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

Revisions to the Delaware Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Parts 2, 3 and 6

Proposed changes to the Delaware version of the Federal Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), Parts 2, 3, and 6 were previously advertised in the State Register of Regulations. Comments on the proposed changes were received, and the Final Orders were issued adopted the updated Manual.

Summary of the Evidence and Information Submitted

The Department has since determined that certain non-substantive revisions should be made to each Part, as outlined herein:

• Part 2 – Table of Contents –Section 2C.40 – Changed W-11-8-DE to W11-8-DE

• Part 3 – Figure 3B-15 – Reversed the orientation of the Yield Here to Pedestrians sign in the bottom figure, to reflect the proper sign message

• Part 6 – Case 20-B – Removed underline below the comma following “TWO-WAY”

The Department considers none of these changes to be substantive in nature, thus causing the need for a new comment period.

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, Parts 2, 3, and 6, are useful and proper, as amended pursuant to the 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, Parts 2, 3, and 6, as more fully appear in the CD version attached hereto, to be effective on September 11, 2008.

IT IS SO ORDERED this 19th day of August, 2008.

Carolann Wicks, Secretary

Delaware Department of Transportation

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

*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 website listed below:

MUTCD236

12 DE Reg. 358 (09-01-08) (Final)