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Old 01-25-2016, 10:49 PM   #1
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Road Signs

I was wanting to know what most of you use in regard to road signs and the text you chose on them? I have a few jobs coming up on some fairly busy streets involving a lot of trucks coming in and out. How is your setup?etc? Of course we use safety cones when loading/unloading equipment and on some minor roads but feel we need to step up for these particular jobs Thanks in advance!
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Old 01-26-2016, 04:27 PM   #2
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Re: Road Signs

Usually just a "Work Area Ahead" sign. It also depends on what you are doing. Here is PA, if you are working on a PennDOT road, then the signs must be a certain size and brightness. They also must be staged so many feet in advance. On bigger jobs you typically see where the surveyor marks out the signs. Flagman must also must take classes and be certified. Cones must also have the reflectors on them.

When in need of flagman we sub that out. They are pretty cheap and they provide everything. Plus they take responsibility if there is accidents.


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i never assumed the responsibility of choosing what signs to put up.

i always asked the D.O.T. what they required in the form of letter or email...and hired signing accordingly.

takes the litigious monkey off your back.
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Point well taken. Thanks
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Not sure what its like in your area. Most areas I worked in always had a traffic control subcontractor. They are usually reasonable. Hire them, the know the regulations, and signage that is required. They usually provide maintenance in their contract. Best part, mostly when it comes to barriers, and big signs, if joe blow gets in an accident, they have no leg to come after you, as you had a professional traffic control contractor deal with the job, they are the responsible party.
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