BTD plays Howie Mandel in Dorchester: Turn or No Turn?

Odd signs in Dorchester

Today's winner of the coveted "Huh?" road-sign award goes to this pair at Dot Ave. and Freeport Street in Dorchester, where roving UHub photographer Joseph Gugliotta had to figure out which sign to obey.

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Traffic control, Boston style.

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This si especially problematic at that intersection,

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That intersection, from that direction, is actually a right-turn-only. The light never gives a green, only a green right arrow, and cross traffic is never fully stopped, since you should never be crossing traffic if you're turning right.

Forcing a left turn from that direction is downright dangerous. Everyone will have green arrows that oppose the left turn.

The orange sign

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with the left arrow is for a night time construction detour. There should be a police detail here to assist traffic turning left. They are supposed to cover/ uncover the conflicting sign each night and in the morning when they are done for the night.

Easy: Ignore the Detour sign as usual

When I commuted daily (most of the 2000s) it was much more common to see an inaccurate Detour sign than a valid one, so I learned to ignore them unless the normal route was blocked or a cop/flagger pointed me in the same direction.