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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
8/14/2020

24VAC30-120-40. Spacing of Signs.

A. Interstate highway and freeways on the national highway or federal-aid primary systems.

1. No two structures shall be spaced less than 500 feet apart.

2. No structure may be located within 500 feet of an interchange, or intersection at grade, or rest area (measured along the interstate or freeway from the sign to the nearest point of the beginning or ending of pavement widening at the exit from or entrance to the main traveled way).

B. Nonfreeway federal-aid primary or national highway system routes.

1. Outside of municipalities. No two structures shall be spaced less than 300 feet apart.

2. Inside municipalities. No two structures shall be spaced less than 100 feet apart.

C. Explanatory notes.

1. Official and "on premise" signs, as defined in § 131(c) of Title 23, United States Code, shall not be counted nor shall measurements be made from them for purposes of determining compliance with spacing requirements.

2. The minimum distance between signs shall be measured along the nearest edge of the pavement between points directly opposite the signs along each side of the highway.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR385-01-13 § 1.4, eff. April 1, 1976; amended, Volume 11, Issue 10, eff. March 8, 1995.

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