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Signs & Striping Section
1404 Mabury Rd.
San Jose, CA 95133

Phone: (408) 794-1900

Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Signs & Striping

To report a missing or damaged sign or faded roadway striping or marking, please email Include your name and contact information as well as a location and description of the issue.


Regulatory Signs

  • Intended to instruct road users on what they must or should do (or not do) under a given set of circumstances.
  • The term regulatory sign describes a range of signs that are used to indicate or reinforce traffic laws, regulations or requirements. Which would apply either at all times or at specified times or places upon a street or highway.
  • The disregard of these signs may constitute a violation.

Warning Signs

  • Types of traffic signs that indicate a hazard ahead on the road that may not be readily apparent to a driver.
  • Warning signs are black on a yellow background and usually diamond-shaped.
  • They usually contain a symbol and often contain text.
  • Many middle and junior high schools have high visibility neon green signs to improve pedestrian safety.

Traffic Guide Signs

  • Located on the side of roads to provide information to road users.
  • With traffic volumes increasing over the years, guide signs have been simplified and standardized to facilitate and enhance traffic safety.
  • Most streets have a street name signs at each intersection to indicate the name of the roads.


  • Street striping makes up the lanes and direction of travel
  • Lane lines generally consist of yellow stripes, which show the separation of traffic flows or white stripes which shows the separation of traffic flows in the same direction
  • We have approximately 2,432,338 square feet of white striping and yellow striping
  • Markings are used to show:
    • Turns
    • Lane drops
    • Approach warnings
    • Bike lanes
    • Crosswalks
    • Stop or yield lines

We have a variety of curb markings:

  • Red for no parking
  • Green for timed parking
  • Yellow for freight loading
  • White for passenger loading
  • Blue for handicap

Raised Pavement Marker

  • Safety device used on our city roads.
  • These devices are usually made with plastic or ceramic and come in a variety of shapes and colors.
  • Many include reflectors to make them more visible.


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