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Brian Smiths Traffic Signs Site Brian Smith's California's Old Porcelain Enamel Traffic Signs page. A history of the actual signs as well as the story of how the Automobile Club of Southern California and the California State Automobile Association placed these signs.
 
MKPL Logo Mark Furqueron's Calfornia Historic Bridges and Signing Page. This page provides some good pictures of San Diego and Southern California vintage signs and bridges. It also contains quite a few good links to old maps.
 
[BLCamp Shields] Barry Camp's Downloadable State Highway Shield Graphics. These are zip files, downloadable, free of charge, sets of highway sign graphics. Each set includes all Interstate, US and state primary road shields for a given state, where applicable, in 64x64 size for 2-digit highways, or 64x80 for 3-digit highways.
 
[Highway Makeover] [Road Closed]Robert V. Droz's Highway Makeover. State route signage as you would like to see it!
 
James Lin's Highway Markers Logo James Lin's Highway Route Markers
 
[AA Highway Sign Gallery] Alex Nitzman and Andy Field's Interstate Shield Gallery. Now the "AARoads Shield Gallery," which encompasses many different types of highway shields. Its co-maintained by Levente Jakeb.
 
Trafficstuf Logo Richard Moeur's Manual of Traffic Signs. This page includes a manual of Traffic Signs, and all sorts of neat traffic related material.
 
[Millennium Hwys] J. B. Elkin's Millennium Highway. This site has a large section devoted to road signage, with subpages on:
Road Sign Goofs; Old Road Signs; Interesting Road Signs; and Signs & Sights.
 
[Crazy Hobby] Steve's My Crazy Hobby: A site documenting Steve's collection of Road Signs.
 
Salek Logo Matthew Salek's Roads and Highways.
 
[Road Sign SW] Brian Polidoro's Road Sign Software Suite.
 
[Roadtraffic] Road Traffic Technology. This site works to bring you the latest news, views and trends from the road traffic industry. It also provides one of the most comprehensive and detailed listings of road maintenance, management and IT equipment suppliers, products and services, free white paper downloads and company press releases
 
f[Shields Up] David R. Kendrick's Shield's Up. This site allows one to generate a wide variety of Interstate and US Highway shields (state highways are being added) with various fonts and sizes.
 
Signmaker Logo Kurumi's Signmaker, a Java program to create your own highway signs. This takes a lot of memory, and doesn't work on all machines. It generates not only the shields, but the text on Big (pick-your-color) Signs.
 
SuperSignage Debra Jane Seltzer's Super Signage. This site focuses on the unique and colorful signs that are rapidly disappearing from the roadside landscape.
 
Motosport Motosport's Road and Traffic Safety Signs. This is a comprehensive list of resources covering road signs, safety signs, traffic signs, parking signs, and recreation area signs.

Other Highway Related Stuff


[American Highway Project] American Highway Project. The American Highway Project uses photography to document vanishing Americana such as motels, billboards, service stations, highway signs, tourist attractions, drive-in theatres and diners.
 
 [ASM] The American Sign Museum was founded to inform and educate the general public as well as business and special interest groups of the history of the sign industry and its significant contribution to commerce and the American landscape.
 
[Better Roads] Better Roads Magazine. Better Roads serves the information needs of governments and construction contractors involved in Federal, State, County, City and Township highway, road and bridge construction, winter maintenance, roadside and vegetation management and other highway-related projects.
 
[Caldrive] Hamish Reid's California Driving: A Survival Guide. Information for a visiter on how to drive in California. The drivers guide includes information such as Calfornia-speak; essentials such as signs, insurance, measurements; the laws; driving habits and quirks; roads; road conditions; etc. There is also a links page with some incredibly complementary words about the California Highways site.
 
[Cincinatti's Abanonded Subways] Cincinnati's Abandoned Subway. Abandoned tunnels are often the object of urban legend, but Cincinnati is in fact the site of the country's largest abandoned subway tunnel. But "abandoned" is not quite the word, as construction slowed to a stop in 1925 before even half of the 16 mile line was completed. Seven miles between Cincinnati's central business district and the industrial suburb of Norwood were tunneled, bridged, or graded, but no track was laid and no subway cars were ordered. No passengers ever rode between the six stations that were built.

Distracted Driving Distracted Driving: Distracted driving is a major concern. DistractedDrivingHelp is an omnibus site that collects a number of resources to help in the fight against distracted driving. Other good sites include those from the AAA Foundation and the California Highway Patrol.
 
Fieldguide Logo Scott Oglesby's Field Guide to Freeway Interchanges. As Kurumi (Scott) says: "Have you ever read an article about a planned "trumpet" interchange, or a "single-point diamond," and wondered  what exactly those were? This page, with diagrams and descriptions of several common interchange types, might help."
 
[Forgotten NY] Midnight Fish's Forgotten NY: The Infrastructure of a Lost Metropolis. A gateway to a New York City that existed long ago -- and still exists in a hidden form today. The site shows the past in lampposts, advertisements, bridges, buildings, signs, and things you pass every day in the street that bear silent witness to the NYC that once was, as well as forgotten and overlooked aspects of present-day New York.
 
[Groceteria] Groceteria.net: Did You Bring Bottles? A site on the subject of supermarket history and architecture, roughly covering the period from the 1920s to the 1970s.
 
[Crossings] Marc Fannin's Highway/Earth Grid Crossings. This page documents where highways cross whole-numbered lines of latitude or longitude.
 
 [Living Gold Press] Living Gold Press. Publisher of books on CA 99 and other highway stuff.
 
[Map Inside] The Map Inside. An exhibit discussing the art of cartography and the presentation of roads and highways in maps. Instead of map cover art, this exhibit looks at the roads themselves - the "Inside of the Map."
 
[Motel Americana] Motel Americana. A site designed to celebrate an American phenomenon which reflects an important part of US history and culture: the motel.
 
[NA Transit] North America Transit. This site was started by Hong Kong transit enthusiasts in North America. It has four divisions: Northern California, Southern California, Greater Toronto, and New York City, with lot of other transit pictures. Chinese and English text.
 
[Osher Map Library] Osher Map Library University of Southern Maine. This site explores the form and style of the American Road Map.
 
Petroliana Logo Jim Potts' Primarily Petroliana,the Gas Station & Auto Service Collectibles Web Site. This site brings together gas station antique collectors, dealers, publishers and service providers.
 
Roadmap Picture Road Map Collectors of America. The Road Map Collectors Association is a group of road map collectors throughout North America and Great Britain who have have joined together to promote the hobby and network with trading partners.
 
Roads and Bridges Picture Roads and Bridges Magazine. A periodical design to keep people informed on the latest news, product information and technological developments related to the highway construction and bridge industry.
 
Roadside America Roadside America. A look at all the funky stuff to be found on the roadside, from Muffler Men to Pet Cemetaries, from Balls of Twine to Big Donuts.
 
Roadside Architecture Agilitynut's Roadside Architecture. A site dedicated to unusual buildings, mini golfs, muffler men, etc. Too much to describe.
 
Signalfan Logo John Rietveld's Signal Fan's Homepage. Information on the history and collectibility of traffic signals. John has another page at http://www.trafficsignals.net/

Stock Photography:

[Can STock Photo] Can Stock Photo Highway Images. Professional royalty free stock photography at affordable prices, including stock photos of highways..
[Go Graph] Go Graph Stock Photography allows users to search from more than 5 million images starting at just $5. This includes almost 32,000 highway related images!
 
Jeff's Streetlighs Jeff's Streetlighting and Highways Fanatic Page
 

Unusual Interchanges

Brian Polidoro's Unusual Interchanges. This page chronicles interchanges that don't fit into the normal set of interchange types like cloverleafs and diamonds
 
[Socony Logo] [Road Closed]R.V Droz's Whatever happened to Standard Oil? This is a nice summary of the history of all the different Standard Oil spinoffs.

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* Site up as of last visit. [Road Closed] Link Down or Disappeared. If you know to where this link has moved, please send me email. If I haven't heard anything, it may be removed at the next round of updates. Often, these are kept on the list in anticipation of their returning. The original URL is retained as an HTML comment.
[Under Construction] Site is up, but is undergoing extensive renovation. If you are aware of renovation being completed on this site, please let me know. [Rough Road: Site May Be Down] Site may be down. The name was there, but the site was non-responsive at the last check. If you have further status on this site, please let me know.
[Lane Ends] Site is up, but is going away. The site is up, but is likely to disappear at any time. [Dead End] No Longer Maintained. This site is still up, but is no longer being maintained.

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