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File #: Int 0081-2018    Version: * Name: Requiring the placement of temporary priority regulatory signs at intersections within one hour of a report of an inoperable traffic control signal.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 1/31/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the placement of temporary priority regulatory signs at intersections within one hour of a report of an inoperable traffic control signal
Sponsors: Chaim M. Deutsch, Justin L. Brannan
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Transportation to place temporary priority regulatory signs, such as a stop sign or yield sign, at roadway intersections within an hour of a reported traffic control signal outage or malfunction. The Department of Transportation is currently required to arrive at intersections and access traffic control signals within two hours of a reported outage or malfunction, but not to implement alternative traffic control measures unless signal repair or replacement will take greater than twenty-four hours. Requiring the placement of temporary signage within an hour rather than waiting up to twenty-four hours for alternative traffic control measures could significantly reduce the risk of pedestrian injury and vehicular collisions at intersections with malfunctioning traffic control signals.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 81, 2. Int. No. 81, 3. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 81

 

By Council Members Deutsch and Brannan

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the placement of temporary priority regulatory signs at intersections within one hour of a report of an inoperable traffic control signal

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subdivision e of section 19-128 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 22 for the year 2014, is amended to read as follows:

e. Within one hour [twenty-four hours] of receiving notice that a traffic control signal is missing or damaged to the extent that such signal is not operational or visible to a motorist who must obey or rely upon such signal the department shall place a temporary priority regulatory sign at the location of the missing or damaged traffic control signal. Within 24 hours, the department shall:

(i) repair or replace such signal, at which point the department may remove the temporary sign if applicable,

(ii) implement additional alternative measures to control traffic if such repair or replacement will take greater than [twenty-four] 24 hours, or

(iii) make a determination that repair or replacement is not warranted, at which point the department may remove the temporary sign.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law.

 

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LS #3175

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