ANALYTIC SURVEY OF SIGNING INVENTORY PROCEDURES IN VIRGINIA

AN ANALYTIC SURVEY WAS MADE OF THE HIGHWAY SIGNING AND SIGN MAINTENANCE INVENTORY SYSTEMS IN EACH OF THE DISTRICTS OF THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS. OF PARTICULAR CONCERN IN REVIEWING THE PROCEDURES WAS THE FORMAT OF THE INVENTORY FORMS, THE APPLICATIONS OF INVENTORY INFORMATION, THE TIME AND EFFORT REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN THE INVENTORY, THE REFERENCE USES OF THE INVENTORY, AND THE NEEDED CHANGES IN DISTRICT INVENTORY PROCEDURES AND FORMATS. THE SURVEY REVEALED A DIVERSITY OF ENGINEERING OPINIONS REGARDING THE NEED FOR AND THE APPLICATIONS OF SIGN INVENTORIES. THE USES OF INVENTORY SYSTEMS INCLUDED LOGGING MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES, RECORDING SIGN REPLACEMENTS, CONDUCTING SIGN INSPECTIONS, MAKING SERVICE LIFE STUDIES, AND PROVIDING COURT CASE REFERENCES. THE FORMAT SUGGESTED AS A RESULT OF THE REVIEW IS A COMBINATION OF THE INDEX CARD SYSTEM AND A MASTER CONTROL LOG. /AUTHOR/

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • VHRC 71-R35
  • Corporate Authors:

    Virginia Highway Research Council

    Charlottesville, VA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Hanscom, F R
  • Publication Date: 1972-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 17 p.

Subject/Index Terms

  • TRT Terms: Inventory; Maintenance; Signs
  • Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Freight Transportation; Highways; Maintenance and Preservation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200547
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 7 1972 12:00AM