Notes for Figure 6H-15—Typical Application 1Work in the Center of a Road with Low Traffic Volumes

 

Guidance:

 

  1. The lanes on either side of the center work space should have a minimum width of 10 feet as measured from the near edge of the channelizing devices to the edge of the pavement or the outside edge of the paved shoulder.

Option:

 

  1. Flashing warning lights and/or flags may be used to call attention to the advance warning signs.
  2. If the closure continues overnight, warning lights may be used on the channelizing devices.
  3. A lane width of 9 feet may be used for short-term stationary work on low-volume, low-speed roadways when motor vehicle traffic does not include longer and wider heavy commercial vehicles.
  4. A work vehicle displaying high-intensity rotating, flashing, oscillating, or strobe lights may be used instead of the channelizing devices forming the tapers or the high-level warning devices.
  5. Vehicle hazard warning signals may be used to supplement high-intensity rotating, flashing, oscillating, or strobe lights.

Standard:

 

  1. Vehicle hazard warning signals shall not be used instead of the vehicle’s high-intensity rotatingflashing, oscillating, or strobe lights.

Guidance:

 

 

  1. All advance warning signs should be placed so that the path of travel for bicycles is not blocked while maintaining visibility for road users.
  2. When existing accomodations for bicycle travel are disrupted  or closed in a longterm duration project (see Section 6G.02)  and the roadway width is inaquedate for allowing bicyclists and motor vehicles to travel side by side, the Bicycle Crossing (W11-1) sign and the SHARE THE ROAD (W16-1P) plaque should be used to advise motorists of the presence of bicyclists in the travel way lanes.
  3. When existing accomodations for bicycle travel are disrupted or closed in a longterm duration project (see Section 6G.02) the temporary white edge line should be used on the shoulder to indicate the use of a portion of the shoulder as a traveled way lane.