Q. What are the standards for highway signs, traffic signals, and pavement markings?


The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) define the standards for installation and maintenance used by road managers.

  • Online copy of MUTCD 

  • Contact a MUTCD specialist at the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

  • Online Standard Highway Signs and Markings (SHS)

  • Propose an idea for a new sign or changes to an existing sign

Ordering a Hard Copy of the MUTCD

FHWA no longer prints the MUTCD. You can buy  the MUTCD from:



  • Last Updated Jul 18, 2017
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  • Answered By David Martin

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