A500 Prism (?) Sign

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Duple
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A500 Prism (?) Sign

Post by Duple » Sat Sep 18, 2021 17:07

Has anyone ever seen this function?

What does it say? It does also seem to be positioned rather strangely as well..

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Re: A500 Prism (?) Sign

Post by Big L » Sat Sep 18, 2021 17:24

No, but I imagine it's for motorway closures.
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Re: A500 Prism (?) Sign

Post by jervi » Sat Sep 18, 2021 17:26

Due to the lack of any flashing lights on it, I presume it is just an informational sign.
I don't know that area well, but would there be any reason for delays in the area? or is there an event day Park & Ride for things like football nearby it could direct to?

If it was used because a road if often closed (which I don't see a reason why there) then it would have lights (I think) like this https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.85542 ... 384!8i8192

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Re: A500 Prism (?) Sign

Post by Duple » Sun Sep 19, 2021 11:03

jervi wrote:
Sat Sep 18, 2021 17:26
Due to the lack of any flashing lights on it, I presume it is just an informational sign.
I don't know that area well, but would there be any reason for delays in the area? or is there an event day Park & Ride for things like football nearby it could direct to?

If it was used because a road if often closed (which I don't see a reason why there) then it would have lights (I think) like this https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.85542 ... 384!8i8192
It's just before Junction 15 of the M6 so I suppose could be in relation to that being closed, but like you say it would presumably have flashing lights if it was to warn someone of something.

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Re: A500 Prism (?) Sign

Post by traffic-light-man » Sun Sep 19, 2021 15:52

Given the prisms for the flag signs at the roundabout down the road, I'd suggest it's something to do with a closure of the M6 as well. My other thought was perhaps a 'commercial vehicles stop if directed' type sign for a DVSA checkpoint, but I don't think there's any around there and I don't think the signage at the roundabout supports that either.
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Re: A500 Prism (?) Sign

Post by brummie_rob » Thu Sep 23, 2021 21:42

Never seen any of these prism signs work (think there is one on the opposite side too). Never seen the motorway signs used either despite all the closures.

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