VERMONT'S TRAVEL INFORMATION SYSTEM

VERMONT PLANS TO REMOVE ALL PRIVATE ROADSIDE ADVERTISING EXCEPT ON-PREMISE SIGNS AND A FEW DIRECTIONAL SIGNS, AND PROVIDE TRAVEL INFORMATION BY A COMBINATION OF INFORMATION CENTERS, GUIDEBOOKS AND MAPS, INFORMATION SIGN PLAZAS AND OFFICIAL DIRECTIONAL SIGNS. CONSIDERABLE RESEARCH LED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SYSTEM OF SIGNAGE COVERING A WIDE RANGE OF ACTIVITIES. SIGN PANELS WERE ERECTED AT 200 FT. INTERVALS ALONG THE HIGHWAY. AESTHETIC CONSIDERATIONS LED TO THE COMBINING OF MORE THAN ONE CATEGORY OF INFORMATION ON ONE PANEL. DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS WERE INAUGURATED AND CHANGES WERE LATER MADE IN SOME SIGNS. A PHOTOGRAPH IS PRESENTED OF THE MOST COMPLEX, INDIVIDUAL, OFFICIAL, BUSINESS DIRECTIONAL SIGNBOARD. HARDSHIP VARIANCES FROM THESE RULES ARE AUTHORIZED BY STATUTE. ADDITIONAL SIGNS MIGHT BE PROVIDED WHERE A PARTICULAR CONFIGURATION OF ROADS MAY CONFUSE THE TRAVELLER. ON LIMITED ACCESS HIGHWAYS AND IN AREAS OF CONGESTED INTERSECTIONS, INFORMATION PLAZAS ARE UTILIZED. WINTER SNOW-PLOWING AND SUMMER MAINTENANCE MUST BE PROVIDED FOR THESE AREAS WHICH ARE LOACTED IN BOTH RURAL AND BUILT-UP LOCATIONS. THIS UNIQUE SYSTEM OF INFORMATION SERVICES AND FACILITIES ARE OPERATED BY THE VERMONT TRAVEL INFORMATION COUNCIL AND PROVIDES BETTER TOURIST DATA AND DIRECTIONS THAN HAS BEEN HERTOFORE PROVIDED BY OUTDOOR ADVERTISING SIGNS.

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  • Accession Number: 00205276
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 15 1974 12:00AM