This will be 2-day (2 hours each session) program. Participants are welcome to join any of the two parts however a certificate of attendance will only be issued to those with full attendance on both days. Log on instructions will be in your registration confirmation email. If you do not receive immediate confirmation, please check your SPAM folder or email barbara.morgan@soe.rutgers.edu

Conducting Traffic Sign Retroreflectivity Inspection will provide online training for field inspectors to perform traffic sign retroreflectivity inspection using the approved methods by the FHWA for agencies responsible for sign maintenance. The 2009 Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) established minimum levels for traffic sign retroflectivity that must be maintained by all agencies with roadways open to the public. For traffic signs to be effective providing important information to drivers, they must be visible both day and night.

Course Outline

  1. Background
  2. Retroreflectivity
  3. Minimum retroreflectivity requirements
  4. Visual inspection methods
  • Comparison Panel Procedure
  • Calibrated Sign Procedure
  • Consistent Parameters
  1. Retroreflectivity Measurement
  2. Overview of Management Methods