WSR 17-03-122
[Filed January 18, 2017, 9:55 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 16-19-091.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 468-95-220 Stop and yield lines, clarification of stop bar placement.
Hearing Location(s): Washington State Department of Transportation, 310 Maple Park Avenue, Nisqually Conference Room 1D2, Olympia, WA 98504-7344, on February 23, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: February 23, 2017.
Submit Written Comments to: Deanna Brewer, Traffic Operations, 310 Maple Park Avenue, Olympia, WA 98504-7344, email, fax (360) 705-6826, by February 22, 2017.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Grant Heap by February 22, 2017, TTY 711 or (360) 705-7760.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: WAC 468-65-220 modifies Section SB.16 of the MUTCD. Changes to WAC 468-95-220 will clarify where stop bars are placed.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: The revision to WAC provides direction on installation of stop bars on Washington state highways.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 47.36.030.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 47.36.030.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: The Washington state department of transportation, traffic operations, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Deanna Brewer, Traffic Operations, Headquarters Traffic, Olympia, (360) 705-7411; Implementation and Enforcement: John Nisbet, Traffic Operations, Headquarters Traffic, Olympia, (360) 705-7280.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Stop bar placement does not have an economic impact. The WAC revision provides clarification when installing stop bars.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. This WAC revision is for stop bar installation clarification.
January 18, 2017
Kara Larsen, Director
Risk Management and Legal Services
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 11-23-101, filed 11/18/11, effective 12/19/11)
WAC 468-95-220 Stop and yield lines.
Amend paragraphs 10 and 12 of MUTCD Section 3B.16 to read:
If used, stop line should be placed a minimum of 4 feet in advance of the nearest crosswalk line at controlled intersections. Yield lines at roundabout intersections as provided in Section 3C.04. In the absence of a marked crosswalk, the stop line or yield line should be placed at the desired stopping or yielding point, in no case less than 4 feet from the nearest edge of the intersecting roadway. ((Stop lines should be placed to allow sufficient sight distance to all other approaches to an intersection.))
If used at an unsignalized midblock crosswalk, stop lines should be placed adjacent to the Stop Here for Pedestrians sign located 20 to 50 feet in advance of the nearest crosswalk line, and parking should be prohibited in the area between the stop line and the crosswalk (see Figure 3B-17).