Highway Code

Highway Code

Highway Code


1. When works are carried out on the roads, all the marking signs required on a case-by-case basis (danger, regulatory, informational) are placed in appropriate positions, as defined in article 10 of this Code.

2. In addition to the marking according to the previous paragraph, the limits of the works carried out on the road surface or the areas of depositing materials must be marked by the placement of continuous or interrupted barriers, which have alternating red and white stripes. At night, if the obstacles are not reflective, with lights and reflective elements, the reflective elements and fixed lights used for this purpose must be red, and if flashing lights are used, they must be deep yellow

. With the exception of those defined above:

a) Lights and reflective elements visible only from one direction of traffic, which mark the limits of road works on the opposite side of the road, must be white.

b) Lights and reflective elements, which mark the limits of road works, which separate the two directions of traffic, must be white or light yellow.

3. The means of marking referred to in the previous paragraphs are placed with the care and responsibility of the contractors or those performing the work, and in the case that the work is carried out on account, by the project supervisor. The entities that construct the various works on the roads or entrust their construction to third parties are obliged to check the placement of the marking means.

4. By decision of the Minister of Environment, Spatial Planning and Public Works, the details and specifications, which must be met by the various markings of the works carried out on the streets, are determined. 5. Whoever fails to install and maintain the above marking means, whoever installs them improperly, as well as whoever fails to remove them after the completion of the work, shall be punished with an administrative fine of one thousand five hundred (1,500.00) euros and a prison sentence up to six (6) months.