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MUTCD-Compliant Street Name Signs now Available at ComplianceSigns.com



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Reflective street name signs are not just a convenience for travelers, they’re required for public roadways by the Department of Transportation. ComplianceSigns.com now provides a fast and easy source for US-made street name signs that meet DOT guidelines.

Although the signs are custom-made for each order, do-it-yourself website tools make sign creation and ordering fast and easy. The new signs are offered in eight styles and four colors. Sizes range from 6 to 12 inches high, and customers can also choose from three types of reflective material. The signs are made of sturdy 80-mil aluminum. Most sizes are available either as flat signs or on extruded material with thicker edges that make them less flexible and more secure in mounting brackets. Single- or 2-sided printing is another option.

Custom Street Name Signs a Natural Fit for ComplianceSigns.com 


The Illinois-based sign manufacturer has sold reflective parking signs and traffic control signs for years, so street name signs are a natural addition to the company’s product line. But making street name signs that comply with federal regulations is more complicated than one might think. 

“Whenever governmental rules and guidelines are involved, nothing is simple,” said company president Paul Sandefer. “That goes for street name signs, ADA Braille signs, chemical hazard labels – even signs for swimming pools. Our development team does a terrific job researching the rules and regulations so we can offer our customers high quality signs that meet relevant specifications, whether that’s sign color, text height, required wording or sign construction. Our customers know they can count on us for compliant signage.”

Easy-to-Use Website Tools for Street Name Signs 


Developing a website tool that lets customers easily create and order their own custom street signs was no small task either. Because there are so many variations of street names – suffixes, prefixes, numbered streets, etc. – the company actually developed eight custom sign generators to handle them all. Despite the complexity of the task, the custom street sign tools are surprisingly easy to use. They display a sign image as users type their information, and automatically set the sign length according to the number of characters on the sign. Once the basic information is entered, users proceed to another page to select material options and place their order. All street sign orders will be reviewed by ComplianceSigns personnel, who will send customers an email proof of their sign design. 

The company has also made various street sign resources available on the site, including a street sign FAQ sheet, links to the current MUTCD (Manual on Uniform TrafficControl Devices) and states that have adopted it, street sign product information and more.

Typical small groups that need street name signs include neighborhoods, apartment complexes and homeowner’s associations. Larger buyers include municipalities and commercial developers. ComplianceSigns.com can meet the needs of all these groups.


Visit the ComplianceSigns.com Custom Street Name Signs page to learn more and make your own street signs.