Jefferson County, MO
 
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[Order of 5-2-2009 §102.010; Ord. No. 18-0278, 6-14-2018]
The Jefferson County Council, with recommendation of the Highway Administrator, may, by ordinance, establish those locations at which traffic signal controls shall be installed. The Highway Administrator shall install and maintain the proper traffic signal controls on other than highways in accordance with Schedule I of this Code. The State Highway Commission shall install and maintain the proper traffic signal controls on highways in accordance with Schedule I of this Code.
[Order of 5-2-2009 §102.020]
A. 
The County Council, with recommendation of the Highway Administrator, may, by ordinance, limit speed on all portions of highways as engineering investigations show the necessity for such limitations with the concurrence of the State Highway and Transportation Commission.
[Ord. No. 18-0278, 6-14-2018]
B. 
Where the speed limit on a State maintained highway or a portion thereof has not been limited by the County Council and included in Schedule II, then the posted speed limit as established and posted by the State shall be the applicable speed limit for that highway or portion thereof.
[Order of 5-2-2009 §102.025; Ord. No. 18-0278, 6-14-2018]
Pursuant to Section 304.130, RSMo., and with the recommendation of the Highway Administrator, the County Council may, by ordinance, set the speed limit and stop sign locations for any County owned and maintained road. Such speed limits and stop sign locations for roads shall be included in Schedule III.
[Order of 5-2-2009 §102.030; Ord. No. 18-0278, 6-14-2018]
The County Council, with recommendation of the Highway Administrator, shall set the speed limit and stop sign locations for any private road dedicated for public use located within private subdivisions in the unincorporated territory of Jefferson County, only in such subdivisions where a majority of the lot owners in such subdivision make such a request in writing. Such speed limits and stop sign locations for roads shall be included in Schedule III, provided, however, that the subdivision does by written agreement agree to erect and maintain all necessary speed limits and other traffic control signs as may be required in order to enforce such traffic control regulations.
[Order of 5-2-2009 §102.040; Ord. No. 16-0254 §1, 5-12-2016; Ord. No. 18-0278, 6-14-2018]
A. 
The County Council, with recommendation of the Highway Administrator, shall set special speed limits for school zones and set the times when such special speed limits shall be in effect. Special speed limits for school zones shall be set no less than twenty-five (25) m.p.h. or at a rate of speed not more than ten (10) m.p.h. below the speed limit established by ordinance for the portion of the roadway in which the school zone is located, and is set forth and described in Schedule III.
B. 
All special speed limits for school zones shall be in effect for intervals determined by the County Council, with the recommendation of the County Engineer, provided such intervals shall be between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. The Highway Administrator shall review all school zones ensuring proper zone lengths and appropriate school zone signing consistent with the current edition of the Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices. The special speed zone signs shall display the speed limit and effective times as established by the County Council.
C. 
At such school zones, as the Highway Administrator or County Council deems appropriate, the Highway Administrator is authorized to install flashing beacon assemblies on the posted school zone speed limit signs for the purpose of indicating that special speed limit for the particular school zone is in effect when the beacon is flashing.
[Order of 5-2-2009 §102.045]
The County Council may, upon application of the Trustees of any Special Road District located within the County, by ordinance, pursuant to Section 304.130, RSMo., set the speed limit and stop sign locations for any Special Road District owned and maintained road. Such speed limits and stop sign locations for roads shall be included in Schedule III, provided however, that the Special Road District does by written agreement agree to erect and maintain all necessary speed limits and other traffic control signs as may be required in order to enforce such traffic control regulations.
[Order of 5-2-2009 §102.050]
A. 
The Highway Administrator is authorized to place signs and pavement markings within or adjacent to intersections indicating the course to be traveled by vehicles at such intersections.
B. 
The Highway Administrator is hereby authorized to determine those portions of any roadway where overtaking and passing or driving a vehicle to the left of the roadway would be especially hazardous and shall declare the same as a "No-Passing Zone". The Department of Public Works shall mark the no-passing zone by applying a solid yellow line on the roadway surface just to the right of center of the roadway.
C. 
The Highway Administrator may designate entrances and intersections to County roads from private roads or streets as a stop intersection or as a yield intersection and erect stop signs or yield signs at the entrance to a County road from a private road.
D. 
No signs shall be erected on right-of-way except those erected pursuant to this code and its amendments and as authorized by the Highway Administrator.
E. 
In areas where workers are constructing, improving or maintaining County roads, the Highway Administrator may designate the area a "Work Zone" and post signs so indicating and set reduced speed limits in the work zones. A sign specifying a work zone and the speed limit shall be erected at the start of the work zone. Temporary stop signs or traffic signals may be installed for safety purposes.
F. 
The Highway Administrator is authorized to issue permits for parking on County roads.
G. 
The Highway Administrator is authorized to determine those portions of any roadway where the use of engine compression brakes is prohibited.
[Order of 5-2-2009 §102.060]
The County Council may by ordinance establish those intersections and locations on highways or Limitations On Traffic roadways at which drivers of vehicles shall not make a right, left or U-turn or shall not proceed straight ahead. The Highway Administrator shall place proper signs at such intersections. Where signs are posted indicating "no right turns", "no left turns" or "no U-turns" or "right turn only", "left turn only" or "right or left turn only" or words or symbols to that effect, no driver shall make a right turn, left turn or U-turn or proceed straight ahead within any intersection or on any portion of the roadway or highway between intersections in Jefferson County. All intersections and locations where the above turns are restricted shall be set forth and described in Schedule IV.
[Ord. No. 18-0360, 8-30-2018]
A. 
Jefferson County hereby establishes a Private Street Signing Program which enables the Director of Public Works to execute any street/stop sign installation agreement with authorized public representatives when the Director deems that such agreement will further the purpose of improving the health, safety and welfare of the traveling public.
B. 
The Jefferson County, Missouri, Council hereby authorizes the Public Works Director to implement the Private Street Signing Program and execute any necessary street/stop sign installation agreements. A copy of said program agreement, as was attached to Ord. No. 18-0360 as Exhibit A, is held on file in the County offices. The Public Works Director is further authorized to take any and all actions necessary to carry out the intent of this Section.
C. 
A copy of the agreement shall be maintained by the Department of the County Clerk consistent with the rules and procedures for the maintenance and retention of records as promulgated by the Secretary of State.