Getting Lost in Maysville
I was in Maysville in October 2002, with the intention of documenting signage on US 68. Navigating through this area can be difficult and/or amusing (depending on how comfortable you are with where you're going) for a couple reasons:
- US 68 is signed as an east-west route in Kentucky, but it's north-south in Ohio. This is where the signage changes.
- US 62 is signed as an east-west route in both states, but it could just as easily be considered more of a north-south road in this area. And partly for that reason, there are some confusing "wrong-way" multiplexes.
I could've used at least a roll of film documenting all this, but unfortunately I didn't have time to do a comprehensive job. What I did get is marked "October 2002" below. Also, for contrast, I've posted several H.B. Elkins photos from a year or two earlier, to show how these roads were originally signed when the Harsha bridge was first opened in January 2001. Clearly, even Ohio officials themselves have struggled with how best to sign these roads.
Road signage October 2002
Does that medly of signs (pictured above) really say that if you continue going straight you will be going West, East, and North simultaneously?!?
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