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February 13, 2004 12:17 AM
Broken: Interstate sign
Here's a picture of a sign over eastbound US 36, the main highway that connects Boulder to Denver.
The problem is the order of the panels. Any reasonable person would look at the sign and think that the exit for northbound I-25 is coming up on the left side. It turns out that it's a right-side exit [seen in the distance in the picture], so traffic is often terrible because drivers have to cross the through lanes in a real hurry to get to the right side to be able to exit. There have been a number of accidents.
Scott Yates also sent the "after" picture at right. He writes that "CDOT fixed the sign after MyTrafficNews made a big stink. All the problems with people zooming over two lanes of traffic in 100 yards stopped the first day they made the fix."
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