Maine Revised Statutes

§2058. Through ways

1. Designation.  The Department of Transportation may designate a state or state aid highway as a "through way." The Department of Transportation, after notice, may revoke any such designation. Municipal officers may designate a way under their jurisdiction as a "through way."
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
2. Signs.  A through way designation is not effective until suitable warning signs or signals are erected.
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
3. Intersection.  For the purpose of this section, a way joining a through way at an angle, whether or not crossing, is deemed to intersect the through way.
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
4. Other stop signs.  The Department of Transportation or municipal officers may designate an intersection as a stop intersection and erect stop signs at one or more entrances.
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
5. Yield.  The Department of Transportation or municipal officers may erect standard signs requiring operators to yield the right-of-way at certain intersections.
A. Yield signs may be designated where it is expedient to allow traffic to move through or into the intersection at a reasonable speed for existing conditions of traffic and visibility, yielding the right-of-way to vehicles or pedestrians approaching from either direction on the intersecting street. [2003, c. 452, Pt. Q, §38 (NEW); 2003, c. 452, Pt. X, §2 (AFF).]
B. A vehicle approaching on a through way so as to arrive at an intersection at approximately the same instant as a vehicle approaching on another way has the right-of-way. [2003, c. 452, Pt. Q, §38 (NEW); 2003, c. 452, Pt. X, §2 (AFF).]
[ 2003, c. 452, Pt. Q, §38 (RPR); 2003, c. 452, Pt. X, §2 (AFF) .]
6. Procedure.  A through way designation pursuant to this section is exempt from the Maine Administrative Procedure Act.
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1993, c. 683, §A2 (NEW). 1993, c. 683, §B5 (AFF). 2003, c. 452, §Q38 (AMD). 2003, c. 452, §X2 (AFF).