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These signs should be erected in the vicinity of state conservation areas, state parks, state historic sites, U.S. Corps of Engineers areas and U.S. forestry service areas.  This sign will show the name of the area, type of area, directional arrow and the distance in miles to the area.  For distances less than 10 miles, mileage will be indicated as miles plus tenths.  For distances 10 miles or greater, whole mile increments will be used.  A logo of the owning agency may be included on the sign.  If the agency requests use of their logo, this information should be included on the requisition for the sign.
 
These signs should be erected in the vicinity of state conservation areas, state parks, state historic sites, U.S. Corps of Engineers areas and U.S. forestry service areas.  This sign will show the name of the area, type of area, directional arrow and the distance in miles to the area.  For distances less than 10 miles, mileage will be indicated as miles plus tenths.  For distances 10 miles or greater, whole mile increments will be used.  A logo of the owning agency may be included on the sign.  If the agency requests use of their logo, this information should be included on the requisition for the sign.
  
'''Standard.'''  The requesting agency will be responsible for the cost of the signs; MoDOT will cover the cost to install these signs.  [http://wwwi/intranet/tr/ Traffic] will determine the cost.  These signs shall be on a separate requisition grouped by agency if necessary.  This is done to allow the agencies to approve the replacement of the signs prior to manufacturing.  The Controller’s Office will bill the agency for the cost of the signs.  A TR-15 contract will be executed.
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'''Standard.'''  The requesting agency will be responsible for the cost of the signs; MoDOT will cover the cost to install these signs.  [http://wwwi/intranet/tr/ Traffic] will determine the cost.  These signs shall be on a separate requisition grouped by agency if necessary.  This is done to allow the agencies to approve the replacement of the signs prior to manufacturing.  The Controller’s Office will bill the agency for the cost of the signs.  A [[903.2 Ground-Mounted Signing#903.2.16 Signing Paid for by Others (MUTCD Section 2A.21b|TR-15 contract]] will be executed.
  
 
First, second and third order signing can be provided for public non-profit agencies where space allows.  First, second and third order signing will be provided as shown in Figure 2A-XX and Figure 903.11.10.  Only numbered routes will be considered for second and third order signing.  The requesting state or federal major traffic generators will be responsible for all material cost of these signs; MoDOT will cover the cost to install these signs.  See [[903.2 Ground-Mounted Signing#903.2.16 Signing Paid for by Others (MUTCD Section 2A.21b)|EPG 903.2.16 Signing Paid for by Others]].  
 
First, second and third order signing can be provided for public non-profit agencies where space allows.  First, second and third order signing will be provided as shown in Figure 2A-XX and Figure 903.11.10.  Only numbered routes will be considered for second and third order signing.  The requesting state or federal major traffic generators will be responsible for all material cost of these signs; MoDOT will cover the cost to install these signs.  See [[903.2 Ground-Mounted Signing#903.2.16 Signing Paid for by Others (MUTCD Section 2A.21b)|EPG 903.2.16 Signing Paid for by Others]].  

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903.11.1 Scope (MUTCD Section 2H.01)

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Support. Recreational or cultural interest areas are attractions or traffic generators that are open to the general public for the purpose of play, amusement or relaxation. Recreational attractions include such facilities as parks, campgrounds, gaming facilities and ski areas, while examples of cultural attractions include museums, art galleries and historical buildings or sites.

The purpose of recreation and cultural interest area signs is to guide travelers to a general area and then to specific facilities or activities within the area.

For the purpose of this chapter, recreational or cultural interest areas are state conservation areas, state parks, U. S. Corps of Engineers areas and U. S. Forestry Service areas. For privately owned recreational and cultural interest signs see EPG 903.8.39 Traffic Generator Policy.

Option. Recreational and cultural interest area signs may be used on freeways and expressways where there is direct access to these areas as discussed EPG 903.11.9. Recreational and cultural interest area signs may be used off the road network, as appropriate.

903.11.2 Application (MUTCD Section 2H.02)

Support. Standards for signing recreational or cultural interest areas are subdivided into two different types of signs: (1) symbol signs and (2) destination guide signs.

Guidance. These signs are not to be used where they might be confused with other traffic control signs.

Option. Recreational and cultural interest area signs may be used on any road to direct persons to facilities, structures, and places and to identify various services available to the general public. These signs may also be used in recreational or cultural interest areas for signing non-vehicular events and amenities such as trails, structures and facilities.

903.11.3 Regulatory and Warning Signs (MUTCD Section 2H.03)

Standard. All regulatory and warning signs installed on public roads and streets within recreational and cultural interest areas shall conform to the requirements of 903.1 through 903.5. The sizes for recreational signs shall be as shown in Table 903.6.5.

903.11.4 General Design Requirements for Symbol Signs (MUTCD Section 2H.04)

Standard. Recreational and cultural interest area symbol signs shall be square or rectangular in shape and shall have a white symbol or message and white border on a brown background. The symbols shall be grouped into the following usage and series categories (see Standard Highway Signs for design details):

A. General Information (RG Series)

B. Motorist Services (RM Series)

C. Accommodation Services (RA Series)

D. Land Recreation (RL series)

E. Water Recreation (RW Series), and

F. Winter Recreation (RS Series)

Support. Table 903.11.7.2 contains a listing of the symbols within each series category. Drawings for these symbols are found in Standard Highway Signs (see EPG 903.19.11).

Option. Mirror images of symbols may be used where the reverse image will better convey the message.

903.11.5 Symbol Sign Sizes (MUTCD Section 2H.05)

Guidance. Recreational and cultural interest area symbol signs should be 24 in. x 24 in. Where greater visibility or emphasis is needed, larger sizes should be used. Symbol sign enlargements should be in 6-in. increments.

Recreational and cultural interest area symbol signs should be 30 in. x 30 in. when used on freeways or expressways.

Option. A smaller size of 18 in. x 18 in. may be used on low-speed, low-volume roadways and on non-road applications.

903.11.6 Use of Educational Plaques (MUTCD Section 2H.06)

Guidance. Educational plaques should accompany all initial installations of recreational and cultural interest area symbol signs. The educational plaque should remain in place for at least 3 years after the initial installation. If used, the educational plaque should be the same width as the symbol sign.

Option. Symbol signs that are readily recognizable by the public may be installed without educational plaques.

Support. Figure 903.11.9.1 illustrates some examples of the use of educational plaques.

903.11.7 Use of Prohibitive Slash (MUTCD Section 2H.07)

Standard. The red diagonal slash, if used on a recreational and cultural interest area sign, shall be placed from the upper left corner to the lower right corner of the sign face (see Figure 903.11.9.1). Requirements for retroreflection of the red slash shall be the same as those requirements for legends, symbols, and borders.

Option. Where it is necessary to indicate a restriction within a recreational or cultural interest area, a red diagonal slash may be used to indicate that the activity is prohibited.

Support. Figure 903.11.9.1 illustrates some examples of the use of prohibitive slashes.

Table 903.11.7.1 Recreational Sign Sizes

Sign Sign Number Article Conventional Expressway (At Grade) Freeway (Grade Separated) Other
PUBLIC AREA DIRECTIONAL (NARROW) D7-1(A/R/L)-36 903.11.9 36 x 48 36 x 48 - 36 x 48 (ramp)
PUBLIC AREA DIRECTIONAL D7-1(A/R/L)-72 903.11.9 72 x 24 72 x 24 - 72 x 24 (ramp)

Table 903.11.7.2 Guide Sign Sizes (Sheet 1 of 2)

GENERAL INFORMATION ACCOMMODATION SERVICES WATER RECREATION
Automobile RG - 010 Airport RA - 010 Boat Tours RW - 010
Bear Viewing Area RG - 020 Bus Stop RA - 020 Canoeing RW - 020
Dam RG - 030 Campfire RA - 030 Diving RW - 030
Deer Viewing Area RG - 040 Elevator * RA - 040 Diving (Scuba) RW - 040
Drinking Water RG - 050 Kennel RA - 050 Fishing RW - 050
Environmental Study Area RG - 060 Laundry RA - 060 Marine Recreation Area RW - 060
Falling Rocks * RG - 070 Locker * RA - 070 Motorboating RW - 070
Firearms RG - 080 Parking RA - 080 Ramp (Launch) RW - 080
Fish Hatchery RG - 090 Rest Room (Men) * RA - 090 Rowboating RW - 090
Information RG - 100 Rest Room (Women) *RA - 100 Sailboating RW - 100
Leashed Pets * RG - 110 Shelter (Sleeping) * RA - 120 Skiing (water) RW - 110
Lighthouse RG - 120 Shelter (Trail)* RA - 120 Surfing RW - 120
Litter Container RG - 130 Showers * RA - 130 Swimming RW - 130
Lookout Tower RG - 140 Family Rest Room * RA - 150 Wading RW - 140
Ped Xing * RG - 150 Helicopter RA - 160 Fishing Pier RW - 160
Point of Interest RG - 160 - Hand Launch RW - 170
Ranger Station RG - 170 - Kayak RW - 190
Smoking * RG - 180 - Wind Surf RW - 210
Truck RG - 190 - -
Tunnel RG - 200 - -
Dog RG - 240 - -
Seaplane RG - 260 - -
MOTORIST SERVICES LAND RECREATION WINTER RECREATION
Camping (Tent) RM - 010 Amphitheater RL - 010 Skating (ice) RS - 010
Camping (Trailer) RM - 020 Climbing RL - 020 Ski Jumping RS - 020
Ferry RM - 030 Climbing (Rock) RL - 030 Skiing (Bobbing) RS - 030
First Aid RM - 040 Hunting RL - 040 Skiing (Cross Country) RS - 040
Food RM - 050 Playground RL - 050 Skiing (Downhill) RS - 050
Gas RM - 060 Rock Collecting RL - 060 Sledding RS - 060
Grocery Store RM - 070 Spelunking RL - 070 Snowmobiling RS - 070
Handicapped RM - 080 Stable RL - 080 Snowshoeing RS - 080
Lodging RM - 090 Trail (Bicycle) RL - 090 Winter Recreation Area RS - 090
Mechanic RM - 100 Trail (Hiking) RL - 100 Chairlift RS - 100
Post Office RM - 110 Trail (Horse) RL - 110 -
Picnic Area RM - 120 Trail (Interpretive, Auto) RL - 120 -
Picnic Shelter RM - 130 Trail (Interpretive, Ped.) RL - 130 -
Rest Room RM - 140 Trail/Road (4 WD Veh.) RL - 140 -
Telephone RM - 150 Trail (Trail bike) RL - 150 -
Trailer Sanitary Station RM - 160 Tramway RL - 160 -
Viewing Area RM - 170 All-Terrain Vehicle RL - 170 -
Motor Home RM - 200 Archer RL - 190 -
Group Camping RM - 210 Hang Glider RL - 210 -
Group Picnicking RM - 220 - -
24-Hour Pharmacy RM - 230 - -
* For non-road use


Support. Figure 903.11.9.3 illustrates typical height and lateral mounting positions. Figure 903.11.9.4 illustrates some examples of the placement of symbol signs within a recreational or cultural interest area. Figure 903.11.9.5 illustrates some of the symbols that can be used.

Guidance. Signing for specific facilities, such as picnic areas, boat ramps, fishing access, etc., within state or federal major traffic generators will be the responsibility of the respective agency and will be allowed at the point of first order signing (See Figure 903.11.9.4). The number of symbols used in a single sign assembly is not to exceed four.

Option. Symbols for recreational or cultural interest areas may be used as legend components for a directional sign assembly. The symbols may be used singularly, or in groups of two, three or four on a single sign assembly (see Figures 903.11.9.1, 903.11.9.3 and 903.11.9.4). Smaller-size secondary symbols (see Figure 903.11.9.1)) may be placed beneath the primary symbols, where needed.

903.11.8 Placement of Recreational and Cultural Interest Symbol Signs (MUTCD Section 2H.08)

Standard. If used, recreational and cultural interest area symbol signs shall be placed in accordance with the general requirements contained in EPG 903.1 outside the MoDOT road system. The symbol(s) shall be placed in the uppermost part of the sign assembly and the directional information shall be placed below the symbol(s).

Where the name of the recreational or cultural interest area facility or activity is shown on a general directional guide sign and a symbol is used, the symbol shall be placed below the name.

Recreational and cultural interest area symbols installed for non-road use shall be placed in accordance with the general sign position requirements of the authority having jurisdiction.

Support. Figure 903.11.9.3 illustrates typical height and lateral mounting positions. Figure 903.11.9.4 illustrates some examples of the placement of symbol signs within a recreational or cultural interest area. Figure 903.11.9.5 illustrates some of the symbols that can be used.

Guidance. Signing for specific facilities, such as picnic areas, boat ramps, fishing access, etc., within state or federal major traffic generators will be the responsibility of the respective agency and will be allowed at the point of first order signing (See Figure 903.11.9.4). The number of symbols used in a single sign assembly is not to exceed four.

Option. Symbols for recreational or cultural interest areas may be used as legend components for a directional sign assembly. The symbols may be used singularly, or in groups of two, three or four on a single sign assembly (see Figures 903.11.9.1, 903.11.9.3 and 903.11.9.4). Smaller-size secondary symbols (see Figure 903.11.9.1) may be placed beneath the primary symbols, where needed.

903.11.9 Destination Guide Signs (MUTCD Section 2H.09)

Guidance. When recreational or cultural interest area destinations are shown on supplemental guide signs, the sign should be rectangular with a white legend and border on a brown background.

These signs should be erected in the vicinity of state conservation areas, state parks, state historic sites, U.S. Corps of Engineers areas and U.S. forestry service areas. This sign will show the name of the area, type of area, directional arrow and the distance in miles to the area. For distances less than 10 miles, mileage will be indicated as miles plus tenths. For distances 10 miles or greater, whole mile increments will be used. A logo of the owning agency may be included on the sign. If the agency requests use of their logo, this information should be included on the requisition for the sign.

Standard. The requesting agency will be responsible for the cost of the signs; MoDOT will cover the cost to install these signs. Traffic will determine the cost. These signs shall be on a separate requisition grouped by agency if necessary. This is done to allow the agencies to approve the replacement of the signs prior to manufacturing. The Controller’s Office will bill the agency for the cost of the signs. A TR-15 contract will be executed.

First, second and third order signing can be provided for public non-profit agencies where space allows. First, second and third order signing will be provided as shown in Figure 2A-XX and Figure 903.11.10. Only numbered routes will be considered for second and third order signing. The requesting state or federal major traffic generators will be responsible for all material cost of these signs; MoDOT will cover the cost to install these signs. See EPG 903.2.16 Signing Paid for by Others.

Option. White-on-brown destination guide signs may be posted at the first point where an access or crossroad intersects a highway where recreational or cultural interest areas are a significant destination along conventional roads, expressways or freeways. White-on-brown supplemental guide signs may be used along conventional roads, expressways or freeways to direct road users to recreational or cultural interest areas. Where access or crossroads lead exclusively to the recreational or cultural interest area, the advance guide sign and the exit direction sign may be white-on-brown.

Figure 903.11.9.1
Figure 903.11.9.2
Figure 903.11.9.3
Figure 903.11.9.4


Standard. Linear parkway-type highways that primarily function as arterial connectors, even if they also provide access to recreational or cultural interest areas, shall not qualify for the use of white-on-brown destination guide signs. Directional guide signs used on these highways shall conform to EPG 903.7.

All gore signs shall have a white legend and border on a green background. The background color of the interchange exit number panel shall match the background color of the guide sign. Design characteristics of conventional road, expressway or freeway guide signs shall conform to EPG 903.7 or EPG 903.8 except as specified in this article for color combination.

The advance guide sign and the Exit Direction sign shall retain the white-on- green color combination where the crossroad leads to a destination other than a recreational or cultural interest area.

Support. Figure 903.11.9.2 illustrates destination guide signs commonly used for identifying recreational or cultural interest areas or facilities.

903.11.10 National Park Signs (MUTCD Section 2H.10)

Standard. All national parks in Missouri shall be included in the recreational area signing program.

Signing for parks that are classified major area generator shall be located where the principal access highways intersect the National Highway System.

Support. Presently, there are two parks that would be provided signing under the major area generator classification: Jefferson National Expansion Memorial and Ozark National Scenic River Ways.


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