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Rounded vs. Rectangular
« on: July 10, 2019, 10:45:12 AM »

The national sign standard is rectangular, but I see that a few states have switched over to the rounded style. NY, VA, NC and FL are some examples of this. What other states use the rounded signs?

EDIT: So far, those are the only four states that use the rounded style, so the answer is none.
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Re: Rounded vs. Rectangular
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2019, 11:03:34 AM »

By rounded, are you referring to strictly the corners of signs?

For freeway-size/style signs; the use of rounded corners is typically done on single-sheet sign panels.  Extruded sign panels maintain the 90-degree angled corners.
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Re: Rounded vs. Rectangular
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2019, 11:05:49 AM »

By rounded, are you referring to strictly the corners of signs?

For freeway-size/style signs; the use of rounded corners is typically done on single-sheet sign panels.  Extruded sign panels maintain the 90-degree angled corners.
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Re: Rounded vs. Rectangular
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2019, 11:00:41 AM »

The national sign standard is rectangular

The MUTCD doesn't require square corners on signs. But it does give the option that sign panel area outside the rounded border edges may be trimmed. I think most states just don't do this because it's not worth the extra time/expense.
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Re: Rounded vs. Rectangular
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2019, 09:57:06 AM »

The national sign standard is rectangular

The MUTCD doesn't require square corners on signs. But it does give the option that sign panel area outside the rounded border edges may be trimmed. I think most states just don't do this because it's not worth the extra time/expense.

It usually has to do with the type of sign (extruded vs incremental panels) but I believe New York has a rule or law that the corners have to be rounded for safety issues, to avoid a hazard for sign installers.
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Re: Rounded vs. Rectangular
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2019, 11:35:43 PM »

I've seen both here and there throughout North Carolina and Georgia.
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