Remnant SR, NR, NH, Metroad Signs

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Adrian Biankin

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Nov 1, 2021, 9:54:14 PM11/1/21
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Sam L

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Nov 1, 2021, 10:25:24 PM11/1/21
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There's a longish thread here on Metroads remnants

This one is a great find!


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AlienChex

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Nov 2, 2021, 3:47:47 AM11/2/21
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That one from Peats Ridge Road is unfortunately an image from 2010. Google hasn’t driven back down that road since :(

Adrian Biankin

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Nov 2, 2021, 4:14:18 AM11/2/21
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Its still there! Drove there a few months back and still there. 

Aevion

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Nov 2, 2021, 6:33:59 PM11/2/21
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Man that's one awful sign, although I guess this could be said for all of the modern signage along Peats Ridge Road.

Adrian Biankin

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ed24f1

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Nov 7, 2021, 1:06:07 AM11/7/21
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Adrian Biankin

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Nov 7, 2021, 1:56:42 AM11/7/21
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I did see that one before. Couldn’t remember where it was

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AlienChex

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Nov 7, 2021, 2:43:44 AM11/7/21
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Newcastle is a goldmine for old state-route signs because a lot of them are just coverplated

#130km/hforthehume

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Nov 8, 2021, 6:07:51 AM11/8/21
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Ditto for the northern Central Coast as well. Just all look plain ugly with a coverplate slapped on

Johnny Telcher

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May 16, 2022, 2:08:20 AM5/16/22
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Found this sign on the Hume Highway north of Albury that has not had its cover plate removed and still says NH31 https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-35.9894924,146.9958566,3a,15y,352.11h,93.2t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sZVeAoKThFW0eHGXoIbyo5Q!2e0!5s20210501T000000!7i16384!8i8192 Also this sign has the name on a cover plate which most likely covers Hume Motorway for some reason which is weird has the Hume Highway doesn't become Hume Motorway until Berrima.

#130km/hforthehume

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May 16, 2022, 2:54:11 AM5/16/22
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Looking at an old image (https://goo.gl/maps/7HWPRcWEkTveGgrY6), it seems that there was an alpha on that sign before 2008 (looks like an A31(?))

Sam L

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May 16, 2022, 3:02:05 AM5/16/22
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Certainly was - the original was installed as part of the Albury Bypass project. 
https://www.ozroads.com.au/NSW/Special/MAB/200.jpg. It appears to have been replaced between 2010 and 2015, with the current design. 

There is a series of photos of the Albury Bypass signage from July 2007 on this page: https://www.ozroads.com.au/NSW/Special/MAB/evidence_old.htm

Johnny - in its preparations for alpha-numeric route numbering, RTA/RMS had planned to sign the whole length of Hume Highway as M31/Hume Motorway and signage installed from ~2011 to 2013 had M31/Hume Motorway under coverplates. Example here from 2011: https://www.ozroads.com.au/NSW/Special/MAB/461.jpg

Evidently that plan fell over when it came time to roll-out the scheme, perhaps because the large number of properties with direct frontage to the Hume would have had a 'Hume Motorway' address. I suspect there were similar plans for 'Federal Motorway' based on similarly coverplated signs on Federal Highway. 


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Johnny Telcher

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Luke W

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Street View history shows that the Narellan Road ones did definitely say "Hume Motorway" when it was changed over, but it sounds like the contractors made a blunder when they re-designed the whole interchange a few years ago, starting in 2015, and made replacement signs when done. (If on a desktop, click on the top-left where it says "Street View" and a date, it'll give you pics dating back to 2007-08 when the Street View cars started roaming the streets.)

Highland Way would have likely just been a forgotten coverplate or one that came off, I imagine, nothing to worry too much about - the traffic volumes on that (south of Bundanoon) aren't really much.

Adrian Biankin

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AlienChex

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Reviving this old thread for this one. On the corner of Shepherd and Speed Street in Casula. It’s a strange sign because it’s on a suburban street, but this street leads to the powerhouse arts centre, so this must be for exiting visitors. It has a Metroad 5 cover plate, ready to be removed, but they never removed it in nearly 10 years

#130km/hforthehume

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Near that sign is also https://goo.gl/maps/Y5xRJd4X3E6M7ayo8, which is not exactly a remnant route number, but it's still a relic of the past. Not only has the RTA been long gone, but toll gates are now a thing of the past (at least in Australia).

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NumberMX

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Jan 24, 2023, 10:42:04 AM1/24/23
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An old NH31 sign north of Melbourne: https://goo.gl/maps/dqcAJJ8HNfY5oMSXA

MH2351

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Jan 25, 2023, 6:51:03 PM1/25/23
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NH 31 on SR30 under the M1 West Gate Fwy 

NumberMX

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A sign on Royal Parade with NR1, NH8, and NR79 on it: https://goo.gl/maps/4jkVNDvGefkWpbug8

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Sam L

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The ultimate "not my job" - Vicroads coverplate the NH8 shield but leave the long-decommissioned NR1 and NR79 shields...


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Howard

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Mar 20, 2023, 8:46:27 AM3/20/23
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Has anyone noticed that what appears to be SR43 coverplates on the Tulla/Citylink signs which havent been removed for ages?

Sam L

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Yes - they cover M2 and should be uncovered by now but there is a significant traffic management cost involved.


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Plenty of these around on the entire Old Princes Hwy route, probably forgot to coverplate them

Mark Sanders

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Not an old remnant, but a relatively new installation at Lake Hume Village just outside of Albury NSW

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Damien Berry

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As mentioned above it was easy to find an example on Princes Way, Longwarry via Street view, though this was from March 2010, hopefully it is still there. 

#130km/hforthehume

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While many MR6 shields in Brisbane have been replaced with M6 shields with a blue background, https://goo.gl/maps/8abp26UL2kFirHyk7https://goo.gl/maps/kRT6i2fYKSNKCWaX9https://goo.gl/maps/RczzRUAETeKDNyee7https://goo.gl/maps/vVQqYdN5N4bKo2Rg6, https://goo.gl/maps/LyanAiHhA8N8SuAYA and https://goo.gl/maps/WkVrwd1rthYmrTBG7 contain remnants of MR6 shields.


Don't know if the QLD govt has any plans to replace the few remaining MR6s and 4s near Loganlea, but the MR4s are misleading for the average tourist unfamiliar with Brisbane's roads.

Sam L

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Logan Motorway (east) was previously signed as Metroad 4, prior to opening of the Gateway Motorway extension. The Metroad 4 signs will generally date from this era. 

It's Queensland, so I have no faith they will replace signs that have been outdated for 20 years and, if they do they will probably stuff them up anyway.


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#130km/hforthehume

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Interesting to know; you're right about future replacements, though. I wouldn't be surprised if they're still there during the Brisbane 2032 Olympics.

#130km/hforthehume

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There's also a remnant NR1 in Helensburgh on the Princes Hwy (GSV: https://goo.gl/maps/4kcwmDjAggYbtH8i7). 

Adrian Biankin

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Apr 23, 2023, 8:02:42 AM4/23/23
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Looks like the M1 coverplate that was on it fell off.

barbs

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Damien Berry

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Apr 29, 2023, 11:31:21 PM4/29/23
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That sign would even pre-date the renaming of the South Eastern Freeway to South Eastern Arterial in 1988.

Scott Davis

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