DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Division of Transportation Solutions

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

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

FINAL

ORDIER

Revisions to the Delaware Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices

Proposed changes to the Delaware version of the Federal Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), Part 6 were previously advertised in the State Register of Regulations. Comments on the proposed changes were received between June 1, 2007 and June 30, 2007.

Summary of the Evidence and Information Submitted

The comments received and the Department's reactions to those comments are summarized in the accompanying table. These comments caused certain changes to be made in the proposed Manual, although the Department considers none of these changes to be substantive in nature, thus causing the need for a new comment period.

Comment

Page Number(s) &

Figure Number(s)

DelDOT Response

Sand ballasts shall contain 5% by volume sodium chloride mixed with dry clean sand

Pages 6F-32, 6F-33, 6F-37 and 6F-48

Revised per comment

Delete sign R4-2 from Part 6

Page 6F-41 and Figure 6F-3

Revised per comment

Delete sign R8-3a from Part 6

Figure 6F-3

Revised per comment

Delete sign R9-8 from Part 6

Pages 6F-3, 6F-11 and Figure 6F-3

Revised per comment

Add sign M4-9-DE (Detour [Through]) to Part 6

Page 6F-6 and Sign Appendix

Revised per comment

W(DE)20-6-2 and W(DE)20-6-3 have been deleted. W4-2 is being used

Sign Appendix

Revised per comment

R4-8-DE1 should be renamed R4-8-DE

Table 6F-1 and Sign Appendix

Revised per comment

Change from one light fixture to one light plant to be dedicated to the flagger operation

Page 6E-5

Revised per comment

Size of sign R2-6-DE is incorrect in Table 6F-1

Table 6F-1

Revised per comment

Delete sign R(DE)4-8-1 from Part 6

Table 6F-1 and Sign Appendix

Revised per comment

R4-1-DE sign layout should be revised to match current size of 48" x 12" and renamed as R4-1-DE1

Table 6F-1 and Sign Appendix

Revised per comment

Delete sign W(DE)9-3a-1 from Part 6

Table 6F-1

Revised per comment

Revise sign naming format to match that of Part 2 and DE Sign Book

All Delaware-specific signs

Revised per comment

Findings of Fact

Based on the record in this docket, I make the following findings of fact:

1. The proposed changes in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Part 6, are useful and proper, as amended pursuant to the comment period process required under the Administrative Procedures Act.

2. The adoption of these proposed changes to the MUTCD is in the best interests of the State of Delaware.

Decision and Effective Date

Based on the provisions of Delaware law and the record in this docket, I hereby adopt the amended Delaware MUTCD, Part 6, as is more fully appear in the CD version attached hereto, to be effective on November 21, 2007.

IT IS SO ORDERED this 25th day of September, 2007.

Carolann Wicks, Secretary

Delaware Department of Transportation

An authenticated PDF version of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices is available here:

DelDOT MUTCD Part 6

11 DE Reg. 694 (11-01-07)(Final)