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Title: Evaluation of the Historic Triangle Wayfinding Sign System
Contact: Benjamin H. Cottrell, Jr.
Project No.: 81308
Target Date: 02/09/2009
Abstract: A series of wayfinding signs are proposed to lead travelers from I-64 to historic sites in Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown, the “Historic Triangle”.  These signs are an integral part of their planning for Jamestown 2007; commemoration for the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown, Virginia’s and America’s first permanent settlement.  While the standard guide signs have a green background and white legend, these new signs are symbolically red, white, and blue.  The purpose of this study is to conduct an evaluation of the Historic Triangle Wayfinding Sign System to determine its effectiveness in providing motorists with guidance and directional information.  This will fullfill VDOT's obligation to document the results of the MUTCD experiment.  There will be three main tasks in the study: a customer service survey, legibility study of the script font and a before-and-after crash analysis.  This study was requested by the Traffic Engineering Division.

     Benjamin H. Cottrell, Jr.