Review of Sign Overlay Procedures in Virginia

Report No: 84-R27

Published in 1984

About the report:

Maintaining the large number of signs on the state's roads demands a substantial effort, especially now that many of the signs erected during construction of the interstate and urban arterial systems are deteriorating to the point of requiring replacement. It is imperative that an expeditious sign refurbishing program be established to ensure the efficiency of procedures in view of the Department's efforts to economize while continuing to maintain the highest level of safety for both the motorist and Department employees. This report discusses the procedures used by the Department with special attention to cost, manpower, time, and quality of the product. In addition, it presents the results of a questionnaire survey made to obtain information on procedures used in other states. Recommendations concerning the most cost-effective and expeditious method of refurbishing signs in Virginia are presented.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


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Frank D. Shepard

Last updated: January 17, 2024

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