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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 24. Transportation And Motor Vehicles
Agency 30. Department of Transportation
Chapter 551. Integrated Directional Signing Program (Idsp) Participation Criteria

24VAC30-551-50. General criteria for the General Motorist Services Signs Program.

A. General motorist services signs may be installed along state maintained roadways for gas, food, lodging, camping, and hospital locations that fulfill the needs of the road user and satisfy the following criteria:

Criteria Summary


Three miles max

Fuel, oil, tire repair (or info), air, free water

Public restroom

Drinking water and cups

16 hours per day, seven days per week


Three miles max

State Board of Health permit

Indoor seating for 20 adults

12 hours per day, six days per week (7 a.m.)


Hours displayed


Three miles max

State Board of Health permit

10 or more rooms for rent

Off-street parking for each room

24 hours per day, seven days per week


15 miles max

State Board of Health permit

10 or more camping units


Continuous public emergency care

Medical doctor on duty

24 hours per day, seven days per week

(1) General motorist services signs will not be installed and may be removed at an interchange or intersection if there is adequate space for the installation of either specific travel services (Logo) signs or tourist-oriented directional signs, as appropriate.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 24, eff. September 6, 2006.

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