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National MUTCD (Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices) 2009 Edition - Published by FHWA 

Description 

 The national Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) is published by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). FHWA published the 2009 Edition of the national MUTCD December 16, 2009. It may be viewed on-line

Legal Authority

The Ohio Revised Code (Section 4511.09) requires that ODOT adopt a manual for a uniform system of traffic control devices that conforms to the system approved by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). This national MUTCD is that system.

The FHWA also has rules and regulations that require that traffic control devices used on certain roads conform to the standards and guidelines established in the national MUTCD within two years of publication in the national MUTCD.

 Miscellaneous Information

Proposed changes to the national MUTCD are published periodically for review and comment through the the Federal government's Federal Register system. Information about such notices will be posted on this website.

In accordance with MUTCD Section 1A.10 (and OMUTCD Section 1A.10) FHWA periodically grants "interim approvals" for a new device or procedure. These are based on the "results of successful experimentation, results of analytical or laboratory studies, and/or review on non-U.S. experience with a traffic control device or application." Information about interim approvals granted by FHWA is also be accessible from this website.

updated 6/24/13 

 

 2009 Edition of the MUTCD - with files noting comparison to 2003 MUTCD Edition

 
  
  
  
National MUTCD 2009 Edition - as published by FHWA in December 2009011510_mutcd2009edition.pdf26299 KB
National MUTCD 2009 Edition - as published by FHWA in May 2012 -- Current MUTCD with Revisions 1 and 2mutcd2009r1r2edition.pdf29969 KB
National MUTCD 2009 Edition - Background - comparison of 2009 Figures and 2003 MUTCD011510_List of figure revisions in 2009 MUTCD.PDF99 KB
National MUTCD 2009 Edition - Background - comparison of 2009 Tables to 2003 MUTCD011510_List of table revisions in 2009 MUTCD.PDF41 KB
National MUTCD 2009 Edition - Background - comparison of 2009 text to 2003 Edition011510_2009 MUTCD text showing revisions.pdf2457 KB
 

 2009 MUTCD - related FHWA Dockets

 
  
  
  
National MUTCD 2009 Edition - Docket FHWA-2007-28977 (2009 Edition of the MUTCD) - Final Rule published December 16, 2009011510_Docket_MUTCD 2009_E9-28322_with item numbers highlighted.pdf1635 KB
National MUTCD 2009 Edition - Docket FHWA-2010-0159 (Compliance Dates) - Final Rule published (MUTCD Revision 2) May 14, 2012Docket-FHWA-2010-0159_Final Rule_May14_2012-11710_.pdf242 KB
National MUTCD 2009 Edition - Docket FHWA-2010-0170 (definition of Standard and Engineering Judgment) - Final Rule published MUTCD Revision 1) May 14, 2012Final Rule_Docket2010-0170_definitions_standard and engineering judgment.pdf349 KB
National MUTCD 2009 Edition - Docket FHWA-2012-0118 (proposing to split the MUTCD into two manuals) - Proposal published January 11, 2013FHWA-2012-0118-0007_splitting up the MUTCD.pdf207 KB
 

 2009 MUTCD - related FHWA Memorandums

 
  
  
  
FHWA Memo about EV Parking Control SignsMemo-EV Reg Signs-SIGNED_062013email.pdf6801 KB
 

 To access the national MUTCD and related resources use the following links: