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Wednesday, 23 March 2005
Traffic signs


The above photo is taken in Godstone on the A25.

I was always confused by these little yellow square patch on signs on the road signs around here. 

Thanks to CBRD (Chris’s British Roads Directory), and his FAQ I have the answer

What do the black and yellow shape symbols found on direction signs mean?
Some direction signs have small coloured shapes patched on - a circle, square, diamond or triangle - in black and yellow. These are motorway diversion routes. In the event of a motorway being closed, “trigger signs” would be placed (or in some locations, opened out as they are permanent fixtures) to instruct drivers to follow a certain shape on signs to rejoin the motorway at the next junction. There are a range of different shapes to allow diversions for opposing directions and different motorways to cross without conflicting.

There are lots of cool sections on the CBRD site: The C-Road Hunt, Photo Gallery, Videos, Bad Junction guide, and Histories as well as other goodies.

Posted by bigblue on 23/03/2005 at 09:39 PM
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