York County Flooded Roadway Study To Commence after July 1, 2015
The Transportation Department of the York County Planning Commission is planning to conduct a flooded roadway study for York County. The study will commence after July 1, 2015.
The purpose of the study is to inventory and evaluate the roadways which are susceptible to flooding events, such as what occurred during Hurricane Lee in September 2011. We wish to identify how many roadway segments have been closed and/or detoured by all events, particularly vital transportation corridors serving high volumes of traffic. The study will examine if roads should be prioritized for improvement. We also wish to group potential needs/projects by specific areas to facilitate roadway connectivity in all regions of the County when these events occur.
The study will identify flooded roadway problems which sever connections in the County's transportation network. This identification process will be based on recorded municipal/ county/Commonwealth event data, rather than personal perceptions of what are being affected. Hard data will aid this effort, not only where the events occur, but also how often and for what length of time.
In an effort to collect these data, we have submitted requests to all York County municipalities for historic (i.e., events occurring on state and local roads over the last five years) and "live" data (i.e., events to be recorded over the next six months on state and local roads). We requested that these data be submitted to our office by August 2015.
Persons seeking additional information about this effort should contact Jeph Rebert, Senior Transportation Planner either at (717) 771-9870 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The information in the notice below has been provided by the administrators of the Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) on behalf of the Federal Highway Administration. If you have any questions regarding the application of these traffic control devices please contact LTAP at 1-800-FOR-LTAP or email at email@example.com
Attention: Division Administrators and Division Directors
ACTION: Please be sure that your State and local transportation agencies are aware of this matter.
Requests are being made of State and local transportation agencies and municipalities to substitute the International Symbol of Accessibility with alternative "dynamic" designs created by advocacy groups. One group is encouraging citizens to cover existing symbols on signs and pavement markings with their alternative graphic and, in some cases, has used alternative colors.
These alternative symbol designs are not authorized for use in traffic control device applications, nor have they been adopted or endorsed by the U. S. Access Board, which reports to the U.S. Department of Justice and is responsible for issuing Federal regulations on accessibility. Additionally, the International Organization for Standards does not support the alternative symbol design. The only symbols allowed for use in traffic control device applications are those found in the MUTCD.
The official International Symbol of Accessibility adopted by the MUTCD for use in traffic control device applications is illustrated below. Fabrication details can be found in the MUTCD and Standard Highway Signs. Additional information on this matter is available in the MUTCD technical area of the Operations discipline support site.