Ryan T. Wilson
Post Number: 13
|Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 12:41 am: |
I saw in the last monthly report that the city had received preliminary approval to add these signs along Preston and Custer. Any update on TxDOT's official approval? If it hasn't been received yet, is there any estimate of how long it will take.
Also, out of curiosity, why do the letters appear so stretched out on some of these signs (particularly at Hillcrest and Rolater)? It just seems like if the signs were all made by the same company following the same template/layout, the fonts would have a higher degree of uniformity throughout Frisco.
(Message edited by perry on September 23, 2009)
Perry Harts, Moderator
Post Number: 132
|Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 10:05 am: |
We donít have a definitive time frame yet. TxDOT first approved the structural analysis and then needed a list of proposed locations. This list was just recently sent to TxDOT and we are waiting for a notice to proceed based on that list. Once we have that, we will begin getting the order ready and get the sign proofs generated. Once all of the proofs are approved, it takes 6 to 8 weeks for fabrication and delivery. Once here, it can take 4 to 8 weeks to get them installed.
The type of font used for each of the signs is the same. There are times when proportional spacing or condensing of the letters are needed to make the names fit onto the signs or adjust the look. Other times, when streets have two names we have to use a smaller font to fit both names on the sign. You will also notice the placement of the logo changes things as well. Different logo placement options were considered, but this option seemed to leave us with the most usable space to provide street names and block numbers. The font does have to be decreased by Ĺ inch when the lowercase versions of the letters g, j, p, q, and y appear in the name. These letters if they are near the logo will swoop down into the logo if the size is not reduced.
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