Get Your U-Channel Sign Posts Now Before They're Gone!
Sign posts and supports play a critical role in maintaining traffic safety. But even the best signage will not protect drivers or pedestrians if it is not properly supported and maintained. This is especially important during the winter, when severe weather, snow removal equipment, and traffic accidents can lead to an increased number of downed or damaged signs.
U-Channel Posts are the Preferred Choice for Sign Supports
When it comes to installing or replacing road signs, U-channel steel sign posts are undoubtedly the premium choice for sign supports. Versatility, durability, and affordability are just a few of the reasons why U-channel posts have long been a popular choice for displaying various traffic, roadway, directional, street name, and property signs.
Limited Inventory for Sale – Additional U-Channel Sign Posts May Not Be Available for Months
Traffic Safety Direct has restocked our shelves with both Green Powder Coated and Galvanized Silver steel U-channel posts. With mills quoting 3 to 6-month lead times, additional inventory may not available until spring. So now is the time to stock up on U-channel posts to complete your current projects and have on hand throughout the winter months.
The Unique “U” Design Accommodates a Variety of Signs
In addition to their low cost and simple construction, U-channel posts are highly versatile. The unique design of these sign posts creates a wide support area for signs to rest on, which makes them ideal for displaying multiple sign types and sizes. With perforated holes the full length of the post, signs can be mounted at any height. At Traffic Safety Direct, our U-channel sign posts are pre-drilled to match up exactly with standard sign sizes.
The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, known as the MUTCD, contains national standards for design, application, placement, and support provisions for all traffic control devices. This includes commonly used sign bases and supports. Before mounting traffic signs, consult the MUTCD for details on required sign and post sizes, as well as guidelines for placement height and location.
Choose from a Range of U-Channel Post Finishes, Lengths, and Weights
We sell Green Powder Coated and Galvanized Silver U-channel sign posts. Both treatments will outlast regular paint and provide years of maintenance-free service, making these posts aa municipality favorite. Lengths generally range from 3 to 12 feet (3’ posts are typically used as stub posts, which can be spliced together with 8’ or longer posts for larger sign installations).
We offer two weight options: a light-weight 1.12 lbs. per foot 6’ green post for smaller signs or temporary applications; and a heavier 2 lbs. per foot post in several lengths that can sustain more load and impact. All of our U-channel posts have tapered ends that dig easily into the ground and can be installed using conventional tools.
Sign Posts that are Easy to Install
U-channel posts are specifically designed to withstand rough use and weathering and installation is quick and easy. This makes them ideal for maintenance and light construction applications. When installing a sign for the first time, technicians should be aware of the requirements for its location on the roadside. Signs are positioned longitudinally along the road, laterally from the edge of the road, and vertically above the ground.
When replacing an existing sign, workers should not assume the original sign was installed correctly. The location of the support and the mounting height of the sign should be checked to ensure the sign is visible and crashworthy. Refer to the MUTCD for sign height and location requitements.
Whether you are replacing, repairing, or installing new street signs, Traffic Safety Direct has your U-channel sign post needs covered. We sell a wide selection at great prices, so call or email us today!