Presentation on theme: "2003 MUTCD Part 2C Warning Signs. 2C.02 Categories of Warning Signs Section 2C.02 Application of Warning Signs: Revise SUPPORT statement to reflect that."— Presentation transcript:
2003 MUTCD Part 2C Warning Signs
2C.02 Categories of Warning Signs Section 2C.02 Application of Warning Signs: Revise SUPPORT statement to reflect that categories not applications of warning signs are shown in Table 2C-1. Change title of Table 2C-1 from Application of Warning Signs to Categories of Warning Signs.
2C.03 Design of Warning Signs Add PLAYGROUND warning sign to the listing of signs that may have a black legend and border on a yellow background or on a fluorescent yellow- green background.
2C.04 Size of Warning signs Gameli, See MUTCD page 2C-7 and cut/paste the W1-2 sign, page 2C-10 the W7-4 sign, and page 2C-11 the W12-2P *Compliance Date – 10 years from effective date of Final Rule
2C.05 Table 2C-4, Placement of Advance Warning Signs Revise the distance for the placement of advance warning signs to correspond with values in the 2001 AASHTO A Policy on Geometric Design of Highway and Streets book
2C.05 Table 2C-4, Placement of Advance Warning Signs Combine the Condition B and Condition C columns and label them Condition B Add columns for 90, 100, and 110 km/h and 60 and 70 mph for the deceleration speed Add rows for 70 and 75 mph to the Posted or 85 percentile column. These changes to Table 2C-4 reflect the needs of older road users.
2C.05 Table 2C-4, Placement of Advance Warning Signs
2C.06 Horizontal Alignment Signs Add GUIDANCE to install a One-Direction Large Arrow or Chevron Alignment sign on the outside of a turn or curve when the Hairpin Curve or 270-degree Loop sign is installed. W1-6 W1-8
2C.06 Horizontal Alignment Signs for Speed Reduction If the reduction in speed is 15 mph or greater, the W1-1a, W1-2a, or W13-5 signs may be used.
2C.06 Horizontal Alignment Signs (Table 2C-5) Metric Advisory Speed values are added to Table 2C-5. They were inadvertently omitted in the 2000 Edition.
2C.07 Combination Horizontal Alignment/Advisory Speed Signs New standard designs with advisory speed as part of the symbol design Other proposed sign designs withdrawn for further
2C.10 Chevron Alignment Sign The design of the Chevron Alignment sign – a border shall not be used
2C.11 Truck Rollover Warning Sign * Compliance date is 10 years from the effective date of the Final Rule for the 2003 MUTCD.
2C.12 Hill Signs These signs supplement the Hill Signs (W7-1, W7-1a, and W7-1b)
2C.13 Truck Escape Ramp Signs Add to STANDARD to indicate that at least one of the W7-4 series signs shall be used when truck escape ramps are installed.
2C.14 HILL BLOCKS VIEW Sign Add Option for use of sign GUIDANCE: An advisory speed plaque should accompany The HILL BLOCKS VIEW sign.
2C.16 Narrow Bridge/Road Sign *Compliance date is 10 years from the effective date of the Final Rule DELETE Use these word message signs
2C.19 Divided Highway (Road) Ends Sign Modify GUIDANCE to clarify that a W6-2 Symbol sign should be used in advance of the end of a section of physically divided highway (not at an intersection or junction)
2C.21 DEAD END/NO OUTLET Signs Combine Section 2C.40 with Section 2C.21 Redesignate the W14-1a and W14-2a plaques as signs Clarify that the W14-1 and W14-2 signs shall be posted as near as practical to the entry point or at a sufficient distance ahead
2C.22 Low Clearance Signs Clarify STANDARD by removing the words or minimum structure height
2C.23 BUMP and DIP Signs Modify Guidance that a short stretch of depressed alignment that might momentarily hide a vehicle should be treated as a NO PASSING ZONE
2C.24 SPEED HUMP/BUMP Sign Add to OPTION to allow alternate legend SPEED BUMP
2C.26 SHOULDER Signs Move UNEVEN LANES sign to Part 6 GUIDANCE that SHOULDER DROP OFF sign is for shoulder drop-offs that exceed 3 inches in depth. *Compliance date for removal of symbol signs is January 17, 2011
2C.28 BRIDGE ICES BEFORE ROAD Sign New Section Add OPTION for use
2C.29 Advance Traffic Control Sign Clarify that reference in text to beacon refers to a warning beacon. W3-4
Speed Reduction Signs (Section 2C.30) Add new Section Speed Reduction Signs *Compliance period is 15 years from effective date of Final Rule
2C.31 Merge Signs Add New Entering Roadway Merge Sign W4-5 Add to GUIDANCE that the ENTERING ROADWAY MERGE sign for use on a roadway curves before converging *Compliance date is 10 years from effective date of Final Rule
2C.32 Added Lane Signs Add ENTERING ROADWAY ADDED LANE sign W4-6 Add to GUIDANCE that the ENTERING ROADWAY ADDED LANE sign for use on a roadway curves before converging * Compliance Date is 10 years from date of Final Rule
2C.33 LANE ENDS Sign Add New Symbol Design for the Lane Ends (W4-2) sign. *Compliance period is 10 years from effective date of Final Rule
2C.34 TWO-WAY TRAFFIC Sign Add to GUIDANCE that W6-3 sign should be used to warn road users of a transition from a one-way street to a two-lane, two- way roadway AHEAD plaque should be used *Compliance period is 5 years from effective date of Final Rule
2C.36 Example of Advisory Speed Signs at Exit Ramps (Fig. 2C-8)
2C.37 Intersection Warning Signs Revised design for CIRCULAR INTERSECTION warning sign Modify GUIDANCE to exclude CIRCULAR INTERSECTION sign from restriction from use on approaches controlled by STOP or YIELD signs for use in advance of roundabout intersections *Compliance period is 10 years from Final Rule
2C.39 Traffic Signal Signs Add new Section Traffic Signal Signs Add STANDARD on use of these signs
2C.40 Vehicular Traffic Signs Add Truck symbol, Bicycle, Golf Cart, and Horse- Drawn Vehicle signs Add OPTION – SHARE THE ROAD may be mounted below Vehicular Traffic Signs *Compliance period is 10 years from Final Rule
2C.41 NonVehicular Signs Add Equestrian, Handicapped, and Snowmobile symbol signs Add OPTION that AHEAD or XX Meters plaque may be used in advance of crossing *Compliance date is January 17, 2011 for of crosswalk lines from crossing signs and for use of downward pointing arrow
2C.41 NonVehicular Signs Plaques Modify STANDARD that when a NonVehicular warning sign is used at a crossing, it shall be supplemented with a diagonal downward pointing arrow (W16-7p) plaque showing the location of the crossing * Compliance date is Jan 17, 2011
2C.46 Advisory Speed Plaque OPTION to use the W13-1 ADVISORY SPEED plaque to supplement any warning sign to indicate the advisory speed for a condition OPTION on how to determine the advisory speed along a ramp or curve
2C.47 Supplemental Arrow Plaques
2C.50 CROSS TRAFFIC DOES NOT STOP Plaque Replace entire section with new OPTION and STANDARD statements New STANDARD – If W4-4p plaque is used, it shall be installed below the STOP sign Delete Arrow from design OPTION – Alternate legends TRAFFIC FROM LEFT (RIGHT)/ ONCOMING TRAFFIC DOES NOT STOP
2C.52 High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Plaque Add new Section HOV plaque Add OPTION for use of the HOV plaque Alternate of diamond symbol may be used
2C.53 PHOTO ENFORCED Plaque * Compliance period is 10 years from date of Final Rule Add new section PHOTO ENFORCED plaque Add OPTION for use in advance of locations with photo enforcement of traffic laws