Section 22: WELCOME TO TEXAS Signs

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The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) installs WELCOME TO TEXAS (I-2T) signs on each interstate, U.S., state, and some F.M. highways entering the state. Materials for these signs may be obtained from the Support Services Division’s Regional Distribution Centers.

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Texas Transportation Code, Chapter 201, Section 201.979 requires the following elements on the WELCOME TO TEXAS (I-2T) sign:

Figure 7-16 shows the WELCOME TO TEXAS (I-2T) sign. The sign background is reflective interstate green. The legend and border are reflective white. The flag is red, white, and blue, as per the state flag. See Standard Highway Sign Designs for Texas (SHSD) for details.

WELCOME TO TEXAS (I-2T) sign for interstate
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Figure 7-16. WELCOME TO TEXAS (I-2T) sign for interstate highways

Sign Size. The size of the sign and the accompanying plaque depends on the type of highway on which it is used, as shown in the following table

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Highway Type

Parent Sign



18 × 11

18 × 1.5

U.S. and State Routes

12 × 8

12 × 1

FM Routes

6 × 4

6 × 0.5

On FM routes, if a WELCOME TO TEXAS (I-2T) sign is not installed, a TEXAS STATE LINE (I-2) sign will be installed.

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WELCOME TO TEXAS (I-2T) signs should be installed as close to the state line as practical.

Interstate Routes. On interstate routes, districts should make sure the welcome sign does not conflict with existing signing and submit schematics showing the proposed location to the TxDOT Traffic Operations Division (TRF) for review.

U.S., State, and FM Highways. On U.S., state, and FM highways, the welcome sign should be located within 500 feet of the border.

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