Chapter 7: Guide Signs


Section 1: Overview

Anchor: #i1008652


Chapters 2D and 2E of the Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (TMUTCD) provide detailed information on the application of highway guide signs. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Sign Crew Field Book (SCFB) contains further detailed information on the types and uses of guide signs on conventional highways, including detailed discussions and illustrations of:

This chapter provides additional information and guidelines specific to TxDOT operations. See the Freeway Signing Handbook for details of signing layouts on freeway facilities.

The recommendations and guidelines contained in this chapter should be treated as general goals intended to improve the guidance of motorists; they are not necessarily applicable to every situation.

Anchor: #i1008700

Purpose of Guide Signs

Guide signs are used to

Guide sign messages should generally be as simple and as direct as possible.

Anchor: #i1008738

Use of Brown Background

Brown background color should be used for recreational, cultural interest, and historical areas signing.

Anchor: #i1079811

Use of Blue Background

Blue background color should be used for road user services guidance, tourist information, and evacuation routes.

Previous page  Next page   Title page