For numbers of 600 or higher:
105 Cambria St.
How can I get a Watch for Children sign in my neighborhood?
Christiansburg, VA 24073
Contact: David Clarke, P.E. Residency Administrator
Email David Clarke
Roads not part of the state system are considered private roads and maintenance is responsibility of the landowner(s), developer or homeowners association.
Residents submit a petition to the County Administrator requesting "Watch for Children" signage
Staff reviews the request to ensure the following minimum threshold requirements have been met:
The road must have a daily traffic count of at least 200 vehicles
The road must be 300 feet or more in length with a statutory or posted speed limit of 35mph or less
The road must be classified by VDOT as a minor collector or local road
If the threshold requirements are met, staff continues to review the request based on the following considerations:
The kind of traffic the road carries
The speed limit along the road
Land uses along the road
Demographic characteristics of the households along the road
Physical characteristics of the road that could prevent motorists from being able to stop or slow down in time to avoid contact with a child
Staff submits a written recommendation for denial or approval of the request to the Board of Supervisors, along with a detailed explanation of the rationale behind the recommendation based on the above characteristics. In cases where approval is recommended, the number and location of signs are included in the recommendation.
Upon receipt of recommendation from staff, the Board of Supervisors may adopt a resolution authorizing the County Administrator to enter into an Agreement with VDOT for the County to purchase, install and maintain W15-VI “Watch for Children” sign(s) at specified locations with the following conditions:
a) The County will be solely responsible for purchase, installation and maintenance of
b) The County will pay all costs associated with the purchase, installation and
maintenance of the sign(s), and any accessories necessary for proper erection of the sign(s).
c) To process requests for additional signs, subsequent to those indicated in the
original signed Agreement, an addendum shall be pursued so that the additional
sign locations become part of the Agreement.
d) The County shall obtain a land use permit from the VDOT for each sign or series of signs that are indicated in the request and meet the conditions of the Agreement with VDOT.
- The type and placement of the sign(s) shall conform with the County’s agreement with VDOT for the installation and maintenance of the sign.