Structure and Bridge Division
Bridge Construction Best Practices
VDOT Manual. Dated June 30, 2014. Traffic Ancillary Structures Inventory and Inspection Manual.
The purpose of this manual is to provide the most current inventory and inspection practices and procedures that will continue to ensure safety on the roadway.
and_Inspection_Manual.pdf (.pdf, 36.3 mb)
FHWA NHI 05-036. Dated March 2005. Guidelines for the Installation, Inspection, Maintenance and Repair of Structural Supports for Highway Signs, Luminaires, and Traffic Signals.
See Section 5 of report for information on the erection of sign, signal, and light support structures. Documented problems with these structures include questionable design and details, poor fabrication practices, and poor installation techniques.