Traffic Signs

Freeway Direction Signs

Freeway direction signs

Name: Pre-advance exit direction (GA1)
Where: On the left-hand side or in an overhead position on a freeway, about 2 km before an off-ramp exit.
Purpose: To indicate early on that there is an exit from the freeway to certain routes ahead.
Action: If you want to leave the freeway, move to the left hand lane in good time.

Name: Advance exit direction (GA2)
Where: On the left-hand side of a freeway, about 1 km before an off-ramp exit.
Purpose: To indicate early on that there is an exit from the freeway to certain destinations ahead.
Action: If you want to leave the freeway, move to the left hand lane in good time.

Name: Supplementary exit direction (GA2/3, TGA2/3)
Where: On the left-hand side of a freeway, about 500m before an off-ramp exit.
Purpose: To confirm early on that there is an exit from the freeway to certain destinations ahead.
Action: If you want to leave the freeway, you should be in the extreme left hand lane by now.

Name: Exit direction GA3
Where: On the left-hand side of a freeway and as close as possible to the off-ramp.
Purpose: To indicate exactly where the exit is.
Action: Only leave the freeway if you are in the left-hand lane.

Name: Gore exit (GA4, TGA4)
Where: Between the right hand side of an off-ramp and the continuing freeway.
Purpose: To indicate the separation between the off-ramp and the main road.
Action: Always pass on the left-hand side of this road traffic sign if you want to leave the freeway and on the right-hand side if you do not want to leave.

 

Name: Advance off-ramp terminal direction - (GA5) Rural, (GA5.011) Urban
Where: On the left or right-hand side of an off-ramp.
Purpose: To inform early which lane at the intersection at the end of the of-ramp, leads to which destination.
Action: Move to the correct lane in good time to turn left or right at the intersection.

 

Name: Off-ramp terminal direction (GA611), Urban (GA6-2.3), Rural
Where: On the opposite side of the intersecting cross road at the end of an off-ramp.
Purpose: To indicate the direction of the various destinations at the end of a freeway exit (off-ramp).
Action: Slow down and be ready to stop, turn left or right, depending on road traffic signs and signals and your destination.

Name: Confirmation (GA7)
Where: On the left hand side of the road about 750 m after entering a freeway and after that every 5 to 10 km.
Purpose: To confirm that you are on your way to the places as indicated and that these destinations are at the distances indicated.
Action: Take note of the destinations and in particular note the distances to plan your trip to fill up with fuel and rest.

Name: Exit sequence (GA8)
Where: On the left-hand side of a freeway about 2km before the first exit indicated.
Purpose: To indicate in good time exits that is close together, all leading to the same town.
Action: Make sure which exit you need to take and move in good time to the correct lane to leave the freeway.

Name: Cross-route advance direction Rural(GB1), Urban (GB1.11)
Where: On the left-hand side of an ordinary road.
Purpose: To indicate that the road crosses a freeway and show where that freeway is leading to.
Action: Decide on the direction and route you want to follow and position your vehicle to join the on-ramp at the freeway or proceed straight ahead.

Name: Near-side on-ramp direction (GB2)
Where: On the left-hand side of an ordinary road on the far side of an on-ramp.
Purpose: To indicate the position of the near-side on-ramp at a freeway access interchange, with the freeway route number and the destination of the freeway.
Action: Slow down and turn in the direction of the sign or proceed straight ahead.

Name: Far-side advance on-ramp direction (GB3)
Where: On the left-hand side of an ordinary road after a “Near-side on-ramp direction” sign.
Purpose: To indicate that the far-side on-ramp to a freeway access interchange, is some distance ahead and to indicate the route number and the destination that will be reached by turning onto that on-ramp.
Action: Slow down and move to the right-hand side of your traffic lane if you want to join the freeway.

Name: Far-side on-ramp direction (GB4)
Where: Usually on the left-hand side of an ordinary road, opposite an on-ramp.
Purpose: To indicate the position of the far-side on-ramp at a freeway access interchange.
Action: Slow down and make sure you are in the right-hand lane if you want to join the freeway.

Name: Overhead freeway direction (GC3U)
Where: On any freeway.
Purpose: To indicate that the freeway splits ahead and that the lanes lead to different destinations as indicated.
Action: Signal in time and make sure you are in the right-hand lane if you want to turn right to join the freeway.

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