Bluegrass Area Development District: Tool Set for Road Sign Inventory and Maintenance

Posted on: October 4th, 2012 by Kate Humphrey

NADO’s 2012 Innovation Awards recognized 64 projects from 22 states for their creative approaches to regional community and economic development, including the project described below. Click here for the full list of winners.

The Bluegrass Area Development District developed a set of GIS tools that allows cities and counties to efficiently collect and maintain road sign inventory data. Since its implementation, the Tool Set for Road Sign Inventory and Maintenance has captured over 150,000 structure points which will help meet new federal guidelines for sign assessment and management, particularly regarding retroreflectivity. Using GPS technology, the system locates the position of a sign and the information associated with it and can generate reports to identify signs that need replacing or other testing. The ADD developed, implemented, tested, and distributed its customizable software to other jurisdictions and agencies by request, giving them an option to maintain a digital version of their sign inventory with minimal cost.

James Whisenhunt, GIS Manager: [email protected]
Lenny Stoltz II, Executive Director: [email protected]

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