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Here's what they look like:
|This is the sign on Route 50 in Arlington.|
|Here's its location. You can see the 10th St. exit sign that is in the median.|
|Here's the one on Little River Turnpike.|
The existence of these signs raises a number of questions:
- Who owns them?
- How long have they been there?
- Why are they still there?
- What purpose do they serve?
There may be more of these Dulles airport signs. Have you seen any? Where?
Taking a macro view, who is responsible for signage in general? Once a sign is placed is it ever taken down? I've seen signs in my neighborhood that have rusted so badly they can barely be read and that are completely outdated. Signs like these are everywhere, and they just accumulate.
Perhaps every sign should have information on the back of it that tells who owns the sign and who is responsible for it, as well as contact information. At least that way someone could try to follow up and notify the owner if it gets damaged or becomes obsolete.
Steve Offutt, Arlington