IMPORTANT >>FAB Memo - February, 2013
All Portable Changeable Message Signs and Flashing Arrow Boards must meet NC Specifications for Roads and Structures of Divisions 10 (Materials) & 11 (Traffic Control). These specifications are available on the Specifications Web Site.
All Portable Changeable Message Signs and Flashing Arrow Boards must be evaluated on a National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP) test deck. Visit the NTPEP Web Site for more information on that program.
All Portable Changeable Message Signs and Flashing Arrow Boards purchased by North Carolina DOT (as opposed to contractor purchased) must have nine (9) character and remote access capabilities. The manufacturer must also have a distributor or some other means to provide
4-hour service when needed.
Once above requirements have been met and you have contacted the Work Zone Traffic Control Process Management Engineer to request approval, the product will be placed on "Trial Use" status.
After receiving feedback from field personnel (after a period of time determined by evaluator), the product will be placed on either "Approved for Use" status or "Use Not Recommended" status, whichever applies.