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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Chris Bertram » Mon Nov 22, 2021 07:55

Al__S wrote:
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I must go and get a picture but this horror has only got worse with the re-routing of the A14
Guessing that A14 was patched over A604.
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by skiddaw05 » Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:27

Chris Bertram wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 07:55
Al__S wrote:
Sun Nov 21, 2021 20:54
I must go and get a picture but this horror has only got worse with the re-routing of the A14
Guessing that A14 was patched over A604.
And someone didn't have the number '8' handy

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Bfivethousand » Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:36

Al__S wrote:
Sun Nov 21, 2021 20:54
I must go and get a picture but this horror has only got worse with the re-routing of the A14
Before the A14 was re-routed, the ADS sign approaching from Royston was in far better nick, but:-
1 - Why was Huntingdon abbreviated? and
2 - Didn't this just make a mockery of the principle of diversion route signing?
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by SteelCamel » Tue Nov 23, 2021 19:50

Bfivethousand wrote:
Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:36
Before the A14 was re-routed, the ADS sign approaching from Royston was in far better nick, but:-
1 - Why was Huntingdon abbreviated? and
2 - Didn't this just make a mockery of the principle of diversion route signing?
Hey, you've just equalled my record in finding 8 of the 9 possible diversion symbols in the same place. And I think beaten it, since mine were on two flag signs while yours are on a single sign.

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by swissferry » Tue Nov 23, 2021 22:37

Thicker lines for more important roads?

Also not impressed with the crash barrier on wrong side of posts landslide(?) protection.

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Al__S » Wed Nov 24, 2021 07:41

Al__S wrote:
Sun Nov 21, 2021 20:54
I must go and get a picture but this horror has only got worse with the re-routing of the A14
Wait, I moved around and found the 2021 version because who cares about matching font heights etc?

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Chris Bertram » Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:09

swissferry wrote:
Tue Nov 23, 2021 22:37
Thicker lines for more important roads?

Also not impressed with the crash barrier on wrong side of posts landslide(?) protection.
It's an ugly sign, for sure, but yes, primary A-roads get thicker lines than non-primary A- and B-roads, which get thicker lines than unclassified roads.
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by A303Chris » Fri Nov 26, 2021 13:37

Reading BC at it's best if you're going to mess up signing, lets do it in style.

150 yards west of the junction.

150 yards east of the junction, not as clear.

However on the minor arm bingo.

But Reading BC can even beat this, I did post this during lockdown in January on the Facebook Pages which I photographed on a cycle ride, but it is now on Streetview. Have you ever seen a cross road with two give ways and two stop lines!!!!!!!
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by SouthWest Philip » Fri Nov 26, 2021 15:57

danfw194 wrote:
Fri Nov 26, 2021 15:48
Is the A1(N) Primary or not.....
And, in any case, runs East to West at that point!

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by katie_lou_lou » Mon Nov 29, 2021 17:40

The A1(M) appears to run right through the middle of Welwyn Garden City

Before that though, do you go left or right for the motorway?

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Al__S » Tue Nov 30, 2021 07:40

SouthWest Philip wrote:
Fri Nov 26, 2021 15:57
danfw194 wrote:
Fri Nov 26, 2021 15:48
Is the A1(N) Primary or not.....
And, in any case, runs East to West at that point!
I guess carinal directions? not something british roads tend to go for though.
But it does run north-ish in both directions from that junction

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by the cheesecake man » Tue Nov 30, 2021 21:35

SouthWest Philip wrote:
Fri Nov 26, 2021 15:57
danfw194 wrote:
Fri Nov 26, 2021 15:48
Is the A1(N) Primary or not.....
And, in any case, runs East to West at that point!
True but changing between N/S and W/E repeatedly would be very confusing, especially for drivers not familiar with the precise course of roads in the area. Similarly M1 is still signed N/S at junction 33 even though it runs W/E at that point. For drivers heading to Alfreton or Lutterworth it should be obvious S is required not N. Offering W or E would be no help at all.

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by MotorwayGuy » Wed Dec 01, 2021 00:21

TfL at its finest - this botched 40 repeater mounted to a traffic light pole:
https://www.google.com/maps/@51.5617031 ... 384!8i8192

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Chris5156 » Wed Dec 01, 2021 00:24

MotorwayGuy wrote:
Wed Dec 01, 2021 00:21
TfL at its finest - this botched 40 repeater mounted to a traffic light pole:
https://www.google.com/maps/@51.5617031 ... 384!8i8192
Jumping back to 2008 on GSV shows it used to be attached to an old signal pole, and seems to have just been unthinkingly moved to the new one when the signals were replaced.

London has a real problem with like-for-like replacement of terrible signs and markings.

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Big L » Thu Dec 02, 2021 17:54

There are some roadworks around Bushbury in Wolverhampton at the moment, but the yellow signs talking about diversion routes spell it Bushberry.
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by skiddaw05 » Sat Dec 04, 2021 23:15

I don't know if this has already been featured on our hallowed pages, we have had a few examples of flag signs masquerading as ADSs but here we have an ADS masquerading as flag signs!

And what of the Midlands town mentioned here which it seems is no longer deserved of being defined by a proper noun

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by SteelCamel » Sun Dec 05, 2021 17:37

skiddaw05 wrote:
Sat Dec 04, 2021 23:15
I don't know if this has already been featured on our hallowed pages, we have had a few examples of flag signs masquerading as ADSs but here we have an ADS masquerading as flag signs!
I think that actually is an ADS - although somewhat lacking in the "advance"! There's no other advance sign from that direction.
Also this sign claims the road to the left is the A142, when every other sign says A1421 - though (A142) would be correct as it does lead to the A142.

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by the cheesecake man » Mon Dec 06, 2021 14:01

I've never liked this sign south of Baslow on the way to Bakewel and Matlock. It lists six destinations followed by "avoiding weak bridge". It's not clear which destinations this applies to and for which this is the direct route.

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by AlexBr967 » Mon Dec 06, 2021 18:13

Can you have two destinations on the same line?

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