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What is the latest version of the MUTCD?

What is the latest version of the MUTCD?

The PDF version of the 2009 MUTCD with Revision Numbers 1 and 2 incorporated, dated May 2012 is the most current edition of the official FHWA publication.

What is the Uniform traffic control Device Act?

The California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (abbreviated CA MUTCD) is the standard for traffic signs, road surface markings, and traffic signals in the U.S. state of California. The CA MUTCD defines the content and placement of traffic signs.

Is MUTCD a law?

The MUTCD is the law governing all traffic control devices. Non-compliance with the MUTCD ultimately can result in the loss of federal-aid funds as well as in a significant increase in tort liability. The FHWA has established a sound process to incorporate new devices and applications in the MUTCD.

How many colors are designated in the MUTCD for traffic control devices use?

05 Colors
05 Colors. Standard: 01 Markings shall be yellow, white, red, blue, or purple.

Does the Mutcd require a hard hat?

The MUTCD requires that flaggers wear a hardhat. The MUTCD does not require flaggers to wear a hardhat but the State of Alaska does.

Who created the Mutcd?

MUTCD, Volume 1 It was immediately apparent that having two different manuals simply confused the attempt to standardize traffic control devices. Thus in 1932, AASHO and NCSHS formed the first Joint Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (JC). In 1935, the first MUTCD was published.

How do you reference the Mutcd?

When using or referencing material from the MUTCD, please be sure to reference the source as the MUTCD, 2009 Edition, published by FHWA at

Is MUTCD mandatory?

A : Yes. In Title 23 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 655.603 states that the MUTCD is the national standard for all traffic control devices installed on any street, highway, or bicycle trail open to public travel.

Does the MUTCD require a hard hat?

What color remains unassigned in the 2009 Mutcd?

Green—indicated movements permitted, direction guidance. Light Blue—unassigned.

Where is the safest location for a flagger?

The flagger should stand either on the shoulder adjacent to the road user being controlled or in the closed lane prior to stopping road users. A flagger should only stand in the lane being used by moving road users after road users have stopped.

Is the MUTCD available in PDF format?

Earlier editions of the MUTCD are available in PDF format only on this Web site. HTML formatted chapters are accessible to individuals with disabilities, per Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Printing the MUTCD The manual is set up for double-sided, offset printing to be placed in a three-ring binder.

What is the purpose of the MUTCD?

It is the definitive authority for traffic signs and pavement markings. Nationwide consistency is the goal of the MUTCD by requiring uniform, understandable, and effective traffic control devices on all facilities open to public travel.

Why can’t I view the MUTCD?

Viewing the MUTCD If you have difficulty viewing the MUTCD sections (in PDF format), you may need to download the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat Reader. The 2009 MUTCD, 2003 MUTCD, and certain Chapters of the MUTCD Millennium Edition (those affected by Revision No.1 changes) may be viewed in HTML format, in addition to PDF format.

What is ca MUTCD revision 6?

Effective March 30, 2021, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has made edits, referred to as Revision 6 (Rev 6), to the 2014 California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CA MUTCD), to provide uniform standards and specifications for all official traffic control devices in California.