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SENATE BILL NO. 1433
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PRIVATE HIGHWAYS - SIGNS - Amends existing law to provide a standard for
road signs on private highways.
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|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fourth Legislature Second Regular Session - 1998
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1433
BY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO HIGHWAYS; AMENDING SECTION 40-2316, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE A STAN-
3 DARD FOR ROAD SIGNS ON PRIVATE HIGHWAYS.
4 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
5 SECTION 1. That Section 40-2316, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
6 amended to read as follows:
7 40-2316. PRIVATE HIGHWAYS -- ESTABLISHMENT. Private highways may be
8 opened for the convenience of one or more residents of any county highway sys-
9 tem or highway district in the same manner as public highways are opened,
10 whenever the appropriate commissioners may order the highway to be opened. The
11 person for whose benefit the highway is required shall pay any damages awarded
12 to landowners, and keep the private highway in repair. Private highways
13 shall be identified by signage similar in design as stated in the manual on
14 uniform traffic control devices (MUTCD) for public street name signs, except
15 the signs shall be of white lettering on a blue background, and not deviate
16 from the size standards as stated in the MUTCD.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This legislation provides for a uniform standard for
designating private highways. Public highways are required
to be identified with a sign having white letters on a green
background in accordance with the Manual on Uniform Traffic
Control Devices (MUTCD). Many counties in Idaho now require
private highways to be posted with signs using white letters
on a blue background, which corresponds to
informational-type signs prescribed in the MUTCD, which is
about as close as anything for the private sector. The
private highway (road) sign distinguishes a privately
maintained highway from one that is serviced and maintained
by a governmental highway identification of a highway for
emergency services, whether it be government or private.
None to the General Fund
None to Local Units
CONTACT: Ray Oliver 345-5176
Stuart O. Davis 345-5176
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE Bill No S 1433