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| '''Signing Agreements'''||width="60"| ||'''Standard Specifications for Highway Construction'''
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|■ [http://sp/sites/ts/signing/SignAgrmnts/_layouts/15/WopiFrame.aspx?sourcedoc=%7b23561969-7F35-4C78-A00C-930AB4B4279D%7d&file=TR15%20Process%20-%20Signing%20Paid%20by%20Applicant.docx&action=default TR15 Process]|| ||[http://www.modot.org/business/standards_and_specs/SpecbookEPG.pdf#page=13 Sec 903]
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|■ [http://sp/sites/ts/signing/SignAgrmnts/_layouts/15/WopiFrame.aspx?sourcedoc={A1753AC5-CB96-4FEE-8145-1A5E8AB26F84}&file=TR32%20Process%20for%20Renewal%20-%20Supplemental%20Signing%20Agreement.doc&action=default TR 32, Process for Renewal – Supplemental Signing Agreement]|| ||[http://www.modot.org/business/standards_and_specs/SpecbookEPG.pdf#page=14 Sec 1042]
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|■ [http://sp/sites/ts/signing/SignAgrmnts/_layouts/15/WopiFrame.aspx?sourcedoc=%7b1DEE67CC-80C0-401A-BDA6-267073AA20E5%7d&file=TR42%20Process%20for%20Others%20-%20Signing%20Installed%20and%20Maintained%20by%20Applicant.doc&action=default TR42 Process for Others]|| ||'''Standard Plans for Signing'''
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|■ [http://sp/sites/ts/signing/SignAgrmnts/_layouts/15/WopiFrame.aspx?sourcedoc=%7b1EE9F05C-B155-49C8-8DC9-6FBA9693DA19%7d&file=TR47%20Process%20for%20Wayfinding%20-%20%20Wayfinding%20Signing%20Agreement.doc&action=default TR47 Process for Wayfinding]|| ||[https://www.modot.org/media/16919 Std. Plan 903.01]
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|'''[https://epg.modot.org/forms/DE%202017%20Forms/DELiaison/D-28.doc D-28, Sign Design Order Form]''' || ||[https://www.modot.org/media/16921 Std. Plan 903.03]
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|'''[http://sp/sites/ts/signing/_layouts/15/WopiFrame.aspx?sourcedoc={58A51A09-9874-470E-A292-286258033E57}&file=College%20Signing%20Qualification%20List%20Spreadsheet.xls&action=default College Signing Qualification List]'''|| ||[https://www.modot.org/media/16922 Std. Plan 903.04]
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|'''[https://www.modot.org/sites/default/files/documents/Memorial%20Highway%20Naming%20application%20update_2018.pdf Memorial Hwy / Bridge Naming Application]'''|| ||[https://www.modot.org/media/16923 Std. Plan 903.05]
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|'''Approved Products'''|| ||[https://www.modot.org/media/16924 Std. Plan 903.06]
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|■ [http://www.modot.mo.gov/business/contractor_resources/traffic.htm Approved Products List]|| ||[https://www.modot.org/media/16925 Std. Plan 903.07]
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|■ [https://www.modot.org/traffic New Product Evaluation Form]|| ||[https://www.modot.org/media/16926 Std. Plan 903.08]
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|'''[http://sp.route.transportation.org/Pages/default.aspx AASHTO Route Marking Application Form]'''|| ||[https://www.modot.org/media/16927 Std. Plan 903.10]
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|'''[http://wasprod/sms/ Sign Management System]'''|| ||[https://www.modot.org/media/16928 Std. Plan 903.12]
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|'''Do Not Replace / Limited Use'''|| ||[https://www.modot.org/media/16929 Std. Plan 903.60]
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|■ [http://sp/sites/ts/signing/RefTool/_layouts/15/WopiFrame.aspx?sourcedoc=%7b0087A29D-D264-40BD-8332-B8003F8BEAB9%7d&file=Do%20Not%20Replace_Limited%20Use%20-%202020.docx&action=default Do Not Replace / Limited Use Sign List]|| || '''Sign Post Selection Tools'''
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|■ [http://sp/sites/ts/signing/RefTool/_layouts/15/WopiFrame.aspx?sourcedoc={3C5E9858-6E5E-4C9A-B1E8-280F977DABE5}&file=Tougher%20Choices%20Direction%20-%20Signs%202020.pptx&action=default Do Not Replace / Limited Use PowerPoint Guidance]|| ||■ [[Media:903.2a Signpost Selection Guide 2021.xls|Sign Post Selection Guide]]
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|-Missouri Logos Contact Information
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|'''[https://missouri.interstatelogos.com/ Missouri Logos Contact Information]'''|| ||■ [https://epg.modot.org/documents/903.2aPrintableSignpostSelectionGuide.xls Printable Sign Post Selection Guide for use in the field]
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Highway signs are directly related to the design of the highway and effectively provide travelers with information needed to safely and efficiently complete trips. Signs must have uniformity of meaning. Excessive and inadequate signing can cause traveler confusion.
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'''History.'''  The need for uniform standards was recognized long ago. The American Association of State Highway Officials (AASHO), now known as the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), published a manual for rural highways in 1927, and the National Conference on Street and Highway Safety (NCSHS) published a manual for urban streets in 1930. In the early years, the necessity for unification of the standards applicable to the different classes of road and street systems was obvious. To meet this need, a joint committee of AASHO and NCSHS developed and published the original edition of the MUTCD in 1935. That committee, now called the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (NCUTCD), though changed from time to time in name, organization, and personnel, has been in continuous existence and contributes to the revisions of the MUTCD. The FHWA has administered [http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/index.htm the ''MUTCD''] since the 1971 edition and is the sole authority over its content since that time.  
  
There are many aspects to be considered when inspecting construction quality and this article provides [[903.20 Construction Inspection Guidelines for Sec 903|construction inspection guidelines]], [[903.21 Material Inspection for Sec 903|material inspection guidelines]] and [[903.22 Laboratory Testing Guidelines for Sec 903|laboratory testing guidelines]].  
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The U.S. Secretary of Transportation, under authority granted by the Highway Safety Act of 1966, decreed that traffic control devices on all streets and highways open to public travel in accordance with 23 U.S.C. 109(d) and 402(a) in each state shall be in substantial conformance with the Standards issued or endorsed by the FHWA.23 CFR 655.603, which adopts the MUTCD as the national standard for any street, highway, or bicycle trail open to public travel in accordance with 23 U.S.C. 109(d) and 402(a).
  
Types of highway signing include [[903.4 Guide Signs|guide]],[[903.5 Regulatory Signs|regulatory]], [[903.6 Warning Signs|warning]],
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'''Support.'''  Missouri Revised Statue 300.135 states ''“All traffic control signs, signals and devices shall conform to the manual and specifications approved by the state highways and transportation commission or resolution adopted by the legislative body of the city. All signs or signals required hereunder for a particular purpose shall so far as practicable be uniform as to type and location throughout the city. All traffic control devices so erected and not inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance shall be official traffic control devices.” ''
[[903.9 Specific Service Signs|specific service signs]], [[903.10 Tourist-Oriented Directional Signs|tourist-oriented directional]], [[903.11 Recreational and Cultural Interest Area Signs|recreational and cultural interest]] and [[903.12 Emergency Management Signing|emergency management]].  There are also [[903.7 Conventional Road Guide Signs|conventional road guide signs]] as well as [[903.8 Freeway and Expressway Guide Signs|freeway and expressway guide signs]].  [[903.16 Traffic Controls for School Areas|Traffic controls for schools]] must often be addressed as well as [[903.17 Traffic Controls for Highway-Rail Grade Crossings|traffic controls for highway-rail grade crossings]].
 
  
This article outlines procedures for the preparation of contract signing plans, and supplements [http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/pdfs/2003r1/pdf-index.htm the ''Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices''], (''MUTCD''), and the FHWA manual of Standard Highway SignsThe standard plans are referred to for further details.  Before beginning sign selection or location, the following are reviewed:  the guidelines of the MUTCD, this article and FHWA's ''Standard Highway Signs'' manualIt is important to use standard sign design and layouts in order to provide consistent signing throughout the state of MissouriThe districts are responsible for proper review of signing plans for accuracy, to ensure standards are met and deviations from the standards to be justified.
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September 12, 1961, the Commission first adopted the provisions of the ''Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices'' (MUTCD) and authorized the department staff to bring signing, marking, and signalization on the State Highway System into conformity therewithOn July 10, 2001, the Commission approved the most current version of the MUTCD as the basis for MODOT traffic control policy into the future and authorized implementation of actions need to bring future deviations into compliance.
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'''Standard.''' The traffic control articles of the Engineering Policy Guide (EPG) serve as MoDOT’s Manual on Uniform Traffic Control DevicesThe EPG shall be used when applying traffic control devices to state maintained routes.  The MUTCD cannot be used as a standalone document without the EPG when applying traffic control devices to state maintained routes as MoDOT does not adopt all options found in the MUTCD as many do not applyIn addition, MoDOT’s standards for the application of traffic control devices may exceed the MUTCD minimums and therefore not referencing the EPG as the primary guidance can result in substandard applications on state maintained routes.  Any variations from the EPG guidance for traffic control devices shall be approved by the State Highway Safety and Traffic Engineer.
  
The need for uniform standards was recognized long ago. The American Association of State Highway Officials (AASHO), now known as the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), published a manual for rural highways in 1927, and the National Conference on Street and Highway Safety (NCSHS) published a manual for urban streets in 1930In the early years, the necessity for unification of the standards applicable to the different classes of road and street systems was obvious.  To meet this need, a joint committee of AASHO and NCSHS developed and published the original edition of the ''MUTCD'' in 1935.  That committee, now called the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (NCUTCD), though changed from time to time in name, organization, and personnel, has been in continuous existence and has contributed to periodic revisions of this article.  The FHWA has administered the ''MUTCD'' since the 1971 editionThe FHWA and its predecessor organizations have participated in the development and publishing of the previous editions.  There were eight previous editions of the ''MUTCD'', and several of those editions were revised one or more times.
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'''Guidance. ''' Like the MUTCD, the traffic control articles of the EPG are permissive guidance, meaning these articles outline what is permissible regarding applying traffic control devices to MoDOT roadways.  When specific traffic control guidance is not found in the EPG to address a specific concern or application, the Highway Safety and Traffic Division should be contacted for assistanceThe division office has access to additional resources, such as other MoDOT districts, FHWA, research facilities and other states, from which MUTCD compliant solutions can be sourcedIf these solutions have the possibility of being applicable to more than one site, consideration will be made to include the solution into the EPG guidance.
[[image:903 tourism.jpg|left|300px|thumb|<center>'''Economic activity such as tourism can be encouraged by proper signage'''</center>]]
 
The U.S. Secretary of Transportation, under authority granted by the Highway Safety Act of 1966, decreed that traffic control devices on all streets and highways open to public travel in accordance with 23 U.S.C. 109(d) and 402(a) in each state shall be in substantial conformance with the Standards issued or endorsed by the FHWA.
 
  
23 CFR 655.603 adopts the ''MUTCD'' as the national standard for any street, highway, or bicycle trail open to public travel in accordance with 23 U.S.C. 109(d) and 402(a).  The “Uniform Vehicle Code (UVC)” is one of the publications referenced in the ''MUTCD''.  The UVC contains a model set of motor vehicle codes and traffic laws for use throughout the United States.  States are encouraged to adopt Section 15-116 of the UVC that states, “No person shall install or maintain in any area of private property used by the public any sign, signal, marking, or other device intended to regulate, warn, or guide traffic unless it conforms with the State manual and specifications adopted under Section 15-104.” 
 
  
The standards, guidance, options and support material described in this article provide the transportation professional with the information needed to make appropriate decisions regarding the use of traffic control devices on streets and highways.  The material in this edition provides standards that must be satisfied for the particular circumstances of a situation, guidance that is to be followed for the particular circumstances of a situation and options that may be applicable for the particular circumstances of a situation.
 
[[image:903 1929.jpg|right|320px|thumb|<center>'''Iron County, 1929.  MoDOT signing has come a long way.'''</center>]]
 
Before laying out distances or determining sign sizes, the public agency is to decide whether to use the International System of Units (Metric) or the English equivalent units.  The chosen units should be specified on plan drawings.  The chosen unit of measurement is to be made known to those responsible for designing, installing or maintaining traffic control devices.
 
  
Except when a specific numeral is required by the text of an article in this manual, numerals shown on the sign images in the figures that specify quantities such as times, distances, speed limits and weights should be regarded as examples only.  When installing any of these signs, the numerals should be appropriately altered to fit the specific signing situation.
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The preliminary layouts of all signs included in the project, along with a completed [[media:D-28.doc|Sign Design Order Form (Design Form D-28)]], shall be provided to Traffic so that 30 working days are allowed for review and design to be completed.  Each sign shall be identified as an [[903.3 Overhead Guide Sign Mounting|overhead]] or [[903.2 Ground-Mounted Signing|ground-mounted]] sign.  [http://wwwi/intranet/tr/ Traffic] shall be provided with a date the sign designs need to be returned for review.  The return date needs to allow enough time to design and quantify the bases and trusses or posts.
 
 
 
This article also addresses [[903.1 Extent of Signing|extent of signing]] and [[903.14 Sign Supports|sign supports]].  It provides [[903.13 Typical Signing Applications|typical signing applications]] and guidance for [[903.18 Preparation of Sign Plans|preparation of sign plans]]as well as [[903.19 Highway Signing General Information|highway signing general information]] and [[903.15 Other Signing Items|other signing items]].
 
 
 
Refer to [[:Category:620 Pavement Marking|620 Pavement Marking]] for traffic control markings.
 
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'''THE INTERSTATE SYSTEM.'''  Signing of all interstate highways is coordinated on a national basis by [http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/pdfs/2003r1/pdf-index.htm the ''MUTCD''] and Standard Highway Signs.
 
 
 
'''OTHER HIGHWAYS.'''  Signing of highways other than the interstate system is coordinated on a statewide basis by MoDOT and the ''MUTCD''.
 

Latest revision as of 14:02, 26 October 2021

Highway Signing Information
Signing Agreements Standard Specifications for Highway Construction
TR15 Process Sec 903
TR 32, Process for Renewal – Supplemental Signing Agreement Sec 1042
TR42 Process for Others Standard Plans for Signing
TR47 Process for Wayfinding Std. Plan 903.01
Std. Plan 903.02
D-28, Sign Design Order Form Std. Plan 903.03
College Signing Qualification List Std. Plan 903.04
Memorial Hwy / Bridge Naming Application Std. Plan 903.05
Approved Products Std. Plan 903.06
Approved Products List Std. Plan 903.07
New Product Evaluation Form Std. Plan 903.08
AASHTO Route Marking Application Form Std. Plan 903.10
Sign Management System Std. Plan 903.12
Do Not Replace / Limited Use Std. Plan 903.60
Do Not Replace / Limited Use Sign List Sign Post Selection Tools
Do Not Replace / Limited Use PowerPoint Guidance Sign Post Selection Guide
Missouri Logos Contact Information Printable Sign Post Selection Guide for use in the field

History. The need for uniform standards was recognized long ago. The American Association of State Highway Officials (AASHO), now known as the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), published a manual for rural highways in 1927, and the National Conference on Street and Highway Safety (NCSHS) published a manual for urban streets in 1930. In the early years, the necessity for unification of the standards applicable to the different classes of road and street systems was obvious. To meet this need, a joint committee of AASHO and NCSHS developed and published the original edition of the MUTCD in 1935. That committee, now called the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (NCUTCD), though changed from time to time in name, organization, and personnel, has been in continuous existence and contributes to the revisions of the MUTCD. The FHWA has administered the MUTCD since the 1971 edition and is the sole authority over its content since that time.

The U.S. Secretary of Transportation, under authority granted by the Highway Safety Act of 1966, decreed that traffic control devices on all streets and highways open to public travel in accordance with 23 U.S.C. 109(d) and 402(a) in each state shall be in substantial conformance with the Standards issued or endorsed by the FHWA.23 CFR 655.603, which adopts the MUTCD as the national standard for any street, highway, or bicycle trail open to public travel in accordance with 23 U.S.C. 109(d) and 402(a).

Support. Missouri Revised Statue 300.135 states “All traffic control signs, signals and devices shall conform to the manual and specifications approved by the state highways and transportation commission or resolution adopted by the legislative body of the city. All signs or signals required hereunder for a particular purpose shall so far as practicable be uniform as to type and location throughout the city. All traffic control devices so erected and not inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance shall be official traffic control devices.”

September 12, 1961, the Commission first adopted the provisions of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and authorized the department staff to bring signing, marking, and signalization on the State Highway System into conformity therewith. On July 10, 2001, the Commission approved the most current version of the MUTCD as the basis for MODOT traffic control policy into the future and authorized implementation of actions need to bring future deviations into compliance.

Standard. The traffic control articles of the Engineering Policy Guide (EPG) serve as MoDOT’s Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. The EPG shall be used when applying traffic control devices to state maintained routes. The MUTCD cannot be used as a standalone document without the EPG when applying traffic control devices to state maintained routes as MoDOT does not adopt all options found in the MUTCD as many do not apply. In addition, MoDOT’s standards for the application of traffic control devices may exceed the MUTCD minimums and therefore not referencing the EPG as the primary guidance can result in substandard applications on state maintained routes. Any variations from the EPG guidance for traffic control devices shall be approved by the State Highway Safety and Traffic Engineer.

Guidance. Like the MUTCD, the traffic control articles of the EPG are permissive guidance, meaning these articles outline what is permissible regarding applying traffic control devices to MoDOT roadways. When specific traffic control guidance is not found in the EPG to address a specific concern or application, the Highway Safety and Traffic Division should be contacted for assistance. The division office has access to additional resources, such as other MoDOT districts, FHWA, research facilities and other states, from which MUTCD compliant solutions can be sourced. If these solutions have the possibility of being applicable to more than one site, consideration will be made to include the solution into the EPG guidance.


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