Chapter 8: Miscellaneous Signs

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Section 1: Overview

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The Texas Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (TMUTCD) requires that all traffic signs notify road users of regulations or provide warning and guidance needed for the uniform and efficient operation of all elements of the traffic stream in a manner intended to minimize the occurrences of crashes.

However, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) allows certain non-traffic related signs on state highway rights-of-way (ROW), such as memorial markers and city pride signs.

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General Guidelines

All non-traffic related signing should:

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  • be located in rest areas, off the ROW, or well off the roadway as near as practical to the ROW line
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  • be near a utility pole or behind guard fence so as to minimize ROW mowing problems
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  • not be located between main lanes and frontage roads of controlled access highways
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  • not be placed in front of developed property, unless written permission of owner is secured by the requestor.
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