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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by ForestChav » Thu Sep 10, 2020 17:32

NottsLad wrote:
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I have always liked these two signs on the A46 near Leicester, one or both of which must be wrong:

https://www.google.com/maps/@52.6950768 ... 312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@52.701183, ... 312!8i6656

The signs are a mile apart heading in the same direction, note how the distances change! It could be that the second was installed after the dualling of the A46 but this would not have changed the distance to Nottingham and I don't think it would have changed the distances to Newark and Lincoln by as much as it seems.
Unlikely as the A46 wasn't improved south of the A606...
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Truvelo » Thu Sep 10, 2020 17:59

The distance to Melton is only three miles different whereas the others are all six. I initially thought it was due to the Rearsby Bypass but it's the same distance as the original road.

I've measured the distance from the signs to Newark and Lincoln and the distances in the second link are correct. I have another theory as to why the sign further away has shorter distances - could the signmaker have measured the distance as a crow flies rather than following the road? That would explain the loss of six miles.
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by NottsLad » Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:08

Truvelo wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 17:59
The distance to Melton is only three miles different whereas the others are all six. I initially thought it was due to the Rearsby Bypass but it's the same distance as the original road.

I've measured the distance from the signs to Newark and Lincoln and the distances in the second link are correct. I have another theory as to why the sign further away has shorter distances - could the signmaker have measured the distance as a crow flies rather than following the road? That would explain the loss of six miles.
The sign further away has the longer distances, it is just that Nottingham (for example) gets 6 miles closer after only driving 1 mile!

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by traffic-light-man » Tue Sep 15, 2020 17:37

I know TTM signs are often a great source of botchiness and not always worth talking about, but this set of works with tiny signs caught my eye last night... If only there were actual authorised signs for, well, all of these things :shock:
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Dougman » Wed Sep 16, 2020 08:45

The signs on the islands at the circle down the road from me are being replaced from old Simmons internally illuminated bollards to flexible ones. And of course they have replaced all the (wrong) keep left bollards on the exits of the circle with more keep left bollards! :bang:
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by the cheesecake man » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:56

I don't like this sign telling me I'm approaching a T junction at which I'll have to give way. When I get there I find I have priority and sharp right bend. It's a subtle difference but it can be made clearly as here.

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Skipsy » Wed Sep 16, 2020 14:31

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.51167 ... 384!8i8192
Should not be the end of the red route clearway

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Truvelo » Wed Sep 16, 2020 22:29

How would you like your grade separations, Sir?
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Truvelo » Thu Sep 17, 2020 20:32

Come on Tesco, you can do better than this :@
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Rambo » Thu Sep 17, 2020 22:23

I'll put this in the botch thread rather than 'manky'. Seen on Princess Way, Liverpool. The patch has 'Container base' underneath which closed circa 1986.
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by the cheesecake man » Fri Sep 18, 2020 13:19

This is a sign to Halfway, :no: not a sign at a junction called Halfway. :thumbsdown:

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by 110ffr » Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:42

Nathan_A_RF wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 17:52
Inverted
It's the wrong sign altogether, it's a bridge ahead not a tunnel. The advance warning that already appears at the "abort" point either side of the bridge is all that is needed, although since it is an arch bridge the advance sign should be warning rather than regulatory (Dia 531.1), with 532.2 on the bridge itself.

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Truvelo » Sun Sep 20, 2020 20:17

How would you like your grade separations, Sir?
Big and complex.

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Chris5156 » Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:49

Truvelo wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 20:17
What on earth is this :@

https://goo.gl/maps/bGEudc1SuACjqH336
My answer would be “an absolute state”, but your interpretation may vary :facepalm:

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Chris Bertram » Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:25

Chris5156 wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:49
Truvelo wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 20:17
What on earth is this :@

https://goo.gl/maps/bGEudc1SuACjqH336
My answer would be “an absolute state”, but your interpretation may vary :facepalm:
There's a possibility that it may be a private road, in which case anything goes.
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by the cheesecake man » Mon Sep 21, 2020 13:16

This is a nice font but I'm not convinced it's the right font for a road sign.

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Britain » Mon Sep 21, 2020 16:58

the cheesecake man wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:40
Ultra-thick road!
T H I C C

traffic-light-man wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 17:37
I know TTM signs are often a great source of botchiness and not always worth talking about, but this set of works with tiny signs caught my eye last night... If only there were actual authorised signs for, well, all of these things :shock:
One way system. No entry. What? I imagine it means one way systems TOWARDS you, therefore no entry from this direction. This seems like more effort than a normal no entry sign.

the cheesecake man wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 13:16
This is a nice font but I'm not convinced it's the right font for a road sign.
Also note the 30 signs on the sideroads along that route don't have the speed limit for the main road (40) on the reverse sides.

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Nathan_A_RF » Mon Sep 21, 2020 17:53

Britain wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 16:58
Also note the 30 signs on the sideroads along that route don't have the speed limit for the main road (40) on the reverse sides.
Not as bad as a major road in a city

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