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Location in new construction

Location in new construction
Draft Public Rights-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines specify that APS devices shall be located as follows:
  • At a level landing connected to the pedestrian access route,
  • 60 inches maximum from the crosswalk line extended,
  • 120 inches maximum and 30 inches minimum from the curb line, and
  • 120 inches minimum from other pedestrian signal devices at the crossing with an exception to that distance for devices installed on medians.
  • Control face of the device is to be installed to face the intersection, parallel to the direction of the crosswalk it serves.
MUTCD recommended locations
MUTCD-recommended locations are substantially the same as required in new construction and reconstruction by the Draft Public Rights-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines. See US Rules and Regulations for details.

APS locations
Ideal placement for pushbutton-integrated APS

Acceptable placement for pushbutton-integrated APS

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