016, 03:23:55 PM by roadfro »
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Re: Oddly specific distances on signs
« Reply #103 on: January 15, 2017, 09:59:32 AM »

Here is one with 2/3 of a mile to a specific exit in Daytona Beach, FL on I-95.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/54480415@N08/32152618792/in/dateposted-public/
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Re: Oddly specific distances on signs
« Reply #104 on: January 15, 2017, 12:24:57 PM »

https://goo.gl/maps/5DTgV7H2aPM2

Roland, OK 1/2 mile to I-40
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Re: Oddly specific distances on signs
« Reply #105 on: February 04, 2017, 11:56:39 PM »

1.3 km to Hwy 12 on the 407 WB in Whitby, ON



And 1.2 km to QC 245 on A-10 EB in Eastman, QC

https://www.google.ca/maps/@45.3025163,-72.3341797,3a,30y,137h,95.19t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sdtG1oopJ6C0bj3hlTivaRg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
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Re: Oddly specific distances on signs
« Reply #106 on: May 25, 2018, 05:31:50 PM »

Grabbed from a link in another topic

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