Sign Programs and Standards

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​Green Guide Signs (Freeways/Expressways)

 

 

Green Guide Signs are the large signs along freeways and expressways that provide motorists, who are unfamiliar with a route or area, clear instructions for orderly progress to their destination.  These signs can be mounted overhead or on the side of the road.​

For more information on these signs, please contact Tim Tharpe.

​Damaged Signs (Freeways/Expressways)

     

Damaged, large green, brown, or blue signs found on freeways and expressways can be reported directly to the Division of Traffic Operations.  This could include missing text on the sign itself, damaged support beams, retroreflectivity issues, vandalism/graffiti, etc.  
 
When reporting a damaged sign, be sure to include as much information as possible about the sign, such as:  specific observed damage, road name, county/city, milepoint, travelling direction, which side of the road the sign is on, etc.
 
Please use this form when submitting damaged panel sign information to our office. Please include pictures and as much information about the damaged sign as possible.
 
Please forward forms to Steve Spradlin.
 
If there are issues with smaller signs, such as Stop, Speed Limit, yellow warning signs, etc., please contact the appropriate KYTC District Office​.

​Supplemental Guide Signs (Freeways/Expressways)

      

Supplemental Guide Signs are additional signs in advance of an interchange that can be used to provide information to motorists regarding destinations accessible at an interchange other than the places displayed on the standard interchange guide signing sequence.  

For more information on these signs, please contact Tim Tharpe.

​Limited Supplemental Guide Signs (Freeways/Expressways)

      

Limited Supplemental Guide Signs (LSGS) are the large brown signs installed on freeways and expressways across Kentucky.  These signs help relay information to motorists about tourist attractions accessible from a nearby interchange.  

 

These signs are controlled by the Kentucky Revised Statutes and Kentucky Administrative Regulations and the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).  

 

ELIGIBLE ATTRACTIONS:

  • Cultural
  • Historical
  • Recreational
  • Agricultural
  • Educational
  • Entertainment
 

QUALIFYING REQUIREMENTS:

 
  • Application for Interstates & Parkways.
  • Must be within 50 miles of interchange.
    • Rural areas - The lesser of either 10,000 annual attendance or an annual visitation equal to or greater than the average annual daily traffic count of the fully controlled access highway at the interchange from which the attraction is served.
    • Urban areas - The lesser of either 75,000 annual attendance or an annual visitation equal to or greater than the average annual daily traffic count of the fully controlled access highway at the interchange from which the attraction is served.
  • Historical Sites - 5,000 annual attendance
  • Must have physical space for the signs on the interstate or parkway.
  • Must be of significant interest to the traveling public with at least one-third (1/3) of the income or one-third (1/3) of the visitors at the activity dervied during normal business season from visitors not residing within twenty (20) miles of the activity.
  • Must be open to the general public during regular and reasonable hours, and not by appointment or reservation only.
  • Each activity shall comply with all applicable local, state, and federal statutes and regulations including those prohibiting discrimination based on race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, or national origin.
  • Each activity identified on a limited supplemental sign shall provide assurance of its conformance with all applicable federal, state or local laws and regulations and have necessary and proper licenses.
  • Shall be conducted in a building or area that complies with state and local building code requirements for safety.
  • the activity shall not be conducted in a building principally used as a residence unless there is a convenient, separate, and well-marked entrance. The building or area shall be maintained in a manner consistent with standards generally accepted for that type of buisiness or activity.
  • Any activity which operates on a seasonal basis shall make provisions with the Cabinet for the removal of the activity's sign during the off season. The activity shall, in writing, notify the Cabinet at least thirty (30) days before the opening or closing occurs.

Please note: The Cabinet shall not be responsible for business lost due to signs or limited supplemental panels becoming temporarily out of service. The display of the activity sign on the limited supplemental structure shall not be considered an endorsement or recommendation by the Commonweath of Kentucky on behalf of the activity.

For more information on these signs, please contact Tim Tharpe.

​Community Wayfinding Guide Signs (Conventional Routes)

 

  
 
Community wayfinding guide signs are part of a coordinated and continuous system of signs that direct tourists and other road users to key civic, cultural, visitor, and recreational attractions and other destinations within a city or a local urbanized or downtown area. 

Community wayfinding guide signs can have a common color and/or identification enhancement marker for destinations within an overall wayfinding guide sign plan for an area. 

Community wayfinding guide signs are only applicable on conventional routes. 

For more information on this program, please contact the Permits Office of your corresponding KYTC District Office.​    

​Blue LOGO Signs

For information on how to get your business or attraction on a Blue LOGO sign, contact:

 

Blue TODS Signs

For information on how to get your business or attraction on a smaller Blue TODS Sign, contact:

   

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