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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Chris Bertram » Wed Jul 28, 2021 13:22

the cheesecake man wrote:
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Is signing GCHQ allowed? :-o
Yes, but once you've read the sign they have to kill you. :wink:
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by OliverH » Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:43

Bfivethousand wrote:
Wed May 26, 2021 12:18
:?:
OliverH wrote:
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Botched or rare: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.90990 ... authuser=0
Botched and very poor. An advance Stop sign should be used in this situation if advance warning of the junction is considered necessary.

What is particularly peculiar is that a manufacturer would have gone out of their way to make that sign without querying it. Or perhaps they did...
Just found an image of a defunct T-Junction sign design on the gallery witch looks Identical.

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by the cheesecake man » Thu Jul 29, 2021 13:07

OliverH wrote:
Wed Jul 28, 2021 18:13
?
Two for the price of one!

In a way it's correct as you'd go to the left of the splitter island to head towards Leeds and to the right of it for Dewsbury or M62. Some mention of the roundabout might be useful though.

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by SteelCamel » Thu Jul 29, 2021 17:31

the cheesecake man wrote:
Thu Jul 29, 2021 13:07
OliverH wrote:
Wed Jul 28, 2021 18:13
?
Two for the price of one!

In a way it's correct as you'd go to the left of the splitter island to head towards Leeds and to the right of it for Dewsbury or M62. Some mention of the roundabout might be useful though.
There is a normal sign back here. My guess is that those signs are intended for traffic coming out of McDonalds, that won't have seen the advance sign.

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Owain » Fri Jul 30, 2021 09:42

Oh my goodness ... this patch looks like I made it myself and slapped it on with wallpaper paste!

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Chris5156 » Fri Jul 30, 2021 09:54

Owain wrote:
Fri Jul 30, 2021 09:42
Oh my goodness ... this patch looks like I made it myself and slapped it on with wallpaper paste!


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The AWPR signage changes are all, without exception, dreadful, but somehow I never quite get over just how bad they are.

Why "North and South" when simply "(A90)" would suffice and leave space to include some actual place names? It's just absolute institutionalised incompetence.

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Bryn666 » Fri Jul 30, 2021 13:37

Chris5156 wrote:
Fri Jul 30, 2021 09:54
Owain wrote:
Fri Jul 30, 2021 09:42
Oh my goodness ... this patch looks like I made it myself and slapped it on with wallpaper paste!


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The AWPR signage changes are all, without exception, dreadful, but somehow I never quite get over just how bad they are.

Why "North and South" when simply "(A90)" would suffice and leave space to include some actual place names? It's just absolute institutionalised incompetence.
Probably a recent graduate engineer who never bothered to read the regs but 'knows everything' and was handed the task of doing signs because "it's something anyone can do". Still, I'm sure the consultancy involved (I won't name them) trousered quite a fee for this drivel.
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Stevie D » Fri Jul 30, 2021 20:01

Owain wrote:
Fri Jul 30, 2021 09:42
Oh my goodness ... this patch looks like I made it myself and slapped it on with wallpaper paste!
If it wasn't for the wrinkles, I would say it looked like a bad attempt in MS Paint!

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by jabbaboy » Fri Jul 30, 2021 22:30

Owain wrote:
Fri Jul 30, 2021 09:42
Oh my goodness ... this patch looks like I made it myself and slapped it on with wallpaper paste!


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Just reminded me of this - https://www.google.com/maps/@55.0393774 ... 384!8i8192

Even better when you zoom out, https://www.google.com/maps/@55.0393774 ... 384!8i8192

There's a lot of awful signs in North Tyneside around there lately with stupid mistakes especially A1056 (or A1058 or B1318 depending on sign) being primary.

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Al__S » Fri Jul 30, 2021 22:59

Owain wrote:
Fri Jul 30, 2021 09:42
Oh my goodness ... this patch looks like I made it myself and slapped it on with wallpaper paste!


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Come now, that's definitely a self adhesive label! Big ones are always hard to stick down properly

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Owain » Sat Jul 31, 2021 17:53

Stevie D wrote:
Fri Jul 30, 2021 20:01
Owain wrote:
Fri Jul 30, 2021 09:42
Oh my goodness ... this patch looks like I made it myself and slapped it on with wallpaper paste!
If it wasn't for the wrinkles, I would say it looked like a bad attempt in MS Paint!
I can assure you that I was there in person, and I have absolutely no motive whatsoever for faking signs and trying to bring the local authority into disrepute! :D

A look at GSV suggests that prior to the recent patch, the sign had not even been modified to reflect the replacement of the A92 and A94 with the extension of the A90 during the 1990s, let alone the rerouting of the original A92 around the western fringe of Aberdeen prior to that: clicky

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Fri Jul 30, 2021 22:30
Just reminded me of this - https://www.google.com/maps/@55.0393774 ... 384!8i8192

Even better when you zoom out, https://www.google.com/maps/@55.0393774 ... 384!8i8192
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by OliverH » Sat Jul 31, 2021 21:38

Rambo wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 21:08
Is this prescribed ?https://www.google.com/maps/@53.2134378 ... 312!8i6656
oops, looks like they swapped the colours by accident.

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by ForestChav » Sat Jul 31, 2021 21:44

The A429 is primary here, so that's surely a bit silly, doesn't need the white patch with the patch on A429.
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by orudge » Sat Jul 31, 2021 22:07

Owain wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 17:53
A look at GSV suggests that prior to the recent patch, the sign had not even been modified to reflect the replacement of the A92 and A94 with the extension of the A90 during the 1990s, let alone the rerouting of the original A92 around the western fringe of Aberdeen prior to that
For the most part the council have installed new signs to replace the superseded signs, but I have spotted some patches in places. I hadn’t seen this one though - that’s pretty dreadful!

I could probably go through most of the new signs and point out something wrong with them. The council has renumbered a whole load of routes in Aberdeen, but most of the new signs don’t include the new B-road numbers at least. There’s also the former B9119, now A9119, where it meets the A92. The roundabout sign points to “A9119” in the citybound direction, but only something like “(A944) (A90 North & South)” in the countrybound direction. A9119 is however correctly signed when that road diverges from the A944.

There’s also the now-non primary A96 which - on RCSes at least - is signed as “(A96)” with a green patch on white signs, as opposed to just, y’know, “A96”. :roll:

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by OliverH » Sat Jul 31, 2021 23:24

shouldn't this yellow centred black circle be on a yellow centred black square.

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Nathan_A_RF » Sun Aug 01, 2021 13:33

That's the original design for diversion route symbols as far as I know. There are a lot at Junction 31 on the A282.

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Owain » Sun Aug 01, 2021 18:10

Chris Bertram wrote:
Wed Jul 28, 2021 13:22
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Is signing GCHQ allowed? :-o
Yes, but once you've read the sign they have to kill you. :wink:
Haha!

If you type "GCHQ" into Google Maps, they tell you exactly where it is.
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