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Street Signs and Lane Markings

New street signs and lane markings are installed in the City based upon a set of criteria in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). These criteria have been established nationally and have been adopted by the City.

The Traffic Division evaluates roadway features and operational safety when installing street signs and markings. Traffic Engineering and Maintenance principles determine the location, frequency, and type of street signs and pavement markings needed for effective communication with drivers. Traffic Engineers review traffic volume, crash data, and roadway classifications prior to installing signs and pavement markings.

The City of Arvada, like most other cities, uses a fast drying latex based paint to refresh pavement markings such as crosswalks, lane lines, and turn arrows. This paint is friendly to the environment and washes off with hot water and detergent. If you should encounter street painting equipment please do not drive on or cross over freshly painted lines.

Signs in the City of Arvada are logged and inventoried by the Traffic Division. Signs with special messages such as "Children Playing" are non-conforming to the MUTCD and the City does not install such signs along public streets. Abandoned, defaced, graffiti, damaged, missing, signs in need of repair or to those that need to be picked up from a private resident can be reported to the Traffic Division by submitting a service request. Missing "Stop" signs should be reported immediately to 720-898-7740 during business hours or 720-898-6900 during non-business hours.

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