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==903.13.1 Scope (MUTCD Section 2M.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. 
 
  
For the purpose of this chapter, recreational or cultural interest areas are sites that are owned and operated by state and federal agencies.  For privately owned recreational and cultural interest signs see [[903.8 Freeway and Expressway Guide Signs#903.8.37 Traffic Generator Signing|EPG 903.8.37 Traffic Generator Signing]], [[903.11 Specific Service Signs - Logos|EPG 903.11 Specific Service Signs - Logos]] and [[903.12 Tourist-Oriented Directional Signs (TODS)|EPG 903.12 Tourist-Oriented Directional Signs]].  
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'''History.'''  The State and Federal Recreational and Historic Site signing program was originally managed by MoDOT.  MoDOT was the point of contact for state and federal agencies, MoDOT executed the contract, installed and maintain the signs that were installed.
  
'''Option.'''  Recreational and cultural interest area guide signs directing road users to significant traffic generators may be used on freeways and expressways where there is direct access to these areas as provided in EPG 903.13.9. Recreational and cultural interest area signs may be used off the road network, as appropriate.
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In July 2015 a new Supplemental Guide Sign Program was established which consolidated the majority of MoDOT’s supplemental guide signs into one program and the management of this new program was contracted out to a 3rd party contractor. The MoDOT policy that once governed this signing program was incorporated into a new Code of State Regulations (CSR) which covers all the signing programs within the Supplemental Guide Sign Program.
  
Rustic Signs may be used by state and federal agencies at approved locations, see Fig. 903.13.1If these signs do not meet Federal breakaway standards, these sign shall be placed at or beyond MoDOT’s right of way.
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Existing contracts between MoDOT and the state and federal agencies remain in place until their expiration date with MoDOT’s Supplemental Guide Sign contractor performing any required sign maintenanceOnce these MoDOT contracts expire, the state and federal agencies will enter into new contracts with the Supplemental Guide Sign contractor for the duration of time their signs remain in place.
  
[[image:903.13.1.jpg|center|650px|thumb|<center>'''Fig. 903.13.1, Approved Rustic Sign Locations for State and Federal Agencies'''</center>]]
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'''Support.''' State and Federal Recreation and Historic Site Signing placed on the MoDOT system are a form of traffic generator sign, as such they are included in the department Supplemental Guide Sign Program.  These signs only provide guidance to these recreational and historic sites, signing within these facilities is the responsibility of the state or federal agency to install and maintain to [https://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/ MUTCD] standards. 
  
==903.13.2 Application (MUTCD Section 2M.02)==
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'''Standard.'''  For this signing program, a State or Federal Recreation and Historic Sites is defined as a site owned and operated by a Missouri state agency (Missouri Department of Conservation or Missouri Department of Natural Recourse) or a federal agency (National Park Service, National Forest Service, Corps of Engineers, US Fish and Wildlife).
  
'''Support.'''  Provisions for signing recreational or cultural interest areas are subdivided into two different types of signs: (1) symbol signs and (2) destination guide signs.
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All requests for participation in the State and Federal Recreation and Historic Site Signing program shall be forwarded to MoDOT’s Supplemental Guide Sign Program manager for processing.   Per the CSR, it is the program manager’s responsibility to receive all requests, evaluate eligibility and administer the contract with the applicant.
  
'''Guidance.'''  These signs are not to be used where they might be confused with other traffic control signs.
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MoDOT districts’ role in the program is limited to reviewing and approving site plan reviews for new sign installations to assure these new sign installations are appropriate, looking for items such as, but not limited to, assuring the new installations do not conflict with existing traffic control devices, creating sight distance issues or create an issue for maintaining the right of way.  Another critical responsibility is to identify and report damage and/or deficiencies with any of the sign the program manager is responsible for.
  
'''Option.'''  Recreational and cultural interest area guide 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 guide signs may also be used in recreational or cultural interest areas for signing non-vehicular events and amenities such as trails, structures and facilities.
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[http://sp/sites/ts/Pages/default.aspx Central Office Highway Safety and Traffic Division] shall be responsible for managing the Supplemental Guide Sign Program Contract, updating the CSR, interpreting the intent of the CSR and the program contract if there are questions or appeals from prospective applicants.  Highway Safety and Traffic Division shall also be responsible for working with Governmental Relations on issues which may need to be addressed on the legislative side.  If the Highway Safety and Traffic Division is unable to resolve an issue or concern it will be addressed by the Chief Safety and Operations Officer, Deputy Director and Chief Engineer and, if necessary, the Director.
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The State and Federal Recreation and Historic Site Signing program shall be managed in accordance with the Code of State Regulations 7 CSR 10-17 Supplemental Guide Sign Program and the Supplemental Guide Sign Program contract between the Commission and MoDOT’s 3rd party contractor.  The CSR is binding and has the effect of law.  Exceptions and/or variations from the CSR are not permitted under normal conditions with the Director only having the authority to authorize such actions.
  
==903.13.3 Regulatory and Warning Signs (MUTCD Section 2M.03)==
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The rules contained within the CSR are based on, and are in conformance with, the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and the AASHTO Guidelines for the Selection of Supplemental Guide Signs for Traffic Generators.
 
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'''Standard.'''  All regulatory and warning signs installed on public roads and streets within recreational and cultural interest areas shall comply with the requirements of EPG 903.1 through EPG 903.5 and EPG 903.10 through EPG 903.21.
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'''Guidance.'''  MoDOT utilizes very few of the recreational and cultural interest symbol signs included in [https://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/ MUTCD Chapter 2M] as the majority of these symbol signs are only relevant inside the boundaries of a state or federal site. The symbol signs used on MoDOT right of way are typically limited to those that indicate the availability of camping at a site. These signs are installed as part of state and federal signing in the Supplemental Guide Sign Program managed by MoDOT’s 3<sup>rd</sup> party contractor and their use is based on a site by site evaluation.  The design and size of the symbol signs should match MUTCD standards.
 
 
==903.13.4 General Design Requirements for Symbol Guide Signs (MUTCD Section 2M.04)==
 
 
 
'''Standard.''' Recreational and cultural interest area symbol guide 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:
 
 
 
A. General Applications
 
 
 
B. Services
 
 
 
C. Accommodations
 
 
 
D. Land Recreation
 
 
 
E. Water Recreation, and  
 
 
 
F. Winter Recreation
 
 
 
'''Support.''' Table 903.13.4 contains a listing of the symbols within each series category.
 
 
 
'''Option.''' Mirror images of symbols may be used where the reverse image will better convey the message.
 
 
 
===<center>Table 903.13.4 Guide Sign Sizes</center>===
 
{| border="1" class="wikitable" style="margin: 1em auto 1em auto"
 
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! style="background:#BEBEBE" colspan="2"|General !! style="background:#BEBEBE" colspan="2"|Services !! style="background:#BEBEBE" colspan="2"|Water Recreation
 
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|Bear Viewing Area||RS-012||Drinking Water||RS-013|| Beach|| RS-145
 
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|Bus Stop||RS-031|| Electrical Hook-Up|| RS-150|| Boat Motor|| RS-147
 
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|Campfires<sup>'''1'''</sup> ||RS-042||Firewood Cutting<sup>'''1'''</sup>||RS-112||Boat Ramp ||RS-054
 
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|Cans or Bottles<sup>'''1'''</sup>||RS-101||First Aid||RS-024|| Canoeing|| RS-079
 
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|Cultural Interest Area||RS-142||Grocery Store||RS-020||Diving||RS-062
 
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|Dam|| RS-009||Kennel||RS-045||Fish Cleaning<sup>'''1'''</sup>|| RS-093
 
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|Deer Viewing Area||RS-011||Laundromat||RS-085|| Fish Hatchery|| RS-010
 
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|Falling Rocks<sup>'''1'''</sup>||RS-008||Litter Receptacle||RS-086||Fish Ladder<sup>'''1'''</sup>||RS-089
 
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|Fire Extinguisher<sup>'''1'''</sup>||RS-090||Lockers/Storage<sup>'''1'''</sup>||RS-030 || Fishing Area|| RS-063
 
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|Lighthouse ||RS-007||Mechanic||RS-027||Fishing Pier|| RS-119
 
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|Lookout Tower ||RS-006||Picnic Shelter||RS-039||Hand Launch/Small Boat Launch ||RS-117
 
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|Nature Study Area||RS-141||Picnic Site||RS-044||Jet Ski/Personal Watercraft|| RS-121
 
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|Pets on Leash<sup>'''1'''</sup>||RS-017||Post Office||RS-026|| Kayaking|| RS-118
 
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|Pick-Up Trucks||RS-140||Ranger Station||RS-015||Lifejackets<sup>'''1'''</sup>|| RS-094
 
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|Point of Interest||RS-080||Sanitary Station||RS-041||Marina|| RS-053
 
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|Radios<sup>'''1'''</sup>||RS-103||Showers<sup>'''1'''</sup>||RS-035||Motorboating|| RS-055
 
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|Rattlesnakes<sup>'''1'''</sup>||RS-099||Stable ||RS-073||Rafting|| RS-146
 
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|Recycling<sup>'''1'''</sup>||RS-200||Theater||RS-109|| Rowboating|| RS-057
 
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|Sea Plane||RS-115||Trail Shelter<sup>'''1'''</sup>||RS-043|| Sailing|| RS-056
 
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||Smoking<sup>'''1'''</sup>||RS-002||Tramway||RS-071|| Scuba Diving|| RS-060
 
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|Snack Bar<sup>'''1'''</sup>||RS-102|| Trash Dumpster||RS-091||Seal Viewing|| RS-106
 
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|Stay on Trail<sup>'''1'''</sup>  ||RS-123|| || ||Surfing|| RS-059
 
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|Strollers<sup>'''1'''</sup>||RS-111 || style="background:#BEBEBE" colspan="2" align="center"|'''Land Recreation''' ||Swimming|| RS-061
 
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|Tunnel ||RS-005||All-Terrain Trail||RS-095|| Tour Boat|| RS-087
 
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|Viewing Area||RS-036 ||Amphitheater||RS-070 ||Wading|| RS-088
 
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|Walk on Boardwalk<sup>'''1'''</sup>||RS-122|| Archery||RS-116 ||Waterskiing|| RS-058
 
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|Wood Gathering<sup>'''1'''</sup>||RS-120||Baseball<sup>'''1'''</sup>||RS-096|| Whale Viewing ||RS-107
 
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| || ||Climbing<sup>'''1'''</sup>||RS-082|| Wind Surfing|| RS-108
 
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|style="background:#BEBEBE" colspan="2" align="center"|'''Accommodations'''||Corral||RS-149|| ||
 
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|Baby Changing Station (Men's Room)||RS-137||Driving Tour||RS-113 || style="background:#BEBEBE" colspan="2" align="center"|'''Winter Recreation'''
 
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|Baby Changing Station (Women's Room)||RS-138||Exercise/Fitness||RS-097||Chair Lift/Ski Lift||RS-105
 
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|Men's Restroom||RS-021||Golfing<sup>'''1'''</sup>||RS-128||Cross Country Skiing||RS-046
 
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|Parking||RS-034||Hang Gliding||RS-126||Dog Sledding|| RS-143
 
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|Recreational Vehicle Site||RS-104||Hiking Trail||RS-068||Downhill Skiing|| RS-047
 
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|Restrooms||RS-022||Horse Trail||RS-064||Ice Fishing|| RS-092
 
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|Sleeping Shelter<sup>'''1'''</sup>||RS-037||In-Line Skating||RS-125||Ice Skating|| RS-050
 
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|Trailer Site||RS-040|| Interpretive Trail||RS-114||Ski Jumping|| RS-048
 
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|Walk-In Camp||RS-148|| Off-Road Vehicle Trail||RS-067||Sledding|| RS-049
 
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|Women's Restroom||RS-023||Rock Collecting<sup>'''1'''</sup>||RS-083|| Snow Tubing|| RS-144
 
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|  || ||Skateboarding<sup>'''1'''</sup>||RS-098||Snowboarding|| RS-127
 
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| || || Spelunking/Caves||RS-084|| Snowmobiling|| RS-052
 
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| || || Technical Rock Climbing||RS-081 ||Snowshoeing|| RS-078
 
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| || || Tennis||RS-129 ||Winter Recreational Area|| RS-077
 
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| || || Wildlife Viewing||RS-076|| ||
 
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|colspan="6"|<sup>'''1'''</sup> For non-road use only
 
|}
 
 
 
 
 
==903.13.5 Symbol Sign Sizes (MUTCD Section 2M.05)==
 
 
 
'''Guidance.'''  Recreational and cultural interest area symbol signs should be 24 in. x 24 inches.  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 guide signs 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.
 
 
 
==903.13.6 Use of Educational Plaques (MUTCD Section 2M.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.'''  Fig. 903.13.6 illustrates some examples of the use of educational plaques.
 
 
 
[[image:903.13.6.jpg|center|160px|thumb|<center>'''Fig. 903.13.6, Example of Educational Plaque'''</center>]]
 
 
 
==903.13.7 Use of Prohibitive Circle and Diagonal Slash for Non-Road Application (MUTCD Section 2M.07)==
 
 
 
'''Standard.''' Where it is necessary to indicate a prohibition of an activity or an item within a recreational or cultural interest area for non-road use and a standard regulatory sign for such a prohibition is not provided in [[903.5 Regulatory Signs|
 
EPG 903.5]], the appropriate recreational and cultural interest area symbol shall be used in combination with a red prohibitive circle and red diagonal slash.  The recreational and cultural interest area symbol and the sign border shall be black and the sign background shall be white.  The symbol shall be scaled proportionally to fit completely within the circle and the diagonal slash shall be oriented from the upper left to the lower right portions of the circle as shown in Fig. 903.13.7. Requirements for retroreflection of the red circle and diagonal slash shall be the same as those requirements for backgrounds, legends, symbols, arrows, and borders.
 
 
 
[[image:903.13.7.jpg|center|260px|thumb|<center>'''Fig. 903.13.7, Examples of Prohibitive Slashes'''</center>
 
<center>'''*''' Standard regulatory signs shall be used.</center>]]
 
 
 
==903.13.8 Placement of Recreational and Cultural Interest Symbol Signs (MUTCD Section 2M.08)==
 
 
 
'''Standard.''' If used, recreational and cultural interest area symbol signs shall be placed in accordance with the general requirements contained in [[903.2 Extent of Signing|EPG 903.2]]. The symbol(s) shall be placed as sign panels in the uppermost part of the sign and the directional information shall be placed below the symbol(s).
 
 
 
Except as provided below, if the name of the recreational or cultural interest area facility or activity is displayed on a destination guide sign and a symbol is used, the symbol shall be placed below the name.
 
 
 
'''Option.''' When the legend of Wildlife Viewing Area is displayed with the RS-076 symbol on a destination guide sign, the symbol may be placed to the left or right of the legend and the arrow may be placed below the symbol.
 
 
 
The symbols displayed with the facility or activity name may be placed below the destination guide sign instead of as sign panels placed with the destination guide sign.
 
 
 
Secondary symbols of a smaller size (18 in. x 18 in.) may be placed beneath the primary symbols, where needed.
 
 
 
'''Standard.''' 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.''' Fig. 903.13.8.1 illustrates typical height and lateral mounting positions. Fig. 903.13.8.2 illustrates some examples of the placement of symbol signs within a recreational or cultural interest area.
 
 
 
'''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. The number of symbols used in a single sign assembly is not to exceed four.
 
 
 
'''Option.''' The Advance Turn (M5 series) or Directional Arrow (M6 series) auxiliary signs with white arrows on brown backgrounds may be used with Recreational and Cultural Area Interest symbol guide signs to create a Recreational and Cultural Interest Area Directional Assembly.  The symbols may be used singularly, or in groups of two, three or four on a single sign assembly.
 
 
 
[[image:903.13.8.1.jpg|center|750px|thumb|<center>'''Fig. 903.13.8.1, Arrangement, Height and Lateral Position of Signs Located Within Recreational and Cultural Interest Areas</center>
 
'''Note:''' See [[903.2 Extent of Signing#903.2.18 Standardization of Sign Location (MUTCD Section 2A.16)|EPG 903.2.18]] for reduced lateral offset distances that may be used in areas where lateral offsets are limited, and in urban areas where sidewalk width is limited or where existing poles are close to the curb.]]
 
 
 
[[image:903.13.8.2.jpg|center|550px|thumb|<center>'''Fig. 903.13.8.2, Examples of Symbol and Destination Guide Sign Layout</center>]]
 
 
 
==903.13.9 Destination Guide Signs (MUTCD Section 2M.09)==
 
  
 
{| style="margin: 1em auto 1em auto"
 
{| style="margin: 1em auto 1em auto"
 
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|[[image:D7-10.jpg|left|thumb|<center>'''D7-10'''</center>|150px]]
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|[[image:D9-3.jpg|center|130px]]||[[image:D9-3a.jpg|130px]]
||[[image:D7-10P.jpg|left|150px|thumb|<center>'''D7-10P'''</center>]]
 
|}
 
 
 
'''Guidance.''' When recreational or cultural interest area destinations are displayed 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 quarter mile increments. For distances 10 miles or greater, whole mile increments will be used. A logo of the owning agency may be included on the sign.
 
 
 
'''Standard.''' The requesting agency will be responsible for the cost of the participation fee for the recreation or cultural interest area signing program; 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 participation fee. A [[153.20 Traffic|TR-15 contract]] will be executed. See [[903.16 Signing Agreements|EPG 903.16 Signing Agreements]].
 
 
 
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 Fig. 903.13.9. Only numbered routes will be considered for second and third order signing.
 
 
 
'''Option.''' Destination guide signs with a white legend and border on a brown background 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. Supplemental guide signs with a white legend and border on brown background 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 have a white legend and border on a brown background.
 
 
 
'''Standard.''' All Exit Gore signs shall have a white legend and border on a green background. The background color of the interchange exit number plaque shall match the background color of the guide sign. Design characteristics of conventional road, expressway or freeway guide signs shall comply with to [[903.7 Conventional Road Guide Signs|EPG 903.7]] or [[903.8 Freeway and Expressway Guide Signs|EPG 903.8]] except as provided 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.''' Fig. 903.13.8.2 illustrates destination guide signs commonly used for identifying recreational or cultural interest areas or facilities.
 
 
 
===<center>Table 903.13.9 Recreational Sign and Plaque Sizes</center>===
 
{| border="1" class="wikitable" style="margin: 1em auto 1em auto"
 
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! style="background:#BEBEBE" rowspan="2"|Sign or Plaque !! style="background:#BEBEBE" rowspan="2"|Sign Designation !! style="background:#BEBEBE" rowspan="2"|EPG Article!!style="background:#BEBEBE" colspan="3"|Conventional Road (in. x in.)!!style="background:#BEBEBE"|Freeway/Expressway (in. x in.)
 
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!style="background:#BEBEBE"| Single Lane!!style="background:#BEBEBE"|Multi-Lane!!style="background:#BEBEBE"|Oversized!!style="background:#BEBEBE"|Mainline & Ramps
 
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|Public Area Directional||align="center"|D7-10||align="center"|903.13.9||align="center"|72 X 24||align="center"|72 X 24||align="center"| -||align="center"| 72 X 24
 
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|Public Area Plaque||align="center"|D7-10P||align="center"|903.13.9||align="center"| 72 X 12||align="center"|72 X 12||align="center"| -||align="center"| 72 X 12
 
 
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|Public Area Directional (Narrow)||align="center"|D7-10a||align="center"|903.13.9||align="center"|36 X 48||align="center"|36 X 48||align="center"| -||align="center"| 36 X 48
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|colspan="2"|<center>'''Typical Recreational Symbol Signs<br/>Used on MoDOT Right of Way'''</center>
 
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==903.13.10 National Park Signs==
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'''Option.'''  Rustic Signs may be used by state and federal agencies at first order locations, the intersection that leads drivers off the state system or at the entrance of the site when the state route passes through the recreational areas or historic site. Rustic signs do not meet Federal breakaway standards therefor when they are used they shall be placed at or outside of MoDOT’s right of way line for safetyThese signs will typically replace MoDOT’s standard first order signing.
 
 
'''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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Latest revision as of 14:15, 23 October 2020

History. The State and Federal Recreational and Historic Site signing program was originally managed by MoDOT. MoDOT was the point of contact for state and federal agencies, MoDOT executed the contract, installed and maintain the signs that were installed.

In July 2015 a new Supplemental Guide Sign Program was established which consolidated the majority of MoDOT’s supplemental guide signs into one program and the management of this new program was contracted out to a 3rd party contractor. The MoDOT policy that once governed this signing program was incorporated into a new Code of State Regulations (CSR) which covers all the signing programs within the Supplemental Guide Sign Program.

Existing contracts between MoDOT and the state and federal agencies remain in place until their expiration date with MoDOT’s Supplemental Guide Sign contractor performing any required sign maintenance. Once these MoDOT contracts expire, the state and federal agencies will enter into new contracts with the Supplemental Guide Sign contractor for the duration of time their signs remain in place.

Support. State and Federal Recreation and Historic Site Signing placed on the MoDOT system are a form of traffic generator sign, as such they are included in the department Supplemental Guide Sign Program. These signs only provide guidance to these recreational and historic sites, signing within these facilities is the responsibility of the state or federal agency to install and maintain to MUTCD standards.

Standard. For this signing program, a State or Federal Recreation and Historic Sites is defined as a site owned and operated by a Missouri state agency (Missouri Department of Conservation or Missouri Department of Natural Recourse) or a federal agency (National Park Service, National Forest Service, Corps of Engineers, US Fish and Wildlife).

All requests for participation in the State and Federal Recreation and Historic Site Signing program shall be forwarded to MoDOT’s Supplemental Guide Sign Program manager for processing. Per the CSR, it is the program manager’s responsibility to receive all requests, evaluate eligibility and administer the contract with the applicant.

MoDOT districts’ role in the program is limited to reviewing and approving site plan reviews for new sign installations to assure these new sign installations are appropriate, looking for items such as, but not limited to, assuring the new installations do not conflict with existing traffic control devices, creating sight distance issues or create an issue for maintaining the right of way. Another critical responsibility is to identify and report damage and/or deficiencies with any of the sign the program manager is responsible for.

Central Office Highway Safety and Traffic Division shall be responsible for managing the Supplemental Guide Sign Program Contract, updating the CSR, interpreting the intent of the CSR and the program contract if there are questions or appeals from prospective applicants. Highway Safety and Traffic Division shall also be responsible for working with Governmental Relations on issues which may need to be addressed on the legislative side. If the Highway Safety and Traffic Division is unable to resolve an issue or concern it will be addressed by the Chief Safety and Operations Officer, Deputy Director and Chief Engineer and, if necessary, the Director.

The State and Federal Recreation and Historic Site Signing program shall be managed in accordance with the Code of State Regulations 7 CSR 10-17 Supplemental Guide Sign Program and the Supplemental Guide Sign Program contract between the Commission and MoDOT’s 3rd party contractor. The CSR is binding and has the effect of law. Exceptions and/or variations from the CSR are not permitted under normal conditions with the Director only having the authority to authorize such actions.

The rules contained within the CSR are based on, and are in conformance with, the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and the AASHTO Guidelines for the Selection of Supplemental Guide Signs for Traffic Generators.

Guidance. MoDOT utilizes very few of the recreational and cultural interest symbol signs included in MUTCD Chapter 2M as the majority of these symbol signs are only relevant inside the boundaries of a state or federal site. The symbol signs used on MoDOT right of way are typically limited to those that indicate the availability of camping at a site. These signs are installed as part of state and federal signing in the Supplemental Guide Sign Program managed by MoDOT’s 3rd party contractor and their use is based on a site by site evaluation. The design and size of the symbol signs should match MUTCD standards.

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Typical Recreational Symbol Signs
Used on MoDOT Right of Way

Option. Rustic Signs may be used by state and federal agencies at first order locations, the intersection that leads drivers off the state system or at the entrance of the site when the state route passes through the recreational areas or historic site. Rustic signs do not meet Federal breakaway standards therefor when they are used they shall be placed at or outside of MoDOT’s right of way line for safety. These signs will typically replace MoDOT’s standard first order signing.

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