Forest Service Road Sign Standards

Forest Service Road (FSR) signs must be placed at the start of an FSR system where there is a potential for public or multiple industrial users.

Signs may not be erected on a FSR right-of-way without the approval of a district manager. In general, commercial signs are not approved.

Anti-graffiti Coating

Anti-graffiti coating prolongs the life of the signs and makes it easier to remove graffiti. However, coating substantially increases the cost of signage.

It is recommended that FSR name and road entry signs be ordered with anti-graffiti coating. Coating is optional on other signage, but when close to population centres or areas where there is a likelihood of graffiti problems, it prolongs sign life.

Standard Sign Order Forms

To acquire a sign for use on resource roads, download and complete a standard order form from below.

The order forms provide specific guidance to sign fabricators. Each form contains an embedded Adobe Illustrator (.ai) file containing the information a sign fabricator requires to produce the sign, including font, colour and spacing.

In the form, use the tabs to enter required information and select appropriate options. A completed form should be provided electronically to the sign fabricator for each particular sign type in the order.

Sign Example

Standard Sign Type

Sign Order Form by Catalogue Number

FSR Road Name Sign Aluminum

FSR Road Name Sign

  • Aluminum

Fi-008-1 (DOCX)

FSR Road Name Sign Plywood

FSR Road Name Sign

  • Plywood

Fi-008-2 (DOCX)

Bridge Load Limit sign

Bridge Load Limit signage for posting of individual bridges.

 

Load limits as specified by a Professional Engineer.
Fi-LL01A (DOCX)
Road Load Limit sign

Road Load Limit signage for posting at commencement of road.

 

Road Load Limits based on minimum design vehicle configuration for the road.

 

Consult with ministry professional engineer prior to implementation.
Fi-LL01B (DOCX)

Road Entry Type 1

Road Entry

  • Type 1

Fi-008-03 (DOCX)

Road Entry Type 2

Road Entry

  • Type 2

Fi-008-4 (DOCX)

Radio Channel Tab Type 1

Radio Channel Tab

  • Type 1

Fi-008-13 (DOCX)

Radio Channel Tab Overlay Type 2

Radio Channel Tab – Overlay

  • Type 2

Fi-008-13b (DOCX)

Radio Channel Tab Standalone Type 2

Radio Channel Tab – Standalone

  • Type 2

Fi-008-13c (DOCX)

Standard Must Call Type 1

Standard Must Call

  • Type 1

Fi-008-5 (DOCX)

Standard Must Call Type 2

Standard Must Call

  • Type 2

Fi-008-6 (DOCX)

Standard Junction Must Call Type 1

Standard Junction Must Call

  • Type 1

Fi-008-7 (DOCX)

Standard Junction Must Call Type 2

Standard Junction Must Call

  • Type 2

Fi-008-8 (DOCX)

Kilometre Board Type 1

Kilometre Board

  • Type 1

Fi-008-9 (DOCX)

Kilometre Board Type 2

Kilometre Board

  • Type 2

Fi-008-10 (DOCX)

Kilometre Board Type 3

Kilometre Board

  • Type 3

Fi-008-11 (DOCX)

Kilometre Board Type 4

Kilometre Board

  • Type 4

Fi-008-15 (DOCX)

Caution

Caution

Fi-008-14 (DOCX)

Warning Sign Example 1

Advance Warning Sign Example 2

Advance Warning Sign Example 3

Advance warning signs for transition to new radio channels

 

9 Axle Load Limit signs (3)

9-Axle Log Haul Vehicle Signage

 

Only to be used on FSRs which have been authorized through Road Use Permit for 9-axle log haul vehicles.

 

Select sign as appropriate to authorization.

Fi-036-1 2 & 3 (DOCX