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Pierce County Sign Inventory (~1,500 centerline miles of roads)  25,825 traffic signs  2,938 STOP & YIELD signs  6,745 warning (W-series) signs  3,160.

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2 Pierce County Sign Inventory (~1,500 centerline miles of roads)  25,825 traffic signs  2,938 STOP & YIELD signs  6,745 warning (W-series) signs  3,160 Speed Limit signs  8,512 street name signs (33%)

3 Pierce County s ign & markings staff  1 - Traffic Operations Supervisor  2 – Office Support Staff  1 - Sign & Markings Supervisor  1 - Seasonal Lead Sign Technician  12 - Traffic Sign Technicians  8 - Seasonal Temporary Employees

4 Sign Inventory how important is it?  A sign inventory is an important element of your sign inspection program.  A sign inventory can be anything from a card file to an inventory software program.

5 Pierce County Sign Inventory  Home Grown Software Program – “Rubble”  System Divided into Area’s and Sub Areas  Sign Work is Documented by Function Code  Ability To Track Work and Signs Track work completed by function Track signs by age and location Document time for reports

6 Serial Numbers tracking sign age

7 Serial Number Tagging

8 Street Name Signs embedded serial numbers

9 Sign Inspection Route Listed by Route and Position Number

10 Sign Inspection route map N

11 Pierce County regular sign inspection  Quarterly Full Sign Inspection Includes stop and yield inspection  Monthly Stop and Yield Inspection 8 additional monthly inspections  Our data shows that regular sign inspection reduces sign call outs

12 Inspection Intervals your geographical area ?  Vandalism Gun Shot Graffiti Stolen  Natural Causes Vegetation Dirty Environment

13 Sign Inventory accurate dispatch

14 Sign Maintenance Vehicles

15 Office of a Sign Technician

16 The Right Tools For the Job

17 The Right Hardware securely organized & in place

18 Sign Storage

19 Careful Storage of Signs

20 Standard Sign Inventory

21 Keeping Sign Posts in Place

22 After Hours Response Stop & Yield

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24 After Hours Response proper equipment

25 Emergency Preparedness

26 Vegetation Control

27 Vegetation Control the right tools for the job Pole Pruner Loppers & Shears

28 Load Management Load Cover Load Storage

29 Vandalism response & repair

30 Cleaning Signs the right tools for the job

31 Sign Retroreflectivity MUTCD requirements  Final Rule – published Dec 21, 2007  Effective January 22, 2008  4 years to establish/implement assessment management method  7 years to replace ground-mount signs  10 years to replace overhead signs

32 Sign Retroreflectivity – MUTCD “shall” statement (standard): “Public agencies or officials having jurisdiction shall use an assessment or management method that is designed to maintain traffic sign retroreflectivity at or above the minimum levels in Table 2A-3.”

33 Sign Retroreflectivity – MUTCD guidance: “One or more of the following assessment or management methods should be used to maintain traffic sign retroreflectivity.”

34 Assessment/Management Methods a required element A. Visual Nighttime Inspection B. Measured Retroreflectivity C. Expected Life D. Blanket Replacement E. Control Signs F. Other Supported Methods

35 Which Method to Use? Control signs /Measured retroreflectivity, Works for Us

36 Retroreflectivity data and calculations Serial # # Sequenc e Result / Date March 6, 2007 W000001/1316 W000001/2300 W000001/3313 R000001/441 R000001/541 R000001/640 RATIO7.6 White Average 310 Red Average 41 Serial # #Sequence Result / Date March 6, 2007 White Average 310 Red Average 41

37 Retroreflectivity Program tracking the results Type III Stop Sign – installed 1995

38 Asset Management getting the most of your dollars Cost to Replace = $ 165,000.

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40 Uniformity & Consistency  Standards  Inventory  Maintenance Trucks  Inspection  After Hours Response

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