Community Wayfinding Signage

Community Wayfinding Signage

Community wayfinding signs are part of a coordinated and continuous system of signs that direct tourists and other road user to key civic, cultural, visitor, and recreational attractions and other destinations within a city or a local urbanized or downtown area.

Entities considering wayfinding signing shall provide a Master Plan to the NDDOT and FHWA before any roadway plans are developed. The Master Plan will need to be approved to ensure that all state and federal guidelines are being followed.

It is recommended that entities work with an engineering firm that has highway engineering experience and knowledge of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). At some point in the preparation of the Master Plan, a highway engineering firm should be consulted before sending it to the NDDOT for approval. A North Dakota Licensed Civil Engineer needs to do the design work on all signing aspects (Sign design, support design, etc.). Any engineering that needs to be done needs to be signed and sealed by a licensed engineer in the State of ND.

Example of Community Wayfinding Signing

wayfinding example


Additional Contact Information

Craig Faul
NDDOT - Maintenance Division
608 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505-0700
Phone: 701-328-2546

Travis Cork
NDDOT - Design Division
608 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505-0700
Phone: 701-328-1818

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Community Wayfinding District Contacts