Chapter 3E. Colored Pavements
Section 3E.01 General
When used for guidance or regulation of traffic, colored pavements
are traffic control devices. Colored pavements also are sometimes
used to supplement other traffic control devices.
Colored pavement located between crosswalk lines
to emphasize the presence of the crosswalk is not considered to
be a traffic control device.
Colored pavements used as traffic control devices should be used
only where they contrast significantly with adjoining paved areas.
Colors that degrade the contrast of white crosswalk
lines, or that might be mistaken by road users as a traffic control
application, should not be used for colored pavement located between
Colored pavements shall not be used as a traffic control device,
unless the device is applicable at all times.
Colored pavements used as traffic control devices
shall be limited to the following colors and applications:
- Yellow shall be used only for flush or raised median islands
separating traffic flows in opposite directions.
- White shall be used for delineation on shoulders, and for
flushed or raised channelizing islands where traffic passes
on both sides in the same general direction.
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