Signs shall be installed in accordance with the MUTCD and such
State and Federal regulations and standards as may apply to other highway
signs, except as further defined in this section.
Specific information signs may be
installed based on the following:
access highways except parkways.
(2) Where the distance between the
interchange considered and the adjacent upstream interchange is not less than
7,000' as measured from the end of the upstream acceleration lane to the
beginning of the downstream deceleration lane; where camping exists the
distance shall not be less than 7,800'.
(3) Where the upstream interchange is a
half-interchange consisting of only an on-ramp in the direction being
considered, the distance between the interchange considered and upstream
interchange preceding the half interchange shall not be less than 9,000'; where
camping exists the distance shall not be less than 9,800'.
(4) Where an interchange is at unlimited
interchanges where the motorist can conveniently reenter the expressway and
continue in the same direction of travel.
(6) At interchanges where, in the opinion of
the Department of Transportation, specific information signing will not have a
detrimental effect on traffic operations.
(b) The number of specific information signs
shall be limited to one for each type of service along an approach to an
interchange. The number of business signs permitted on a specific information
shall be six.
(c) A separate
specific information sign shall be provided for each type of service for which
business signs are displayed and shall be installed in successive order
beginning with CAMPING, LODGING, FOOD and GAS in the direction of traffic.
Specific information signs and business signs shall be installed on ramps where
the business is not visible from the ramp termini. Businesses visible from the
ramp terminus shall not appear on ramp signs. Also, where a turn is required
off of the roadway that intersects the ramp, business signs shall be installed
at the crossroad to indicate the required turn. Only one turn shall be allowed;
businesses requiring, more than one turn shall not be eligible for the program.
Excepted therefrom shall be businesses requiring more than one turn but which
are located adjacent to and/or clearly visible from the roadway intersecting
the ramp or road onto which one turn, has been made. The business shall be
responsible for obtaining permission from the individual, group, or government
having jurisdiction over the sign location to be used for the signs prior to
sign installation. A business, if approved, shall qualify for signing on only
(d) If the interchange
closest to the business is signable in only one direction and the business
qualifies at a second interchange which allows signing in the opposite
direction on the same highway, the business may request signing at two
interchanges. A business may have only one sign per direction of
(e) Once a specific
information sign has been installed at a given approach, reference to that
service shall be removed from any existing service signs for that
(f) Food establishments
may display on specific information signs a supplemental message such as "Open
24 Hours", "Drive Thru" or "Closed Sunday" on the logo.