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VIII. Resource Material

Resources available for Improving the maintenance of signs and sign supports for local roads and streets:

  • The Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices is the resource document that provides the standards for the size, shape, color, message, appropriate use and location for signs. The current manual is available on the Internet through the web site addressed:
  • Information crash tested sign supports is available from State's Local Technology Assistance Program. It is also available on the Internet through the web site addressed:
  • Information on State Local Technology Assistance Programs is available on the Internet through web site. Contact your local State University for information on technology sharing.



This document is disseminated under the sponsorship of the Department of Transportation in the interest of information exchange. The United States Government assumes no liability for its content or use thereof.

The contents of this report reflect the predominant views of City, State and federal authorities at the time of publication and as such are technical opinions on best methods of approaching current technical issues. The opinions expressed herein should therefore not be construed as Federal or State policies. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official policy of the Department of Transportation.

This report does not constitute a manual, handbook, standard, specification, or regulation.

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Prepared under the Local Transportation Assistance Program for use by Technology Transportation Centers