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#1 cadman56 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 22, 2012 - 10:24 PM

A couple of months ago this "V" marking appeared on two different roads near my house. The road that has the double yellow lines runs north/south. The other road that the marking is on runs east/west. They aren't lined up but both point north and they are about a 1/2 mile from each other. Know one that I've shown them to knows what they are. Anyone ever see this marking? What is it for?

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Posted June 22, 2012 - 10:36 PM

That road looks pretty straight, I bet it would make a good landing strip. Have you noticed any lights in the sky or were there any UFO reports in your area recently?
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Posted June 22, 2012 - 10:37 PM

Martians favorite landing spot?
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Posted June 22, 2012 - 10:44 PM

LOL...... That's what I was thinking. Maybe 'ET's coming back! :smile1:

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Posted June 22, 2012 - 10:56 PM

They use them around here not in arrow form but straight lines. Airplanes fly over the highway and time you between the marks and nail you for speeding. Radar detectors don't work so well in that situation.

Edited by Kyocum, June 22, 2012 - 10:57 PM.

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Posted June 22, 2012 - 11:11 PM

Cadman- Does the road have several natural gas pipe line markers along side the road? These markings on the roadway are usually for a gas pipline aerial survey.
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Posted June 22, 2012 - 11:11 PM

I would guess for a running or biking race. Tells the people where to go and turn??? :confuse:
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Posted June 23, 2012 - 01:16 AM

It looks like the little arrow on a google maps zoom in. :bigrofl:
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Posted June 23, 2012 - 05:32 AM

Several years back we had found a number of X painted on the roads. Someone had told me that the marks were for air mapping of roads. The marks were usually close to intersections and when I found those intersections on a local map they were in a line. It was simply double checking road layout for the mapmakers.

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Posted June 23, 2012 - 06:07 AM

Navigation aids for the horse when the buggy occupants have imbibed a little too much ?
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Posted June 23, 2012 - 06:17 AM

Our county did something like that for making aerial maps of the county. They take several pictures all over, and those marks are for marking a "common" spot on all the pictures to align the pictures into one big lay-out. Kinda like "corners" of puzzle peices. That's how we get all those great google maps and county controls available on puters and in offices.
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Posted June 23, 2012 - 08:35 AM

Thanks everyone for the replies. This is a great site! Orangeman05 - no gas lines along that road. Actually, the road is straight, but it goes up hill. I took that pic looking up hill. There is a "T" intersection about 100'-150' up the road on the right. The two pics that show the curb is actually in front of a small manufacturing building and they point toward the building. Whoever did it had a template and markings were spray painted. I'll check my area to see if there are any other markings in the area. If there are others I would have to say they are for mapping/navigation. If they are for mapping the area I wonder how far apart they could be? If these are the only two.......??????

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Posted June 23, 2012 - 08:56 AM

LOL When I first posted it did'nt sink in who started this, just realized we are in the same county. I had found the marks in our area about mile and half apart. Of course with our twisty winding roads it is kind of hard to estimate air miles.
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Posted June 23, 2012 - 09:09 AM

You guys ever feel like your being watched? ;)

I'd say the aerial mapping is the best guess. You could always call 1800 fix-road to see what Penndot says.
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Posted June 23, 2012 - 04:36 PM

LOL...Shorty, after I saw your post I looked and seen you are in Lancaster Co also! I had to laugh at Sparky's reply above. I'm dodging those buggies everyday going to and from work. The way some of them drive, you would think they have been drinking! I would have to agree, aerial mapping it is.
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