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Old October 9th, 2009, 06:52 PM   #861
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This is example of old signage:
Optical illusion
You barely notice the depressed carriageway under the overhead gantry, it looks like the overhead just starts and ends in the barrier.

Nice pics of the redesigned signage by the way. The only thing that still bothers me is that the font doesn't come out very well with the uppercase letters.
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Old October 9th, 2009, 07:03 PM   #862
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Starting 1.1.2010 Slovakia and Austria are implementing newly developed TERN font (stands for Trans-European Road Network), that is recommended also by Eur.Commission.

Finland also stated to use it, France is seriously thinking of it...
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Old October 9th, 2009, 07:29 PM   #863
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Old October 9th, 2009, 09:19 PM   #864
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2 or 3 lanes?
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Old October 9th, 2009, 09:24 PM   #865
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Oh, I get it. It's 2 lanes in any case, b/c the 3rd lane isn't yet in use (except as emergency lane). But perhaps it would be better to strike out the rightmost arrow on the sign, not the middle one.
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Old October 10th, 2009, 12:22 AM   #866
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Optical illusion
You barely notice the depressed carriageway under the overhead gantry, it looks like the overhead just starts and ends in the barrier.
I didn't realise someone could consider that picture optical illusion. It's probably because I was aware of how it really looks like. It's interesting how human eye works...

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Nice pics of the redesigned signage by the way. The only thing that still bothers me is that the font doesn't come out very well with the uppercase letters.
It seems they are using bold version of the font. The letters appear to be bolder and closer to each other. Compare the photos above with e.g. this:


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Starting 1.1.2009 Slovakia and Austria are implementing newly developed TERN font (stands for Trans-European Road Network), that is recommended also by Eur.Commission.

Finland also stated to use it, France is seriously thinking of it...
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Slovakia is going to implement TERN, but it's not officially approved yet hence it's not used on the posted sings.

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Oh, I get it. It's 2 lanes in any case, b/c the 3rd lane isn't yet in use (except as emergency lane). But perhaps it would be better to strike out the rightmost arrow on the sign, not the middle one.
It would make sense at the sign quoted by you, but it wouldn't be possible at this sing:


To avoid any confusion they decided it would be better to strike the arrow the middle in both cases because rightmost arrow is sometimes used to indicate exit.

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Old October 10th, 2009, 12:28 AM   #867
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^ Just strike out the straight-forward part of the right arrow.
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Old October 10th, 2009, 03:32 PM   #868
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R1 - Bypass of Nitra

Demolition of bridge:







Source: http://www.sme.sk/c/5050973/ohryzeny-most.html
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Old October 11th, 2009, 09:46 AM   #869
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Povazska Bystrica - highway-viaduct through city

Povazska Bystrica update 9.10.2009 photos by JaMi











and few other photos - source Halbot




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Old October 11th, 2009, 12:04 PM   #870
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Old October 11th, 2009, 05:51 PM   #871
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some photos from last weekend 04.10.2009:

Closed tunnel in Branisko and old way across the hill:



Building-up highway in Studenec - Beharovce:



New part of highway from Levoca to Poprad:

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Old October 11th, 2009, 05:55 PM   #872
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Continuing building-up behind to Poprad:



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Zilina - Povazska Bystrica:

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Old October 12th, 2009, 09:21 PM   #873
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D1 Exit Vajnory - new signage

Another bunch of photos of new signage now from the last exit before Bratislava. I would say this is more interesting than previous although quality is slightly lower:





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Nice. Why don't you guys sign Budapest instead of Győr? Is there some kind of hate towards the Hungarian capital?
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Old October 12th, 2009, 09:44 PM   #875
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Yeah, I was wondering....is the Slovak-Hungarian conflict still going on?
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Old October 12th, 2009, 09:47 PM   #876
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The motorway leads southbound from Bratislava. Győr is more to the south than Budapest, which is further off around the corner. However, I do think signing Budapest is a good idea, but Győr only isn't the end of the world. At least they don't use stupid exonyms that nobody knows except their own population
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Old October 12th, 2009, 09:55 PM   #877
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Old October 12th, 2009, 09:58 PM   #878
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Nice. Why don't you guys sign Budapest instead of Győr? Is there some kind of hate towards the Hungarian capital?
Budapest has too long name. Imagine those signs looked like this:

BUDAPEST
BRNO
WIEN



Instead of it we have nice:

BRNO
GYÖR
WIEN

However, we do sing Budapest, starting from the interchange of D1 and D2 to Hungarian border. These photos are from interchange of D2 and D4:



On the other hand I haven't seen a single sign for Bratislava in Budapest.
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It's not a reciprocity. Budapest is good from Bratislava as there are no good alternates, while from Budapest, Wien makes more sense. They should sign Bratislava from Györ though as a secondary control city.
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Old October 12th, 2009, 10:10 PM   #880
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Budapest has too long name. Imagine those signs looked like this:

BUDAPEST
BRNO
WIEN
Better than "Budimpešta/Budapest". Oh, and also better than BRATISLAVA.

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The motorway leads southbound from Bratislava. Győr is more to the south than Budapest, which is further off around the corner.
I disagree with you here. Győr is already around the corner, it's already southeast. The best destination would be Mosonmagyaróvár (which would also be good for E65 towards Zagreb), but it's too small (and has a too long name). Győr also bothers me because it's not a particularly important highway junction, just one motorway passes it by and doesn't even change its direction (southeast). But it has a shorter name indeed, especially in all caps.
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