Construction signs provide not only critical safety and traffic control purposes, but also very effective at creating interest for new business’s planning on occupying a new space. For safety and traffic control, road signs come in many standard shapes and colors. Knowing what each color means will help you navigate the construction site safely and quickly.
Construction signs also serve as a means to inform about the project or contractor information related to the project as well as financial institutions that may provide funding/financing for the project. Informing the public about what businesses will occupy the space generates interest and inquiry into that business. This helps drive awareness which significantly helps the new business kick off a hiring champagne or inform of the services or products they may provide in the area.
A rendering of the new facility on a large post and panel sign drives excitement and interest. Banners that wrap chain link fences with the contractors logo helps conceal the construction site and also serves as a great advertisement for the contractor. Financial institutions benefit from signage on construction sites because they show what kind of projects they offer financing.
Along with the advertising value of construction sign, the safety of the construction site as well as the safety of the general public navigating around a construction site requires clear and concise information through signage.
Below we have identified the more common colors and what each color signifies for safety and traffic control.
Black and white: Typically used for regulating speed limits as well as other regulatory type information. Regulatory signs tell you what you can and can’t do on the road. Some signs show maximum and minimum speed limits. Typically when used in construction and maintenance zones, reduced posted speeds are displayed for the safety of the traveler as well as the work crew actively working in the area of the posted speeds.
Yellow: Yellow signs are used as a warning message. Typically to slow traffic or identify a change in conditions signifying the need to drive with caution or a general warning.
Green: Green, typically identifies way finding information. This color sign typically informs you of where you are, directional guidance or informational content to aid in navigation.
Blue: This color is typically used to identify services along the roadway such as rest areas, fuel stops, hospitals and airports as well as lodging.
Orange: You will see orange signs anywhere near an active construction site. This color alerts you to possible dangers ahead due to construction and maintenance projects. These signs may also include speed limit information for safety purposes.
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