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Spotted: what is this new Uptown sign on Independence for?

Posted on 28 Mar 2010 by Justin Ruckman

Saw this sign on Independence heading Uptown today. Are they labeling routes to the different sections/wards? I haven’t seen anything Uptown matching this.


  1. Brendan 28 Mar 2010 at 4:54 PM

    I think this is part of the wayfinding system CDOT is implementing. It is kind of a direction-based replacement for the “wards”. There are already signs on sidewalks around uptown that Use this notation. This may tie into another set of signs listing where parking is available.

  2. Kyle 28 Mar 2010 at 5:16 PM

    Yeah, what Brendan said sounds about right. They’ve had those NESW signs on the sidewalks around uptown for months. Makes sense to have them on the roads too. Could also tie in to road directions for the landmarks in that certain part of uptown like the street signs do. .

  3. Melissa Fortune 28 Mar 2010 at 5:20 PM

    Ya, I noticed quite a few new signs of late. Independence Blvd is now Independence Parkway

  4. Josh 28 Mar 2010 at 8:45 PM

    Wow. I feel sorry for people who can’t get a general idea of the direction they are going. The sun is pretty much always to the South, then figure the rest by time of day.

    • joe 29 Mar 2010 at 8:31 AM

      Unless that time of day is night.

  5. Eric 29 Mar 2010 at 9:32 AM

    I want to say I’ve seen this exact color coding on signage in Uptown. Maps on light posts near Trade & Tryon perhaps?

  6. Chad Everett 30 Mar 2010 at 11:42 AM

    There’s a sign on the 12th street exit off of 277 (coming from Independence) that has the “N” indicators on them — actually on 12th, not on 277. One goes to North Davidson, there are two or three other lines on the sign as well, but I couldn’t make out the details on the others (I was headed towards the Brookshire). Presumably these are indeed indicating wards or something similar…