Evaluation of Fiberglass Sign Panels

Report No: 89-R25

Published in 1989

About the report:

This study investigated the feasibility of using fiberglass reinforced plastic material as an alternative to aluminum for highway sign panels. An analysis of shop fabrication, installation procedures, field performance, reclamation, and cost was made for each material. It was concluded that the fiberglass reinforced-plastic material is an acceptable alternative to aluminum, and the Department should consider its use for highway sign panels on which to attach the reflectorized sheeting.

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.


  • Frank D. Shepard

Last updated: December 28, 2023

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