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Statutory Authority: 29 Delaware Code, Section 8404(8); (29 Del.C. §8404(8))
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ORDER
2404 Traffic Calming Manual
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) sought to adopt a revised version of the Delaware Department of Transportation's Traffic Calming Design Manual as originally adopted in 2000. This revision of the Traffic Calming Design Manual will supersede any previous versions. The Department accepted written comments on the draft changes to the Traffic Calming Design Manual from August 1, 2012 through August 31, 2012 (16 DE Reg. 194 (08/01/12)). Copies of the Draft Traffic Calming Design Manual were obtained by reviewing or downloading a PDF copy at the following web address: http://regulations.delaware.gov/register/august2012/proposed/DETCM.pdf
Summary of the Evidence and Information Submitted
There were no comments received during the comment period. However, the Department staff determined that certain other changes, non-substantive in nature, should also be made to the Draft.
The table accompanying this Order summarizes the changes made to the draft version of the Traffic Calming Design Manual published in the August 2012 edition of the Delaware Register. Each change is listed in the table below, along with its justification.
Findings of Fact
Based on the record in this docket, I make the following findings of fact:
1. The proposed amendments to the Traffic Calming Design Manual 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 Traffic Calming Design Manual 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 revised Traffic Calming Design Manual, as set forth in the version attached hereto, to be effective on November 10, 2012.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 16th day of October, 2012.
Shailen P. Bhatt, Secretary
Delaware Department of Transportation
Justification: Typographical error. Text modified for consistency purposes.
Justification: Ease of reference for users of the manual.
Justification: No studies are currently scheduled at this location.
Justification: The Department will be responsible for the constructed portions of traffic calming measures in the right-of-way.
Justification: Text modified to reflect DelDOT’s current practices.
Justification: Clarification of statement.
Justification: Clarification of statement.
Justification: Clarification of statement.
Change the last sentence under Design Vehicles to “Typically, no portion of the neighborhood traffic circle is raised; therefore, turns by any size vehicle can be accommodated to the same degree as the existing non-circular roundabouts.
Justification: Clarification of statement.
Design Considerations: Add a bullet to address pedestrian issues
Justification: Text added to address pedestrians near a mini-roundabout.
Justification: Text edited to reflect the latest DE MUTCD standards
Justification: Ease of reference for users of the Manual.
Justification: Clarification of statement
*Please Note: A copy of the regulation is available at:
Delaware Traffic Calming Manual
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16 DE Reg. 544 (11/01/12) (Final)