Know these Before Installing Road Signs

Know these Before Installing Road Signs

If you are in charge of roads within commercial, residential, or municipal properties, you must be knowing how important the road signs can be. They direct the traffic as well as prevent any unforeseen accidents. Hence, while you install these road signs, there is certain information that you must know and keep in mind.

The types of road signs

There are multiple categories of signs used for various purposes. They come in different designs, heights, post types, and levels of reflectivity. Here are they:

  • Regulatory signs- These signs include signals like STOP, YIELD, DO NOT ENTER, ONE WAY, and other signs. They majorly communicate the rules of the road.
  • Warning signs- These signs are used typically to aware the drivers about the advancement of potentially hazardous road conditions ahead. They are very useful for people riding bikes or who are not familiar with the road conditions. These signs also aware people of the advancing traffic lights and road curves.
  • Guide signs- They help the drivers reach specific destinations. These include denoting hospitals, schools, or any particular street.
  • Signs in work zones- These are the temporary working signs used in areas of construction, road work or maintenance on roads or sides of roads. They help drivers to take a detour and avoid that area. Even if the roads are open, the signs help them remain cautious throughout the drive.

Road sign placement

While installing the road signs, you must keep a few things in mind. The sign must be positioned in a way that will serve its entire purpose. Its visibility must not be affected by the landscape of the road. They also must be placed longitudinally along the road, and on lateral edges that are vertically above the ground. The underground cables and conducts must not be overlapped on the signs.

Road sign supports

These are the vertical posts that are propping on these signs to make them visible. They are either made of wood or steel.

Road sign color and reflectivity

The signs need to be reflective and bear clear color contrasts. This is how they will be visible in the day or at night. A film material called sheeting, consisting of micro prisms are used over these road signs. But with the weather’s impact, the signs fade and they need to be regularly checked to ensure they are perfect.

Contact Capital Traffic control today to help you install the road signs at your facility.

Frances F. Beal

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