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

  • 4.11 Type E Signs (Regulatory and Warning Signs)

  • ​The “Type E Signs" Sign Design sheet(s) is a table of all the required Regulatory and Warning signs of the project. For each required Type E sign, the sheet shall contain the sign number, the quantity of each sign, a graphic image of the sign, the sign size, the MUTCD SHS number, the number of U-channel posts per sign, specific mounting information, and special color and sheeting information.

    If different sizes, texts or colors are required for the same type of sign, separate sign numbers shall be assigned to those signs.

    If a Type E sign requires Fluorescent Yellow-Green sheeting per the MUTCD, a note shall appear on the plans stating the color and the NCDOT Grade B sheeting.

    All Type E signs shall be installed on 3-lb U channel or square tube posts in accordance with the NCDOT Roadway Standard Drawings.  Wood supports may be installed on a case by case scenario if approved by the managing unit.

    If a Type E sign is to be mounted above, below or back to back with another sign, the specific mounting information shall be shown on the “Type E Signs" Sign Design sheet.

    If a Type E sign is to be mounted on barrier supports, large or small, the specific mounting information shall be shown on the “Type E Signs" Sign Design sheet.

    (Use NCDOT provided Seed File)

    Custom Type E Signs

    In certain situations, a regulatory or warning sign is needed that is not shown in the MUTCD SHS.  In such cases, a full panel design for each custom sign shall be shown in the plan set and referenced from the “Type E Signs" sign design sheet. Refer to NCDOT Specification 901 for fabrication details and required notes.

    Object Markers

    Object markers are identifiers warning drivers of objects in or near the travel way.  Even though the pay item and RSD are included in the Pavement Marking sections, all object markers shall be shown on the Signing Plan Sheets and on the “Type E Signs" Sign Design sheets.  Object markers shall be assigned 400 series numbers but shall not be included in the overall quantity of Type E Signs.  If installed independently, object markers shall be erected on one 7' u-channel post per sign.  Add additional mounting descriptions if mounted below/above/back-to-back with another Type E sign.

    Example Mounting notes:

    • ONE /TWO “U" POST(S) PER SIGN
    • ERECT ON BARRIER MOUNT(S) (SMALL/LARGE) PER SIGN IN X INSTALLATIONS
    • MOUNT SIGN 4XX BACK-TO-BACK WITH SIGN 4XX IN X INSTALLATIONS
    • MOUNT SIGN 4XX ABOVE/BELOW SIGN 4XX IN X INSTALLATIONS

    Additional Resources 

    NCDOT GuideSign Updates (Link)

    MUTCD Part 2B Regulatory Signs, Barricades, and Gates (Link)
    MUTCD Part 2C Warning Signs and Object Markers (Link)
    MUTCD Section 2C.63 Object Markers (Link)

    Applicable Standard Specifications

    SECTION 901 SIGN FABRICATION
    SECTION 903 GROUND MOUNTED SIGN SUPPORTS
    SECTION 904 SIGN ERECTION
    SECTION 1264 OBJECT MARKERS

    Applicable Standards Drawings

    903.20 MOUNTING OF TYPE 'D', 'E', AND 'F' SIGNS ON WOOD POSTS
    903.30 BARRIER SIGN SUPPORT ASSEMBLY
    903.40 MEDIAN BARRIER SIGN SUPPORT AND ANCHORAGE
    904.50 MOUNTING OF TYPE 'D', 'E' AND 'F' SIGNS ON 'U' CHANNEL POSTS
    1264.01 OBJECT MARKERS – TYPES
    1264.02 OBJECT MARKERS – INSTALLATION 

    NCDOT Typical Layouts

    U-Turn Sign Detail (Link)

    Lane Ends Sign Detail (Link)

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