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Overhead Signs On Freeways Lit Up?  
User currently offlineUSAir_757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 996 posts, RR: 8
Posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1069 times:

OK guys, world's stupidest question:

First off this question is directed to people in the USA.

In your area do the overhead signs on freeways/interstate highways have lights under them AND do they actually go on at night? Some here have the lights but all are off...


-Cullen Wassell @ MLI | Pentax K5 + DA18-55WR + Sigma 70-300 DL Macro Super
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User currently offlineUsa_boeing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1035 times:

That is the stupidest question I have ever seen. Yes, they are lit up in NW PA.

User currently offlineUSAir_757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 996 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1031 times:

As I said, world's stupidest question !!  Big grin

OK let's see some other answers please?



-Cullen Wassell @ MLI | Pentax K5 + DA18-55WR + Sigma 70-300 DL Macro Super
User currently offlineJFKspotter From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 448 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1026 times:

Here in Long Island, as well as in most other parts of the US, Overhead Signs on Freeways DO have lights that automatically (yes, kinda like magically) light up when it starts getting dark. I think they use these things called light sensors, something like that. Anyways, yeah, signs in Long Island do get lit up.

-JFKspotter


User currently offlineUSAir_757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 996 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1019 times:

Hmmm, as you say most places in the US, then the NHDOT must be staffed by a bunch of money happy losers eh? ALL of our sign lights are turned off, however the ones under the toll sign on I-93 are on. haha


Anyone else?



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User currently offlineAerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1013 times:

Yesss, the freeway sign lights are on in California. We also have signs that *gasp*, flash messages!


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User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1003 times:

Uhhhhh.......yeah.......................


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User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 987 times:

Not here in Boston! Only a few especially just outside the city have lighted signs. Otherwise Interstate and main state roads use reflective lettering that get "lit" up by oncoming headlights.

LH423



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User currently offlineAerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 977 times:

BA: Really! We do!
In the Central Valley where fog causes massive pile-ups, there are freeway signs that light up and warn of 'HEAVY FOG NEXT 2 MI.' They also have messages in the case of heavy freeway delays.



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User currently offlineTwotterwrench From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 976 times:

Here in Alaska we don't even have signs on our wagon trails. Of course, we only got indoor plumbing in the rich people's houses just last fall...

User currently offlineSQA340 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 702 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 965 times:

In IND, we have lights under the signs that light up. INDOT also has installed some dynamic message boards on 465, 65 and 69.




User currently offlineN312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2682 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 964 times:

NON of MDOTs thousands of signs in Michigan are lit. NONE. We have some light up message boards mounted on some bridges though.


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