Sign and Poster Guidelines for the Forest Service

The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) is the national standard for all traffic control devices (TCD). TCD are signs, markings, pavement markings, and other devices used to control traffic on all roads open to public travel. TCD shall be constructed, located, installed, and maintained according to the standards contained in the MUTCD. The MUTCD has been adopted by the Forest Service and has been supplemented with the direction in the EM 7100-15 “Sign and Poster Guidelines for the Forest Service.” The purpose of the EM 7100-15 is to provide national guidance for the effective management of the Forest Service signing program. The EM 7100-15 identifies the basic signing principles for planning, designing, procuring, installing, and maintaining signs and posters. The EM 7100-15 provides standards and guidance for uses and situations that are specific to the Forest Service. Following these principles, standards, and guidelines will result in a consistent, effective, and economic signing program that meets Forest Service objectives and conveys a professional and positive image of the Forest Service to the public. Information from the MUTCD typically is not repeated in this EM unless it is needed for emphasis or clarification. Detailed signing situations, sizes, and messages unique to the Forest Service and not covered in the MUTCD, as well as amplifications or explanations necessary for clarification, are contained in the EM 7100-15.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Revised
  • Features: Figures; Glossary; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 681p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01641226
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EM7100-15
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 2017 3:43PM