Mobile Government

STREET NAME SIGN & POST POLICY

Revised: July 25, 2006

The following is the City of Mobile Street Name Sign and Post Policy. This policy is established to reduce the liability and maintenance cost for the city. This policy also addresses standards that are durable and aesthetically pleasing.

The policy of '911' Board currently states that all street name signs shall have a minimum of 6" upper/lower case letters and be retro reflective (a minimum of 3-M high Intensity Grade sheeting or approved equal).

The standard street name sign in a new development will be installed by the Traffic Engineering Department after the subdivision is platted and approved by the City Engineer. This assembly (shown in Figure 1) will consist of a u-channel post with two (2) green street name signs with 6" upper/lower case letters in 3-M VIP reflective sheeting or equal, as determined by the Traffic Engineering Director. Cost for STANDARD (Figure 1) STREET NAME SIGNS & U-CHANNEL POST -- $150/set

A new subdivision may choose to have the city install decorative type post(s) (two types are currently approved). The approved posts are heavy gauge aluminum pipe that are very durable and easy for the city to maintain. The street name signs on these assemblies will be the standard type or may be a decorative type with a non-reflective background and 3M VIP sheeting letters. Cost for TYPE "A" (Figure 2) STREET NAME SIGNS & DECORATIVE POST -- $300/set

Cost for TYPE "B" (Figure 3) STREET NAME SIGNS & DECORATIVE POST -- $450/set


Figure 1
(STANDARD)
STREET NAME SIGNS & U-CHANNEL POST -- $150/set

If existing subdivisions with reflective street name signs desire to change the signs or type of posts, they will be required to pay the cost of the signs and posts as per above.

STANDARD "U-CHANNEL"
(POST ONLY -- $35)


Figure 2 (TYPE A)
STREET NAME SIGNS & DECORATIVE POST -- $300/set

The neighborhood also has the option to purchase additional decorative post(s) to install other traffic signs.

TYPE "A"
(POST ONLY -- $200)


Figure 3
(TYPE B)
STREET NAME SIGNS & DECORATIVE POST -- $450/set

In existing subdivisions that have non-reflective street name signs (in an effort to comply with '911' Board policy), the city will provide standard type street name signs at no cost. However, if anything other than the standard post is requested by the subdivision, the cost will be:

TYPE "B"
(POST ONLY -- $350)

No signs will be permitted that do not meet minimum criteria of the '911' Board's policy, and all signs and posts that vary from these standards will need to be approved by the Traffic Engineering Director in writing prior to installation.

Non conforming signs and post(s) will be replaced with the standard type assembly. Parties responsible for erecting non-approved signs will be required to reimburse the City of Mobile for the costs of the signs and post(s).


Prices are subject to change. Please call the Traffic Engineering Department at (251) 208-2960 for approval before making commitment on costs.