Subchapter C. MARKINGS


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212.201.    Pavement marking standards.
212.202.    No-passing zones.
212.203.    Delineation.

§ 212.201. Pavement marking standards.

 The Signing and Marking Standards (Department Publication 111M) contains additional design details for pavement markings. Pavement markings for lane drops, expressways, freeways, on-ramps and off-ramps, and all pavement marking words and symbols must conform to the Signing and Marking Standards.

§ 212.202. No-passing zones.

 (a)  Additional warrants on two-lane, two-way highways. In addition to the sight distance warrant in Section 3B.02 of the MUTCD (relating to no-passing zone pavement marking and warrants), no-passing zones may be established at the following locations on two-lane, two-way highways with center line pavement markings:

   (1)  In advance of a divided highway or an obstruction such as a bridge support pillar, a channelizing island or a safety zone, which separates the two lanes of traffic.

   (2)  On or within, and in advance of any bridge, tunnel or underpass designated as a narrow bridge or underpass in accordance with §  212.1 (relating to definitions).

   (3)  In advance of a Stop Sign (R1-1), Yield Sign (R1-2) or traffic signal.

   (4)  On the approach to an intersection where passing may be undesirable due to the high number of crossing or turning movements.

   (5)  Within a school zone.

   (6)  In areas where an analysis of vehicle crashes shows an unusually high number of passing-related crashes.

   (7)  In areas where the roadside development includes many driveways and intersections where passing would create frequent potential conflicts.

   (8)  At locations where the roadway width is very restrictive, shoulders are nonexistent or in poor condition, the roadway cross-section has an excessive crown, or obstacles are close to the roadway.

   (9)  In areas where traffic volumes are very heavy and there would be very limited opportunities for motorists to pass other vehicles.

   (10)  At locations where a passing zone would otherwise be less than 600 feet in length.

   (11)  At locations where engineering judgment indicates that allowing passing is undesirable because a better passing area exists farther ahead.

 (b)  Minimum advance distance. No passing zones established according to subsection (a)(1)—(5) must precede the location by the minimum distance noted in the following table:

Speed Limit or 85th
Percentile Speed
(mph)
Distance
(feet)
35 or less 300
40 350
45 400
50 450
55 500

Cross References

   This section cited in 67 Pa. Code §  212.112 (relating to signs to prohibit passing).

§ 212.203. Delineation.

 The 4-foot mounting height for delineators specified in the MUTCD (relating to delineator placement and spacing) is not applicable for guide rail and barrier-mounted delineators. In addition, post-mounted delineators may be 4 feet above the ground instead of 4 feet above the near edge of pavement as specified in the MUTCD.



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