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Incident Sign Installation Guide

Drop Points

Application Notes

DROP POINT signs are guide signs that direct incident personnel to specific destinations where they can drop off or pick up supplies and crews.

Use the single DROP POINT sign for individual drop points. Use the multiple DROP POINT sign to direct traffic to several drop points from a single intersection.

If drop points are accessed only from one direction, signs may be needed only on that side of the roadway.

Photo of a field with tire tracks and a sign on a tripod that has a circle around a 6 and an arrow used for directions.

Graphic of a main two-way roadway with two intersections and the appropriate placement of drop point signs.
Drop Points
**Obtain distance from table 2 (page 9).
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Staffed Emergency Road Closures

Application Notes

Official traffic control points are established to stop traffic, limit congestion, expedite emergency traffic, exclude unauthorized vehicles, and protect the public.

Traffic control personnel shall wear high-visibility safety apparel at all times. See pages 2 and 3.

Use the TRAFFIC CONTROL POINT sign, in conjunction with a standard STOP sign, to designate an official traffic control point. Install the signs at the point where traffic must stop to be checked. Mount the TRAFFIC CONTROL POINT sign directly below
the STOP sign.

Locate the traffic control point so that road users may safely turn around if they are refused entry. Typically, road users coming out of the temporary traffic control zone are not stopped. If exit signs are needed, they should match the approach signs.

Park the traffic control personnel vehicles out of traffic on the right side near the closure. Traffic control personnel should not cross the open roadway to speak to approaching drivers.

Do not stand or sit in front of or behind the barricade.

Place a Type 3 barricade in the lane where traffic is being stopped. Barricade stripes point to the direction traffic is to pass. See page 5.

Do not post notices and other information on the barricade.

Use appropriate closure signs on the barricade such as ROAD CLOSED, AREA CLOSED, or ROAD USE PERMIT REQUIRED.

Photo of a road with a barricade that has a sign that reads, "ROAD CLOSED".

Graphic of a two-way roadway showing the proper sign placement and barricade placement for a staffed emergency road closure. Apart from the main graphic is a detail graphic of the barricade along with the signs used at the barricade.
Staffed Emergency Road Closures
*Obtain distance from table 1 (page8). Increase distance
if traffic congestion extends beyond sign.
***Obtain distance from table 3 (page 26).
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