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Arizona Timeline of Signs


This page is a showcase of many different signs of different eras throughout Arizona. All the era years are approximate as I can only estimate the times when standards were changed. (This page is also really just an excuse for me to post a ton of signs for fun.)


Button Copy (1998 and prior)  1999-2005  2006-2011  Clearview (2012-2017)  Current (2017-Now) 

1999-2005

ADOT signage in this era was smaller, and looked pretty much the same as signs before. However, the main difference is that these signs do not have button copy and some of them have ADOT's failed anti-graffiti covering experiment. You can tell which signs have the anti-graffiti covering depending on whether there are a lot of "cracks" on the sign or not. These signs use the standard FHWA Highway Gothic fonts.

9/10/2021 - US 60 E (Superstition Fwy), Exit 177- Tempe
9/10/2021 - US 60 E (Superstition Fwy), Exit 178 - Mesa
9/10/2021 - US 60 E (Superstition Fwy), Exit 178 - Mesa
9/10/2021 - US 60 E (Superstition Fwy), Exit 178 - Mesa
9/10/2021 - US 60 E (Superstition Fwy), Exit 179 - Mesa
9/10/2021 - US 60 E (Superstition Fwy), Exit 179 - Mesa
9/10/2021 - US 60 E (Superstition Fwy), Exit 179 - Mesa
9/10/2021 - US 60 E (Superstition Fwy), Exit 180 - Mesa
9/10/2021 - US 60 E (Superstition Fwy), Exit 180 - Mesa
9/10/2021 - US 60 E (Superstition Fwy), Exit 180 - Mesa
9/10/2021 - US 60 E (Superstition Fwy), Exit 181 - Mesa
9/10/2021 - US 60 E (Superstition Fwy), Exit 181 - Mesa
9/10/2021 - US 60 E (Superstition Fwy), Exit 181 - Mesa
9/10/2021 - US 60 E (Superstition Fwy), Exit 182 - Mesa
9/10/2021 - US 60 E (Superstition Fwy), Exit 182 - Mesa
8/28/2021 - US 60 W (Grand Ave), Exit 160 - Phoenix
8/28/2021 - US 60 W (Grand Ave), Exit 160 - Phoenix
9/18/2021 - I-10 W, Exit 246 - Marana

2006-2011

Around this time, ADOT began making their signage bigger for better visibility. This era of signage still used FHWA Highway Gothic. Additionally, some of the signs from this era used demountable copy for the text.

9/10/2021 - US 60 E (Superstition Fwy), Exit 182 - Mesa
9/10/2021 - US 60 E (Superstition Fwy), Exit 182 - Mesa
8/14/2021 - US 60 E (Superstition Fwy), Exits 189, 190 A & B - Mesa
8/14/2021 - US 60 E (Superstition Fwy), Exits 190 A & B, 191 - Mesa
8/14/2021 - US 60 E (Superstition Fwy), Exits 190 A & B - Mesa
8/14/2021 - US 60 E (Superstition Fwy), Exits 190 B, 191 - Mesa
8/14/2021 - US 60 E (Superstition Fwy), Exit 192 - Mesa
8/28/2021 - 43rd Avenue @ Camelback Road - Phoenix
7/12/2021 - I-10 E (Maricopa Fwy), Exit 154 - Phoenix
9/18/2021 - I-10 E, Exit 242 - Marana
9/18/2021 - I-10 E, Exit 255 - Tucson
9/18/2021 - I-10 E, Exit 257 - Tucson
9/18/2021 - I-10 E, Exit 257 - Tucson
9/18/2021 - I-10 E, Exit 257 - Tucson
9/18/2021 - I-10 E, Exit 258 - Tucson
9/18/2021 - I-10 E, Exit 259 - Tucson
9/18/2021 - I-10 E, Exit 259 - Tucson
9/18/2021 - I-10 E, Exits 259 & 260 - Tucson
9/18/2021 - I-10 W, Exit 257 - Tucson
9/18/2021 - I-10 W, Exit 203 - Eloy

Clearview (2012-2017)

This era is when ADOT began to use Clearview on their signage. This change occurred because at the time, the FHWA suggested the usage of Clearview for better visibility.

7/12/2021 - US 60 E (Superstition Fwy), Exit 176 A - Tempe
9/10/2021 - US 60 E (Superstition Fwy), Exit 177 - Mesa
9/10/2021 - US 60 E (Superstition Fwy), Exit 180 - Mesa
9/10/2021 - US 60 E (Superstition Fwy), Exit 182 - Mesa
9/10/2021 - US 60 E (Superstition Fwy) - Mesa
8/28/2021 - US 60 E (Grand Ave), Exit 157 - Glendale
7/12/2021 - I-10 E (Papago Fwy), Exit 144 A - Phoenix
9/18/2021 - Riggs Road @ I-10 E (Maricopa Fwy) - Gila River Indian Reservation
9/18/2021 - I-10 E, Exit 200 - Arizona City
9/18/2021 - I-10 E, Exit 250 - Marana
9/18/2021 - I-10 W, Exit 248 - Marana
9/18/2021 - I-10 W, Mile 219 - Wymola
9/18/2021 - I-10 W, Exit 199 - Casa Grande
9/18/2021 - I-10 W, Exit 194 - Casa Grande
9/18/2021 - I-10 W, Exit 194 - Casa Grande
9/18/2021 - I-10 W, Mile 193 - Casa Grande
9/18/2021 - I-10 W, Exit 190 - Casa Grande

2017-Now

Now, the current era of signage. ADOT has reverted back to the usage of Highway Gothic because the FHWA stopped supporting Clearview.

9/10/2021 - US 60 E (Superstition Fwy), Exit 176 B - Mesa
9/10/2021 - US 60 E (Superstition Fwy), Exit 179 - Mesa
7/10/2021 - Loop 202 S (South Mountain Fwy) @ Van Buren Street - Phoenix
7/10/2021 - Loop 202 S (South Mountain Fwy), Exit 71 - Phoenix
9/18/2021 - I-10 E, Exit 199 - Casa Grande
9/18/2021 - I-10 E, Exit 211 - Picacho
9/18/2021 - I-10 W, Exit 208 - Eloy
9/18/2021 - I-10 W, Exit 194 - Casa Grande
9/18/2021 - I-10 W, Exit 185 - Casa Grande

Page last updated: 12/2/2021
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