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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Arcuarius » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:06

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I try and avoid tourist panels are part of a larger sign as if the panel needs changing you get a coverplate disaster scenario.
Quite. Also many such tourist signs require private funding. I'm not sure how you'd go about that if it's a panel on a larger sign.
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by the cheesecake man » Mon Dec 09, 2019 13:03

The A60 between Nottingham and Loughborough is primary!
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Bryn666 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 13:05

Arcuarius wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:06
Bryn666 wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 18:20
I try and avoid tourist panels are part of a larger sign as if the panel needs changing you get a coverplate disaster scenario.
Quite. Also many such tourist signs require private funding. I'm not sure how you'd go about that if it's a panel on a larger sign.
Usually a %age contribution is how I worked it out. The high number usually put people off...
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Conekicker » Mon Dec 09, 2019 18:09

Bryn666 wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 13:05
Arcuarius wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:06
Bryn666 wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 18:20
I try and avoid tourist panels are part of a larger sign as if the panel needs changing you get a coverplate disaster scenario.
Quite. Also many such tourist signs require private funding. I'm not sure how you'd go about that if it's a panel on a larger sign.
Usually a %age contribution is how I worked it out. The high number usually put people off...
It always amused me when some tiny tourist venue, (that rarely, if ever, qualified as being one), asked for signing from the motorway network. Six figure sum minimum - and not a small one at that. :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Bryn666 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 18:13

Conekicker wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 18:09
Bryn666 wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 13:05
Arcuarius wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:06

Quite. Also many such tourist signs require private funding. I'm not sure how you'd go about that if it's a panel on a larger sign.
Usually a %age contribution is how I worked it out. The high number usually put people off...
It always amused me when some tiny tourist venue, (that rarely, if ever, qualified as being one), asked for signing from the motorway network. Six figure sum minimum - and not a small one at that. :twisted: :twisted:
A row of corner shops in part of Blackburn wanted signs off the M65. Spineless manager was trying to snivel his way into their good books by saying we could install the signs on behalf of Area 10.

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Conekicker » Mon Dec 09, 2019 18:57

Bryn666 wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 18:13
Conekicker wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 18:09
Bryn666 wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 13:05


Usually a %age contribution is how I worked it out. The high number usually put people off...
It always amused me when some tiny tourist venue, (that rarely, if ever, qualified as being one), asked for signing from the motorway network. Six figure sum minimum - and not a small one at that. :twisted: :twisted:
A row of corner shops in part of Blackburn wanted signs off the M65. Spineless manager was trying to snivel his way into their good books by saying we could install the signs on behalf of Area 10.

Oh how I laughed.
Signs at 100mm 'x' height as well no doubt...
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Bryn666 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 19:11

Just stick them with the 1 mile fork. Be reet.
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Bryn666 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 19:19

Meanwhile in Horwich...

Has anyone told Middlebrook about corporate liability where signs are concerned?
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by ForestChav » Mon Dec 09, 2019 19:45

the cheesecake man wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 13:03
The A60 between Nottingham and Loughborough is primary!
Oh no it isn't!
Oh yes it is!
It never has been. The primary status is now lost north of the river where the A6011 turns off.
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by crazyknightsfan » Tue Dec 17, 2019 01:05

M58 is so important it appears twice in the list of left turn destinations
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Al__S » Tue Dec 17, 2019 20:31

Bryn666 wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 13:05
Arcuarius wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:06
Bryn666 wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 18:20
I try and avoid tourist panels are part of a larger sign as if the panel needs changing you get a coverplate disaster scenario.
Quite. Also many such tourist signs require private funding. I'm not sure how you'd go about that if it's a panel on a larger sign.
Usually a %age contribution is how I worked it out. The high number usually put people off...
surely work out the cost for the sign without the patch (being smaller), the cost with the patch, and charge the difference?

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Andy33gmail » Tue Dec 17, 2019 21:18

What counts as a valid tourist destination?

For example, what if a local farmer decided to fund a dozen brown signs saying “Christmas Trees Here” ... or I fancied one saying “Andy’s House”

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Bryn666 » Wed Dec 18, 2019 07:15

Highways England have a robust criteria in DMRB of all places, local authorities... not so much.
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Octaviadriver » Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:23

On the A465 heading east past Glynneath, is Rhigos so important that it needs to be in uppercase? If you go back to earlier Streetviews, it had its own similar sized sign along with brown tourist destinations all in lowercase. I used the image from the westbound carriageway as the latest eastbound carriageway image show the sign obstructed with a workforce in road warning sign.
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by the cheesecake man » Wed Dec 18, 2019 13:47

Andy33gmail wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 21:18
What counts as a valid tourist destination?

For example, what if a local farmer decided to fund a dozen brown signs saying “Christmas Trees Here” ... or I fancied one saying “Andy’s House”
If a pub, bed&breakfast and riding school all count I don't see why not.

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Octaviadriver » Wed Dec 18, 2019 14:15

the cheesecake man wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 13:47
Andy33gmail wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 21:18
What counts as a valid tourist destination?

For example, what if a local farmer decided to fund a dozen brown signs saying “Christmas Trees Here” ... or I fancied one saying “Andy’s House”
If a pub, bed&breakfast and riding school all count I don't see why not.
...and a garden centre on the M5 northbound at Droitwich, though the sign has disappeared after it became a smart motorway.
https://goo.gl/maps/pxuSRWJ7Cs72qzez8

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Chris Bertram » Wed Dec 18, 2019 14:55

Octaviadriver wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 14:15
the cheesecake man wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 13:47
Andy33gmail wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 21:18
What counts as a valid tourist destination?

For example, what if a local farmer decided to fund a dozen brown signs saying “Christmas Trees Here” ... or I fancied one saying “Andy’s House”
If a pub, bed&breakfast and riding school all count I don't see why not.
...and a garden centre on the M5 northbound at Droitwich, though the sign has disappeared after it became a smart motorway.
https://goo.gl/maps/pxuSRWJ7Cs72qzez8
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by nowster » Wed Dec 18, 2019 18:38

Chris Bertram wrote:
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Unrivalled view of the nearby R4 LW transmitting station.
As well as 198kHz, Droitwich also broadcasts 693kHz (R5L), 1053kHz (TalkSport) and 1215kHz (Absolute).

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Rambo » Fri Dec 20, 2019 14:38

Ok, not botched as such but i'm impressed by all the signage put up along the Salford Western Gateway road. These 30 mph terminal signs (too small?) https://www.google.com/maps/@53.4721971 ... 312!8i6656 have been erected on a road to nowhere. Well, until it is finished. I think it's been like that for a couple of years now along the the sewage works junction just under the M60 viaduct that is even signed 'Sewage works' left turn but goes to a bank of earth!

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Conekicker » Fri Dec 20, 2019 22:39

Why do some "designers" insist on creating this nonsense:

https://www.google.com/maps/@53.4702907 ... 312!8i6656

...he asked rhetorically.
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