Ohio Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices
2012 Edition (current)
January 13, 2012
The Ohio Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (OMUTCD) establishes statewide standards for the design and use of traffic control devices on any street, highway, bikeway or private road open to public travel in Ohio, as well as private roads open to public travel. The current OMUTCD is the 2012 Edition published January 13, 2012, effective April 12, 2012.
The current OMUTCD is available below for viewing or downloading. The file is set up for printing as a two-sided document. As noted below, the OMUTCD is available in paper and will be available in CD format.
Section 4511.11 of the Ohio Revised Code requires that all local authorities in their respective jurisdictions, and owners of private property open to public travel, place and maintain traffic control devices in conformance with the OMUTCD.
A presentation about some major changes between the 2005 Edition OMUTCD (Revision 2) OMUTCD and the 2012 Edition is available below, as well as a more complete listing of the changes.
The national MUTCD, and files related to the last revision of it, can be viewed using the "National MUTCD" link in the menu on the left side of this web page.
The previous 2005 Editions of the OMUTCD, the 2003 Edition and Revision 21 of the 1972 Edition of the OMUTCD are also available on-line using the link in the menu on the left.
For those interested primarily just in that portion of the manual that deals with Temporary Traffic Control, Parts 1 (General), 5 (Low-Volume Roads), and 6 (Temporary Traffic Control) have been reprinted together in a separate publication.
There are some new features, such as a Flashing Yellow Arrow signal indication, being introduced with this revision. There will be additional information added here (and the views below), and links to some demonstrations of the new devices.
Several errors in the 2012 OMUTCD have been noted and a list of them is provided below. This list is provided solely for information purposes and does not constitute official changes to the OMUTCD at this time. These errors will be addressed in a future revision of the Manual.
Ordering this Manual
Initial publication of the 2012 Edition of the OMUTCD (and the Temporary Traffic Control Manual) was only to this website; however, paper copies are now available. If you sign up for notices about the OMUTCD on the ODOT Design Reference Resource Center site, you will get an email notice when a CD is available and any other OMUTCD related announcements.
The OMUTCD is provided free to government agencies, local jurisdictions, schools and public libraries; to others there will be a charge. The cost is $34.50 plus shipping & tax. Anyone with a State agency or local jurisdiction should contact the Standards Section to order this manual. Please use the Contacts link on the left.
Other requests should be directed to the Office of Contracts. Please use the Contacts link on the left.
You are welcome to contact members of the Standards Section with questions or comments. Please use the Contacts link on the left.
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