Add a new MUTCD Chapter 2O to read:
Chapter 2O, Event Signs, Banners, and Decorations
Pursuant to RCW 47.36.030
(3) and 47.42.020
(8), the department may permit signs, banners, or decorations visible to state highways that promote a local agency sponsored event in accordance with the applicable following criteria:
A. Signs, banners, and decorations shall not interfere or obstruct the view of any traffic control device or impair the operation of transportation management systems or street illumination.
B. The sign, banner, or decoration shall not include commercial advertising as determined by the department.
C. Signs, banners, or decorations shall be mounted not less than 20 vertical feet above the roadway surface measured at any point.
D. Signs, banners, or decorations shall not be visible from Interstate highways, or other state highways having a posted speed limit of 50 miles per hour or greater.
E. Signs, banners, or decorations shall be installed no more than 30 days before and removed no more than 3 days after the local agency sponsored event.
Along multi-lane state highways a sign, banner, or decoration may be mounted vertically on luminaire posts subject to meeting wind load requirements specified by the department.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 47.36.030
. WSR 11-23-101, § 468-95-148, filed 11/18/11, effective 12/19/11. Statutory Authority: Chapter 34.05
RCW and RCW 46.36.030
]. WSR 05-23-003, § 468-95-148, filed 11/3/05, effective 12/4/05.]