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1 Office of Traffic, Safety, and Operations Application Guidelines Guide Signs Signing Plan Design (At-Grade) June 20, 2012

2 Office of Traffic, Safety, and Operations 2 Application Guidelines – Guide Signs Application of Guide Signs MN MUTCD 2D.2 –Guide signs are essential to Direct road users along roads Direct road users to cities, towns, and other destinations Identify rivers, streams, parks, historical sites –Generally give information to help users in the most simple, direct manner possible

3 Office of Traffic, Safety, and Operations 3 Application Guidelines – Guide Signs Route Signs MN MUTCD 2D.11 Interstate US Route Minnesota Route County Route Township Route Park & Forest Roads

4 Office of Traffic, Safety, and Operations 4 Application Guidelines – Guide Signs Auxiliary Signs MN MUTCD 2D.13 2D.26 –Junction –Cardinal Direction –Advance Turn Arrow –Directional Arrow –Others: ALTERNATE, BYPASS, BUSINESS, TRUCK TO, BEGIN, END, TEMPORARY

5 Office of Traffic, Safety, and Operations 5 Application Guidelines – Guide Signs Route Sign Assemblies MN MUTCD 2D.29 –Route Sign Assemblies shall consist of a route sign and auxiliary signs that identify the route and indicate the direction –Route sign assemblies shall be installed on all approaches to signed numbered routes that intersect with other signed numbered routes

6 Office of Traffic, Safety, and Operations 6 Application Guidelines – Guide Signs Route Sign Assemblies MN MUTCD 2D.29 Arrangement by Class –Where two or more routes follow the same section of highway, route signs for Interstate, US, State, and County routes shall be mounted in that order Left to right in horizontal arrangements Top to bottom in vertical arrangements

7 Office of Traffic, Safety, and Operations 7 Application Guidelines – Guide Signs Route Sign Assemblies MN MUTCD 2D.29 Arrangement by Route Number –Subject to order of precedence by Class, route signs for lower-numbered routes shall be placed at the left or top

8 Office of Traffic, Safety, and Operations 8 Application Guidelines – Guide Signs Route Sign Assemblies MN MUTCD 2D.29 Arrangement by Directional Arrow Arrow Direction Horizontal Arrangement Vertical Arrangement Left Center ThruCenterTop Right Bottom

9 Office of Traffic, Safety, and Operations 9 Application Guidelines – Guide Signs Junction Assembly MN MUTCD 2D.29 –A junction assembly shall consist of a junction auxiliary sign and route sign –This sign shall be installed in advance of every intersection where a signed numbered route is intersected or joined by another signed numbered route

10 Office of Traffic, Safety, and Operations 10 Application Guidelines – Guide Signs Junction Assembly MN MUTCD 2D.30 –Where two or more routes are to be indicated, a single Junction auxiliary sign may be used for the assembly and all route signs grouped in a single mounting Or a Combination Junction Sign may be used

11 Office of Traffic, Safety, and Operations 11 Application Guidelines – Guide Signs Advance Route Turn Assembly MN MUTCD 2D.31 –This assembly shall consist of Route sign Advance turn arrow (or word message) auxiliary Cardinal direction auxiliary, if needed –Shall be installed in advance of the intersection, unless there is an intersection between it and the designated turn

12 Office of Traffic, Safety, and Operations 12 Application Guidelines – Guide Signs Directional Assembly MN MUTCD 2D.32 –This assembly shall consist of Route sign Directional arrow auxiliary Cardinal direction auxiliary, if needed

13 Office of Traffic, Safety, and Operations 13 Application Guidelines – Guide Signs Directional Assembly MN MUTCD 2D.32 Various Uses A.Turning movement –route sign with card. direction and single-head arrow B.Beginning of a Route –Route sign with card. direction and single-head arrow C.End of a Route –Route sign with an END auxiliary sign D.Intersected Route 1.Two assemblies: each with a route sign, cardinal direction auxiliary, and single-head arrow 2.One assembly: route sign and double-head arrow or

14 Office of Traffic, Safety, and Operations 14 Application Guidelines – Guide Signs Directional Assembly MN MUTCD 2D.32 Location –Should be located in advance of the intersection or on the near right corner of the intersection if the approach must stop. –At major intersections and Y or offset intersections, additional assemblies should be installed on the far right or left corners –When near right corner is not practical, far right corner is preferred alternative, with oversized signs

15 Office of Traffic, Safety, and Operations 15 Application Guidelines – Guide Signs Confirmation Assembly MN MUTCD 2D.34 This assembly consists of –Route sign –Cardinal direction auxiliary Placement –Should be installed just beyond the intersections of numbered routes (25 ft to 200 ft) –Should be installed between intersection in urban districts as needed, and beyond built-up area of any incorporated city or town

16 Office of Traffic, Safety, and Operations 16 Application Guidelines – Guide Signs Trailblazer Assembly MN MUTCD 2D.35 Purpose –Provide directional guidance to a particular road from other highways in the vicinity This assembly consists of –Route sign –TO and single-head dir. arrow auxiliary –Cardinal direction, if needed May be installed with other Route Sign assemblies or alone

17 Office of Traffic, Safety, and Operations 17 Application Guidelines – Guide Signs Destination & Distance Signs MN MUTCD 2D.36 Purpose –Supply road user information concerning destinations that can be reached by way of numbered or unnumbered routes –Route signs & cardinal directions may be included

18 Office of Traffic, Safety, and Operations 18 Application Guidelines – Guide Signs Destination Signs MN MUTCD 2D.37 Content –The names of cities, towns, villages, or other traffic generators, and directional arrows –Distance to the places named may also be shown on the destination sign

19 Office of Traffic, Safety, and Operations 19 Application Guidelines – Guide Signs Destination Signs MN MUTCD 2D.37 Uses –At intersections of US, State, or numbered routes with Interstate, US, or State numbered routes –At points where they serve to direct traffic from numbered routes to the business section of towns, or to other destinations reach by unnumbered routes Location –Should be located in advance of intersections, but following any Junction or Advance Route Turn Assemblies –May be eliminated if spacing is critical

20 Office of Traffic, Safety, and Operations 20 Application Guidelines – Guide Signs Distance Signs MN MUTCD 2D.36 Content –The names of no more than three cities, towns, junctions, or traffic generators, and the distance (to the nearest mile) to those destinations

21 Office of Traffic, Safety, and Operations 21 Application Guidelines – Guide Signs Distance Signs MN MUTCD 2D.37 Location –Distance signs should be installed on important routes leaving municipalities and beyond intersections of numbered routes in rural areas –If used, should be placed just outside the municipal limits or at the edge of the built-up area If overlapping routes separate a short distance from municipality, the sign at the city limits should be omitted but installed just beyond the intersection of the two routes

22 Office of Traffic, Safety, and Operations 22 Application Guidelines – Guide Signs Advance Street Name Signs MN MUTCD 2D.44 Purpose –Provide users with advance information to identify the name of the next intersecting street (or signal), prepare for crossing traffic, and to facilitate timely deceleration and/or lane changing in preparation for a turn –Shall supplement (not replace) street name signs

23 Office of Traffic, Safety, and Operations 23 Application Guidelines – Guide Signs Advance Street Name Signs MN MUTCD 2D.44 Placement –On arterial highways in rural areas, these signs should be used in advance of all signalized intersections and all intersections with exclusive turn lanes –In urban areas, these signs should be used in advance of all signalized intersections on major arterial streets, except where closely-spaced signals makes this impractical

24 Office of Traffic, Safety, and Operations 24 Application Guidelines – Guide Signs Typical Order of Guide Signs Junction Assembly Advance Route Turn Assembly Destination Sign Directional Assembly Confirmation Assembly Distance Sign

25 Office of Traffic, Safety, and Operations 25 Application Guidelines – Guide Signs Typical Junction Signing Layouts –The following typical sign installations should be used as guidelines in establishing sign locations and distances between signs at junctions. –The final decision shall be made by the district traffic engineer based on individual intersection geometrics and sound engineering judgement.

26 Office of Traffic, Safety, and Operations 26 Application Guidelines – Guide Signs 4-Leg Intersection

27 Office of Traffic, Safety, and Operations 27 Application Guidelines – Guide Signs T-Intersection 2-lane, 2-way

28 Office of Traffic, Safety, and Operations 28 Application Guidelines – Guide Signs T-Intersection w/ Divided Highway

29 Office of Traffic, Safety, and Operations 29 Application Guidelines – Guide Signs Named County Road On an Expressway

30 Office of Traffic, Safety, and Operations 30 Application Guidelines – Guide Signs Single Lane Roundabout

31 Office of Traffic, Safety, and Operations 31 Application Guidelines – Guide Signs Named Road, Street, and 911 Road Name Signs Urban Areas –Urban street name signs, such as the small slat versions mounted at int corners, are to be furnished and installed by the city –Advance arterial and major street name signs (including mast arm mounted) on conventional highways will be provided by Mn/DOT –Sign clearance should be 7 and laterally offset 2 from face of curb

32 Office of Traffic, Safety, and Operations 32 Application Guidelines – Guide Signs Community Recognition –Allows communities to express identity –Not permitted on expressways in Metro Dist. –Any combination of sign panels may be allowed up to a total of 72 in length and 24 in height, not to exceed 12 sq. ft. in area

33 Office of Traffic, Safety, and Operations 33 Application Guidelines – Guide Signs Supplemental Guide Signs –The MN MUTCD, statutes, and MnDOT policy allow supp. guide signs to be installed on trunk highways for a variety of public and private facilities No cost for 3 types of qualified facilities 1.General Motorist Service 2.Hospital 3.Resort & Camping

34 Office of Traffic, Safety, and Operations 34 Application Guidelines – Guide Signs Supplemental Guide Signs –Other qualified facilities shall pay for signs 1.Airports 2.Casinos 3.Educational Institutions (post-secondary) 4.Logo Signing Program 5.Major Traffic Generators 6.Minor Traffic Generators 7.National Monuments 8.National Parks 9.Regional Shopping Centers 10.Specific Services 11.State Parks 12.Tourist Information 13.Trail Access

35 Office of Traffic, Safety, and Operations 35 Application Guidelines – Guide Signs Supplemental Guide Signs Hospital Signing –On conventional highways the Hospital symbol sign (D9-2B) shall be installed on the ground in advance of, or on a traffic signal mast arm at the intersection with the road leading to the hospital.

36 Office of Traffic, Safety, and Operations 36 Application Guidelines – Guide Signs Supplemental Guide Signs Hospital Signing –Trailblazing signing on conventional highways shall display either the number of blocks or miles (one mile increments) to the facility –Trailblazing signs on local roads directing motorists shall display the appropriate distance and arrow

37 Office of Traffic, Safety, and Operations 37 Application Guidelines – Guide Signs Supplemental Guide Signs Resorts and Camping Signs –Signs may be installed in rural areas on conventional highways and expressways –Shall only be allowed from the nearest trunk highway intersection –One signs from each direction in advance of a private road or entrance is allowed when: The main access from the trunk highway is a private road The resort/campground is located near, but not visible from, the trunk highway The sign located on private property cannot be effectively seen by approaching drivers because of the width of right- of-way or growth of vegetation

38 Office of Traffic, Safety, and Operations 38 Application Guidelines – Guide Signs Supplemental Guide Signs Resorts and Camping Signs –Where the access to resorts/campgrounds is via county, township, or other public road, and the road is identified with a road name or destination sign, the sign panel may be combined with the in-place sign –Minimum height to lowest panel must be 7

39 Office of Traffic, Safety, and Operations 39 Application Guidelines – Guide Signs Supplemental Guide Signs Resorts and Camping Signs

40 Office of Traffic, Safety, and Operations 40 Application Guidelines – Guide Signs Supplemental Guide Signs Specific Service Signs –Sign Placement Signs shall be installed at least 300 feet from any in-place signs on a conventional road Signs shall be installed at least 400 feet from any in-place signs on an expressway In-place signs shall not be removed to accommodate specific service signs The max number of specific service signs per intersection approach shall be the number of structures that can be placed within a half-mile of the intersection

41 Office of Traffic, Safety, and Operations 41 Application Guidelines – Guide Signs Order of Installation (p. 6-76) –Junction Assembly –Road name advance sign –Directional sign to cities –Other guide signs –Motorist services signs –Specific services signs –Road name with arrow sign –Route marker directional assembly –Turn lane sign


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