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1. The county is not competing with the D.O.H. in placing street signs. We DO NOT want to put up signs where D.O.H. will put them up. If there is no sign up on a major D.O.H. road, please inform the EOC and we will request D.O.H. to place a sign up (in writing).
2. When your agency or club goes out to ID your area for street signs:
  (a) State if both sides of sign needs street name.
  (b) If more than one sign is needed for street, please indicate.
  (c) If cross street is needed (we also do not want to put cross street signs up unless really needed).
3. The EOC will maintain a list of all signs made; date, sign, place and what area, who put sign up.
I. Standardization of sign position cannot always be attained.
II. Always use common sense in placing signs.
  (a) Watch for water, gas and other utilities.
  (b) If placed on private property, get permission.
  (c) When driving 4 ft. post into ground, please keep post level.
  (d) Must be 15 ft. away from a hydrant.
Use the following as a general guide:
Signs erected at the side of the road in rural districs should be mounted at a height of at least 5 feet, meaured from the bottom of the sign to the near edge of the pavement. In business, commercial and residential districts where parking and / or pedestrian movement is likely to occur or where there are other obstructions to view, the clearance to the bottom of the sign shall be at least 7 feet. The height to the bottom of a secondary sign mounted below another sign may be 1 foot less than the appropriate height specified above.
Lateral Clearance:
Signs should have the maximum practical lateral clearance from the edge of the traveled way for the safety of motorists who may leave the readway and strike the sign supports. Advantage should be taken of existing gaurdrail, overcrossing structures and other conditions to minimize the exposure of sign supports to traffic. Otherwise, breakaway or yielding supports should be used.
Normally, signs should not be closer than 6 feet from the edge of the shoulder, or if none, 12 feet from the edge of the traveled way. In urban areas a lesser clearance may be used where necessary. Although 2 feet is recommended as working urban minimum, a clearance of 1 foot from the curb face is permissible where sidewalk width is limited or where existing poles are close to the curb.
Posts and Mountings:
Sign posts and their foundations and sign mountings shall be so constructed as to hold signs in a proper and permanent position, to resist swaying in the wind or displacement by vandalism.
In areas where ground mounted sign supports cannot be sufficiently offset from the pavement edge, sign supports should be of a suitable breakaway or yielding design. Concrete bases for sign supports should be flush with the ground level.
In some cases, especially in urban districts, signs can be correctly placed on existing supports used for other purposes, such as traffic signals, street lights, and public utility poles where permitted, thereby saving expense and minimizing sidewalk obstructions.



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