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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 24. Transportation and Motor Vehicles
Agency 30. Department of Transportation
Chapter 120. Rules and Regulations Controlling Outdoor Advertising and Directional and Other Signs and Notices
10/30/2020

24VAC30-120-120. Spacing.

A. Each location of a sign must be approved by the state Department of Transportation.

B. No sign may be located within 2,000 feet of an interchange, or intersection at grade along the interstate system or other freeways (measured along the interstate or freeway from the nearest point of the beginning or ending or pavement widening at the exit from or entrance to the main-traveled way).

C. No sign may be located within 2,000 feet of a rest area, parkland, or scenic area.

D. 1. No two signs facing the same direction of travel shall be spaced less than one mile apart;

2. Not more than three signs pertaining to the same activity and facing the same direction of travel may be erected along a single route approaching the activity;

3. Signs located adjacent to the interstate system shall be within 75 air miles of the activity; and

4. Signs located adjacent to the primary system shall be within 50 air miles of the activity.

Statutory Authority

§§ 33.2-210, 33.2-1200, and 33.2-1220 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR385-01-13 § 2.5, eff. April 1, 1976; amended, Volume 11, Issue 10, eff. March 8, 1995.

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