A lot of unusual, funny, or just plain wrong signs and roads.
Someone didn't order long enough sign arms for the Pima Freeway in Scottsdale. Most of the exit signs are off-center like this one. (AZ 101, Scottsdale)
Junction, Junction, what's your function? The US 60 shield fell off over a year ago. (Apache Blvd. & AZ 101, Tempe)
Uh... if you don't park here, you'll be towed away. (Superpumper Texaco, Gilbert Rd. & US 60, Mesa)
The first sign is Phoenix's effort to deter red light runners. The second one is Mesa's, which appears to make red light running mandatory. (44th St. & Thomas, Phoenix; McKellips & Country Club/AZ 87, Mesa)
Another directionally impaired sign. US 180 is actually an east/west route, so this should be US 180 West. (I-17/I-40/AZ 89A, Flagstaff)
Better get out a compass. Actually this should be a right-elbow arrow, not a double-headed arrow. The sign looks like it's been recycled from another location. It's rather beat up, and there are holes in the center where it had been mounted on a single pole. Plus, the ADOT sticker on the double-arrow is upside-down. Another odd bit about this leg of US 191 is that it repeats mileposts 0-5 between US 160 and Utah. These MPs were already used near Douglas. (Mexican Water)
The new informational displays at Arizona's remodeled rest areas are not so informative. This map has I-8 and I-10 switched. It looks like someone put stickers over the mismatched markers, but they've been peeled off.
Hey, the travel agency didn't mention this. I should also note that the scorpion is an arachnid, not an insect. (I-40, Meteor City Rest Area)
Any Arizonan can tell you that there's Nothing to see between Wickenburg and Wikieup. (US 93, Nothing)
In case you hadn't heard. Most drivers apparently missed that day in Driver's Ed. (75th Ave & Bell Rd, Glendale)
Bet you didn't know that the National Road went through Arizona, did you? Mohave County does. (Old US 66, Oatman)
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Last updated 04/16/2000