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Traffic and Highway Installation Guidelines

(For Consultants Engaged in Roadway Designs)

The purpose of these supplemental guidelines is to provide engineering design consultants working on city roadway designs additional design information that is not provided for in the Manual of Engineering Standards and Specifications or other publications. These guidelines have been developed by the Traffic and Transportation section of Engineering and Public Works Department specifically for use in the City of Nanaimo. They provide the designer with guidance on design criteria currently being used by the City. These documents are a supplement to the Geometric Design Guidelines, Pedestrian Crossing Control Manual and the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices as published by the Transportation Association of Canada.

Any questions on these guidelines please contact Engineering Department at 250-755-4409 or email

Traffic and Highway Installation Guidelines

Guidelines Description Date
Guideline 1 Directional Dividing Line Installation Sep 99
Guideline 2 Stop / Yield Controlled Crosswalk Installation Sep 03
Guideline 3 Intersection Visibility Mar 06
Guideline 4 Advanced Pedestrian Crosswalk Warning Signs Mar 06
Guideline 5 Multi-way Stop Sep 03
Guideline 6 Channelized Intersection Signing Aug 06
Guideline 7 Stop Bar Location Sep 03
Guideline 8 One Way Street Signing May 99
Guideline 9 School Crosswalk with Side Mounted Signs Jun 03
Guideline 11 Pedestrian Crossing Control Application & Installation Mar 06
Guideline 14 Access Nov 05
Guideline 16 Intersection Control/Signal Operation Change Signing Mar 06
Guideline 17-1 Signalized Intersection Pavement Markings - Fig. 1 Jul 03
Guideline 17-2 Unsignalized Intersection Pavement Markings - Fig. 2 Sep 03
Guideline 21 Playground Area Warning Sign Installations Aug 05

Note: Some guidelines have been excluded in the above list as they are intended for staff guidance only

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