Guidelines for the Activation, Modification, or Removal of Traffic Control Signals: An ITE Recommended Practice

Experience has shown that there is a significant potential for traffic collisions to occur immediately before, during, or shortly after: new traffic control signals are activated; traffic control signals or signalized operations are significantly modified; or traffic control signals are removed and replaced with some other form of traffic control. The potential for collisions is of concern to the general public, as well as to public agencies responsible for the operation of traffic control signals. Since there is a lack of nationally accepted procedures for activating, modifying, or removing traffic control signals, the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Public Agency Council decided to develop a set of guidelines. This report should not supersede engineering judgment.

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    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Publication Date: 2005


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 42p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01000362
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0935403809
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RP-034A
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 12 2005 2:47PM