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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 20:01 
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That road name signs looks odd. How often do they have the road number on?


Before I clicked on the link I was going to say "in Warrington they do it quite often". Then I clicked on the link and saw it actually was Warrington!

But yes, in Warrington they do it quite often.


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 Post subject: Re: Botched Roadsigns
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 20:01 
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Chris Bertram wrote:
Not so much botched as no longer relevant. The road does still bend, but the former priority junction at the bend is now a mini-roundabout.
Actually, I've just driven past that location again tonight, and GSV is out of date. What's there now is worse - they've replaced the bend sign with a crossroads sign, priority to the road we're on. This is genuinely botched, since the junction is no longer prority-based. Does no-one care about these things?

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 Post subject: Re: Botched Roadsigns
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 20:19 
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vlad wrote:
Is this allowed?


These have popped up all over Lancashire, most recently in South Ribble, over the past few months, complete with repeaters throughout the estates. Must be costing a fortune...


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 Post subject: Re: Botched Roadsigns
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 20:48 
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Chris Bertram wrote:
Yes, why not? It's a 20 limit, rather than a 20 zone. It should need repeaters, but there will be no humps or chicanes.


Indeed but that close to a streetlight they should be illuminated.

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 Post subject: Re: Botched Roadsigns
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 17:40 
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Not really a sign, but LOOK RIGHT on the road here seems somewhat dangerous.

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 Post subject: Re: Botched Roadsigns
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 23:39 
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Big L wrote:
Not really a sign, but LOOK RIGHT on the road here seems somewhat dangerous.

It's a Moto. All their signage is dangerous.


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 Post subject: Re: Botched Roadsigns
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 14:17 
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autosignguy wrote:
This sign puzzles me.
OK, so it's designed properly, but I thought it could only be reversed on directional signs, or warnings of weight limit ahead?

I can honestly say I've never seen it reversed before elsewhere - is this actually permitted, or only via special authorisation?

Sorry if it seems confusing to me... :oops:



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 Post subject: Re: Botched Roadsigns
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 14:22 
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Big L wrote:
Not really a sign, but LOOK RIGHT on the road here seems somewhat dangerous.


Wasn't there a botched road markings thread somwhere?
At least it's better than this one reported in the local rag: http://menmedia.co.uk/tamesideadvertise ... ation-sign


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 Post subject: Re: Botched Roadsigns
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 18:25 
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After about 10 years these signs have finally been unbotched. They now show traffic joining from the left.

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 Post subject: Re: Botched Roadsigns
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 18:29 
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What on earth were they thinking of?

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 Post subject: Re: Botched Roadsigns
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 18:59 
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That's Bolton Council for you... after all, they are the Council that brings you brand new PW signs!


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 Post subject: Re: Botched Roadsigns
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All I see is a message about cross scripting, and a hash.

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 Post subject: Re: Botched Roadsigns
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 18:58 
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This doesn't look quite right even if you ignore Google's poor stitching.

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 Post subject: Re: Botched Roadsigns
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That road sign showing weight limits for lorries - you know how weird it looks that the lorry's apparently floating in mid-air?

Well - the problem's been solved here!

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 Post subject: Re: Botched Roadsigns
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vlad wrote:
That road sign showing weight limits for lorries - you know how weird it looks that the lorry's apparently floating in mid-air?

Well - the problem's been solved here!


More worrying is the other side - http://maps.google.co.uk/?ll=52.964059, ... ,8.08&z=16.

End of restriction except for access??


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 Post subject: Re: Botched Roadsigns
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 20:04 
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kc1 wrote:
vlad wrote:
That road sign showing weight limits for lorries - you know how weird it looks that the lorry's apparently floating in mid-air?

Well - the problem's been solved here!


More worrying is the other side - http://maps.google.co.uk/?ll=52.964059, ... ,8.08&z=16.

End of restriction except for access??


Looks like the entire restriction is botched, just look at the end of that road with the junction of the A5035. On one side of the junction you have the start of restriction with access plate here yet on the exit of the junction facing the A5035 again you have this. I'm no traffic engineer but even I know this isn't right!


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 Post subject: Re: Botched Roadsigns
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 16:12 
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mercer wrote:
kc1 wrote:
vlad wrote:
That road sign showing weight limits for lorries - you know how weird it looks that the lorry's apparently floating in mid-air?

Well - the problem's been solved here!


More worrying is the other side - http://maps.google.co.uk/?ll=52.964059, ... ,8.08&z=16.

End of restriction except for access??


Looks like the entire restriction is botched, just look at the end of that road with the junction of the A5035. On one side of the junction you have the start of restriction with access plate here yet on the exit of the junction facing the A5035 again you have this. I'm no traffic engineer but even I know this isn't right!


Ouch. Pretty embarrassing.


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 Post subject: Re: Botched Roadsigns
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 16:58 
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mercer wrote:
kc1 wrote:
vlad wrote:
That road sign showing weight limits for lorries - you know how weird it looks that the lorry's apparently floating in mid-air?

Well - the problem's been solved here!


More worrying is the other side - http://maps.google.co.uk/?ll=52.964059, ... ,8.08&z=16.

End of restriction except for access??


Looks like the entire restriction is botched, just look at the end of that road with the junction of the A5035. On one side of the junction you have the start of restriction with access plate here yet on the exit of the junction facing the A5035 again you have this. I'm no traffic engineer but even I know this isn't right!


I'd guess, even as a non-expert, that the weight limit signs are unenforceable anyway so the fact that the rest of the restriction might also be botched is really just icing on the cake!


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 Post subject: Re: Botched Roadsigns
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A14 roadworks at Stowmarket.


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 Post subject: Re: Botched Roadsigns
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A14 roadworks at Stowmarket.

NSL sinister?


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