MUTCD to Remain One Document


The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) is approved by the Federal Highway Administration and recognized as the national standard for traffic control devices used on all streets, highways, bikeways, and private roads open to public travel.  A Request for Comments was published on January 11, 2013, to solicit input on potential formats for restructuring the MUTCD into two documents, one that would be subject to rulemaking and one that would contain supplemental information that is not subject to rulemaking.  One hundred and sixty nine unique comments were received.


Given the lack of support from the MUTCD user community, the FHWA will not proceed with splitting the MUTCD into two documents at this time.  Instead, they will focus on options that would make the MUTCD easier to use.  The FHWA stated “We believe that focusing on these types of options while continuing to explore ways to enhance and streamline the current MUTCD updating process will best serve the user community”.  The FHWA will use the information offered in the responses to guide their approach to updating the MUTCD.


Read the full Register Notice here.





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