2003 MUTCD Part 2 C Warning Signs 2
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2003 MUTCD Part 2 C Warning Signs
2 C. 02 Categories of Warning Signs Section 2 C. 02 Application of Warning Signs: Ø Revise SUPPORT statement to reflect that “categories” not “applications” of warning signs are shown in Table 2 C-1. Ø Change title of Table 2 C-1 from “Application of Warning Signs” to “Categories of Warning Signs”.
2 C. 03 Design of Warning Signs Ø Add PLAYGROUND warning sign to the listing of signs that may have a black legend and border on a yellow background or on a fluorescent yellowgreen background.
2 C. 04 Size of Warning signs Ø Gameli, ØSee MUTCD page 2 C-7 and cut/paste the W 1 -2 sign, page 2 C-10 the W 7 -4 sign, and page 2 C-11 the W 12 -2 P *Compliance Date – 10 years from effective date of Final Rule
2 C. 05 Table 2 C-4, Placement of Advance Warning Signs ØRevise the distance for the placement of advance warning signs to correspond with values in the 2001 AASHTO “ A Policy on Geometric Design of Highway and Streets” book
2 C. 05 Table 2 C-4, Placement of Advance Warning Signs Ø Combine the “Condition B” and “Condition C” columns and label them “Condition B” Ø Add columns for 90, 100, and 110 km/h and 60 and 70 mph for the deceleration speed Ø Add rows for 70 and 75 mph to the Posted or 85 percentile column. Ø These changes to Table 2 C-4 reflect the needs of older road users.
2 C. 05 Table 2 C-4, Placement of Advance Warning Signs
2 C. 06 Horizontal Alignment Signs Hairpin Curve 270 Degree Loop
2 C. 06 Horizontal Alignment Signs Ø Add GUIDANCE to install a One-Direction Large Arrow or Chevron Alignment sign on the outside of a turn or curve when the Hairpin Curve or 270 -degree Loop sign is installed. W 1 -6 W 1 -8
2 C. 06 Horizontal Alignment Signs for Speed Reduction ØIf the reduction in speed is 15 mph or greater, the W 1 -1 a, W 1 -2 a, or W 13 -5 signs may be used.
2 C. 06 Horizontal Alignment Signs (Table 2 C-5) ØMetric Advisory Speed values are added to Table 2 C-5. They were inadvertently omitted in the 2000 Edition.
2 C. 07 Combination Horizontal Alignment/Advisory Speed Signs Ø New standard designs with advisory speed as part of the symbol design Ø Other proposed sign designs withdrawn for further
2 C. 10 Chevron Alignment Sign Ø The design of the Chevron Alignment sign – a border shall not be used
2 C. 11 Truck Rollover Warning Sign * Compliance date is 10 years from the effective date of the Final Rule for the 2003 MUTCD.
2 C. 12 Hill Signs These signs supplement the Hill Signs (W 7 -1, W 7 -1 a, and W 7 -1 b)
2 C. 13 Truck Escape Ramp Signs Ø Add to STANDARD to indicate that at least one of the W 7 -4 series signs shall be used when truck escape ramps are installed.
2 C. 14 HILL BLOCKS VIEW Sign ØAdd Option for use of sign ØGUIDANCE: An advisory speed plaque should accompany The HILL BLOCKS VIEW sign.
2 C. 16 Narrow Bridge/Road Sign DELETE Use these word message signs *Compliance date is 10 years from the effective date of the Final Rule
2 C. 19 Divided Highway (Road) Ends Sign ØModify GUIDANCE to clarify that a W 6 -2 Symbol sign should be used in advance of the end of a section of physically divided highway (not at an intersection or junction)
2 C. 21 DEAD END/NO OUTLET Signs Ø Combine Section 2 C. 40 with Section 2 C. 21 Ø Redesignate the W 14 -1 a and W 14 -2 a plaques as signs Ø Clarify that the W 14 -1 and W 14 -2 signs shall be posted as near as practical to the entry point or at a sufficient distance ahead
2 C. 22 Low Clearance Signs Ø Clarify STANDARD by removing the words “or minimum structure height”
2 C. 23 BUMP and DIP Signs ØModify Guidance that a short stretch of depressed alignment that might momentarily hide a vehicle should be treated as a NO PASSING ZONE
2 C. 24 SPEED HUMP/BUMP Sign ØAdd to OPTION to allow alternate legend SPEED BUMP
2 C. 26 SHOULDER Signs Ø Move UNEVEN LANES sign to Part 6 ØGUIDANCE that SHOULDER DROP OFF sign is for shoulder drop-offs that exceed 3 inches in depth. *Compliance date for removal of symbol signs is January 17, 2011
2 C. 28 BRIDGE ICES BEFORE ROAD Sign Ø New Section Ø Add OPTION for use
2 C. 29 Advance Traffic Control Sign ØClarify that reference in text to beacon refers to a warning beacon. W 3 -4
Speed Reduction Signs (Section 2 C. 30) Ø Add new Section Speed Reduction Signs *Compliance period is 15 years from effective date of Final Rule
2 C. 31 Merge Signs ØAdd New Entering Roadway Merge Sign W 4 -5 Ø Add to GUIDANCE that the ENTERING ROADWAY MERGE sign for use on a roadway curves before converging *Compliance date is 10 years from effective date of Final Rule
2 C. 32 Added Lane Signs Ø Add ENTERING ROADWAY ADDED LANE sign W 4 -6 ØAdd to GUIDANCE that the ENTERING ROADWAY ADDED LANE sign for use on a roadway curves before converging * Compliance Date is 10 years from date of Final Rule
2 C. 33 LANE ENDS Sign ØAdd New Symbol Design for the Lane Ends (W 4 -2) sign. *Compliance period is 10 years from effective date of Final Rule
2 C. 34 TWO-WAY TRAFFIC Sign Ø Add to GUIDANCE that W 6 -3 sign should be used to warn road users of a transition from a one-way street to a two-lane, twoway roadway ØAHEAD plaque should be used *Compliance period is 5 years from effective date of Final Rule
2 C. 36 Advisory Exit, Ramp, and Curve Speed Signs W 13 -2 W 13 -3 W 13 -5
2 C. 36 Example of Advisory Speed Signs at Exit Ramps (Fig. 2 C-8)
2 C. 37 Intersection Warning Signs Ø Revised design for CIRCULAR INTERSECTION warning sign Ø Modify GUIDANCE to exclude CIRCULAR INTERSECTION sign from restriction from use on approaches controlled by STOP or YIELD signs for use in advance of roundabout intersections *Compliance period is 10 years from Final Rule
2 C. 39 Traffic Signal Signs Ø Add new Section Traffic Signal Signs Ø Add STANDARD on use of these signs
2 C. 40 Vehicular Traffic Signs ØAdd Truck symbol, Bicycle, Golf Cart, and Horse. Drawn Vehicle signs Ø Add OPTION – SHARE THE ROAD may be mounted below Vehicular Traffic Signs *Compliance period is 10 years from Final Rule
2 C. 41 Non. Vehicular Signs Ø Add Equestrian, Handicapped, and Snowmobile symbol signs Ø Add OPTION that AHEAD or XX Meters plaque may be used in advance of crossing *Compliance date is January 17, 2011 for of crosswalk lines from crossing signs and for use of downward pointing arrow
2 C. 41 Non. Vehicular Signs Plaques Ø Modify STANDARD that when a Non. Vehicular warning sign is used at a crossing, it shall be supplemented with a diagonal downward pointing arrow (W 16 -7 p) plaque showing the location of the crossing * Compliance date is Jan 17, 2011
2 C. 46 Advisory Speed Plaque Ø OPTION to use the W 13 -1 ADVISORY SPEED plaque to supplement any warning sign to indicate the advisory speed for a condition Ø OPTION on how to determine the advisory speed along a ramp or curve
2 C. 47 Supplemental Arrow Plaques
2 C. 50 CROSS TRAFFIC DOES NOT STOP Plaque Ø Replace entire section with new OPTION and STANDARD statements Ø New STANDARD – If W 4 -4 p plaque is used, it shall be installed below the STOP sign Ø Delete Arrow from design Ø OPTION – Alternate legends TRAFFIC FROM LEFT (RIGHT)/ ONCOMING TRAFFIC DOES NOT STOP
2 C. 52 High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Plaque Ø Add new Section HOV plaque Ø Add OPTION for use of the HOV plaque Ø Alternate of diamond symbol may be used
2 C. 53 PHOTO ENFORCED Plaque Ø Add new section PHOTO ENFORCED plaque Ø Add OPTION for use in advance of locations with photo enforcement of traffic laws * Compliance period is 10 years from date of Final Rule