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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
 
2402 Delaware Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
 
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 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 September 1, 2012 through September 30, 2012. Copies of the Draft Delaware MUTCD Revisions can be obtained by reviewing or downloading a PDF copy at the following web address: http://requlations.delaware.gov/
Questions or comments regarding these proposed changes should be directed to: Adam Weiser, P.E., PTOE, Safety Programs Manager, Traffic Section, Division of Transportation Solutions, Delaware Department of Transportation 169 Brick Store Landing Road Smyrna, DE 19977 (302) 659-4073 (telephone) (302) 653-2859 (fax) adam.weiser@state.de.us
 
*Please Note: Due to the size of the proposed regulation, the Delaware Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices is not being published here. A PDF version is available at the following location:
 
http://regulations.delaware.gov/register/september2012/proposed/16 DE Reg xxx 09-01-12.htm
 
DelDOT is proposing several changes to the 2011 version of the Delaware MUTCD. Many of the changes are editorial, or are corrections of errors that were discovered by FHWA during the past two (2) years since the publication of the 2009 Federal MUTCD. Additionally, DelDOT has also developed minor modifications to the manual based on experience using the Delaware MUTCD since its publication in July 2011. Each proposed modification, along with the justification for the change, is listed below:
 
Justification: DE MUTCD has been revised to make it compliant with Revision 2 of the FHWA MUTCD dated May 2012.
Justification: Standard was modified to pertain to DelDOT’s requirements for signs and other devices that do not have any traffic control purpose.
Justification: This section of the DE MUTCD is now compliant with the corresponding section of the revised FHWA MUTCD (dated May 2012) and is no longer considered a Delaware Revision to the MUTCD.
Justification: This section of the DE MUTCD is now compliant with the corresponding section of the revised FHWA MUTCD (dated May 2012) and is no longer considered a Delaware Revision to the MUTCD.
Justification: Listed on FHWA’s “Known Errors in the 2009 MUTCD” dated April 24, 2012.
Justification: Listed on FHWA’s “Known Errors in the 2009 MUTCD” dated April 24, 2012.
Justification: Listed on FHWA’s “Known Errors in the 2009 MUTCD” dated April 24, 2012.
Justification: Consistency with federal MUTCD
Justification: Provide guidance regarding the sizes of NO TEXTING AND HAND HELD CELL PHONES sign
Justification: Consistency with the Traffic Calming Manual
Justification: Guidance revised in to reflect changes from Interim Guidance dated 4/2/12.
Justification: Figure revised in response to new state law regarding the NO TEXTING AND HANDHELD CELL PHONE signs
Justification: New sign added to reflect new state law
Justification: Revised to meet requirements for upper-lower case text.
Justification: Consistency with the Traffic Calming Manual
Justification: Smaller versions of the Type 3 Object markers should be permitted along subdivision streets.
Justification: Revised to meet requirements for upper-lower case text on street name signs.
Justification: Revised to meet requirements for upper-lower case text on street name signs.
Justification: Provide guidance regarding the sizes of Welcome to Delaware signs
Justification: Sign was omitted from the earlier version of the DE MUTCD
Justification: Provide guidance regarding the use of Welcome to Delaware signs
Justification: Typographical errors
Justification: Consistency with federal MUTCD
Justification: Provide additional guidance regarding the placement of RPMs along right-turn lanes
Justification: Consistency with the Traffic Calming Manual
Justification: Consistency with the Traffic Calming Manual
Justification: This text is no longer a Delaware revision as it has been noted in FHWA’s list of “Known Errors in the 2009 MUTCD” dated 4/24/2012.
Justification: This text is no longer a Delaware revision as it has been noted in FHWA’s list of “Known Errors in the 2009 MUTCD” dated 4/24/2012.
Justification: This text is no longer a Delaware revision as it has been noted in FHWA’s list of “Known Errors in the 2009 MUTCD” dated 4/24/2012.
Justification: This text is no longer a Delaware revision as it has been noted in FHWA’s list of “Known Errors in the 2009 MUTCD” dated 4/24/2012.
Justification: This text is no longer a Delaware revision as it has been noted in FHWA’s list of “Known Errors in the 2009 MUTCD” dated 4/24/2012.
Justification: This text is no longer a Delaware revision as it has been noted in FHWA’s list of “Known Errors in the 2009 MUTCD” dated 4/24/2012.
Justification: This text is no longer a Delaware revision as it has been noted in FHWA’s list of “Known Errors in the 2009 MUTCD” dated 4/24/2012.
Justification: This text is no longer a Delaware revision as it has been noted in FHWA’s list of “Known Errors in the 2009 MUTCD” dated 4/24/2012.
Justification: Previously, the website was not defined as a hyperlink and users attempting to access the website were taken to an incorrect URL address.
Justification: This text is no longer a Delaware revision as it has been noted in FHWA’s list of “Known Errors in the 2009 MUTCD” dated 4/24/2012.
Justification: This text is no longer a Delaware revision as it has been noted in FHWA’s list of “Known Errors in the 2009 MUTCD” dated 4/24/2012.
Justification: This text is no longer a Delaware revision as it has been noted in FHWA’s list of “Known Errors in the 2009 MUTCD” dated 4/24/2012.
Justification: DelDOT has decided that this Delaware Revision was overly restrictive and prefers removal of this time limitation pertaining to short-duration operations
Justification: DelDOT has decided that this Delaware Revision was overly restrictive and prefers removal of this time limitation pertaining to short-duration operations
Justification: New line added to table to reference new figure which provides additional guidance and uniformity in the maintenance of traffic for Rolling Road Block Operations.
Justification: New section added to provide additional guidance and uniformity in the maintenance of traffic for Rolling Road Block Operations.
Justification: New figure added to provide additional guidance and uniformity in the maintenance of traffic for Rolling Road Block Operations corresponding to Section 6H.35H
Justification: This text is no longer a Delaware revision as it has been noted in FHWA’s list of “Known Errors in the 2009 MUTCD” dated 4/24/2012.
Justification: Typographical error
Justification: This text is no longer a Delaware revision as it has been noted in FHWA’s list of “Known Errors in the 2009 MUTCD” dated 4/24/2012.
Justification: This text is no longer a Delaware revision as it has been noted in FHWA’s list of “Known Errors in the 2009 MUTCD” dated 4/24/2012.
Justification: This text is no longer a Delaware revision as it has been noted in FHWA’s list of “Known Errors in the 2009 MUTCD” dated 4/24/2012.
Justification: This text is no longer a Delaware revision as it has been noted in FHWA’s list of “Known Errors in the 2009 MUTCD” dated 4/24/2012.
Justification: This text is no longer a Delaware revision as it has been noted in FHWA’s list of “Known Errors in the 2009 MUTCD” dated 4/24/2012.
Justification: New figure created to provide improved guidance and uniformity in the application of RPM’s within bicycle lanes.
Justification: This text is no longer a Delaware revision as it has been noted in FHWA’s list of “Known Errors in the 2009 MUTCD” dated 4/24/2012.
 
PDF Versions of each part are available at the following locations:
Introduction
Part 1 - General
Part 2 - Signs
Part 3 - Markings
Part 4 - Highway Traffic Signals
Part 5 - Low Volume Roads
Part 6 - Temporary Traffic Control
Part 7 - School Areas
Part 8 - Railroad
Part 9 - Bicycle Facilities
 
16 DE Reg. 274 (09/01/12) (Prop.)