DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Division of Transportation Solutions

Statutory Authority: 17 Delaware Code, Sections 134 and 141; 21 Delaware Code, Chapter 41

(17 Del.C. §§134, 141 and 21 Del.C. Ch. 41)

2 DE Admin. Code 2402

PROPOSED

PUBLIC NOTICE

Revisions to

2402 Delaware Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Parts 2, 3, and 6

Under Title 17 of the Delaware Code, Sections 134 and 141, as well as 21 Delaware Code Chapter 41, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), adopted a Delaware version of the Federal Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). The Department has now drafted revisions to Parts 2, 3, and 6 of the Delaware MUTCD. A description of the proposed changes accompanies this notice.

The Department will take written comments on the draft changes to the Delaware MUTCD from March 1, 2009 through March 31, 2009. Copies of the Draft Delaware MUTCD Revisions to Parts 2, 3, and 6 can be obtained by reviewing or downloading a PDF copy at the following web address: http://regulations.delaware.gov/

Questions or comments regarding these proposed changes should be directed to: Donald Weber, P.E. Assistant Director of Transportation Engineering Division of Transportation Solutions Delaware Department of Transportation 169 Brick Store Landing Road Smyrna, DE 19977 (302) 659-2002 (telephone) (302) 653-2859 (fax) don.weber@state.de.us

A summary of the proposed changes is described below:

DelDOT MUTCD Parts 2, 3, and 6

 

Proposed Revisions

 

February 2, 2010

 
   

Proposed Revision

Chapter Number/

Section Number/

Figure Number

Part 2

 

Insert Chapter 2G - Tourist-Oriented Directional Signs and referenced Delaware's "Standards for Agricultural Tourism Attraction Guide Signs."

Chapter 2G

Revise Chapter 2H to reference Delaware's Standards for Brown Guide Signs for Attractions and guidance regarding other recreational and cultural interest areas including gaming facilities.

Chapter 2H

Part 3

 

Delete Figures 3A-1A and 3A-1B and all references to the DelDOT-specific guidance for black contrast pavement markings.

Section 3A.05 and Figures 3A-1A and 3A-1B

Revise the length of no passing zones on the approaches to and departures from intersections.

Section 3B.02 and

Figure 3B-1

Revise the last standard in this section to indicated that a single yellow line shall be installed adjacent to medians with colored or patterned pavement.

Section 3B.03

Delete references to DelDOT’s Recessed Pavement Marker Guidelines.

Section 3B.11

Revise this statement from an "Option" to a "Standard": When patterned pavement or other similar treatments are used to depict crosswalks, 300 mm (12 in) solid white lines shall be used to define the crosswalk.

Section 3B.17

Part 6

 

Revise the NCHRP Report 350 Compliance Requirements to include AASHTO's Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH) requirements.

Section 6A.01

Revise the standard to state that either Type B lights or reflectorized panels meeting the sheeting requirements shall be required when the lead end of barrier is protected by an attenuating device.

Section 6F.81

Revise Case 15 to reflect DelDOT's current “best practices” for detour plans.

Case 15

Add note to Case 20-B: "Use of Truck-Mounted Attenuators (TMAs) shall be required if the posted speed is greater than or equal to 45 MPH. Use of TMAs is optional if the posted speed is less than 45 MPH, unless otherwise directed by the Chief Traffic Engineer or designee." Revise the legend in the figure for Case 20-B to require the use of TMAs for posted speeds greater than or equal to 45 MPH. Remove the reference to multi-lane highways in the title of the notes and figure for Case 20-B.

Case 20-B

*Please Note: Due to the size of the proposed regulation, the DelDOT Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Parts 2, 3, and 6 is not being published here. A PDF version is available at the following location:

MUTCD Part 2

MUTCD Part 3

MUTCD Part 6

13 DE Reg. 1199 (03/01/10) (Prop.)