Research for AASHTO Standing Committee on Highways. Task 247. Outdoor Advertising Sign Regulation Study

The states are required to control outdoor advertising signs which are visible and within 660 feet from the National Highway System by the federal Highway Beautification Act, 23 U.S.C. Sec. 131, and implementing regulations at 23 C.F.R. Part 750. A penalty of 10% of annual federal transportation fund apportionment to the states is provided for failure to exercise control. The outdoor advertising industry generally operates at a national level with signs in numerous states. There is no information or database in existence which identifies all of the various state practices and standards relating to control of outdoor advertising signs. As a consequence, the states are frequently without adequate knowledge of acceptable measures, standards, enforcement and practices in other states which makes administration of the program difficult. A comprehensive study of state practices and measures for control of outdoor advertising is necessary and long overdue. This may lead to later development of AASHTO Guidelines, if needed. The objective of this research project is to identify, compile and report the standards, measures, practices and enforcement of control of outdoor advertising signs in the various states.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $60000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-07, Task

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Reynaud, David

  • Performing Organizations:

    Clyde B. Johnson

  • Principal Investigators:


  • Start Date: 20080529
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20090601
  • Source Data: RiP Project 15862

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464686
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-07, Task
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:47PM