This website chronicles the development of the Clearview Typeface System by Meeker & Associates, Inc. and Terminal Design, Inc., and independently studied by various university transportation research centers around the country.
The Clearview typefaces received Interim Approval (IA-5) for use in positive contrast applications by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on September 25, 2004. The Interim Approval reinstated by FHWA on March 28, 2018 following a review by FHWA of current research data, comments from state highway officials and use concerns not applicable to IA-5.
ClearviewHWY® is the font software produced by the design team that developed Clearview. This font is identical to the Clearview displayed in the Standard Highway Signs book (2004), however as font software ClearviewHWY contains kerning data in addition to approved letterspacing in default mode. It is compatible with all industry standard computer operating systems and sign manufacturing software.