2016 Maryland Code
Transportation
Title 21 - Vehicle Laws -- Rules of the Road
Subtitle 8 - Speed Restrictions
§ 21-802.1. Highway work zones

MD Transp Code § 21-802.1 (2016) What's This?

(a) "Highway work zone" defined. -- In this section, "highway work zone" means a construction or maintenance area on or alongside a highway that is marked by appropriate warning signs or other traffic control devices designating that work is in progress.

(b) Establishment. --

(1) The State Highway Administration may reduce established speed limits in a highway work zone upon a determination that the change is necessary to ensure the public safety.

(2) A county may:

(i) Designate an area on a county highway or a highway on which the county is authorized to do work pursuant to a maintenance agreement as a highway work zone; and

(ii) Reduce established speed limits in the highway work zone after a determination that the change is necessary to ensure the public safety.

(3) A municipal corporation may:

(i) Designate an area on a municipal highway or a highway on which the municipal corporation is authorized to do work pursuant to a maintenance agreement as a highway work zone; and

(ii) Reduce established speed limits in the highway work zone after a determination that the change is necessary to ensure the public safety.

(c) When limit effective. -- A speed limit established under this section shall become effective when posted.

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