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     Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Standard Rural Motorist Services

Standard Rural Motorist Service signs are directional signs for rural enterprises or organizations that provide front line motorist services or operate recreational/cultural facilities. The facility must be located outside the incorporated limits of an urban community and beyond the boundaries of a national, provincial or regional park.

The signs are located on the provincial highway that is adjacent to the service or facility.

Advance

Standard Rural Motirist Services - Advance

The Advance signing assembly will consist of:

  • symbols of the eligible services/facilities that are provided; (the applicant may select a maximum of two symbols)
  • name tab
  • a next left/right directional tab; or
  • a distance tab

Access

The Access signing assembly will consist of:

  • symbols of the eligible services/facilities that are provided; (the applicant may select a maximum of two symbols)
  • name tab
  • a next left/right directional tab; or
  • a distance tab

Optional Rural Motorist Service

The Optional Signing Program provides an opportunity for the applicant to identify the name of an enterprise or organization and inform the motorist of the services/facilities that are available.

Advance

Optional Rural Motorist Service

Advance signing will consist of the Service/Facility sign, which provides:

  • name of the enterprise or organization and directional information (next left/right).
  • signing installed two kilometres in advance of the access when practical.
  • an applicant may select from an approved list of symbols (a maximum of two rows of symbols to be attached below the Service/Facility sign.

Access

The Access signing assembly will consist of:

  • a repeat of the advance primary service symbol;
  • name tab;
  • a directional arrow;
  • a distance tab, if the service/facility is not visible from the highway.

Point of Interest

Point of Interest

The points of interest signs indicate a location that may be historic, scenic or scientific significance to the motoring public.

These classifications are:

Scientific - the point of interest is either of geological, geographical, or  paleontological in nature.

Scenic - the point of interest includes points such as valleys, waterfalls, lakes, or rivers.

Historic
- an old settlement/building or an important historic event which occurred in the location.

At the point of interest site, there must be a turn-out available so vehicles are able to pull over and view the site.

Rest Area

Rest Area

The Rest Area sign may be utilized for designated off-road locations to allow motorists to rest, change drivers, and/or check vehicle loads. Additional benefits for motorists are relief from extended travel periods, increased comfort and convenience, and locations for public agencies to communicate with travelers.
 
For more information on the Rest Area program please call your local operations staff at:

  • Southern Region  306 - 787-4970
  • Central    Region  306 - 933–5186
  • Northern Region  306 - 953- 3500

Tourism Area Gateway

A Tourism Gateway Area is an area of recreational/cultural interest for the motoring public. The Tourism Area Gateway signing provides an opportunity for the Tourism Area to have signs installed to assist visitors in locating the area and may identify some of the motorist services and/or recreational/cultural facilities available.

The motorist services or recreational/cultural facilities will meet the requirements of all applicable agencies as well as meeting all provincial operating requirements, municipal zoning and other regulations.

For more information on this signing opportunity contact the Traffic Guidance Office at: (306) 933-8319 or (306) 933-5672.

Tourism Information Radio

Tourism Information Radio

Tourism Information Radio is another means by which communities can promote the various attractions available in the community to potential visitors.  Tourism Information Radio is not intended to compete with commercial radio stations, but rather be a public service for motorists.

For the purposes of this signing opportunity the Tourist Information Radio will only transmit information regarding recreational activities, cultural events, special attractions or displays, coming events, local histories or public service announcements. 



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