Section 3: Overhead Street Name Signs

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Recommended Use

Overhead or illuminated street name signs should be mounted on signalized intersection mast arms or span wires where possible.

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Letter Size

The minimum recommended letter height for overhead street names is 12 inches as shown in the Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (TMUTCD), Table 2D-2 in Chapter 2D. Smaller letter heights may be used if the following circumstances exist:



See Standard Highway Sign Designs for Texas (SHSD) for recommended dimensions for oversized street name signs.

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