Agencies must conduct a signage assessment and maintain minimum levels of sign visibility. Signs degrade with time and the rules set within the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) set measurable retroflectivity standards for signs to improve night time visibility to motorists. The compliance date for meeting the minimum retroreflectivity requirements for regulatory, warning, and ground-mounted guide signs is January 2015. Overhead guide signs and street name signs must be in compliance by January 2018.
There are approximately 8,000 traffic signs throughout the City including street name signs. Implementing the new requirements begins with conducting a sign inventory, a milestone that has been accomplished and stored digitally on the City’s Geographic Information System (GIS). Non-compliant regulatory signs, such as STOP and Speed Limit signs (approximately 2,000) will be replaced first. These signs cost approximately $100 to $200 each excluding installation labor. This project presents a phased approach to compliance with the MUTCD sign requirements.
|2016/17 Budget||2017/18 Planned||2018/19 Planned||2019/20 Planned||2020/21 Planned||Total|
|Traffic Sign Replacement||$50,000||$25,000||$25,000||- 0 -||- 0 -||- 0 -||$100,000|
|CIP||$50,000||$25,000||$25,000||- 0 -||- 0 -||- 0 -||$100,000|