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Revisions to Chapter 2C – Warning Signs and Object Markers. Some word message signs are deleted. Also – STOP AHEAD, YIELD AHEAD, SIGNAL AHEAD. Fluorescent yellow-green color. Required for school and school bus signs. Optional for pedestrian, bike, and playground signs.

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some word message signs are deleted
Some word message signs are deleted

Also – STOP AHEAD, YIELD AHEAD, SIGNAL AHEAD

fluorescent yellow green color
Fluorescent yellow-green color

Required for school and school bus signs

Optional for pedestrian, bike, and playground signs

guidelines for advance placement of warning signs table 2c 4
Guidelines for advance placement of warning signs – Table 2C-4
  • Change to 20/40 visual acuity
  • Assumption of legibility distance of 180 feet for Condition A (speed reduction and lane change)
  • Assumption of minimum legend size of 6” lettering; if less, add 100 feet
  • Assumption of legibility distance of 250 feet for Condition B (stop and deceleration)
new criteria for the determination of advisory speeds
New criteria for the determination of advisory speeds

Support: Among the established engineering practices that are appropriate for the determination of the recommended advisory speed for a horizontal curve are the following:

  • An accelerometer that provides a direct determination of side friction factors
  • A design speed equation
  • A traditional ball-bank indicator using the following criteria:

16 degrees of ball-bank for speeds of 20 mph or less

14 degrees of ball-bank for speeds of 25 to 30 mph

12 degrees of ball-bank for speeds of 35 mph and higher

new variations of combination horizontal alignment intersection warning signs
New variations of combination horizontal alignment-intersection warning signs
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New sign for use where a freeway or expressway ends and drivers must leave the facility on an exit ramp
speed limit reductions of more than 10 mph
Speed limit reductions of more than 10 mph

Reduced Speed Limit Ahead (W3-5) sign recommended

order of names and use of arrows when two street names appear on an advance street name plaque
Order of names and use of arrows when two street names appear on an advance street name plaque
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“New” plaque for mounting above a regulatory or advance warning sign to warn road users about a new regulation or condition
object markers for approach ends of guardrails
Object Markers for Approach Ends of Guardrails
  • Where Type 3 object markers are applied to the approach ends of guardrail and other roadside appurtenances, sheeting without a substrate shall be directly affixed to the approach end of the guardrail in a rectangular shape conforming to the size of the approach end of the guardrail, with alternating black and retroreflective yellow stripes sloping downward at a angle of 45 degrees toward the side of the obstruction on which traffic is to pass.
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