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Rules of the Maine Turnpike Authority

Chapter 1:Rules Governing the Use of the Maine Turnpike

Chapter 2: Regulations for the Installation of Logo Signs on the Maine Turnpike

Chapter 1:Rules Governing the Use of the Maine Turnpike

  • Section 1   Speed Limits

    Except within construction, transitional or reduced speed zones or during any period of adverse atmospheric or weather conditions or as provided in Section 1-A of this Rule, the maximum speed of motor vehicles on the Turnpike shall be limited to sixty-five (65) miles per hour, and the minimum speed shall not be less than forty-five (45) miles per hour. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the maximum speed of motor vehicles on any portion of the Turnpike lying north of a point 1500 feet south of the southern acceleration or deceleration tapers of Exit 45 and south of 1500 feet north of the northern acceleration or deceleration tapers of Exit 53 shall be fifty-five (55) miles per hour.
     
    Maximum speeds within construction, transitional or reduced speed zones or during any period of adverse atmospheric or weather conditions shall be in accordance with signs displayed for such zones. All regulatory and zoning signs displayed on the Turnpike shall be obeyed.
     
    Speed zones through toll plaza lanes are reduced speed zones and shall be defined as the area 75 feet in front of a toll booth and shall continue to a point 75 feet beyond the rear of a toll booth. Speed zones for toll plaza lanes without booths shall be defined as an area beginning at the raised island at the left of the lane and ending at the terminus of the raised island. The maximum speed through these zones shall be ten (10) miles per hour.
     
    Regulatory signs for toll plaza speed zones shall be placed in advance of, at the beginning, and at the end of the defined speed zone. All regulatory signs displayed at the toll plaza shall be obeyed.

    Motor vehicles shall not be driven in excess of the mechanical limits of vehicles or tires. If traffic, weather, pavement or other conditions render the maximum allowable speed hazardous, the speed of motor vehicles shall be reduced consistent with such conditions.

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  • Section 1-A   Clean Air Act Compliance

    Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 1 of this Rule, the maximum speed of motor vehicles traveling on portions of the Turnpike in York and Cumberland Counties shall be limited to fifty-five (55) miles per hour during the months of May through September if the Commissioner of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection certifies to the Executive Director of the Maine Turnpike Authority that Maine has failed to attain the federal ozone standard by the deadline in the Clean Air Act and that the 3% contingency plan requiring the lowering of the speed limit on the Turnpike to 55 miles per hour in York and Cumberland Counties must be implemented.

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  • Section 1-B   Lane Restrictions

    In order to improve the air quality in southern Maine, trucks, including truck tractors but excluding pickup trucks, all as defined in 29-A M.R.S.A. §101, may only operate in the two farthest right hand lanes on any section of the Turnpike south of Mile Marker 44, which mile marker is currently located in Scarborough, Maine, that consists of three lanes in each direction.
     

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  • Section 2   One Way Traffic

    All traffic shall travel the dual or triple lanes to the right of the median strip; travel to the left of the median strip is prohibited. All traffic lanes, deceleration lanes, acceleration lanes, shoulders, and other travel ways on the Turnpike are one-way, and all motor vehicles leaving the traffic lanes, to a Toll Plaza or service station, shall leave from the right hand traffic lane to the deceleration lane to the right thereof, and follow the same one-way to such Toll Plaza or service station, and upon leaving a service station or entering the Turnpike from a Toll Plaza shall do so by way of the acceleration lane and shall enter the right traffic lane with care.

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  • Section 3   Parking

  • Section 3-A   Introduction

    It is a violation of these rules for any person to allow or suffer a vehicle registered in his or her name to violate the provisions of this section regarding parking on Maine Turnpike Authority property. A vehicle parked in violation of this section shall be prima facie evidence that the registered owner of that vehicle parked or allowed the vehicle in question to be so parked. As used in this section, "parking area" means any Authority property on which parking is allowed, including but not limited to concession areas, park and ride lots, lots associated with other Authority facilities and the approaches thereto.

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  • Section 3-B   Parking on Traveled Portion of Turnpike Prohibited

    Parking or stopping of vehicles on any portion of the traveled portion of the Maine Turnpike, including any traffic lane, deceleration lane, acceleration lane, breakdown lane, interchange, ramp, crossover or bridge is prohibited.

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  • Section 3-C   Breakdowns and Emergencies

    If mechanical breakdown or another emergency requires that a vehicle be parked or stopped on the traveled portion of the Turnpike, then in such an event the vehicle will be parked on the shoulder to the right of any traffic lane. All wheels and projecting parts of the vehicle or load of a vehicle parked for emergency or breakdown purposes shall be completely clear of the traffic lane. During the period beginning one-half (1/2) hour after sunset and ending one-half (1/2) hour before sunrise or at any other time when insufficient light or unfavorable atmospheric or weather conditions require, any vehicle parked for emergency or breakdown purposes shall display illuminated parking and tail lights, or lighted flares to indicate its location. The driver of a disabled vehicle shall arrange for its prompt removal from the Turnpike. Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed as granting any person the right to leave a vehicle on the traveled portion or shoulder of the Turnpike for any period of time, nor will anything in this paragraph limit the Authority's discretion to remove a disabled vehicle from the Turnpike under paragraph (E) below.

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  • Section 3-D   Parking in MTA Parking Areas

    Signs will be posted at parking areas prohibiting, restricting or indicating the length of time that a motor vehicle may remain parked in those areas, the purposes for which a vehicle may be parked in such area or placing other conditions upon the use of said area for parking. Use of any posted parking area constitutes agreement to abide by the conditions or restrictions posted and it is a violation of these rules to park or allow one's vehicle to be parked in violation of any posted condition or restriction. Any motor vehicle parked or standing in an Authority parking area will be parked in designated spaces wholly within the lines provided and not otherwise. Unless otherwise posted, parking at concession areas is permitted only for the use of the facilities there and only for so long as use of the facilities requires. Unless otherwise posted, parking at Park and Rides is permitted only for the purpose of commuting as posted or as otherwise defined in the Authority's then current Park and Ride Policy, a copy of which available at http://www.Maineturnpike.com or by contacting the Maine Turnpike Authority. Parking at other Authority facilities is only allowed for persons there on Authority business and only for as long as the conduct of that business requires.

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  • Section 3-E   Towing

    Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, any motor vehicle which has been abandoned or illegally parked on Authority property or which is parked in a manner which represents a safety hazard or which interferes with Authority operations, including but not limited to maintenance and snow removal operations, may be removed from Authority property at the owners' expense, including but not limited to the payment of any towing and storage fees. The Authority shall not be liable for any damages resulting from such removal and nothing in this section will limit the Authority's power to remove vehicles from its property which are, in the Authority's judgment, abandoned, illegally parked, parked in a manner which represents a safety hazard or which interferes with Authority operations.

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  • Section 3-F   Exceptions

    These rules do not apply to Maine Turnpike Authority personnel, State Police or other emergency personnel parked in the course of their official duties or to other persons specifically exempted by written permit from the Authority for the purposes of performing work on Authority property.

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  • Section 3-G   Enforcement

    Violation of this section will be enforced in accordance with 23 MRSA §1980(1) Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit the ability of the Authority from enforcing this section through any other means available to it in law or equity.

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  • Section 4   Median Strip

    The median strip is the area between the dual or triple traffic lanes for the purpose of separating traffic proceeding in opposite directions.
     
    Crossing, driving, parking or stopping on the median strip is prohibited. Openings through the median strip are provided for official use of maintenance, operational, police vehicles, or fire and rescue vehicles when responding to an incident, and shall not be used by the public.

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  • Section 5   No U-Turn

    U-Turns at any point on the Turnpike are prohibited.

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  • Section 6   Pedestrians

    Pedestrians are not permitted on the Turnpike, on any Interchange or at any Toll Plaza. Solicitation of rides or “hitchhiking”, passing of hand bills, displaying signs, or attempting to sell merchandise is prohibited on the Turnpike, any Interchange or at any Toll Plaza. Loitering in or about Toll Plazas or upon any Turnpike property is prohibited.

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  • Section 7   Prohibited Vehicles

    No person shall operate any of the following on the Turnpike:
     
                A.        Bicycles or tricycles, with or without motors, and motor driven cycles, including motor scooters.
     
                B.         Animal drawn vehicles.
     
                C.         Animals – led, ridden, or driven.
     
                D.        Vehicles loaded with animals or poultry not properly confined.
     
                E.         Vehicles with flat pneumatic tires.
     
                F.         Farm implements.
     
                G.        Vehicles in the charge of intoxicated or otherwise incapacitated operators.
     
                H.        Vehicles with improperly secured loads which may shift or litter the highway.
     
                I.          Vehicles with metal tires or which have solid tires worn to metal.

      J.         Rollers, graders, power shovels, or other construction equipment, either self-propelled or in tow of another vehicle, unless such equipment is either (i) truck mounted and such truck can be operated at a minimum speed of forty-five (45) miles per hour while traveling on the Turnpike, weather and road conditions permitting, or (ii) owned or controlled by the Authority or by any contractor in connection with the performance of work authorized by the Authority.

     

    K.        Vehicles exceeding the maximum weights allowed on State highways under the motor vehicles laws of the State of Maine in effect from time to time, unless accompanied by an overweight permit issued by the State of Maine Department of Transportation.

     

     L.         Vehicles including any load thereon exceeding the following maximum dimensions, unless permitted pursuant to Rule 10 of the Rules Governing Use of the Maine Turnpike:

     
                                        Height              13 feet 6 inches
     
                                        Width               8 feet 6 inches
     

                              Length             The maximum allowable lengths permitted on Interstate highways and other limited access roadways in Maine pursuant to the motor vehicle laws of the State of Maine, as in effect from time to time, without overlength permit.

     
                M.        Disabled vehicles in tow by tow-rope or chain.
     

     N.        Any vehicle which may be unsafe or hazardous to persons or property, except as permits for the transportation of radioactive material may be issued in accordance with the provisions contained in Section 11.

     

    O.        Any vehicle whose use is banned on similar interstate highways in Maine under state or federal law or regulation, whether because of the controlled access nature of the highway, the speed limit of the highway, or any other factor.

     

    P.         Any class of vehicle which may be prohibited by resolution of the Authority from time to time due to a finding by the Authority that said class of vehicle presents a safety hazard, is liable to cause unwarranted damage to the highway or otherwise interferes with the operation of the Maine Turnpike.

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  • Section 8   Evasion of Fare

    Entering or leaving the Turnpike or any part of its right of way except through the regular Toll Plaza lanes, or committing any act with intent to defraud or evade payment of fare is prohibited.

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  • Section 9   Trees, Shrubs and Plants

    Cutting, mutilating or removing trees, shrubs, or plants located within the Turnpike right of way is prohibited.

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  • Section 10   Overlimit Permits

    Vehicles or combinations in excess of the permitted length or width provided in Rule 7(L) of these Rules Governing Use of the Maine Turnpike may be admitted to the Turnpike by permit, subject to all other applicable provisions of these Rules Governing Use of the Maine Turnpike and such other limitations and conditions as may be provided in the permit.

    A.        Permits will be valid for one day only and will be issued pursuant to application submitted on forms provided by the Authority. In addition to the applicable fare in the regulator Fare Schedule, a permit fee of ten ($10.00) dollars, shall be paid at the time of such application.

     

     B.         Permits will not be issued for any vehicles which, with the load thereon, exceeds 14 feet six inches (14’6”) in overall width.

     C.         Vehicles which, with the load thereon, exceed ten (10) feet in overall width will be allowed to enter or exit the Turnpike only at Toll Plazas designated by the Authority, from time to time, as accommodating wide loads.

     D.        The right is reserved to deny permits to any vehicle which may be unsafe or hazardous to persons or property and to limit the validity of any permit with respect to speed, times of travel, weather, or traffic conditions. Otherwise, the State of Maine statutes, rules and regulations from time to time in effect governing the movements of vehicles and load in excess in eight feet, six inches (8’6”) in width, shall apply to all vehicles operated on the Turnpike pursuant to permits issued under this section, subject to the following exceptions:

     

                  1.         If the destination cannot be reached before sunset, the vehicle must depart at the neares allowable exit.

     

                    2.         Vehicles will not be allowed to park at Turnpike concession areas overnight or for extended periods of time.

     
                            3.         Vehicles will not be allowed to travel on the Turnpike during those periods of time when paving, repaving, bridge work, construction work or other type of maintenance is under way which will require the restriction of the movement of vehicles and loads in excess of 8 feet 6 inches (8’6”) in width, unless specifically authorized by a permit issued by the Maine Turnpike Authority.
     
                            4.         Vehicles will only be permitted if such vehicles can be operated in a safe and adequate manner, at a minimum speed of forty-five (45) miles per hour while traveling on the Turnpike, weather and road conditions permitting, and construction equipment will only be permitted if such equipment is truck mounted and such truck as so loaded can be operated in a safe and adequate manner at a minimum speed of 45 miles per hour.
     
                            5.         Notwithstanding the above, the State Police Commander for Troop G and the Authority may jointly authorize night moves of vehicles in excess of the permitted length or width at such times and in such areas where public safety will not be adversely affected. In all such cases, Maine State Police personnel, one or more, will be present to escort such vehicles performing the night moves.
     
                E.         The operator of a vehicle operated on the Turnpike pursuant to a permit issued under this section also must have in his or her possession any corresponding permit for the operation of such vehicle on the State highways required by Maine law.

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  • Section 11   Permits for the Transportation of Radioactive Material

    Permits for the transportation of radioactive material will be issued by the Executive Director, the Secretary-Treasurer or their authorized representatives, on the following terms and conditions:
     
                A.        Permits for a single trip only will be issued pursuant to applications submitted to the Authority not later three (3) days prior to the date of the proposed shipment on the Turnpike. Such application shall be submitted on forms provided by the Authority. In addition to the applicable fare in the regular Fare Schedule, a permit fee of ten ($10.00) dollars shall be paid at the time of such application.
     
                B.         Each such shipment shall conform in all respects to all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, including but not limited to applicable regulations of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Interstate Commerce Commission, and the Authority reserves the right to require evidence of such compliance.
     
                C.         Such shipments shall be in compliance with all other applicable provisions of these Rules Governing Use of the Maine Turnpike. The Authority reserves the right to limit the validity of any permit with respect to speed, times of travel, weather, travel or other conditions affecting the safe transit on the Turnpike of such materials.
     
                D.        For purposes of this rule and Paragraph N of Rule 7 of these Rules Governing the Use of the Maine Turnpike, the term “radioactive material” is defined as fissile radioactive material which, under the applicable regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation, when transported on a public highway must be labeled by placards on each load of such material.
     

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  • Section 12 : Payroll Information

    Records filed with the Maine Turnpike Authority pursuant to 26 M.R.S.A. §1311 are public records pursuant to the Maine Freedom of Access Act and shall be made available if requested pursuant thereto, except that Social Security numbers and taxpayer identification numbers contained in those records will be treated as confidential and shall not be disclosed.

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  • Section 13   State Laws

    All laws, rules and regulations in the State of Maine pertaining to the use of public highways and policing thereof shall apply to the Turnpike, except insofar as they may be supplemented by these Rules Governing the Use of the Maine Turnpike.

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  • Section 14   Penalties

    Pursuant to section 1980 of Title 23 of the Maine Revised Statutes, any violation of these Rules Governing the Use of the Maine Turnpike shall be deemed a traffic infraction and shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $250.00, except that any person who operates a motor vehicle at a speed which exceeds, by 30 miles an hour or more, the speed fixed by the Authority shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not less than $50.00 nor more than $500.00 or by imprisonment for not more than 30 days, or both. Any failure or neglect to pay tolls, fares, or charges for use of the Turnpike shall be deemed a misdemeanor and shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $500.00 or by imprisonment of not more than 30 days, or by both.

     

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  • Enabling Legislation   Enabling Legislation (Title 23)

    Maine State Legislature's Revised Statutes

    Disclaimer
    This is a link to an external site operated by the Maine State Legislature.  Reliance on any information provided is at the user’s own risk.  The Maine Turnpike Authority, the State of Maine, its agencies, officers and employees do not warrant the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of any information on the Maine Legislature’s web site and may not be held liable for any losses caused by any person’s reliance on the information available on this web site.  For more information, click here.  

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Chapter 2: Regulations for the Installation of Logo Signs on the Maine Turnpike

  • Section 1   General Requirements

    1. The use of logo signs shall be limited to areas primarily rural in character and to areas where adequate sign spacing can be maintained.
    2. Logo signs for lodging, camping, and attractions may be installed at rural interchanges on the Maine Turnpike. Applications from at least two qualified businesses must be approved before installation of a logo sign panel at a rural interchange.
    3. Logo signs may be installed at a Maine Turnpike rural interchange that connects to a non-Maine Turnpike Interstate system if subsequent interchanges on that non-Maine Turnpike system have additional signing directing motorists to these services.
    4. Logo signs shall not be permitted for food and gas on the Maine Turnpike other than for Turnpike Service Plazas as provided by the Maine Turnpike Authority.  
    5. Logo for two or more types of service may be displayed on the same sign panel.
    6. More than one logo sign panel may be installed at a rural interchange exit only when three or more qualified businesses are available for each of two or more types of service.
    7. The number of logo sign panels at a rural interchange exit may not exceed one for each type of service or a total of three for all types of services.
    8. Each sign panel may have no more than six logo signs.
    9. Logo signs shall not be permitted at locations where the directional information contained may be misinterpreted, misleading, or otherwise confusing to the traveling public. No logo signs shall be permitted at interchanges which do not provide return access to the Maine Turnpike in the direction of original travel.
    10. Each business location may have not more than one mainline logo and one ramp logo in each direction on the Maine Turnpike. Logo signs permitted must be for the closest interchange to the business.
    11. Each business shall be required to have a mainline as well as a ramp sign unless the Authority determines that the interchange cannot support ramp logo signing (See Section 5) in which case only mainline signs will be allowed. In the event that ramp signing is limited, the Authority will determine priority based on the criteria defined in Section 9. 
    12. Any business that is in violation of any provision of the Maine Traveler Information Services Act, 23 M.R.S.A. § 1901 et. seq. (as amended) shall not be eligible to establish or maintain a logo sign.  The failure of a business to comply with any other applicable laws and/or to maintain professional standards in keeping with the prevalent practices in the business’ industry will be cause for the Authority to deny a logo sign or to remove one which has been permitted, as outlined in Section 11 below.

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  • Section 2   Definitions

    1. Authority. "Authority" means the Maine Turnpike Authority.
    2. Maine Turnpike. “Maine Turnpike” means Interstate 95 from Kittery to Augusta under the jurisdiction of the Authority which is part of the interstate system as described in the United States Code, Title 23, section 103(e), as amended.
    3. Logo sign. "Logo sign" means a sign provided by a business to identify the business' trademark and/or name for facilities which provide lodging, camping, and attractions.
    4. Logo sign panel. “Logo sign panel” is either the mainline sign assembly or the ramp sign assembly.
    5. Mainline sign assembly. “Mainline sign assembly” means the base unit of a sign to which logo signs are attached and which is erected along the Maine Turnpike in advance of an exit to direct motorists to a particular service.
    6. Ramp sign assembly. "Ramp sign assembly" means the base unit of a sign to which logos are attached and which are erected along an offramp to direct motorists to a particular service.
    7. Rural interchange. A “rural interchange” on the Maine Turnpike is an interchange which provides full access to the Maine Turnpike, where the mainline speed is posted at 65 miles per hour or higher and there are no other Turnpike interchanges within 2 miles in each direction.  For the purposes of this logo rule only, "interchange" means a location on the Turnpike where access from the mainline to other state or local roads is provided and specifically does not include the Saco Hotel and Conference Center at mile 35 NB or any similar facilities that might be established in the future.
    8. Attraction. An attraction is: a) a cultural, historical or recreational site or district, and b) a major tourist destination.

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  • Section 3   Service Requirements

    The following services shall be available on site.

     

    Eligible lodging services such as hotels, inns, motels, cabins, or bed and breakfasts shall:

    Eligible camping services shall:

    1. Lodging
      1. Be licensed by the applicable state or local agency
      2. Provide adequate sleeping accommodations
      3. Provide modern sanitary facilities
      4. Have telephone available to the public
      5. Have adequate off-street parking for customers
      6. Be available 7 days a week

    2. Camping
      1. Be licensed by the applicable state or local agency
      2. Provide sanitary facilities and potable water
      3. Have adequate parking accommodations
      4. Be open at least 3 consecutive months per year

    3. Attractions
      1. Eligible attractions shall:
        1. Provide modern sanitary facilities and potable water
        2. Provide attendants on site and/or conduct tours on regular basis
        3. Be open at least 3 consecutive months per year
        4. Provide adequate parking accommodations
        5. Meet specific eligibility guidelines, as described in section 9, below
      2. Preference will be given to attractions that provide activities in two or more of the cultural, historical, or recreational categories.

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  • Section 4   Distance to Services

    1. Maximum distance services shall be located from the end of an offramp to qualify for logo signing shall be 3 miles for camping, lodging, and attractions. In the event that no business providing the service is available within this distance, the Authority may in its sole discretion extend the distance in 3 mile increments up to 15 miles until an eligible business is located. Any camping, lodging, and attraction not located on the connecting public highway shall be required to install additional signing to direct motorists to these services. This may include logo signs installed on Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) maintained public highways. All signs shall be installed at no cost to the Authority.
    2. Distance to lodging, camping, and attraction services shall be measured by computing the travel length from the terminal of an exit ramp to the nearest point along the public highway where the nearest existing driveway entrance to the business is reached. Driveway length and width shall not be considered when making such distance computations.

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  • Section 5   Interchange Eligibility Criteria

    The following criteria shall be used to determine whether any portion of a particular interchange has physical characteristics capable of supporting logo signage without detriment to motorist safety:

    1. In instances of curvature, ramp curvature that does not interfere with sight distances necessary for motorists to view the signs
    2. Other sight distance restrictions which impede the safe and orderly flow of traffic or restrict the motorists ability to respond to official guide, warning or regulatory signs;
    3. Any other limitations or space restrictions which may negatively impact the safety of the traveling public.

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  • Section 6   Logo Design

    Logos shall be limited to a symbol or trademark, and/or a legend message identifying the name or abbreviation of the specific business under which it commonly operates. Logos shall not be approved that resemble an official traffic control device, for example a stop or yield sign. There shall be no other trade name, trademark, or enterprise other than the specific business name under which it commonly operates, in conjunction with the design or layout of a logo sign.

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  • Section 7   Location of Sign Assemblies

    1. Mainline Sign Assemblies
      1. Mainline sign assemblies shall be erected between the previous interchange and 800 feet in advance of the first exit direction sign at the interchange from which the services are available. There shall be at least 800 feet spacing between the logo signs and other highway signs.
      2. If a business facility meets the criteria for approval at more than one interchange, signing will be allowed only from the exit providing the most direct route in each direction.
      3. Once businesses are selected for a particular assembly, the first approved business from which an application was received will have its sign placed on the top left of the assembly and the second business of the same type will be on the next space horizontally. In cases where two types of services are combined on the same assembly or panel, Logos will be arranged with similar services grouped horizontally and the following priority of services displayed from top to bottom: lodging, camping, and attractions.
      4. The number of sign assemblies shall be limited to one for each type of service along an approach to an interchange. At double exit interchanges the top section shall display logos for the first exit and the lower section shall display logos for the second exit. Specific service signs shall be limited to four logos each and shall be displayed successively in the direction of travel in the following order: camping, lodging, and attractions.
    2. Ramp Sign Assemblies
      1. Ramp sign assemblies shall be installed along the ramp for service facilities which have business logos displayed along the interstate unless the business is readily visible from the ramp terminal or if there is only one direction of travel possible at the end of the ramp and the business is less than ½ mile from the end of the ramp. Logos on ramp signs shall be duplicates of the corresponding logos installed along the main roadway and shall be grouped in the same manner as mainline signing. Ramp sign assemblies shall include distances to the nearest mile to the service facilities if located more than ½ mile from the exit ramp. Directions shall be indicated by arrows.
      2. Signs along the ramp shall be installed on the right side of the ramp, unless circumstances, including but not limited to physical layout and visibility, require left side installation. Spacing shall be provided between all ramp sign assemblies and between ramp sign assemblies and other highway signs to provide motorists adequate time to read all the messages on the ramp.

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  • Section 8   Eligibility Survey

    The Authority may survey services for which an application is submitted to determine eligibility for logo signs. Information relative to the eligibility of a specific interchange or exit ramp may be obtained from the Authority. No more than one logo sign per business shall be permitted along an approach to an interchange regardless of the number of services provided by a business.

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  • Section 9   Logo Permits

    1. Application for a logo sign shall be made on forms furnished by the Authority. Applications will be processed and permits issued based on criteria developed by the Authority. These criteria will include, but not be limited to:
      1. Distance from interchange
      2. Number of Annual Visitors
      3. Period of Operation (Annual vs. Seasonal)
      4. For Attractions, number of activity categories (i.e. cultural, historical, recreational)
    2. Competing interchange businesses for logo signing which exhibit similar characteristics in the categories outlined above may be selected based upon order of form receipt.
    3. Eligible businesses who receive a permit shall furnish logo signs constructed to specifications to the Authority. Once a permit is issued, the Authority shall be responsible for physically installing logo signs and assemblies.

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  • Section 10   Duration of Logo Permit

    Duration of logo permits will be pursuant to the terms of a rental agreement between the Authority, or its designee, if any, under section 13, and the applicant.

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  • Section 11   Removal or Relocation of Logo Signs

    1. The Authority shall permanently or temporarily remove (or relocate if possible) logo signs under the following circumstances:
      1. If the space occupied by logo signage is needed for other highway signs
      2. In instances where signs will interfere with highway construction and maintenance activities
      3. For other safety or operational reasons
      4. At the expiration or cancellation of the logo sign permit
    2. Failure to comply with any of the requirements of this chapter two or with the terms of a logo sign rental agreement to be executed between the Authority and each participant shall result in cancellation of the logo permit and removal of the logo sign. The business shall be notified and given 30 days to come into compliance before the sign is removed and the permit cancelled.
    3. For safety reasons, a logo sign may be removed immediately. The Authority shall make a reasonable attempt to notify the business of the logo sign removal.
    4. In the event that a rural interchange is deemed to be no longer rural, the logo signs shall be removed the following year when the signs are due for renewal of their annual fees.
    5. Factors considered in the initial location selected for signage as set forth in this chapter two shall apply in considerations for relocation.

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  • Section 12   Financial Responsibility

    1. Approved logo signs may be installed and maintained by a contractor approved by the Authority who may charge appropriate fees for the implementation of the logo sign program.
    2. The Authority shall bear no cost for the design, implementation and maintenance of the logo sign program. All costs shall be borne by the participant as outlined in a logo sign agreement to be executed between the Authority and the participant at the time a logo sign is approved or renewed.

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  • Section 13   Implementation

    The Authority may contract for the provision of services relating to the logo sign program including recruitment and qualification of businesses, review of applications, permit issuance, fabrication, installation, and maintenance of logo signs.

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