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Sign Plans

    Having a current sign plan is critical to ensure consistent and safe communication with project visitors.. A complete and up-to-date inventory of signs in Corps SignPro, the Corps of Engineers sign management software program, combined with a reference map showing locations of each sign makes up the project sign plan. For further guidance in preparing a sign plan, please see Section 3 Program Plan and Documentation of the USACE Sign Standards Manual.

    The approved Sign Plan becomes part of your project Operational Management Plan.

    Sign Plan Checklist:

    • Sign Inventory – including the following:
      • Assigned identification number for each sign
      • Sign type (i.e. APRDIR, STANDID, CST-LRC3, WRD-24, etc.)
      • Specification code (i.e. HDO-02, HDO-06, ALU-02, etc.)
      • Status (i.e. compliant, non-compliant, needs replacement, etc.)
      • Legend
      • Legend or margin size (A or M size)
      • Panel size
      • History including cost and when it was installed.
    • Site Plans – sketch or GIS maps showing location of each sign
    • Photographs of each sign showing its location.
    • Sign Plan Narrative

    The Sign Plan Narrative:
    Although not required, a Sign Plan Narrative serves as the glue that holds your sign program together. It outlines your project’s standard operating procedures regarding your sign program, and supplements the sign inventory developed in SignPro with more information regarding the what, why, and where of particular signs. Use the following link to view a sample Sign Plan Narrative for ideas of what isincluded in your plan. Adapt it to suit the needs of the sign program at your project and the requirements of your district.

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