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WAC 468-70-060

Signing details.

(1) Specifications:
(a) All motorist information sign panels, supplemental directional panels, and business signs shall be constructed in accordance with the Washington state standard specifications and standard plans, and amendments thereto.
(b) All business signs and RV symbols shall be constructed of a single piece of 0.063 inch thick aluminum meeting the requirements of the Washington state standard specifications and amendments thereto.
(c) Reflective sheeting on business signs shall be Type II, Type III, or Type IV meeting the minimum requirements of the Washington state standard specifications and amendments thereto.
(d) Silk-screen paint for business signs shall meet the minimum requirements of the Washington state standard specifications and amendments thereto.
(e) All panels, business signs, and RV symbols shall be fully reflectorized to show the same color both by day and night.
(2) Color of panels, signs, and RV symbols:
(a) The background color for gas, food, lodging, camping, TOD, and twenty-four-hour pharmacy motorist information sign panels and supplemental directional panels shall be blue. The background color for recreation motorist information sign panels and supplemental directional panels shall be brown. The border and lettering on all such signs shall be white.
(b) The background and message colors of business signs shall be at the businesses' option, subject to the department's approval as prescribed by WAC 468-70-070(5).
(c) The background color of RV symbols shall be yellow, with the letters RV in black.
(3) Composition of motorist information sign panels:
(a) For interchanges, the maximum number of business signs which may be displayed on a motorist information sign panel are six for each gas, food, lodging, camping/recreation, TOD's, and twenty-four-hour pharmacy panel. For intersections, each panel is limited to six business signs. For combined motorist information sign panels on the mainline, the minimum number of business signs which may be displayed is two for each type of motorist service activity. For supplemental directional panels located along interchange ramps, there is no minimum number of business signs which may be displayed for each type of motorist service activity.
(b) Sign panel fabrication layouts, and business sign sizes, are provided in the Appendices of the Motorist Information Signs Booklet published by the Washington state department of transportation.
(i) The panel size shall be sufficient to accommodate the various sizes of business signs and directional information.
(ii) For qualifying businesses located more than one mile from an intersection the business sign shall show the mileage to the business to the nearest mile. For interchanges the mileage will be shown on the supplemental directional panel business signs installed along an interchange ramp or at a ramp terminal.
(4) RV symbol design and statutory mounting location:
(a) RV symbols installed on freeway/expressway size business signs shall be a round twelve-inch diameter plaque displaying eight-inch RV letters. RV symbols installed on conventional roadway size business signs shall be a round six-inch diameter plaque displaying four-inch RV letters.
(b) The RV symbol shall be displayed in the lower right corner of the gas, food, lodging, camping, or tourist activity business signs installed along the mainline of freeways/expressways and along conventional highways. The term lower right corner is exclusive of any panel displaying the mileage message referenced in subsection (3)(b)(ii) of this section. RV symbols shall not be installed on supplemental directional panel business signs installed along an interchange ramp or at a ramp terminal.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 47.36.030 and 47.36.320. WSR 10-12-053, § 468-70-060, filed 5/27/10, effective 6/27/10; WSR 09-18-056, § 468-70-060, filed 8/27/09, effective 9/27/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.36.030, 47.36.310, and 47.36.320. WSR 06-15-018, § 468-70-060, filed 7/7/06, effective 8/7/06. Statutory Authority: Chapter 34.05 RCW and RCW 47.42.060. WSR 00-01-184 (Order 196), § 468-70-060, filed 12/22/99, effective 1/22/00. Statutory Authority: Chapter 47.42 RCW and RCW 47.01.101. WSR 91-17-012 (Order 129), § 468-70-060, filed 8/13/91, effective 9/13/91. Statutory Authority: Chapter 47.42 RCW. WSR 87-01-054 (Order 106), § 468-70-060, filed 12/16/86; WSR 86-08-023 (Order 103), § 468-70-060, filed 3/25/86; WSR 85-17-012 (Order 96), § 468-70-060, filed 8/12/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.42.060. WSR 85-03-031 (Order 94), § 468-70-060, filed 1/10/85. Statutory Authority: 1977 ex.s. c 151. WSR 79-01-033 (DOT Order 10 and Comm. Order 1, Resolution No. 13), § 468-70-060, filed 12/20/78. Formerly WAC 252-42-050.]
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