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§ 21-802.1. Highway work zones and maximum speed limits

West's Annotated Code of MarylandTransportationEffective: October 1, 2017

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Transportation
Title 21. Vehicle Laws--Rules of the Road (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 8. Speed Restrictions (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2017
MD Code, Transportation, § 21-802.1
§ 21-802.1. Highway work zones and maximum speed limits
Highway work zone defined
(a) 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.
Reduction of speed limits to ensure public safety
(b)(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.
Speed limit effective at posting
(c) A speed limit established under this section shall become effective when posted.
Fines
(d) A person convicted of a violation of this section is subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000.

Credits

Added by Acts 1991, c. 179, § 2. Amended by Acts 1992, c. 22, § 1; Acts 1999, c. 625, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1999; Acts 2017, c. 55, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017.
MD Code, Transportation, § 21-802.1, MD TRANS § 21-802.1
Current with all legislation from the 2021 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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