Signage (Non-Traffic Related)
An outdoor sign, display, light, figure, painting, drawing, message, plaque, billboard or other thing which is designed, intended or used to advertise or inform.
Also known as: Advertising signs.
PennDOT: Recommended use of the Pennsylvania Code, Title 67, Chapter 445, "Outdoor Advertising Devices," for properties adjacent to the right-of-way of the interstate and Federal aid primary system
The location of signs should never present unnecessary hazards for pedestrians or vehicular traffic. When possible gather signs together into a unified system. Signs should always be placed to allow for the maximum amount of sight distance. They should not be located directly in the driver's line of sight, especially at intersections. The scale and placement of the sign should also be sensitive to the context of its location.
- Follow the recommendations of the Pennsylvania Code, Title 67, Chapter 445, Outdoor Advertising Devices for properties adjacent to the right-of-way of the interstate and Federal aid primary system.
- Prohibit signs within clear sight triangles, except for traffic signs.
- Limit the number of signs to one per property. Any joint use properties with more than one principal use should use a freestanding sign to consolidate all the individual signs. The height of free-standing signs should not exceed the distance from the base of the sign to the cartway or to buildings.
- Consolidate signs on adjoining properties where practical.
- No advertising signs should have blinking lights or lights that simulate a traffic signal nor should they use the words "stop," "look," or "danger" or any other word which attempts to direct traffic within 500 feet of an intersection.
- Municipalities should regularly review and consider amending their sign ordinance(s) to address changing issues.
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