Sign maintenance management requires a systematic approach beginning with an inventory of traffic control devices that is updated with work orders. The initial inventory procedure can be accomplished either manually or by photo-logging followed by data entry in a computer file. The data base is required for management of maintenance procedures, materials purchase, inventory control, forecasting, and budget planning. A benefit of an ongoing inventory is the accurate identification of such problems as theft, vandalism, installation deficiency, and durability. Suggestions for correcting such chronic sign maintenance problems as weathering failure, accident damage, vandalism, theft, defacement, and gunshot damage are made. Refurbishment of sign faces in the field may be possible in a number of such situations. A maintenance system is required for cost justification and control and is a useful adjunct in the defense of tort liability.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 24-28
  • Monograph Title: Work zone safety and maintenance management
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00396863
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309037611
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1986 12:00AM