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Old June 18th, 2014, 12:03 AM   #2021
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I didn't say there is an "international standard", however, internationally (individual countries) often have standards in regards to sign layout and size. For example Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom or the Czech Republic.

But if you study the examples I posted, you can see the alignment, position of destinations, size and layout of each sign is different, for example, photo 293 has 4 named destinations, with 3 different indents. On photo 279, there is an additional placename placed at the bottom, below the local objects. Photo 279 also features Tjörn Orust, that are in fact two different towns, while Lilla Edet is one place. Some feature a local through destination for E6, others don't. And these are all 1000 m signs.
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Old June 18th, 2014, 03:03 PM   #2022
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The signs in Finland and Sweden are rather alike. Still there are differences: Sweden consolidates the destination names and the service signs into a single sign while Finland puts them into separate signs. Both approaches have their pros and cons, and I do not know which one is better.
That might be because Finland is bilingual. In Sweden it is obvious that each line of text refers to its own destination, in Finland it is not.
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Old June 18th, 2014, 04:26 PM   #2023
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I saw many signs that included a few letters before and after :

Example: http://goo.gl/maps/JyHNq

What do they mean?
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Old June 18th, 2014, 05:13 PM   #2024
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S:t (or on roadsigns: S:T) means Saint.
St or ST means "stora", i.e. large

C = centrum (central)
N = norr (north)
Ö = öst (east)
V = väst (west)
S = syd (south)

Those are the most commonly seen ones afaik.
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Old June 18th, 2014, 07:26 PM   #2025
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I'd maybe add G:LA which stands for "Gamla" ("Old"). Though it might be slightly less common. Basically they are just abbreviations of the full name of a place or refer to a geographical direction.

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Old June 18th, 2014, 08:01 PM   #2026
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It's usually G:a and not G:la though.
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Old June 18th, 2014, 10:02 PM   #2027
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What is :an ?
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Old June 18th, 2014, 10:29 PM   #2028
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What is :an ?
:an = the. E.g the E6 = E6:an.

The Swedish language has no obvious system of how to abbreviate words, check this out:

http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lista_%...%B6rkortningar

Concerning things I´ve seen on traffic signs, abbreviations with a colon between the first and last letters leave someting out ( S:T = SANKT, S:TA = SANKTA, K:A = KYRKA, L:A = LILLA, G:A, G:LA = GAMLA). Abbreviations without colon show the first letter(s) of the abbreviated word ( N = NORRA, Ö = ÖSTRA, V= VÄSTRA, S = SÖDRA, ST = STORA). Note that G:A, G:LA are not even on the Wikipedia list, even though they are quite common (G:A STAN, G:LA STAN)
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Old June 18th, 2014, 10:46 PM   #2029
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What is :an ?

:an = the. E.g the E6 = E6:an.

I could add that the colon in this case has nothing to do with any abbreviation. In the Swedish language, numbers are fit into the written language with a colon:

E sexan = E6:an, den första = den 1:a, den andra = den 2:a, den tredje = den 3:e. Less common: ettan = 1:an, tvåan = 2:an etc.
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Old June 18th, 2014, 11:06 PM   #2030
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Interesting approach. I haven't seen this in Denmark or Norway, although you do see some abbreviations of course. But not with a colon.
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Old June 19th, 2014, 06:25 AM   #2031
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S:t (or on roadsigns: S:T) means Saint.
St or ST means "stora", i.e. large

C = centrum (central)
N = norr (north)
Ö = öst (east)
V = väst (west)
S = syd (south)

Those are the most commonly seen ones afaik.
The most cryptic one might be JVSTN, railway station (järnvägstation).
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Old June 19th, 2014, 06:17 PM   #2032
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A new aerial tour of E4 Sundsvall



Some pictures from the new E22, which was inaugurated today.









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After:



All from trafikverket.se
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Old June 19th, 2014, 07:41 PM   #2033
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National road 35 through Åtvidaberg. A wide road with outer lanes for slow vehicles like tractors.]


Lots of information on this one sign.
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Old June 20th, 2014, 01:36 PM   #2034
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Is the last missing part of E6 around Tanum now completed or at least half profil completed and allowed to use?
Cause 2 years ago construction wasn´t really visible ongoing there and it´s the last section for motorway from DK to N all the way.
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It's still under construction, you have to use the old road.


E6-337 by Chriszwolle, on Flickr


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It's still under construction, you have to use the old road.


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Old June 21st, 2014, 07:21 PM   #2037
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E6 Göteborg

A video of E6 through Göteborg.

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Old June 22nd, 2014, 02:01 AM   #2038
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It's still under construction, you have to use the old road.


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They are going to open this part in 2015. When this part is open that means motorway from Norway to the rest of Europe.
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why they indicate route Göteborg - Stockholm via E20, and not via Jönkoping? the latter one seems more logic to me.
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why they indicate route Göteborg - Stockholm via E20, and not via Jönkoping? the latter one seems more logic to me.
In Sweden, traffic signage is more road-number oriented. Trafikverket has a policy of posting control cities along the road number or the end point of the road. Route 40+E 4 is indeed better than E 20 and Swedish media often complain about the stubbornness of Trafikverket. Coming from Stockholm, Göteborg is also signed via E 20. On the E 4, Helsingborg is signed.
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