Project Funding Information (PFI) Signs

Sign policy for use of these signs is included in Section 6F.109(CA) for use on projects with estimated contract costs of $750,000 or more and 50 working days or more, or 70 working days minimum when Saturdays or holidays are counted as working days, the Construction Funding Identification (C47 (CA) Series) signs may be used to identify funding sources for a highway project. 

Formats of the sign series are flexible to include federal, state and/or local agency funding sources.  Information on the sign should include type of project, such as:

  • Highway Construction                      
  • Highway Repair
  • Highway Improvement
  • Bridge Construction
  • Bridge Repair
  • Roadside Work

Guidance on this page supersedes the process on the previous Project Information Signs page.

  • Background info about PFI Signs...
    In 2017, the Senate Bill 1 (SB1) Project Funding Identification (C47C(CA)) Sign was approved through the CalSTA Office, after various mock-up reviews were sent and amended with the Governor’s Office.  This is the approved sign for use on State Highways, and local streets and roadways that are funded by SB1.  The sign comes in two sizes: 

    C47C SB1 sign
    • Freeway & Expressway: 144” x 90” (12 ft x 7.5 ft)
    • Conventional Highway & Local Roadway: 96” x 60” (8 ft x 5 ft), 2/3rds size

    Previous to SB1, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) works with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and local partner agencies to inform road users of projects under construction to identify project funding initiatives, such as Proposition 1B bond funding, and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding projects. Project funding information signs were formerly detailed in the T7 Standard Plan, however, in 2015 updated sign specifications were included in Part 6 – Temporary Traffic Control, Chapter 6F of the California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CA MUTCD) with two versions:  C47A(CA) allows local funding partners to emphasize local agency participation in highway projects; and, C47B(CA) conveys the traditional message “Your Tax Dollars AT WORK,” and, both versions include the safety slogan “BE WORK ZONE ALERT.”
CA Sign Specification Drawings and Artwork
Sign Item Description Date
C47A (CA) (PDF) Construction Funding Identification Sign 12/9/15
C47B (CA) (PDF) Construction Funding Identification Sign 12/9/15
C47C (CA) (PDF) Construction Funding Identification Sign (for SB1) 10/16/17
SB1 Logo SB1 Logo (.pdf) 7/20/17
SB1 Logo (AI) SB1 Logo (CMYK vector .ai) 7/20/17
BWZA (AI) BE WORK ZONE ALERT logo (CMYK vector .ai) n/a

For NSSP 12-3.11_D11-15-17_2015, see NSSP webpage.

For further assistance, contact:
Don Howe  |  (916) 654-2634  |