New big blue signs in SoWal

Discussion in 'Local Government and Groups' started by shesgottasurf, Jan 4, 2008.

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What do you think of the new blue signs being installed on 30-A?

  1. Love them!

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  2. Somewhat like them

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  3. Neither like nor dislike them

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  4. Somewhat dislike them

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  5. They're horrid!

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  1. shesgottasurf

    shesgottasurf Beach Lover

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    Does anyone know what the 'bench-like' things are that have popped up along 30-a?????? Surely they aren't benches.......so what?? Curious....?:idontno:
     
  2. Smiling JOe

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    Re: What are these things beside the road?

    You mean the board resting on two pipes, about 6 inches off the ground, around Seaside and WC?
     
  3. John R

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    Re: What are these things beside the road?

    just what we need, more signs on 30a.

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    Thanks John!
     
  4. Smiling JOe

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    Re: What are these things beside the road?

    supposed to bring continuity to 30A, blending all the communities. ha, ha, ha.
     
  5. 30abob

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    Re: What are these things beside the road?

    I never did finish that engineering degree... but, I would assume that the two 6' long sections of 4" PVC embedded in the ground will probably stay put. However, the connection point with the regular pine 2" x 6" and the Sign will most likely fail; causing the Sign to become just another piece of wind borne debris during the next direct Hurricane.
     
  6. John R

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    upon closer inspection, it appears that the pipes are steel, not PVC. and the larger diameter collars are for leveling.

    either way, there appear to more than we need. they're spaced everywhere
     
  7. Smiling JOe

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    Re: What are these things beside the road?

    They mentioned placing signs at each crossing of the Timpoochie Trail, aka the multi-use trail. That could be a lot of signs and obstacles blocking views.
     
  8. HYDROSTAN

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    Re: What are these things beside the road?

    Have they said what color they will change the signs to next year?
     
  9. scooterbug44

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    Re: What are these things beside the road?

    They are the bases for the new signs - they have a frame of the same color blue metal pipes bolted to the bases.

    Liked the "old" signs much better. These look like subway signs or something.
     
  10. Terp22

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    Re: What are these things beside the road?

    This is a TDC project approved many months ago and is separate from the multi-use path wayfinding project that was recently approved. I think you will find these signs are attractive and they will identify communities along 30A. The set backs are to be in line with the Florida Green book per WC.
     
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    I just walked past the new sign for Watercolor. It is placed right smack in front of the Watercolor's own sign!:idontno:
     
  12. Beach Runner

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    Re: What are these things beside the road?

    What the heck? Those are so ugly!

    Thanks for the pix.
     
  13. John

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    Re: What are these things beside the road?

    When I first heard of this project, I thought that consistent signange was a good idea. But dang! It's a huge sign for conveying so little information.
     
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    Re: What are these things beside the road?

    There was consistent signage (at least IMO), and the wood signs had some charm.

    Why exactly did we need the new ones? :idontno: If people were getting lost or were confused about their location, my suggestion would be better directions, maps, or street signs, not these gaudy blue markers.

    My parents have only visited Sowal a total of 2x, yet know exactly where anything is that I am talking about on the phone via the easy landmarks of Alys Beach, Gulf Place, Seaside, and the flashing red lights at 395 and Grayton. :roll:
     
  15. Matt J

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    They are popping up pretty quick headed east. The interesting thing is that it seems to be redefining parts of 30A already. For instance the Preserve at Grayton is no longer in Grayton and is currently located in Blue Mountain. :idontno:
     
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    Re: What are these things beside the road?

    In our opinion, these signs are ridiculous. What was wrong with the signs that were already in place. They went with the whole charm of our beaches ... they blended and were soothing to the eyes. These new signs are giant and blue .... waaaaahhhh ... we want the old signs back. How can we get the oldies back?
     
  17. scooterbug44

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    Good thing we paid a "local" company more because they knew the area :roll:.
     
  18. 30abob

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    Re: What are these things beside the road?

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    The first shot of the completed sign is across from the west entrance to Draper Lake. The second is at Ed Walline Park, they had just finished pouring the concrete for the bases. (I think the underground portion will definitely hold up in a Hurricane) I'm sorry these aren't better, I was driving at the time.
     
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  19. Smiling JOe

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    Re: What are these things beside the road?

    They are to provide continuity to the varied communities along 30A. (Strange, b/c I thought the people supposedly liked the "uniqueness" of the different developments.)

    The name for the Preserve at Grayton has always been a weird one in my opinion because it is located in what I call Blue Mtn Beach.
     
  20. 2bohemians

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    Re: What are these things beside the road?

    Didn't the old / previous signs already have continuity? Weren't they all the same design?
     

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