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Old December 23rd, 2011, 02:12 AM   #801
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Old December 25th, 2011, 12:01 PM   #802
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why is that remarkable?
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Old January 1st, 2012, 03:10 AM   #803
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Because of the current construction of the Hunter Expressway, and the western end of the Newcastle Link Road is closed, this is the modifed version of the AD sign heading northbound...



Check this out for an AD sign west of Morisset... great work by Lake Macquarie City Council!

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Old January 5th, 2012, 05:12 AM   #804
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Information overload!

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Old January 5th, 2012, 06:08 AM   #805
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why is that remarkable?
Because it's one of the few examples of decent signage in this thread

RE: Roo's pic, seven locations on a directional sign (in one direction) might be a record!

RE: Crawf's pic, SA's sign designs have grown on me. The only thing I'd like to see is the corners rounded off...
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Old January 5th, 2012, 09:03 AM   #806
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I dislike the squared corners also. How very odd.
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Old January 5th, 2012, 03:48 PM   #807
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Because it's one of the few examples of decent signage in this thread

RE: Roo's pic, seven locations on a directional sign (in one direction) might be a record!

RE: Crawf's pic, SA's sign designs have grown on me. The only thing I'd like to see is the corners rounded off...
The squared signs are being phased out, heres some newer signs



















Old style direction signs that have been phased out now

Newer ones


http://expressway.paulrands.com/
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Old January 5th, 2012, 05:22 PM   #808
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Why is it that the new rural highway signs no longer display the name of the road/highway ("Hume Freeway", etc) and only show the route shield number? Is there a reason why they have decided to omit those details which previously used to be displayed on the highway signs, in Victoria at least?
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Old January 6th, 2012, 04:59 AM   #809
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Why is it that the new rural highway signs no longer display the name of the road/highway ("Hume Freeway", etc) and only show the route shield number? Is there a reason why they have decided to omit those details which previously used to be displayed on the highway signs, in Victoria at least?
In Victoria AFAIK they show the road name for M and A roads, not for B and C roads (excepting important tourist roads such as the Great Ocean Road.)

I guess the logic is the B and C roads aren't significant enough to warrant a name!
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Old January 21st, 2012, 10:49 PM   #810
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Old January 22nd, 2012, 12:45 PM   #811
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New, and;



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Old January 22nd, 2012, 02:40 PM   #812
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In Victoria AFAIK they show the road name for M and A roads, not for B and C roads (excepting important tourist roads such as the Great Ocean Road.)

I guess the logic is the B and C roads aren't significant enough to warrant a name!
even for M and A roads they'll just put up the number sometimes.

Its being like that since they started rolling out the alphanumeric signs in mid 90's.

edit. some street view examples

hume fwy at wodonga

couple 100maway vicroads have place it above the sign, which is pretty typical.

most of the time you'll only see the name on a distance board but not at junction signs 20m away.

i'd never noticed the names were missing until i went to find some examples.

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Old January 27th, 2012, 09:53 AM   #813
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AD signage on The Horsley Drive at Smithfield - this is backed up by more detailed signage advising you what street to turn left at to end up going right (iirc behind the large tree in the background)...



Aussie hip hop fans in Thirlmere (near Picton)...



One of Wollondilly Shire Council's efforts of AD signage also in Thirlmere... the text should be bigger and the lines probably not as thick. Apart from that, not too bad...

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Also, the last pic is at one of only a small number of level crossings left in Sydney. However, this is now a tourist line, as evidenced by the gate to the left - the Picton Loop closed in the 1970s.
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Old January 28th, 2012, 08:38 AM   #815
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This one is on Bunnerong Road at Pagewood, NSW.


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^ notice how that sign makes no logical sense
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Old January 28th, 2012, 11:21 AM   #817
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That sign is ridiculous. I understand why the council would want to limit heavy vehicles on some roads, but why would they restrict some heavy vehicles, but allow others which are even larger?
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Standard semi-trailers are not larger than 4.3 metres high, nor longer than 19 metres (according to VicRoads; I'd assume NSW has a similar definition). This sign provides specific exception for true oversize trucks.
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Standard semi-trailers are not larger than 4.3 metres high, nor longer than 19 metres (according to VicRoads; I'd assume NSW has a similar definition). This sign provides specific exception for true oversize trucks.
like pertol tankers?
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^ notice how that sign makes no logical sense
It does make sense once you read it.
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