Dear Highways England Company Limited,

I am requesting copies of the following HE standards:
- Motorway Enhanced Message Sign Layout
- Motorway Sign Mk2 B General Layout
- Motorway Enhanced Matrix Indicator Layout
- Motorway 5 x 7 Matrix Alphabet

In the 'UK Transportation Technology Standards - Green List' they are all listed as being under Specification Number: MCX0558.

Yours faithfully,
Michael Balla Jr

Highways England, Highways England Company Limited

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Dear Mr Balla Jr
 
Thank you for your request for information about Motorway Standards
MCX0558 dated 19^th October 2018. I am dealing with it under the terms of
the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
 
We aim to issue a response no later than 16^th November 2018 if for any
reason this changes we will advise you accordingly in advance.
 
If you have any queries about this letter, please contact our team. Please
remember to quote reference number 766,780 in any future communications.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Andrea Bartlett
FOI Administrator | IT Directorate
Highways England | Woodlands | Manton Lane | Bedford | MK41 7LW
 
 
 

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SES Official Correspondence, Highways England Company Limited

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Dear Mr Balla

Please find attached a response to your request of 19 October 2018.

Kind regards

Safety, Engineering & Standards
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Dear SES Official Correspondence,

The documents are likely historical from the 1990s to early 2000s, as they relate to the MS2 (Message Sign Mark 2) Variable message signs which have been superseded by the MS3 (Message Sign Mark 3). They likely would fall into the 'Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works'. Two of the manufacturers were Techspan and Siemens.

I'm trying to find a diagram of the Message Sign Mark 2, and the 5 X 7 matrix alphabet. I will accept any document(s) with a diagram of the MS2 (Message Sign Mark 2) signal face and the 5 x 7 Matrix Alphabet, even if it's not the original ones I asked for. I picked those documents because the names appear to what I'm looking for based of the name.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Balla Jr

Brellisford, Andy, Highways England Company Limited

Dear Mr Balla Jr,

 

Many thanks for your queries re MS2 signs. Please accept my apologies that
we haven't so far been able to find precisely what you are looking for.

 

Please be assured that I am looking into this further and will hopefully
be able to find the documents, as described below in your email, by the
end of the week.

If I need further clarification from you I will contact you forthwith.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you so wish,

 

Best regards,

 

Andy Brellisford

Assistant Intelligent Transport Systems Engineer

Safety, Engineering and Standards
Highways England |Temple Quay House | The Square, Temple Quay | Bristol |
BS1 6HA
Web: [1]http://www.highways.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Michael Balla Jr [mailto:[FOI #527617 email]]

Sent: 13 November 2018 08:13

To: SES Official Correspondence

Subject: Re: Highways England Response- Freedom of Information request -
Standards - MCX0558- Our Reference: 766,780

 

Dear SES Official Correspondence,

 

The documents are likely historical from the 1990s to early 2000s, as they
relate to the MS2 (Message Sign Mark 2) Variable message signs which have
been superseded by the MS3 (Message Sign Mark 3). They likely would fall
into the 'Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works'. Two of the
manufacturers were Techspan and Siemens.

 

I'm trying to find a diagram of the Message Sign Mark 2, and the 5 X 7
matrix alphabet.  I will accept any document(s) with a diagram of the MS2
(Message Sign Mark 2) signal face and the 5 x 7 Matrix Alphabet, even if
it's not the original ones I asked for. I picked those documents because
the names appear to what I'm looking for based of the name.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Michael Balla Jr

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Balla Jr,

 

As per my previous email, please find attached document that I hope will
be of reference and value to you.

 

Please do let me know if these are not what you are looking for.

 

Included in the attachments are:

 

o MCH 1849 issue E – RCC Technology Maintenance. This is the current
issue, the history of this document dates back to the early 2000s.
o *TSRGD – Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016. This
is the current issue; please may I draw your attention in particular
to Schedules 16,17 and 18, where you maybe able to find the answers to
your queries.
o MCH 1655 issue F – NMCS2 – Overview of the NMCS2 Message Signs
Subsystem (NMCS2 is National Motorway Communications System Mark 2).
This is the current version but may well contain the answers to your
queries.
o TR 2519 issue C – Specification for Gantry-Mounted Signing Equipment
(MS 2 X 12 Version 3). This the current issue.
o TR 2519 issue A – Specification for Gantry Mounted Signing Equipment
(MS 2 X 12). This is a historical version published in 2007.
o TD 71/16 Technology Overview and General Requirements. This is the
current version and is under review at this time.
o MCS 206 – List of Drawings, Specifications and Instructions. This may
well help to point you in the direction of other documents that you
require.

 

* The TSRGD document is a large document – I will send this via a further
email.

 

I would also like to suggest that you have a look at the following
website:

 

[1]http://www.standardsforhighways.co.uk

 

You may well be able to find other documents relevant to your search.

 

Please do let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

 

Best regards,

 

Andy Brellisford

Assistant Intelligent Transport Systems Engineer

Safety, Engineering and Standards
Highways England |Temple Quay House | The Square, Temple Quay | Bristol |
BS1 6HA
Web: [2]http://www.highways.gov.uk

 

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Dear Mr Balla Jr,

 

Many thanks for your queries re MS2 signs. Please accept my apologies that
we haven't so far been able to find precisely what you are looking for.

 

Please be assured that I am looking into this further and will hopefully
be able to find the documents, as described below in your email, by the
end of the week.

If I need further clarification from you I will contact you forthwith.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you so wish,

 

Best regards,

 

Andy Brellisford

Assistant Intelligent Transport Systems Engineer

Safety, Engineering and Standards
Highways England |Temple Quay House | The Square, Temple Quay | Bristol |
BS1 6HA
Web: [5]http://www.highways.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Michael Balla Jr [mailto:[FOI #527617 email]]

Sent: 13 November 2018 08:13

To: SES Official Correspondence

Subject: Re: Highways England Response- Freedom of Information request -
Standards - MCX0558- Our Reference: 766,780

 

Dear SES Official Correspondence,

 

The documents are likely historical from the 1990s to early 2000s, as they
relate to the MS2 (Message Sign Mark 2) Variable message signs which have
been superseded by the MS3 (Message Sign Mark 3). They likely would fall
into the 'Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works'. Two of the
manufacturers were Techspan and Siemens.

 

I'm trying to find a diagram of the Message Sign Mark 2, and the 5 X 7
matrix alphabet.  I will accept any document(s) with a diagram of the MS2
(Message Sign Mark 2) signal face and the 5 x 7 Matrix Alphabet, even if
it's not the original ones I asked for. I picked those documents because
the names appear to what I'm looking for based of the name.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Michael Balla Jr

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Balla Jr.

 

Further to my previous email today, please find a copy of TSRGD document.

 

Best regards,

 

Andy Brellisford

Assistant Intelligent Transport Systems Engineer

Safety, Engineering and Standards
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