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Botched Roadsigns

Post by B4133 » Sun Sep 28, 2008 23:13

If anyonje has seen an type of roadsign which is botched post them here:

I'll start off with
No overtaking, but both cars are in black. The signs located in Honley.Just goes to show that Kirklees Council doesnt konw what they're doing.
A629 Roundabout sign at Chapeltown (sheffield), the A629 is in white not yellow as the sign has it on a green backed plate on black on white (non primary sign).

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by RichardA35 » Mon Sep 29, 2008 08:32

B4133 wrote:If anyonje has seen an type of roadsign which is botched post them here:

I'll start off with
No overtaking, but both cars are in black. The signs located in Honley.Just goes to show that Kirklees Council doesnt konw what they're doing.
A629 Roundabout sign at Chapeltown (sheffield), the A629 is in white not yellow as the sign has it on a green backed plate on black on white (non primary sign).

Any more?
What did the councils say when you told them?

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by B4133 » Mon Sep 29, 2008 09:01

I haven't told them yet.

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Post by Nicholas » Mon Sep 29, 2008 09:25

I've seen roundabout signs that are upside down (e.g. Manchester Airport have one), or have the arrows on the wrong angles.
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by WHBM » Mon Sep 29, 2008 09:32

As I've written before there was an:

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route confirmation sign erected on the A1 in Barnet, North London some years ago. It made it into the national newspapers, a few days later it was replaced.

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Post by Halstead » Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:33

Center Parcs in Longleat has several 'No cycling' signs but with a red stripe painted on them instead like this.

http://www.istockphoto.com/file_thumbvi ... ycling.jpg

In a way it looks like a double negative because it looks like it's trying to sat "No no cycling allowed".
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by JamesA44 » Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:48

There's one in Worcester that says "City center" that I cringe at.

Also in Worcester, there's a sign to "Droitwich A4583" - but the A4583 doesn't exist, it should be A4538.

Matthew's avatar is a good one too.

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Andrew » Mon Sep 29, 2008 12:26

There is of course this classic roundabout sign in the photo gallery...
Makes me smile every time.


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Post by Bfivethousand » Mon Sep 29, 2008 12:40

There's another one of these beauties now... at the Weelsby Road / Humberston Road roundabout in Cleethorpes.

I really should take a camera on me travels... :?
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by DavidBrown » Mon Sep 29, 2008 13:24

Spotted this a couple of weeks ago:

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by mittfh » Mon Sep 29, 2008 13:56

So many dodgy signs are around...

Andrew's avatar tickles me - is it a 1:3 climb or a 1:3 drop?
Halsted's avatar as well - no motor vehicles, 20mph speed limit. As if the cops are going to sit there with radar guns hoping to break the record for number of "furious" cyclists caught...

All signs below are thumbnails that link to the full-size version.

Then there was this gem in Bromsgrove (now removed):

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Apologies for the quality - it was dusk at the time and my then camera had no exposure controls)

This pair of fingerposts near Leominster:

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Nice signpost, shame about the route number...

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Just to prove the Welsh aren't immune - One Way...Except for Access!

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Clee Hill needs stronger glue...

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Contractors notice a temporary sign is wrong when it gets into the field. Rather than returning it, they grab some letters from a local DIY store - then when the glue fails, resort to a permanent marker...

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And you all know this one by now!

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Post by haymansafc » Mon Sep 29, 2008 14:08

The best local example that I know of can be found on the exit from Cheshire Oaks. It’s a roundabout sign that states the ‘A5517’ is the third exit. In reality, the third exit is actually the B5132. The A5117 (which is what they mean, I suppose), is actually found on the next roundabout up, not the one they’re signposting. Infact, this sign did recently appear in the quizzes, but I can’t for the life of me find it at the moment.

Another one can be found on Merseyton Road on the approach to junction 8 of the M53. It’s a very old roundabout sign which still states the motorway as the M531. Actually to be fair, both 'M531's were patched over but one of the patchs went missing a couple of years ago and it’s never been replaced. I’m almost certain it’s now the only surviving sign dating back to the M531 era (to show it as the M531 that is, with or without patches) still in use on public roads.

I’m fairly sure there used to be a sign which did once state the ‘B5643’ rather than the B5463, but that’s long gone and replaced by an all new sign showing the correct number.
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Post by JohnM23 » Mon Sep 29, 2008 15:49

i think i remember seeing a photo someone posted of a road marking somewhere that said, "Turn Leet" as opposed to "Turn Left" :lol: :lol: it still cracks me up
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Dave908 » Mon Sep 29, 2008 16:30

on the A558 in Runcorn, there are (or at least used to be) signs for the A588. :lol: :P

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Glen » Mon Sep 29, 2008 17:02

How about this brand new one on the A9?

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https://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/gallery/a ... C00530.jpg

Somebody at Transerv needs a measuring tape...
https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=d&saddr ... e=UTF8&z=8


But on a more positive note, this abortion of an ADS (and the other two after it) have been replaced at long last...
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:clap: :clap: :D

That just leaves Highland Council to sort the even worse one on the approach from the A832...

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Post by PeterA5145 » Mon Sep 29, 2008 18:33

Dave908 wrote:on the A558 in Runcorn, there are (or at least used to be) signs for the A588. :lol: :P
There still are, plus at least one referring to the A533 as the A553 :roll:
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by GrahamP » Mon Sep 29, 2008 18:48

Glen wrote:How about this brand new one on the A9?

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https://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/gallery/a ... C00530.jpg

Somebody at Transerv needs a measuring tape...
https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=d&saddr ... e=UTF8&z=8
According to Google, it's 117 miles via Struie Brae and Bonar Bridge. Methinks that sign has just never been updated since the Dornoch Bridge opened.

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Post by Glen » Mon Sep 29, 2008 18:56

GrahamP wrote: According to Google, it's 117 miles via Struie Brae and Bonar Bridge. Methinks that sign has just never been updated since the Dornoch Bridge opened.
No, that is brand new (ie a few months old).
The sign was replaced when the Dornoch Bridge was opened, then replaced again this year.
Two things make that sign too new to be pre-Dornoch: 1) The A9 didn't go to Thurso then; 2) The style of the sign with the "(A835)" instead of listing everything under "A9" is a more recent change of signing rules.

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by GrahamP » Mon Sep 29, 2008 19:25

Aye, but what I mean is, the information (specifically the distance to Thurso) has probably never been updated since the Dornoch Bridge opened. When the physical sign was replaced, I'm guessing that the distance got copied across, with nobody engaging brain about the road now taking a shorter route.

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Post by Glen » Mon Sep 29, 2008 19:32

GrahamP wrote:Aye, but what I mean is, the information (specifically the distance to Thurso) has probably never been updated since the Dornoch Bridge opened. When the physical sign was replaced, I'm guessing that the distance got copied across, with nobody engaging brain about the road now taking a shorter route.
The signs were changed when the bridge opened, here is the original which someone else uploaded to the gallery from 1990.
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And here is the one that was there until this year:
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Also, as you can see Thurso was never previously signed as the A9 went to Wick/JOG.

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