Chapter 5D. Guide Signs
Section 5D.01 Introduction
The purpose of a guide sign is to inform road users regarding positions,
directions, destinations, and routes.
The criteria for guide signs, in general, are contained
in Chapters 2D
and in other Sections of this Manual. Criteria for guide signs that
are specific to low-volume roads are contained in this Chapter.
The familiarity of the road users with the road should be considered
in determining the need for guide signs on low-volume roads.
Low-volume roads generally do not require guide signs to the extent
that they are needed on higher classes of roads. Because guide signs
are typically only beneficial as a navigational aid for road users
who are unfamiliar with a low-volume road, guide signs might not
be needed on low-volume roads that serve only local traffic.
If used, destination names should be as specific and descriptive
as possible. Destinations such as campgrounds, ranger stations,
recreational areas, and the like should be clearly indicated so
that they are not interpreted to be communities or locations with
road user services.
Guide signs may be used at intersections to provide information
for road users returning to a higher class of roads.
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