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(Per CM, clarified the location of the rumbles strips and pavement markings for differing shoulder and pavement conditions. It also revised the minimum pavement thickness from 1 3/4" to 1".)
 
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[[Image:626.2 Centerline Rumble Strip Marking for Two Lane Roadway.jpg|right| 200px|thumb|<center>''' Centerline Rumble Strip Marking for Two-Lane Roadway'''</center>]]
 
[[Image:626.2 Centerline Rumble Strip Marking for Two Lane Roadway.jpg|right| 200px|thumb|<center>''' Centerline Rumble Strip Marking for Two-Lane Roadway'''</center>]]
All two-lane [http://sharepoint/systemdelivery/TP/sysanlysis/dmas/Shared%20Documents/Maps/MajorHighwaySystem8302015.pdf major roads] with new pavement will have centerline rumble strips (see figure at right) unless the posted speed is less than 50 mph.  Centerline rumble strips are provided on all major two-lane roads, and on minor roads with a cross-centerline [http://www.modot.mo.gov/safety/trafficaccidentstatistics.htm accident history].  Rumble strips on a centerline have been shown to reduce head-on crashes by alerting drivers that they are leaving their lane of travel.  On roadways with a travelway width of 20 ft. or less, centerline rumble strips become obtrusive and are not recommended.
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All two-lane [[media:144 Major Highway System 2022.pdf|major roads]] with new pavement will have centerline rumble strips (see figure at right) unless the posted speed is less than 50 mph.  Centerline rumble strips are provided on all major two-lane roads, and on minor roads with a cross-centerline [https://www.modot.org/about-traffic-safety crash history].  Rumble strips on a centerline have been shown to reduce head-on crashes by alerting drivers that they are leaving their lane of travel.  On roadways with a travelway width of 20 ft. or less, centerline rumble strips become obtrusive and are not recommended.
  
 
[[image:626.2 Passing Lane Centerline Rumble Strip marking.jpg|left| 275px|thumb|<center>'''[[232.2 Passing Lanes|Passing Lane]] Centerline Rumble Strip Marking'''</center>]]
 
[[image:626.2 Passing Lane Centerline Rumble Strip marking.jpg|left| 275px|thumb|<center>'''[[232.2 Passing Lanes|Passing Lane]] Centerline Rumble Strip Marking'''</center>]]
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As with edgeline rumble strips, pavement marking material is sprayed over the centerline rumble strip, creating what is often called a “rumble stripe.”   
 
As with edgeline rumble strips, pavement marking material is sprayed over the centerline rumble strip, creating what is often called a “rumble stripe.”   
  
Rumble strips in the median of typical passing lane roadways (see [[media:232.2 Passing Lane Special Sheet.pdf|Passing Lanes Special Sheet]]) vary somewhat from centerline rumble strips on typical two-lane roadways (see figure, to the left).  Passing lanes can operate effectively with no separation between opposing lanes of travel.  While no separation is required, AASHTO guidance recommends that some separation, however small, between the lanes in opposite directions of travel is desirable.  Therefore, a flush separation of 4 ft. between the opposing directions of travel is preferred (see [[media:232.2 Passing Lane Typical Cross Section.pdf|typical section]]), if at all possible.
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Rumble strips in the median of typical passing lane roadways (see [https://www.modot.org/media/16900 Std. Plan 626.00 Rumble Strips]) vary somewhat from centerline rumble strips on typical two-lane roadways (see figure, to the left).  Passing lanes can operate effectively with no separation between opposing lanes of travel.  While no separation is required, AASHTO guidance recommends that some separation, however small, between the lanes in opposite directions of travel is desirable.  Therefore, a flush separation of 4 ft. between the opposing directions of travel is preferred (see [[media:232.2.3.2.pdf|typical section]]), if at all possible.
  
 
[[Image:626.2 Median Rumble Strip passing.gif|right| 500px|thumb|<center>''' Example of a Median Rumble Strip with Passing Lanes'''</center>]]
 
[[Image:626.2 Median Rumble Strip passing.gif|right| 500px|thumb|<center>''' Example of a Median Rumble Strip with Passing Lanes'''</center>]]

Latest revision as of 08:16, 3 June 2022

Centerline Rumble Strip Marking for Two-Lane Roadway

All two-lane major roads with new pavement will have centerline rumble strips (see figure at right) unless the posted speed is less than 50 mph. Centerline rumble strips are provided on all major two-lane roads, and on minor roads with a cross-centerline crash history. Rumble strips on a centerline have been shown to reduce head-on crashes by alerting drivers that they are leaving their lane of travel. On roadways with a travelway width of 20 ft. or less, centerline rumble strips become obtrusive and are not recommended.

Passing Lane Centerline Rumble Strip Marking

As with edgeline rumble strips, pavement marking material is sprayed over the centerline rumble strip, creating what is often called a “rumble stripe.”

Rumble strips in the median of typical passing lane roadways (see Std. Plan 626.00 Rumble Strips) vary somewhat from centerline rumble strips on typical two-lane roadways (see figure, to the left). Passing lanes can operate effectively with no separation between opposing lanes of travel. While no separation is required, AASHTO guidance recommends that some separation, however small, between the lanes in opposite directions of travel is desirable. Therefore, a flush separation of 4 ft. between the opposing directions of travel is preferred (see typical section), if at all possible.

Example of a Median Rumble Strip with Passing Lanes

In order to maintain the integrity of the rumble strip and the pavement, the pavement material must be either concrete or the final lift of bituminous material must be least 1 inch thick. Centerline rumble strips are not to be placed on bridges or within the limits of an intersection with left turn lanes. The limits of the intersection are defined by the beginning of the tapers for the left turn lanes. The length of centerline rumble strip installation should be estimated and pay items provided.