(A) Intersection legs are eligible for the tourist oriented directional signing program if they:
(1) Are located in a rural area, and
(2) Do not meet any of the criteria for exclusion listed in paragraph (B) of this rule.
(B) Those intersection legs where tourist oriented directional signs will not be permitted are:
(1) Where minimum sign placement and spacing criteria required by the Ohio manual of uniform traffic control devices, the federal manual on uniform traffic control devices, department standard construction drawings and signing standards and guidelines for the tourist oriented directional signing program cannot be met for any reason. (Existing signs may be relocated by the program manager to achieve minimum sign placement and spacing criteria, provided such relocation does not adversely affect the safety and/or operational characteristics of the intersection as determined by the district deputy director or his designee.) or
(2) Where safety and/or operational features, as determined by the district deputy director or his designee, preclude the installation of these signs.
(C) Tourist oriented directional signs shall not be installed at interchanges on freeways or expressways.
(D) Whenever an intersection on an expressway is upgraded to an interchange, all tourist oriented directional signs located at that interchange and any associated trailblazing signs shall be removed by the program manager.
(E) When one intersection leg is ineligible for the tourist oriented directional signing program due to the criteria contained within rules 5501:2-8-01 to 5501:2-8-10 of the Administrative Code, other intersection legs at that intersection may remain eligible for the program.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 11/13/2017 and 01/29/2023
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4511.103
Rule Amplifies: 4511.102, 4511.107, 4511.106, 4511.105, 4511.104, 4511.103
Prior Effective Dates: 05/29/1995, 11/24/1997