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Access, volume, speed, and many other factors contribute to a road’s traffic flow. When one or more of these factors are out of balance, traffic tends to coagulate and grind to a halt. This not only irritates anyone who has to drive that route, but it can also lead to increased accidents due to driver impatience. But even if you have a stretch of road where the traffic flow is ordinarily smooth, a closed street or the presence of construction workers can immediately throw a wrench into the works. If you want to keep traffic flowing smoothly, you’ll need to plot out an effective detour for drivers to follow. With our Detour Signs, you can alert motorists to the presence of a detour and guide them helpfully through their alternative route.
Detour Signs Help Drivers
Detour Signs are used in a variety of scenarios. In many cases, you’ll only need to use these signs for a few days or weeks while a construction project is in progress. In other cases, a natural disaster may have caused the closure of a route for months or even longer. If the city cannot afford the requisite repairs, the detour may become a permanent fixture of the highway landscape. This isn’t necessarily an ideal situation for residents and travelers, but the important thing is to reduce inconvenience as much as possible. This means plotting out carefully considered detour routes that don’t add to the confusion already caused by the closures.
When You Need a Detour Sign
There are a million reasons that you may need to put a Detour Sign out for commuters. Whenever there is a road closure for any reason, it is incumbent on traffic authorities to provide motorists with the information they need to get to their destination. Some of the most common scenarios that call for Detour Signs include construction work, a major crash, an obstruction in the street, a special event, or even a deliberate attempt to ease congestion on a certain stretch of the highway. These signs should be used in intentional, predictable ways to help drivers navigate the alternative route.
Choose The Right Size
While Detour Signs used on public roadways must comply exactly with MUTCD standards, it is usually permissible under these standards to increase the size of your signage. We offer a selection of sizes for your perusal, and you can also bolster these sizes with mounting poles that are larger than average. At the end of the day, the point is to make sure your Detour Signs are not missed by passing drivers. If you’ve ever been re-routed by signs that are roughly ground-level, you know what we’re talking about. Detour signs are rarely permanent, but they should be put up with the same care and attention to detail as those that are. A good detour starts with good signage. Find the Detour Signs you need right here at American Sign Company.