collapse Title : 01 INTRODUCTION ‎(5)
collapse Title : 02 PRINCIPALS ‎(7)
collapse Title : 03 PROJECT DELIVERY REQUIREMENTS ‎(9)
collapse Title : 04 SIGNING PLANS ‎(20)
collapse Title : 05 PAVEMENT MARKING AND DELINEATION PLANS ‎(21)
  • 04 SIGNING PLANS

  • 4.9 Type A and B Sign Panel Designs

  • Legend Design

    In urban areas where there is a combination of a street name and a destination on the guide sign, the street name shall be above the destination on the sign.

    Arrows on Overhead Signs

    Type A Arrows on overhead exit direction signs are placed to the right or left of the sign message (depending on direction of the exit) and centered vertically on the sign.  Type C arrows (downward pointing) are lane assignment arrows and shall be used for overhead guide signs to prescribe the use of specific lanes.  Lane control plaques may be used on non-freeway overhead signs to provide additional guidance to the user. (See MUTCD Section 2D.33)

    Arrows on Ground Mounted Signs

    Type A Arrows on ground mounted exit direction signs should be centered horizontally under the message.

    Support spacing

    If the proposed support spacing is not standard for the given panel width, the proposed support spacing shall be added to the panel design note as well as on the design panel (centerlines with spacing).  For proposed signs erected on existing supports, the existing support spacing shall be added to the panel design.

    EXIT ONLY panels

    Exit only panels shall be designed per MUTCD SHS E11-1 Series signs as shown in the 2012 Supplement.  Add the following note to the panel design notes, updating sizes as necessary:

    “Bottom panel shall be yellow Grade C sheeting.  Legend shall be direct applied black non-reflective sheeting.  Arrow shall be black non-reflective sheeting on 0.032" aluminum and demountable.  Yellow panel is XXX" X 36". (Border Type = Recessed, Recess = 0.5", Width = 1.5", Radii = 12")

    Attachment Method and Mounting Method

    Secondary and supplemental signs are either attached to the primary sign by additional “Z" bars or connected directly to the supports. For all secondary and supplemental sign designs, add a note specifying the attachment or mounting method as shown on the support chart. (Link to Standard Drawings)

    Aluminum Thickness see (Table 901-2) (include for all signs, milemarkers, overlays, etc..)

    Additional Resource

    Type A Overhead Panel Design Example (Link)

    Type B Overhead Panel Design Example (Link)
    Example Type D Panel Design

    Applicable Standard Specifications

    SECTION 901 SIGN FABRICATION
    SECTION 903 GROUND MOUNTED SIGN SUPPORTS
    SECTION 904 SIGN ERECTION

    Applicable Standards

    901.10 TYPE 'A' SIGNS
    901.20 TYPE 'B' SIGNS
    901.50 ARROWS AND SHIELDS
    901.70 SIGN STRINGERS AND SUPPORT SPACING
    904.20 SECONDARY SIGN MOUNTING
    904.30 SUPPLEMENTAL SIGN MOUNTING

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