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Old 10-17-2014, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Montco PA
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Has anyone else seen incorrect signs like this? It US Route 202, not PA Route 202.
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Old 10-19-2014, 07:50 AM
 
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Has anyone else seen incorrect signs like this? It US Route 202, not PA Route 202.
That's a common mistake in many states, actually. The perimeter highway around Athens, GA carries a segment of U.S. 78, but was signed as GA 78 for several months. I also remember Business I-75 in Adel, GA being signed as "regular" I-75 with a red and blue shield about six years ago, and this was on a brand-new big green highway guide sign to boot. And just a week or two ago, there was a news story out of Massachusetts where a state route was signed using Alabama route shields.

And those are just three examples off the top of my head.
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Old 10-19-2014, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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The signs likely are correct. Older Federal (US route) highways are sometimes "decommissioned' and removed from the US highway network.

Decommissioned highway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The US Numbered Hiighway Ssystem did not evlve until some time in the mid-1920's prior to that time, many states, Pennsylvania among them, had their own numberiing system. What became US Route 1 (Lincoln Highway) was at one time Pennsylvnia Route 1. Pnnsylvania Route 8 (Pittsburgh-Erie was never incorporated into te Fwderal system, so it retains its low number.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_...bered_Highways

This has happened before. Penna route 61 from Sunbury to Reading was once US route 122. and routes 309 and 222, while they retain their old numbers, are now designated as Pennsylvana State highways.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsyl...es_120_and_122

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Old 10-19-2014, 07:01 PM
 
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The signs likely are correct. Older Federal (US route) highways are sometimes "decommissioned' and removed from the US highway network.

Decommissioned highway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The US Numbered Hiighway Ssystem did not evlve until some time in the mid-1920's prior to that time, many states, Pennsylvania among them, had their own numberiing system. What became US Route 1 (Lincoln Highway) was at one time Pennsylvnia Route 1. Pnnsylvania Route 8 (Pittsburgh-Erie was never incorporated into te Fwderal system, so it retains its low number.

United States Numbered Highways - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This has happened before. Penna route 61 from Sunbury to Reading was once US route 122. and routes 309 and 222, while they retain their old numbers, are now designated as Pennsylvana State highways.

Pennsylvania Route 61 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I've heard nothing of U.S. 202 being decomissioned, though, so the signs above are incorrect.
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Old 10-20-2014, 06:35 PM
 
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NY is very careful to make a distinction between US 15 and NY 15 (former US 15) when they intersect at Painted Post. Kind of amusing, actually.

I have seen Keystone signs for US 22 in Huntingdon County, and I think a few other traffic routes that should have US shields sometimes have Keystones instead. I don't think I've seen the reverse (a shield for a Keystone route).
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Old 10-21-2014, 10:12 AM
 
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NY is very careful to make a distinction between US 15 and NY 15 (former US 15) when they intersect at Painted Post. Kind of amusing, actually.

I have seen Keystone signs for US 22 in Huntingdon County, and I think a few other traffic routes that should have US shields sometimes have Keystones instead. I don't think I've seen the reverse (a shield for a Keystone route).
At Lehigh Valley International Airport, there's a US shield for PA Route 987. It looks horrendous!

In Allentown, when US 222 ends and continues into downtown Allentown, it becomes PA 222 and the signs change accordingly.
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Old 10-22-2014, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Glen Burnie, MD
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NY is very careful to make a distinction between US 15 and NY 15 (former US 15) when they intersect at Painted Post. Kind of amusing, actually.

I have seen Keystone signs for US 22 in Huntingdon County, and I think a few other traffic routes that should have US shields sometimes have Keystones instead. I don't think I've seen the reverse (a shield for a Keystone route).
We have wrong signs at a local mall too.

The people who made the signs actually used shields instead of state routes. They say "EZ exit to....US 100 and US 295. Those routes never have been US routes at all. They've always been state routes. I don't think I've ever seen an instance where MDOT has put up the wrong signs though, these are on a private road owned by the mall.
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Old 10-24-2014, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Montco PA
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I'm ok with the fact that mistakes like this sometimes happen. In the Collegeville area, I've seen green PennDot signs indicating "Graterford" as well as "Gratersford." What surprises me, though, is how the blatantly incorrect ones, such as the US 202 sign on the PA shield, don't get fixed. I think I've also seen a PA 309 sign on a NJ/NY-style circular shield, which also baffles me.
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Old 10-25-2014, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Has anyone else seen incorrect signs like this? It US Route 202, not PA Route 202.
There's another one - eastbound Germantown Pike in East Norriton Township; I noticed it the other day.

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In Allentown, when US 222 ends and continues into downtown Allentown, it becomes PA 222 and the signs change accordingly.
I'm surprised that Pa. 222 wasn't changed to avoid confusion.
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:55 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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I just miss the days when our DOT's had river/creek/stream signs. It was nice to know our waterways as we traveled our highways. I also know that the cost has skyrocketed and that waterways are not highways. So it is logical that we no longer place signs on everything. Perhaps those old river signs were just a sign of better times?
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