Notes for Figure 6H-29—Typical Application 2Crosswalk Closures and Pedestrian Detours

Standard:

 

  1.   When crosswalks or other pedestrian facilities are closed or relocated, temporary facilities shall be detectable and shall include accessibility features consistent with the features present in the existing pedestrian facility.
  2.   Curb parking shall be prohibited for at least 50 feet in advance of the midblock crosswalk.

 

Guidance:

 

  1.     Parking should be prohibited in advance of mid­block crosswalks. Mid­block crosswalks should be avoided, when possible. See Section 3B.18. 
  2.   Audible information devices should be considered where midblock closings and changed crosswalk areas cause inadequate communication to be provided to pedestrians who have visual disabilities.
  3.   Pedestrian traffic signal displays controlling closed crosswalks should be covered or deactivated.

 

Option:

 

  1.   Street lighting may be considered.
  2.   Only the TTC devices related to pedestrians are shown. Other devices, such as lane closure signing or ROAD NARROWS signs, may be used to control vehicular traffic.
  3.   For nighttime closures, Type A Flashing warning lights may be used on barricades supporting signs anclosing sidewalks.
  4.   Type C Steady-Burn or Type D 360-degree Steady-Burn warning lights may be used on channelizing devices separating the work space from vehicular traffic.
  5.   In order to maintain the systematic use of the fluorescent yellow-green background for pedestrian, bicycle, and school warning signs in a jurisdiction, the fluorescent yellow-green background for pedestrian, bicycle, and school warning signs may be used in TTC zones.