MUTCD Violations in Bloomington Indiana

The following is a list of the violations of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) or of good engineering practice. They are in Bloomington Indiana or Monroe County Indiana:

LOCATIONJURISDICTIONVIOLATIONDESCRIPTION
Jordan Ave and Sheridan Dr,
many other locations
Bloomington 2B.05.04
All-Way plaque
At multiway stops, the ALL-WAY plaque has not been mounted below the STOP sign where required.
Indiana 45 Bloomfield Rd and Indiana 37 Northbound Ramps state 4D.19.03.A
Protected left turn display
An exclusively protected left turn signal installed after January 2011 has circular red signals instead of the required red arrows.
Lane Continuity engineering standard Eastbound traffic must change lanes twice to continue going east. The original eastbound lane becomes a left turn trap lane, and the lane the straight-ahead traffic must use ends two blocks later.
Walnut St and South Dr,
and others
Bloomington 4D.05.03.B4
Yellow trap not prevented or warned with a sign
Circular greens facing opposite directions ending at different times, causing yellow trap
 
Bloomington complete list
Curry Pk and Gifford Rd,
and others
Monroe County 4D.05.03.B4
Yellow trap not prevented or warned with a sign
Circular greens facing opposite directions ending at different times. causing yellow trap
 
Monroe County complete list
Indiana 46 E and Smith Rd,
Indiana 45 W and Indiana 37 Southbound Ramps,
US 231 E and Indiana 45 E,*
and others
state 4D.05.03.B4
Yellow trap not prevented or warned with a sign
Circular greens facing opposite directions ending at different times, causing yellow trap
 
Monroe County complete list
* Not in Monroe County, but a glaring example of a new installation gone wrong.
Second St and Walnut St,
College Mall Rd and Eastland Dr
Bloomington 4D.13.09, 4D.20.02
No circular green over the left turn lane.
In a new installation, the left turn signal has a circular green in it. Such a signal face must not be over the left turn lane, but must be placed to the right of it.
Indiana 45 / 46 and 17th St state 4d.13.09, 4D.20.02
No circular green over the left turn lane.
In a new installation, the left turn signal has a circular green in it. Such a signal face must not be over the left turn lane, but must be placed to the right of it.
Fee Ln and 10th St Bloomington 4D.11.01.A
Number of signal faces
Two signal faces have not been provided for the primary southbound signalized movement. Only one face is provided for each movement on Fee.
Third St and Dunn St Bloomington 4D.01.05
Signal Control Area
This signal is adjusted to control traffic at a crosswalk not at the intersection, in violation of the requirement that the signal shall control traffic only at the intersection where the signal faces are placed.
Indiana 45 Bloomfield Rd and
Curry Pk / Leonard Springs Rd
state 4D.12.07
Visibility of Signal Faces
A SIGNAL AHEAD sign was originally installed for the listed signal, with a street-name supplementary plate. But in the interim, the sight distance obstructing trees have been removed, and another signal has been installed between the sign and the original intersection. So the street name plate now refers to the wrong street.
Walnut St Bloomington Lane Continuity engineering standard All of the lanes available at the south end of Bloomington are dropped before the street leaves Bloomington at the north end. New lanes are added on the left, but lanes are dropped on the right.
Indiana 37 and Whitehall Crossing Blvd state 2E.51.03
Signing for Minor Interchange
This minor exit ramp just before the exit ramp for Indiana 48 has no advance guide sign or gore sign, as required by this section. Some drivers take the wrong exit.
Adams St and Second St Bloomington 4D.21.05
Protected right turn with no right turn lane.
The right turn green arrow is shown with a circular red with no right turn lane. A protected movement is not allowed to begin or end at different times than the circular green if no exclusive turn lane exists.
Basswood Dr / Oakdale Dr and Bloomfield Rd Bloomington Left turn signal warrants engineering standard The volumes of traffic turning left from Basswood and from Oakdale are insufficient to warrant left-turn signals on Basswood or Oakdale.
Profile Pkwy / Park Square Dr and Indiana 48 Whitehall Pk state Left turn signal warrants engineering standard The volumes of traffic turning left from Profile and from Park Square are insufficient to warrant left-turn signals on Profile or Park Square.
Patterson Dr and Second St Bloomington 4D.26.14
Yellow clearance minimum 3 seconds
The yellow clearance for left turns on the southbound approach is less than the required 3 seconds.
Wynndale Dr and Third St Bloomington Sign for illegal movement. The sign requiring right turns on red to yield to U turns is shown to traffic that can't legally make a right turn on red. To get to the right turn, traffic would have to first make an illegal left or straight ahead on a red light. The sign should say NO TURN ON RED.
Three locations on Seventh St Bloomington Minimum Street Width engineering standard There are mini-roundabouts islands at these locations that do not permit passage of fire engines.