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Wrong road numbers on signs

Post by ellandback » Mon Sep 12, 2005 08:57

In Leeds (on Elland Rd immediately past M621 j2) there is a sign directing you to "Hudds A645" amongst other places. In fact the road in question is and always has been the A643.

Similarly in Ilkley there's a sign to "Shipley (A6036)" - also wrong, it's the A6038.

Are there any other examples of signs with the wrong numbers on?

(I'm not talking here about road numbers which have changed and the signs not updated, but about signs which were wrong from the moment they were installed).

Sorry if this has been done before - couldn't find it on a search.

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Post by Paul » Mon Sep 12, 2005 09:32

Loads of examples. See Mark Hewitt's avatar for one!

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Post by Mark Hewitt » Mon Sep 12, 2005 09:59

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Post by Klepsydra » Mon Sep 12, 2005 11:11

At Colney Hatch interchange on the A406 North Circular, the intersecting road is indisciminately referred to as the B505 and B550.
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Post by Sunil_of_Yoxley » Mon Sep 12, 2005 12:57

Here at the A128/A13 junction near Orsett, the A1013 has been incorrectly labelled "A1012". The real A1012 is in fact further west.

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Post by GC_NEMan1 » Mon Sep 12, 2005 13:08

If you approach A1(M) junction 61 from the B6291 through Coxhoe, the left hand lane has "A188" painted on it (instead of the correct A688).

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Post by Queeg » Mon Sep 12, 2005 15:19

My personal favourite (locally) is on the A93 into the centre of Aberdeen where it meets the A9013. There's a sign that says "City Centre A92".

Funnily enough, the A92 ends some 15 miles south :lol:

It's obviously rather old as I think the A92 was rerouted in the early 80s.

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Post by ABeaton » Mon Sep 12, 2005 15:40

Around Irvine in Ayrshire, you have various Glasgow A77(M) signs when the Motorway is numbered as M77.
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Post by bensroads.tk » Mon Sep 12, 2005 16:22

Theres a A7714 behind the metrocentre in Gateshead!
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Post by Gavin A74 » Mon Sep 12, 2005 16:31

ABeaton wrote:Around Irvine in Ayrshire, you have various Glasgow A77(M) signs when the Motorway is numbered as M77.
North Ayrshire Council probably put that up thinking drivers would kniw it's the A77 leading to the M77.

Or maybe the A77(M) is a former motorway?

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Post by Bryn666 » Mon Sep 12, 2005 16:44

No, they just made the error of presuming the M77 was A77(M). It's been M77 from the start.
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Post by rusty » Mon Sep 12, 2005 18:00

I think whoever was in charge of signs in Hertfordshire in the mid 90s was dyslexic. When the new A41 round Berkhamsted was opened, the old A4251 through Tring became the B4635, and was signed in various locations as the B4653 and B4365. I'm sure I saw the A4251 in Hemel referred to as the A4521 as well. It annoyed me no end at the time, but I'm more chilled out these days (H)

There's one wrong one near Windsor where the A332 shows as the A322: can't remember quite where though!

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Post by DavidBrown » Mon Sep 12, 2005 18:07

When the A19 in Teesside was widened, some overhead signs said that the Parkway was the A147, when infact it is the A174. Also, closer to home, some signs on the A361 near Braunton are so old that the '1' has worn out, leaving the signs reading 'Ilfracombe A36'.

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Post by Jimbo » Mon Sep 12, 2005 18:09

The B3074 across north Poole in Dorset is signposted in several locations as the A3074 and has been for many years.

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Post by si404 » Mon Sep 12, 2005 18:15

someone keeps referring to the M63 as the M60, though a few correct M63 signs exist :P.

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Post by Mark Hewitt » Tue Sep 13, 2005 08:50

Southbound out of Gretna services the start of motorway sign says M74, when it should say A74(M).

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Post by ellandback » Tue Sep 13, 2005 09:00

Given that it shares the same sequence of junction numbers is there a reason why the A74(M) never got reclassified to M74 once the motorway was completed? I assumed A74(M) would only be a temporary designation until all the gaps were filled in, but apparently not.

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Post by Steven » Tue Sep 13, 2005 09:39

Mark Hewitt wrote:Southbound out of Gretna services the start of motorway sign says M74, when it should say A74(M).
At A74(M) J15, there's a sign saying "The SOUTH, Carlisle M6"...
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Post by BikerPaul » Tue Sep 13, 2005 12:15

Steven wrote:
Mark Hewitt wrote:Southbound out of Gretna services the start of motorway sign says M74, when it should say A74(M).
At A74(M) J15, there's a sign saying "The SOUTH, Carlisle M6"...
And on the A74M south of Abington is a works depot with a sign saying "M6 South"

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Post by Lewis » Tue Sep 13, 2005 12:55

We all know its going to become the M6 when the cumberland gap is upgraded.

At the southern end of the A3(M) the signs say Portsmouth M27, they should say Portsmouth A27.

However the stretch of A27 to portsmouth is motorway standard except the hard shoulders are a couple of inches too narrow. However, the nearby M275 has hard shoulders that are a couple of feet too narrow.

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