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Old 09-22-2010, 11:31 AM
 
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When I was coming back from visiting a friend in Oregon a few years ago, I shrieked with joy when I saw the "Welcome to California" sign, even though I was still hundreds of miles from home. The next exit # was 796, or something like that. For comparison, the exit nearest where I live is #146A.
But remember, Sandyco, that distance is only a couple of inches on the map...
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:14 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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I was so thrilled when Pennsylvania finally joined the 20th Century and updated its exit numbering. I hate guessing how many miles it is to the next exit, especially when I'm running on fumes.

Unfortunately, it took Pennsylvania until the 21st Century to do so ...
Pennsylvania's exit numbers were mileage-based until sometime in the 1970's, when they switched to sequential numbers like the states to the north and east. They switched back to mileage-based numbers last decade. Georgia and Florida switched to mileage-based numbers around the same time, but I don't know if they were originally mileage-based or not. I guess Georgia and Florida are "behind the times" too, though, right?
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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There's a lot of confusion here because for decades I-69 began on the northeast side of Indianapolis and went north/northeast to end at the Canadian border north of Detroit. So it began where it intersected I-465 in Indianapolis at mile marker 0 heading north so that the last mile marker in Indiana before crossing into Michigan was 157 I think. Now that are extending I-69 beyond Indianapolis to Evansville, Indiana. Since they are planning to open the first stretch by the end of this year, they just recently renumberd the whole interstate from Indianapolis north to the state line. They made it a bit easier by just adding 200 to the number. So exit 0 because exit 200. Exit 5 became exit 205. And the very last mile marker went from 157 to 357.

And I'm pretty sure they just made it easy by adding 200 to the number. I believe the new spur from Indianapolis to Evansville will be 134 miles total. Then consider about 30 miles around Indianapolis to the existing part of I-69, means mile marker 205 is probably really mile 170 or so.
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Motorists in general have a very poor understanding of road signs. For example, speed limit signs that are required by law to obey are white with black lettering. Yellow signs with black lettering are advisory, and you cannot be ticketed for disobeying them, although ignoring them can be construed as reckless driving if an accident results..

Other signs are also color coded. Green signs are used to indicate directions to cities. Blue sighs direct you to commercial services. Brown signs to parks and attractions. Orange signs are detours. White signs are informational, rather than directional. Red signs warn of unusually high risk circumstances. Yellow signs are cautionary.

Arrow directional sighs have two different types of arrows. Bent arrows mean you will turn at an intersection ahead of you, and when you get there, that turn will be marked by a straight arrow to the right or left, which means turn here.
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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What about this red sign on the side of the road?

Ventura, CA - Google Maps

Google maps, east bound 101
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:33 AM
 
Location: Texas
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What about this red sign on the side of the road?

Ventura, CA - Google Maps

Google maps, east bound 101

It's not on the highway right of way. It's a private sign advertising a collection of car dealers and it's on private property.
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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It's not on the highway right of way. It's a private sign advertising a collection of car dealers and it's on private property.
I got a feeling you're right but it sure looks like a CalTrans sign, the wooden posts, sign shape, lettering font, etc. It's just red.
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