GUIDELINES FOR SELECTING A COST-EFFECTIVE SMALL HIGHWAY SIGN SUPPORT SYSTEM

Guidelines are presented to assist transportation agencies select a sign support system. Three major elements are addressed in the guidelines: safety, design, and economics. An economic analysis procedure was formulated whereby the present worth of initial and annual costs of a given support system can be computed and compared with costs of other systems. The procedure was used in an example to analyze the relative costs of available support systems for small sign installations. A limited sensitivity analysis was also performed to evaluate the influence of input parameters on costs.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Revision of report dated Sept. 78. See also PB-297405, and PB-297407.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas A&M Research Foundation

    College Station, TX  USA  77843

    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Ross, HEJ
    • Griffin, L I
  • Publication Date: 1979-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 84 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197633
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RF3254-4 Intrm Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8821
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1979 12:00AM