Squares Ahead of Non-Squares

Compare and contrast square and 'wide' markers for Route VV in Joplin, Mo.
Photo courtesy of David Backlin (taken December 2007)

Square and "wide" rectangular markers are both in use for Route VV at its intersection with Missouri 249 in Joplin. The square marker, formerly standard for all routes, is in the foreground. The "wide" marker, now standard for two-lettered supplemental routes, is shown in the background sign assembly. That assembly also shows a similar rectangular marker for Missouri 249.