Construction zones have become a familiar sight on highways and in cities and towns across the country. These work zones are often hazardous for motorists and pedestrians trying to navigate them and for the workers who build, repair, and maintain our streets, bridges, and buildings. The Federal Highway Administration estimates there were 96,626 crashes in highway work zones in 2015, an increase of 42% over 2013.
When construction or work sites have potentially dangerous conditions, it is important to alert motorists and pedestrians who are traveling nearby. Traffic signs are a vital tool for preventing accidents and injury, as well as ensuring the safety of the crews working in these hazardous, fast-paced environments.
Construction traffic signs typically warn drivers and those on foot to proceed with caution in the vicinity of a project site, or direct pedestrians and traffic away from dangerous areas and situations that could put their safety at risk. These signs also ensure that traffic is organized and controlled while workers are active in the area. However, setting up traffic safety signs is not always easy because of the difficulty of transporting, installing and storing the equipment.
Roll-Up Signs Provide Safety and Convenience
Many construction or repair projects require traffic control signs that are easy to move and able to withstand extreme weather conditions. Reflective roll-up traffic signs offer the perfect solution for a variety of situations where functionality and optimal visibility are vital.
Roll-up traffic signs resemble traditional signs, but they are made from lighter materials. Portable, flexible and easy to transport, their mobility makes roll-up signs suitable for warning motorists and pedestrians of roadwork, traffic detours, construction zones or other potentially hazardous conditions. Paired with a portable stand, they do not need to be bolted to stationary poles and require fewer tools to construct. Easy disassembly makes cleanup faster, saving companies time and money.
Because they take up less room than traditional traffic signs or construction markers, crews can set up more portable signs in a given location. They are ideal for temporary projects such as road maintenance because they roll into a compact size and can be transported using smaller trucks or commercial vehicles.
Maximum Visibility and Durability
Traffic Safety Direct offers a broad range of high-visibility roll-up traffic signs, ranging from "Road Work Ahead" and "Be Prepared to Stop" to customized create-your-own signs to meet specific needs. All of our signs are made of the highest quality materials to achieve maximum performance and safety for motorists, pedestrians and workers.
Our premium roll-up standard reflective signs are manufactured using 3M™ Series RS30 material designed to provide higher nighttime sign brightness than mesh or non-reflective vinyl signs. All roll-up signs come in industry standard 36” and 48”sizes and are MUTCD compliant. Available in non-reflective or hi-intensity grade, they are fade and UV resistant for extended outdoor life.
Traffic Safety Direct’s rollup traffics signs are compatible with our SafeZone Series SZ-412 Springless Sign Stand. Super lightweight (20 lbs.) and compact, this springless sign stand is easy to use and easy to store. Its single sign attachment point allows for quick deployment in the field, and telescopic legs with both pull pin and kick release levers can be released by hand or foot for fast set-up. Independently adjustable legs with three heights for uneven terrain make for ease of use along right of ways and medians. And the SafeZone Series SZ-412 is powder-coated and zinc plated for maximum corrosion resistance.
Using top-quality roll-up traffic signs and stands throughout your work zone will protect everyone in the vicinity, whether they are on foot, operating equipment or driving through. Contact Traffic Safety Direct for more information about how to improve safety at your project sites.