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Section 9: Burn Ban Sign

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Burn Ban Sign

County governments, with Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) district approval, may install Burn Ban signs along state-maintained roadways. Each County is responsible for the cost, installation and maintenance of these signs. Burn Ban signs can only be installed if a county resolution has been passed, authorizing the burn ban. The following options are allowed:

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  • Vinyl signs: typically 48" x 48" with grommets. These signs should be fabricated with a red, non-reflective background with a white legend and may be mounted on a "T" post only adjacent to the ROW line.
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  • Burn ban signs made of aluminum (R19-10aT and R19-10bT): may be installed on an independent post with no other signs. These signs should be installed on a wedge anchor or triangular slip base (The County is responsible for the cost of the complete sign assembly).
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  • Burn ban signs made of composite material (R19-10aT ONLY): shall be installed on an existing, state-maintained, sign support below a route marker confirmation sign or other non-regulatory or non-warning sign. The signs are mounted a minimum of 7 feet (maximum of 7.5 feet) above the edge of the travel lane to the bottom of the sign.
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  • Burn ban signs made of composite material (R19-10bT ONLY): shall be installed on an existing, state-maintained, sign support below a non-regulatory sign or non-warning sign located behind a fixed barrier (e.g. guardrail or concrete barrier). The signs are mounted a minimum of 7 feet (maximum of 7.5 feet) above the edge of the travel lane to the bottom of the sign

All burn ban signs installed on existing TxDOT supports will be the fold-down type fabricated with composite materials (thermoplastic placed between thin layers of aluminum (2mm thickness).

The top of the burn ban sign should be installed no further than three inches from the bottom of the existing route marker. If a reference marker is present, it should be relocated below the burn ban sign (see Figure 8-6).

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Figure 8-6. Route marker assembly with burn ban sign

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