Massachusetts Roads - MA 23, 23/41
MA 23 and 23/41
There are many more NJ 23 shields along this route than good ol' Massachusetts squares. I actually stopped taking photos of them, there were so many - and I only traveled the road eastbound. By now, almost all if not all of them have been replaced.
Correct square, and older MA 41 shield, north- and east-bound along the duplex.
2008 photos westbound, showing the replaced shields. Apparently MassHighway tried to use as many existing signs as it had in stock, so every assembly is a mismatch and some shields like in the second photos really need to be re-retired.
This is more of an NH-style assembly, which means MA doesn't generally sign multiplexes on LGS's, which means they sometimes get it wrong and give a route too wide a shield. Usually the number is still centered, though - this looks like a 141 error that was corrected at the last second.
Looking west and east at this 1920's (well, it could be a tiny bit newer, but not much) state highway maintenance sign. It is located at the southwestern corner of the following bridge:
This bridge is every bit as old as the sign, just east of where MA 41 leaves the MA 23/US 7 multiplex. I almost typed NJ 23 again.
Onto MA 41 alone
Into New York on 23
Onto US 7
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