Direction Signs

Direction Signs


Signs on Motorways - blue backgrounds

Motorway junction ahead Motorway junction Confirmation Route
At a junction leading directly into a motorway (junction number may be shown on a black background) On approaches to junctions (junction number on black background) Route confirmatory sign after junction
Motorway Overhead information
Downward pointing arrows mean ?Get in lane?. The left-hand lane leads to a different destination from the other lanes.
Motorway Overhead information
The panel with the inclined arrow indicates the destinations which can be reached by leaving the motorway at the next junction

Signs on primary routes - green backgrounds

Primary road roundabout Junction sign Bilingual junction sign
At the junction On approach to junction in Wales (bilingual)
Confirmation Route Junction direction sign
On approach to junctions Route confirmatory sign after junction On approach to junctions
Blue panels indicate that the motorway starts at the junction ahead.
Motorways shown in brackets can also be reached along the route indicated.
White panels indicate local or non-primary routes leading from the junction ahead.
Brown panels show the route to tourist attractions.
The name of the junction may be shown at the top of the sign.
The aircraft symbol indicates the route to an airport.
A symbol may be included to warn of a hazard or restriction along that route.
Crossroads leading in to ring road Primary route forming part of a ring road Ring road symbol

Signs on local routes - black borders

Corssroads Direction signs Junction sign
At the junction
Direction of nearest WC with disabled access
On appriaches to junctions Direction to toilets with
access for the disabled
Green panels indicate that the primary route starts at the junction ahead.
Route numbers on a blue background show the direction to a motorway.
Route numbers on a green background show the direction to a primary route.

Other direction signs

Picnic Site National Monument Direction to Car Park
Picnic site Ancient monument in the care of English Heritage Direction to car park
Tourist attraction Camp / Caravan site Adviced route for lorries
Tourist attraction Direction to camping and caravan site Advisory route for lorries
Cycle route with network access Direction sign for cyclists Direction sign for pedestrians
Route for pedal cycles forming part of a network Recommended route for pedal cycles to place shown Route for pedestrians
Emergency diversion symbols for motorway and main routes Diversion sign
Symbols showing emergency diversion route for motorway and other main road traffic Diversion route




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