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Introduction to Sign Retroreflectivity

Basic Sign Mounting Height and Offset Requirements

The MUTCD also establishes requirements for the minimum mounting height of traffic signs, as well as how far each sign should be placed from the side of the road, depending upon if it is a rural or urban area.

In general, traffic signs should be mounted on the right side of the road and not be obscured by such things as trees, parked vehicles, or other physical objects.

Signs should be mounted to meet the following requirements: