Roundabout Sign Design Guidelines
City Guidelines Regarding the Installation of Signs at Roundabouts
Traffic Services Division of the Department of Public Works
Governing Document Reference:
Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways (MUTCD), 2009 or latest edition and Yield Sign Design Guidelines, Street Name Sign Design Guidelines, Object Marker Sign Design Guidelines and Keep Right Sign Design Guidelines.
City of Overland Park Guidelines for Installation: • “Yield” (R1-2) signs should be installed on the right hand side of the intersection approach. Yield signs are not required in the splitter islands on the left hand side of the approach except for multi-lane roundabouts. For multi-lane roundabouts, an additional yield sign will also be installed in the splitter island on the left hand side of the approach.
• “Street Name” (D3-1) signs should be installed above the yield signs located on the right hand side of the intersection approach and should consist of double sign blades for each street name mounted back to back.
• “Roundabout Directional Arrow” (R6-4 or R6-4a) signs should be installed within the central island of the roundabout directly in front of the approach lane. The sign should consist of two or three black chevrons on white background. The R6-4 sign should be used for single lane roundabouts and the R6-4a sign should be used for two-lane roundabouts.
Where the central island of a roundabout does not provide a reasonable place to install a sign, Roundabout Circulation (R6-5P) plaques should be placed below the yield signs on each approach.
• “Pedestrian Crossing” (W11-2) signs or “School Crossing” (S1-1) signs should be installed as appropriate at crosswalks within the limits of a roundabout. The decision to install these signs should be based on the expected volume of pedestrian traffic (minimum of 10 pedestrians per hour for any one hour of the day) and in consideration of established signed and marked school crossing locations. The signs should be installed both at the approach and departure points near the crosswalk location.
• “Downward Diagonal Arrow” (W16-7) signs should accompany the “Pedestrian Crossing” (W11-2) signs or the “School Crossing” (S1-1) signs.
• “Circular Intersection” (W2-6) signs should be installed in advance of the roundabout on each approach with an “Advisory Speed Plaque” (W13-1) sign.
• “Advisory Speed Plaque” (W13-1) signs should be installed below the “Circular Intersection” (W2-6) sign with the appropriate advisory speed.
• “Lane Use” (R8-3 “Special”) signs should be installed in advance of multi-lane roundabouts to indicate the allowable turning movements from each lane of the roundabout.
• “One-Way” (R6-1) signs are not required within the central island of the roundabout.
• “Type I Object Marker” (OM1-3) signs are not required to be installed on the approach or departure noses of splitter islands.
• “Keep Right” (R4-7) signs are not required to be installed on the approach or departure noses of splitter islands.
Sign Standards: Yield Sign The standard size of the “Yield” (R1-2) sign will be 36” x 36” x 36” when facing traffic on a single lane approach and 48” x 48” x 48” when facing traffic on a multi-lane approach. It shall be a downward-pointing equilateral triangle with a wide red border and the legend YIELD in red on a white retro-reflectorized background.
Street Name Sign The standard size for “Street Name” (D3-1” signs will be as indicated in the