Roadside facilities signing for motorists in England

Sign­ing arrange­ments for motor­way ser­vice areas (MSAs) and other road­side facil­i­ties on major roads in Eng­land.


Guide to the Signing of Roadside Facilities for Motorists

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This guide includ­es details on sign design, erec­tion, main­te­nance and funding on the strate­gic road net­work (major roads and trunk roads) in England.

It should always be read in conjunction with the current Traffic Sign Regulations and General Directions (TSRGD) and Traffic Signs Manual (TSM) which provide detailed guidance on the design and use of traffic signs.

Always refer to the latest TSRGD, amendments and Department for Transport working drawings.

Published 18 October 2013