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122 APPENDIX P Entrance Ramp Gores ALABAMA gore striping for the right edge line of the mainline roadway) starts at the point where the gore between the entrance ramp For an entrance ramp with a parallel acceleration lane, gore and the mainline roadway becomes paved and continues until striping on both the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway the gore ends and the lanes become adjacent. The gore strip- starts at the point where the gore between the entrance ramp ing is a solid 8-in. line. There are no pavement markings and the mainline roadway becomes paved and continues until within the paved portion of the gore. the gore ends and the lanes become adjacent. The gore strip- ing is comprised of solid 8-in.-wide lines in areas where 4-in. normal lines are used and solid 12-in.-wide lines in areas COLORADO where 6-in. normal lines are used. There are no pavement markings within the paved portion of the gore. For an entrance ramp with a tapered acceleration lane, gore striping on the entrance ramp only (there is no special gore striping for the right edge line of the mainline roadway) starts ARIZONA just before the point where the gore between the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway becomes paved and contin- For an entrance ramp with a tapered acceleration lane, gore ues until the ramp and the mainline roadway are 6 ft apart. striping on both the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway The gore striping is a solid 8-in. line. A 4-in.-wide broken starts 50 ft before the point where the gore between the line (10-ft segments with 30-ft gaps), ending exactly at the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway becomes paved and point where the line reaches the edge of the adjacent main- continues until the ramp and the mainline roadway are 5 ft line lane, is used to define the remainder of the left-hand side apart. The gore striping is comprised of solid 12-in.-wide of the entrance ramp. There are no pavement markings lines. A pair of 6-in.-wide broken lines (10-ft segments with within the paved portion of the gore. 30-ft gaps) ending at the point where the full width of the ramp is no longer available is used to define the remainder of For an entrance ramp with a parallel acceleration lane, the gore. There are no pavement markings within the paved gore striping on the entrance ramp only (there is no special portion of the gore. gore striping for the right edge line of the mainline roadway) starts just before the point where the gore between the For an entrance ramp with a parallel acceleration lane, gore entrance ramp and the mainline roadway becomes paved and striping on both the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway continues until the gore ends and the lanes become adjacent. starts 50 ft before the point where the gore between the entrance The gore striping is a solid 8-in. line. There are no pavement ramp and the mainline roadway becomes paved and continues markings within the paved portion of the gore. until the gore ends and the lanes become adjacent. The gore striping is comprised of solid 12-in.-wide lines. There are no pavement markings within the paved portion of the gore. CONNECTICUT For an entrance ramp with a parallel acceleration lane, gore CALIFORNIA striping on the entrance ramp only (there is no special gore striping for the right edge line of the mainline roadway) starts For an entrance ramp with a tapered acceleration lane, gore 20 ft before the point where the gore between the entrance striping on the entrance ramp only (there is no special gore ramp and the mainline roadway becomes paved and contin- striping for the right edge line of the mainline roadway) starts ues until the gore ends and the lanes become adjacent. The at the point where the gore between the entrance ramp and the gore striping is a solid 8-in. line. There are no pavement mainline roadway becomes paved and continues until the markings within the paved portion of the gore. ramp and the mainline roadway are 6 ft apart. The gore strip- ing is a solid 8-in. line. A 4-in.-wide broken line (7-ft seg- ments with 17-ft gaps) ending at the point where the full width DELAWARE of the ramp is no longer available is used to define the remain- der of the left-hand side of the entrance ramp. There are no For an entrance ramp, gore striping on both the entrance pavement markings within the paved portion of the gore. ramp and the mainline roadway starts 50 ft before the point where the gore between the entrance ramp and the mainline For an entrance ramp with a parallel acceleration lane, roadway becomes paved (measured along the left edge line of gore striping on the entrance ramp only (there is no special the ramp--the end of the gore striping along the mainline

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123 roadway is at the point on the right edge line where a per- For an entrance ramp with a parallel acceleration lane, pendicular line would line up with the end of the gore strip- gore striping on both the entrance ramp and the mainline ing on the ramp, which is a point that is less than 50 ft from roadway starts 40 ft before the point where the gore between where the gore becomes paved) and continues until the gore the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway becomes paved. ends and the lanes become adjacent. The gore striping is The gore striping is comprised of solid 8-in.-wide lines and comprised of solid 12-in.-wide lines. There are no pavement continues until the gore ends and the lanes become adjacent. markings within the paved portion of the gore. There are no pavement markings within the paved portion of the gore. FLORIDA ILLINOIS For an entrance ramp, gore striping on both the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway starts at the point where the For an entrance ramp with a tapered acceleration lane, gore gore between the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway striping on the entrance ramp only (there is no special gore becomes paved and continues until the gore ends and the striping for the right edge line of the mainline roadway) starts lanes become adjacent. The gore striping is comprised of 50 ft before the point where the gore between the entrance solid 8-in.-wide lines. Chevron stripes that are 18 in. wide at ramp and the mainline roadway becomes paved and contin- 20-ft spacing are placed within the paved portion of the gore. ues until the ramp and the mainline roadway are 6 ft apart. The gore striping is a solid 8-in.-wide line. A broken line GEORGIA (10-ft segments with 30-ft gaps) ending at the point where the line reaches the edge of the adjacent mainline lane is used For an entrance ramp with a tapered acceleration lane, gore to define the remainder of the left-hand side of the entrance striping on the entrance ramp only (there is no special gore ramp. There are no pavement markings within the paved por- striping for the right edge line of the mainline roadway) starts tion of the gore. The right edge line of the mainline roadway at the point where the gore between the entrance ramp and ends at the point where the gore between the entrance ramp the mainline roadway becomes paved and continues until the and the mainline roadway becomes paved. ramp and the mainline roadway are 6 ft apart. The gore strip- ing is a solid 10-in.-wide line. A 5-in.-wide broken line (10-ft For an entrance ramp with a parallel acceleration lane, gore segments with 30-ft gaps) ending at the point where the line striping on the entrance ramp starts 50 ft before the point where reaches the edge of the adjacent mainline lane is used to de- the gore between the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway fine the remainder of the left-hand side of the entrance ramp. becomes paved and gore striping on the mainline roadway There are no pavement markings within the paved portion of starts at the point where the gore between the entrance ramp the gore. and the mainline roadway becomes paved. The gore striping is comprised of solid 8-in.-wide lines and continues until the gore For an entrance ramp with a parallel acceleration lane, gore ends and the lanes become adjacent. There are no pavement striping on both the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway markings within the paved portion of the gore. starts at the point where the gore between the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway becomes paved and continues until INDIANA the gore ends and the lanes become adjacent. The gore strip- ing is comprised of solid 10-in.-wide lines. There are no pave- For an entrance ramp with a tapered acceleration lane, gore ment markings within the paved portion of the gore. striping on both the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway starts at the point where the gore between the entrance ramp HAWAII and the mainline roadway becomes paved and continues until the gore ends. The gore striping is comprised of solid 8-in.- For an entrance ramp with a tapered acceleration lane, gore wide lines. When the posted speed limit is 45 mph or less, striping on both the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway 12-in.-wide chevrons are placed within the paved portion of starts 40 ft before the point where the gore between the the gore at 20-ft intervals. When the posted speed limit is entrance ramp and the mainline roadway becomes paved and more than 45 mph, 24-in.-wide chevrons are placed within continues until the ramp and the mainline roadway are 6 ft the paved portion of the gore at 40-ft intervals. apart. The gore striping is a solid 8-in.-wide line. A broken line (10-ft segments with 30-ft gaps) ending at the point where For an entrance ramp with a parallel acceleration lane, gore the line reaches the edge of the adjacent mainline lane is used striping on both the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway to define the remainder of the left-hand side of the entrance starts at the point where the gore between the entrance ramp ramp. There are no pavement markings within the paved por- and the mainline roadway becomes paved and continues until tion of the gore. The right edge line of the mainline roadway the gore ends and the lanes become adjacent. The gore strip- ends at the point where the ramp and the mainline roadway ing is comprised of solid 8-in.-wide lines. There are no pave- are 6 ft apart. ment markings within the paved portion of the gore.

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124 IOWA entrance ramp and the mainline roadway becomes paved. The gore striping is comprised of solid 10-in.-wide lines and For an entrance ramp with a tapered acceleration lane, gore continues until the gore ends and the lanes become adjacent. striping on the entrance ramp only (there is no special gore Pavement markings are not required within the paved portion striping for the right edge line of the mainline roadway) starts of the gore. If used when special emphasis is required, chevron at the point where the gore between the entrance ramp and stripes that are 16 in. wide at 50-ft spacing for blunt angle the mainline roadway becomes paved and continues until the gores or 100-ft spacing for sharp angle gores are placed ramp and the left edge line of the mainline roadway are 28 ft within the paved portion of the gore. If used, the last chevron apart. The gore striping is a solid 8-in. line. A 4-in.-wide bro- stripe is placed 50 ft before the point where the gore width ken line (10-ft segments with 30-ft gaps), ending at the point becomes 1 ft wide. where the ramp and the left edge line of the mainline road- way are 24 ft apart, is used to define the remainder of the left- hand side of the entrance ramp. There are no pavement mark- MASSACHUSETTS ings within the paved portion of the gore. For an entrance ramp with a parallel acceleration lane, gore For an entrance ramp with a parallel acceleration lane, gore striping on both the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway striping on both the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway starts at the point where the gore between the entrance ramp starts at the point where the gore between the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway becomes paved. The gore striping and the mainline roadway becomes paved and continues until is comprised of solid 8-in.-wide lines and continues until the the gore ends and the lanes become adjacent. The gore strip- gore ends and the lanes become adjacent. Pavement mark- ing is comprised of solid 8-in.-wide lines. There are no pave- ings are not shown within the paved portion of the gore, but ment markings within the paved portion of the gore. "rubble block" is shown as an option in this area unless travel is sometimes permitted in the breakdown lane (shoulder) of the mainline roadway. KANSAS For an entrance ramp with a parallel acceleration lane, gore MICHIGAN striping on both the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway starts at the point where the gore between the entrance ramp For an entrance ramp, gore striping on both the entrance and the mainline roadway becomes paved and continues until ramp and the mainline roadway starts at the point where the the gore ends and the lanes become adjacent. The gore strip- gore between the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway ing is comprised of solid 8-in.-wide lines. There are no pave- becomes paved and continues until the gore ends. The gore ment markings within the paved portion of the gore. striping is comprised of solid 12-in.-wide lines. At the end of the gore striping, the two 12-in.-wide lines are side-by-side, thus resulting in a 24-in.-wide line. There are no pavement KENTUCKY markings within the paved portion of the gore. Chevron markings within the paved portion of the gore should not be used in most instances, but they may be used MINNESOTA if there is a specific need to provide additional guidance to drivers. For an entrance ramp with a tapered acceleration lane, gore striping on the entrance ramp only (there is no special gore striping for the right edge line of the mainline roadway) starts LOUISIANA at the point where the gore between the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway becomes paved and continues until the For an entrance ramp, gore striping on both the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway are 6 ft apart. The gore strip- ramp and the mainline roadway starts at the point where the ing is a solid 8-in.-wide line. There are no pavement mark- gore between the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway ings within the paved portion of the gore. The right edge line becomes paved and continues until the gore ends and the lanes of the mainline roadway ends at the point where the ramp and become adjacent. The gore striping is comprised of solid 8-in.- the mainline roadway are 6 ft apart. wide lines. There are no pavement markings within the paved portion of the gore. For an entrance ramp with a parallel acceleration lane, gore striping on both the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway MARYLAND starts at the point where the gore between the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway becomes paved and continues until For an entrance ramp with a parallel acceleration lane, gore the gore ends and the lanes become adjacent. The gore strip- striping on both the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway ing is comprised of solid 8-in.-wide lines. There are no pave- starts 50 ft before the point where the gore between the ment markings within the paved portion of the gore.

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125 MISSISSIPPI until the gore stripes are 5 ft apart. The gore striping is a solid 12-in. line. A 6-in.-wide broken line (10-ft segments with 30-ft For an entrance ramp, gore striping on both the entrance gaps) ending at the point where the line reaches the edge of the ramp and the mainline roadway starts at the point where the adjacent mainline lane is used to define the remainder of the gore between the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway left-hand side of the entrance ramp. There are no pavement becomes paved and continues until the gore ends. The gore markings within the paved portion of the gore. striping is comprised of solid 12-in.-wide lines. There are no pavement markings within the paved portion of the gore. For an entrance ramp with a parallel acceleration lane, gore striping on both the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway starts 5 ft before the point where the gore between the entrance MISSOURI ramp and the mainline roadway becomes paved and continues For an entrance ramp, gore striping on both the entrance until the gore ends and the lanes become adjacent. The gore ramp and the mainline roadway starts at the point where the striping is comprised of solid 12-in.-wide lines. There are no gore between the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway pavement markings within the paved portion of the gore. becomes paved and continues until the gore ends. The gore striping is comprised of solid 8-in.-wide lines. There are no NEW YORK pavement markings within the paved portion of the gore. For an entrance ramp with a tapered acceleration lane, gore striping on the entrance ramp only (there is no special gore MONTANA striping for the right edge line of the mainline roadway) starts For an entrance ramp with a tapered acceleration lane, gore at the point where the gore between the entrance ramp and striping on both the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway the mainline roadway becomes paved and continues until the starts at the point where the gore between the entrance ramp ramp and the mainline roadway are 6 ft apart. The gore strip- and the mainline roadway becomes paved and continues until ing is a solid 12-in.-wide line. A partial barrier line (a 6-in.- the gore stripes are 6 ft apart. The gore striping is a solid 8-in. wide solid line on the gore side and a 6-in.-wide broken line line. A 4-in.-wide broken line (10-ft segments with 30-ft with 10-ft segments and 30-ft gaps on the ramp side) ending gaps) ending at the point where the line reaches the edge of at the point where the line reaches the edge of the adjacent the adjacent mainline lane is used to define the remainder of mainline lane is used to define the remainder of the left-hand the left-hand side of the entrance ramp. There are no pave- side of the entrance ramp. There are no pavement markings ment markings within the paved portion of the gore. within the paved portion of the gore. The right edge line of the mainline roadway ends at the point where the ramp and For an entrance ramp with a parallel acceleration lane, gore the mainline roadway are 6 ft apart. striping on both the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway starts at the point where the gore between the entrance ramp For an entrance ramp with a parallel acceleration lane, gore and the mainline roadway becomes paved and continues until striping on both the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway the gore ends and the lanes become adjacent. The gore strip- starts at the point where the gore between the entrance ramp ing is comprised of solid 8-in.-wide lines. There are no pave- and the mainline roadway becomes paved. The gore striping ment markings within the paved portion of the gore. is comprised of solid 12-in.-wide lines and continues until the gore ends and the lanes become adjacent. There are no pave- ment markings within the paved portion of the gore. NEBRASKA For an entrance ramp, gore striping on both the entrance NORTH CAROLINA ramp and the mainline roadway starts at an unspecified dis- For an entrance ramp with a tapered acceleration lane, gore tance before the point where the gore between the entrance striping on both the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway ramp and the mainline roadway becomes paved and contin- starts at the point where the paved shoulders portion of the ues until the gore ends. The gore striping is comprised of solid gore between the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway 12-in.-wide lines. There are no pavement markings within begins and continues until the paved roadways portion of the the paved portion of the gore. gore between the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway begins. The gore striping is a solid 8- or 12-in.-wide line. A NEW HAMPSHIRE 4-in.-wide broken line (10-ft segments with 30-ft gaps) end- ing at the point where the line reaches the edge of the adja- For an entrance ramp with a tapered acceleration lane, gore cent mainline lane is used to define the remainder of the left- striping on both the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway hand side of the entrance ramp. There are no pavement starts 5 ft before the point where the gore between the entrance markings within the paved portion of the gore. A 4- to 6-in.- ramp and the mainline roadway becomes paved and continues wide dotted line (2-ft segments with 13-ft gaps) is placed

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126 from the downstream end of the gore to the downstream end For an entrance ramp with a parallel acceleration lane, of the taper for the acceleration lane. Three through arrows gore striping on the entrance ramp only (there is no special at a 45 angle are placed at 100-ft intervals ending at the gore striping for the right edge line of the mainline roadway) downstream end of the acceleration lane. starts where the paved berm ends (and the paved gore begins). The gore striping is comprised of solid 8- or 12-in.-wide lines For an entrance ramp with a parallel acceleration lane, and continues until the gore ends and the lanes become adja- gore striping on both the entrance ramp and the mainline cent. There are no pavement markings within the paved por- roadway starts at the point where the paved shoulders portion tion of the gore. of the gore between the entrance ramp and the mainline road- way begins and continues until the gore ends and the lanes become adjacent. The gore striping is comprised of solid 8- OKLAHOMA or 12-in.-wide lines. There are no pavement markings within the paved portion of the gore. A 4- to 6-in.-wide dotted line For an entrance ramp with a tapered acceleration lane, gore (2-ft segments with 13-ft gaps) is placed from the down- striping on the mainline roadway starts at the point where the stream end of the gore to the downstream end of the taper for gore between the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway the acceleration lane. Three through arrows at a 45 angle are becomes paved and continues to the end of the gore. Gore placed at 100-ft intervals ending at the downstream end of striping on the ramp starts at the point where the paved shoul- the acceleration lane. der on the ramp ends (an unspecified distance before the point where the gore between the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway becomes paved) and continues to the end NORTH DAKOTA of the gore. The gore striping is comprised of solid 8-in.-wide lines. Chevron stripes that are 8 in. wide at 10-ft spacing are For an entrance ramp with a tapered acceleration lane, gore placed within the paved portion of the gore. striping on the entrance ramp only (there is no special gore striping for the right edge line of the mainline roadway) starts For an entrance ramp with a parallel acceleration lane, gore at the point where the gore between the entrance ramp and the striping on the mainline roadway starts at the point where the mainline roadway becomes paved and continues for 195 ft. gore between the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway The gore striping is a solid 8-in. line. A 4-in.-wide broken becomes paved and continues to the end of the gore. Gore line (10-ft segments with 30-ft gaps) ending at the point where striping on the ramp starts at the point where the paved shoul- the line reaches the edge of the adjacent mainline lane is used der on the ramp ends (an unspecified distance before the to define the remainder of the left-hand side of the entrance point where the gore between the entrance ramp and the main- ramp. There are no pavement markings within the paved por- line roadway becomes paved) and continues to the end of the tion of the gore. gore. The gore striping is comprised of solid 8-in.-wide lines. Chevron stripes that are 8 in. wide at 10-ft spacing are placed For an entrance ramp with a parallel acceleration lane, gore within the paved portion of the gore. striping on both the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway starts at the point where the gore between the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway becomes paved and continues until OREGON the gore ends and the lanes become adjacent. The gore strip- ing is comprised of solid 8-in.-wide lines. There are no pave- For an entrance ramp with a parallel acceleration lane, gore ment markings within the paved portion of the gore. striping on both the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway starts at the point where the gore between the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway becomes paved and continues until OHIO the gore ends and the lanes become adjacent. The gore strip- ing is comprised of solid 8-in.-wide lines. There are no pave- For an entrance ramp with a tapered acceleration lane, gore ment markings within the paved portion of the gore. striping on the entrance ramp only (there is no special gore striping for the right edge line of the mainline roadway) starts where the paved berm ends (and the paved gore begins) and PENNSYLVANIA continues until the ramp and the mainline roadway are 6 ft apart. The gore striping is a solid 8- or 12-in.-wide line. A bro- For an entrance ramp with a tapered acceleration lane, gore ken line (10-ft segments with 30-ft gaps) ending at the point striping on both the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway where the line reaches the edge of the adjacent mainline lane starts 50 ft before the point where the gore between the en- is used to define the remainder of the left-hand side of the en- trance ramp and the mainline roadway becomes paved and trance ramp. There are no pavement markings within the continues until the gore ends. The gore striping is comprised paved portion of the gore. The right edge line of the main- of solid 8-in.-wide lines. An optional 8-in.-wide dotted line line roadway ends at the point where the gore between the (2-ft segments with 4-ft gaps) may be placed along the right- entrance ramp and the mainline roadway are 6 ft apart. hand side of the adjacent mainline lane from the point where

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127 the gore ends to the point where the entrance ramp ends. There cent. The gore striping is comprised of solid 8-in.-wide are no pavement markings within the paved portion of the gore. lines. Chevrons that are 12 in. wide and spaced at 20-ft inter- vals are used in the paved portion of the gore until the width For an entrance ramp with a parallel acceleration lane, gore of the gore becomes 6 ft. If the gore area is so short that at striping on both the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway least five chevrons cannot be placed within the gore, the starts 50 ft before the point where the gore between the entrance chevrons are omitted from the gore area. ramp and the mainline roadway becomes paved and contin- ues until the gore ends and the lanes become adjacent. The gore striping is comprised of solid 8-in.-wide lines. There are TEXAS no pavement markings within the paved portion of the gore. For an entrance ramp, gore striping on both the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway starts at the point where the gore RHODE ISLAND between the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway be- comes paved and continues until the gore ends and the lanes The gore striping is comprised of solid 12-in.-wide lines. become adjacent. The gore striping is comprised of solid Chevrons are not used in the paved portion of the gore for 8-in.-wide lines. There are no pavement markings within entrance ramps. the paved portion of the gore. SOUTH CAROLINA UTAH For entrance ramps, the gore striping on the ramp only (there For an entrance ramp with a tapered acceleration lane, gore is no special gore striping for the right edge line of the main- striping on the entrance ramp only (there is no special gore line roadway) starts an unspecified distance before the point striping for the right edge line of the mainline roadway) starts where the gore between the entrance ramp and the mainline at the point where the gore between the entrance ramp and the roadway becomes paved and continues until the gore ends and mainline roadway becomes paved and continues until the ramp the lanes become adjacent. The gore striping is comprised of and the mainline roadway are 3 ft apart. The gore striping is a solid 12-in.-wide lines for entrance and exit ramps on express- solid 8-in.-wide line. A broken line (10-ft segments with 30-ft ways and freeways and of solid 8-in.-wide lines for entrance gaps) ending at the point where the line reaches the edge of the and exit ramps on primary and secondary highways. There are adjacent mainline lane is used to define the remainder of the no pavement markings within the paved portion of the gore. left-hand side of the entrance ramp. There are no pavement markings within the paved portion of the gore. TENNESSEE For an entrance ramp with a parallel acceleration lane, there is no special gore striping for the right edge line of the For an entrance ramp with a tapered acceleration lane, gore mainline roadway or for the entrance ramp. The gore is de- striping on both the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway fined by a continuation of the solid 4-in.-wide edge lines until starts 50 ft before the point where the gore between the the gore ends and the lanes become adjacent. There are no entrance ramp and the mainline roadway becomes paved and pavement markings within the paved portion of the gore. continues until the ramp and the mainline roadway are 6 ft apart. The gore striping is comprised of solid 8-in.-wide lines. A broken line (10-ft segments with 30-ft gaps) ending at the VERMONT point where the line reaches the edge of the adjacent mainline lane is used to define the remainder of the left-hand side of For an entrance ramp with a tapered acceleration lane, gore the entrance ramp. A 6-in.-wide dotted line (2-ft segments striping on both the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway with 4-ft gaps) is placed along the right-hand side of the adja- starts at the point where the gore between the entrance ramp cent mainline lane from the point where the gore ends to the and the mainline roadway becomes paved and continues until point where the entrance ramp ends. Chevrons that are 12 in. the gore ends. The gore striping is comprised of solid 12-in.- wide and spaced at 20-ft intervals are used in the paved por- wide lines. There are no pavement markings within the paved tion of the gore until the width of the gore becomes 6 ft. If the portion of the gore. gore area is so short that at least five chevrons cannot be placed within the gore, the chevrons are omitted from the gore area. For an entrance ramp with a parallel acceleration lane, gore striping on both the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway For an entrance ramp with a parallel acceleration lane, starts at the point where the gore between the entrance ramp gore striping on both the entrance ramp and the mainline and the mainline roadway becomes paved and continues until roadway starts 50 ft before the point where the gore between the gore ends and the lanes become adjacent. The gore strip- the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway becomes paved ing is comprised of solid 12-in.-wide lines. There are no pave- and continues until the gore ends and the lanes become adja- ment markings within the paved portion of the gore.

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128 VIRGINIA until the gore ends. The gore striping is comprised of 8-in.- wide solid lines. There are no pavement markings within the For an entrance ramp with a parallel acceleration lane, gore paved portion of the gore. striping on both the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway starts at the point where the gore between the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway becomes paved and continues until WYOMING the gore ends and the lanes become adjacent. The gore strip- ing is comprised of solid 8-in.-wide lines. Pavement mark- For an entrance ramp with a tapered acceleration lane, gore ings are not required within the paved portion of the gore. If striping on the entrance ramp only (there is no special gore used, chevrons that are 24 in. wide at 8-ft spacing are placed striping for the right edge line of the mainline roadway) starts within the paved portion of the gore. at the point where the gore between the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway becomes paved and continues until the ramp and the mainline roadway are the same distance apart as the WASHINGTON width of the mainline roadway shoulder. The gore striping is a solid 8-in. line. A 4-in.-wide broken line (10-ft segments with For an entrance ramp with a tapered acceleration lane, gore 30-ft gaps) ending at the point where the line reaches the edge striping on the entrance ramp only (there is no special gore of the adjacent mainline lane is used to define the remainder of striping for the right edge line of the mainline roadway) starts the left-hand side of the entrance ramp. There are no pavement at the point where the gore between the entrance ramp and markings within the paved portion of the gore. the mainline roadway becomes paved and continues until the ramp and the mainline roadway are 6 ft apart. The gore strip- For an entrance ramp with a parallel acceleration lane, gore ing is comprised of solid 8-in.-wide lines. There are no pave- striping on both the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway ment markings within the paved portion of the gore. starts at the point where the gore between the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway becomes paved and continues until WEST VIRGINIA the gore ends and the lanes become adjacent. The gore strip- ing is comprised of solid 8-in.-wide lines. There are no pave- For an entrance ramp with a tapered acceleration lane, gore ment markings within the paved portion of the gore. striping on the entrance ramp only (there is no special gore striping for the right edge line of the mainline roadway) starts PUERTO RICO 25 ft before the point where the gore between the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway becomes paved and contin- For an entrance ramp, gore striping on both the entrance ues halfway to the point where the gore ends. The gore strip- ramp and the mainline roadway starts at the point where the ing is comprised of solid 6- to 8-in.-wide lines. A broken line gore between the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway (10-ft segments with 30-ft gaps) ending at the point where the becomes paved and continues until the gore ends. The gore line reaches the edge of the adjacent mainline lane is used to striping is comprised of solid 8-in.-wide lines. Chevron stripes define the remainder of the left-hand side of the entrance that are 12 in. wide at 7-ft (shown as 2.0-m) spacing are placed ramp. A 4-in.-wide dotted line (2-ft segments with 13-ft gaps) within the paved portion of the gore. is placed along the right-hand side of the adjacent mainline lane from the point even with where the gore striping ends on the ramp to the point where the entrance ramp ends. There are NEW YORK, NY no pavement markings within the paved portion of the gore. For an entrance ramp with a parallel acceleration lane, gore For an entrance ramp with a parallel acceleration lane, gore striping on both the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway striping on both the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway starts an unspecified distance before the point where the gore starts 25 ft before the point where the gore between the entrance between the entrance ramp and the mainline roadway be- ramp and the mainline roadway becomes paved and continues comes paved and continues until the gore ends and the lanes until the gore ends and the lanes become adjacent. The gore become adjacent. The gore striping is comprised of solid striping is comprised of solid 6- to 8-in.-wide lines. There are 8-in.-wide lines. There are no pavement markings within the no pavement markings within the paved portion of the gore. paved portion of the gore. No standards were found for: WISCONSIN Alaska New Mexico For an entrance ramp with a tapered acceleration lane, gore Arkansas South Dakota striping on the entrance ramp only (there is no special gore Idaho District of Columbia striping for the right edge line of the mainline roadway) starts Maine Charlotte, NC 50 ft before the point where the gore between the entrance Nevada Los Angeles, CA ramp and the mainline roadway becomes paved and continues New Jersey Tucson/Pima County, AZ