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Pavement Markings: Rumble Strips

Rumble strips are patterned sections of rough pavement or topical applications of raised material, which when driven over cause vibration and noise in a vehicle. This treatment is intended to direct the attention of the motorist back to the roadway.

Ruble Strips


  • Rumble strips may be used to heighten motorists' awareness of certain conditions like a stop sign, curve or speed limit change


  • Rumble strips are noisy and may be annoying to nearby residents

Eligibility Considerations

  • Accident history that would support the installation of rumble strips
  • Streets that have a documented speeding problem
  • Adjacent property owners must agree to installation


Reduced Speed One Star   Reduced Volume No Star
Enhanced Safety One Star   Maintenance Three Star

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