Office of Traffic and Safety

Horizontal Curve Sign Program


Intent of program

The intent of the Horizontal Curve Sign Program is to provide funding to counties for the purchase of curve warning and chevron signs. Funds can be used to reimburse counties for purchases of advance warning signs, advisory speed plaques, chevrons and arrows. Beginning January 2013, posts and hardware are eligible to be reimbursed.

Eligibility

Counties may request funding for use on any public road. An applicant must not have applied for funding under this program in the prior 12 months.

Program funding

The Horizontal Curve Sign Program, which began in 2011, was allocated $400,000 in funding. Additional monies are being sought to expand and continue the program beyond these start-up funds.

Type of submittal required

Application form and instructions are available at the bottom of this page and may be submitted electronically.

Maximum funding

A maximum of $10,000 per applicant, per year may be awarded.

Type of approval required

An applicant may not purchase signs to be covered under this program until after submitting the required application form/agreement and spreadsheet, and receiving written authorization to proceed from the Iowa DOT’s program administrator.    

Program’s annual funding level

Program started in 2011 with $400,000.  Additional funds are being sought to expand/continue the program.

Application deadline

There is no application deadline. However, funding is limited and applications are received and processed on a first-submitted, first-funded basis.

Approval required

An applicant may not purchase signs to be covered under this program until after submitting the required application form/agreement and spreadsheet, and receiving written authorization to proceed from the Iowa DOT’s program administrator.  

Forms and other resources