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Divided highway sign: what does it mean?

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The highway ahead is divided by some type of physical barrier or median.

The "Divided Highway" sign means that the two lanes of opposing traffic on the highway ahead are divided by some type of physical barrier or median such as a guardrail, concrete barrier, or a strip of land. Drivers encountering a divided highway sign should be alert of their surroundings and obey any additional signs that may be present on the divided stretch of highway.

Shape: diamond-shaped
Divided highway signs are diamond-shaped with a yellow background and black symbols.
Location: approaching a divided section of highway
Posted at the approach to a divided section of highway where the two lanes of traffic are separated by a physical barrier or median.
Color: yellow and black
Real-life examples

Divided highway signs in the wild

Things To Remember

  • Divided highway” means that you are approaching a divided section of highway where there is some type of physical barrier between you and the opposing lane of traffic.
  • These signs are meant to alert drivers to prepare for a physical division in the highway.
  • You will only find the divided highway sign on an approach to a divided highway, not before an intersection or junction.

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