Ramp Metered When Flashing Sign
Ramp Metered When Flashing Signs are MUTCD Compliant (MUTCD W3-8) and alerts drivers that they may need to slow down for a ramp meter. Ramp Metered When Flashing Signs are useful devices to help display official regulations and provide mandatory information to drivers entering freeways.
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Section 2C.37 Advance Ramp Control Signal Signs
- When the ramp control signals are operated only during certain periods of the day, a RAMP METERED WHEN FLASHING (W3-8) sign should be installed in advance of the ramp control signal near the entrance to the ramp, or on the arterial on the approach to the ramp, to alert road users to the presence and operation of ramp meters.
- The RAMP METERED WHEN FLASHING sign shall be supplemented with a warning beacon that flashes when the ramp control signal is in operation.
Source: 2009 MUTCD