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additions should continue with the established base standard. Since green is the background
color that the MUTCD has established for this sign type, every effort should be made to comply
if a basewide direction sign replacement project is undertaken.
5.18.5. Dimensions. 450 mm x 2 700 mm (1'- 6" x 9'- 0") to 1 800 mm x 2 700 mm (6'- 0" x 9'-
0"). If the sign is placed where parking and/or pedestrian movement is likely to occur, or if there
are other obstructions to view, a clear height of 2 100 mm (7'- 0") to the bottom of the sign panel
should be maintained. Maintain a clear height of 1 500 mm (5' 0") if no such hazards exist.
Upper and lower case Helvetica medium, 150 mm (6") capital letter height, flush left or
right to arrow.
The message area will accommodate four lines with a maximum line length of 17 tiles or
characters per line.
5.18.7. Arrow. Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices standard 175 mm x 270 mm (7" x 10
") placed left or right as appropriate.
5.18.8. Rules. 6 mm (1/4") wide white tape.
5.18.9. Border. 25 mm (1") wide white tape.
5.18.10. Layouts. See Figures 5.7 and 5.8 for the sign layouts.
5.19. Direction Sign Type D2.
5.19.1. Usage. The Type D2 sign is used on roadways with a posted speed limit of 40 km/hr (25
miles per hour) or less.
5.19.2. Information. Use separate slat for each destination so that messages can be changed
without remaking the entire sign face. No more than four destinations are permitted on a sign. If
the sign shows four destinations and those destinations are not likely to change, the sign may be
fabricated as a single panel. Separate each destination with a white rule.
5.19.3. Placement. If the sign is placed where parking and/or pedestrian movement is likely to
occur, or if there are other obstructions to view, a clear height of 2 100 mm (7'- 0") to the
bottom of the sign panel should be maintained. Maintain a clear height of 1 500 mm (5'- 0") if
no such hazards exist.
5.19.4. Visibility. Use white border on the sign panel to increase nighttime visibility.
5.19.5. Graphics. Graphics appear on only one side since the sign is placed in advance of an
intersection and will be viewed by traffic moving in one direction only.
5.19.6. Layout. See Figure 5.10 for sign layout.