Though most needs for traffic signs are met by local, state, and federal government, businesses often need to purchase traffic control, parking or roadway safety signs to maintain safety and traffic order in and around their business grounds. These needs vary widely, including warning motorists of speed bumps, maintaining a speed limit or providing specified parking spots for specific people, groups, or handicapped individuals.
Your specific traffic sign needs will depend on if your business has a parking lot, access roads, or other specific situations that motorists need to be made aware of. Additionally, when determining the pricing and costs of traffic signs you will need, other expenditures will also come into play. Some costs to consider when budgeting for traffic signage are:
- The traffic signs themselves.
- Traffic sign supplies, such as mounting hardware.
- Posts for mounting free standing traffic signage.
Find road signs for sale from reputable traffic sign suppliersMost traffic signs suppliers offer flat prices for signs, based on size and materials used. For example, an 18 inch stop sign with engineer quality reflective finish can run in the $25 to $30 range, while a 48 inch stop sign with high intensity reflective finish can run in the $100 to $200 range. A general guide for minimum costs is an average of $15 to $18 per square foot for the most common regulatory and warning signs.
Make sure you have the needed mounting supplies for traffic signsThe price range for mounting supplies will depend heavily on the type of sign and where it will be mounted. Many signs can be bolted straight to the pole with an average price of $1 to $2 per bolt for a basic bolt or $2 to $4 per bolt for a tamperproof design. If a bracket is needed, the range can vary from $5 to $10 for a fence mounting kit, $10 to $15 for street sign and round post brackets, and anywhere from $10 to $40 for more ornate wing brackets.
Purchase posts for any free standing traffic signsIf possible, be cost-efficient by attaching signs to existing structures. If this isn't possible, you need to budget for the needed posts. Costs for these depend, once again, on size and materials and can range from $15 to $45 for u-shaped or round steel posts to $18 to $65 for u-shaped or square poles made of composite materials. For features like a break-away safety option, add roughly $50 to the price range.
- Make sure any traffic signs and supplies you buy conform to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and are placed in compliance with your state and local sign regulations.