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If the missing or damaged sign is a traffic, directional, or regulatory sign (stop, yield, speed limit, arrows, etc.) or a route number sign, please contact the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) at 1-800-367-7623. VDOT also maintains divided highway and interstate signs and issues permits for temporary signs that are placed in the right-of-way.
If the missing or damaged sign is a green street name sign, please fill out the Missing or Damaged Street Sign request for the County’s Sign Shop.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is responsible for the initial installation of a system of street signs on roads that it maintains. Each locality is responsible for all maintenance of the signs thereafter, except for street name signs on overhead traffic signal mast arms.
For more information about the installation of a NEW Post-Mounted Street-Name Sign, contact the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) at 800-367-7623.
To report a missing or damaged green street name sign, please fill out the Missing or Damaged Street Sign request for the County’s Sign Shop.
Please contact the Virginia Department of Transportation at 1-800-367-7623.
Here is some helpful information from the Virginia Department of Transporation’s website:
Speed-limit signs are installed on VDOT-maintained roadways following a traffic engineering study.
That study assesses several factors, including:
Once the study is complete, a recommendation is made to the commonwealth transportation commissioner for approval.
To request a study and posting, contact your local VDOT residency.
VDOT can only provide studies for public roads. Public roads are identified by the black and white route number signs at an intersection. Have the route number for the road study available when requesting a study.
You can find more information by visiting the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration’s website: Road Symbol Signs
VDOT has adopted the federal Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). Sign information, including placement, is listed there. VDOT also has adopted a Virginia Supplement to the MUTCD. Further information on the MUTCD and Virginia Supplement can be found here.