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					MUTCD Part 2: Signs
Chapter 2A: General
           Illumination and
           Retroreflectivity
• All signs shall be retroreflective or
  illuminated
     improves safety
     improves visibility
        New Symbols

Adopted by FHWA
Based on research studies
State and local option
   Letter Heights on Signs

• Based on 25mm (1in) letter height per
  12m (40ft) of legibility distance
        Mounting Height
• No change to mounting height
• 5 feet in rural districts
• 7 feet in urban districts
    Breakaway/Shielded Sign
           Supports

• Sign supports within the clear zone
  SHALL be breakaway, yielding, or
  shielded
• Overhead sign supports shall have a
  barrier or crash cushion
       Day and Night Sign
          Inspections

• Day and Night Inspection Schedule
   reiterated as guidance in the MUTCD
Chapter 2B: Regulatory Signs
Stop Signs and Stop Lines
 Mandatory Movement Lane
      Control Signs
New sign is used to notify road user to
stay in the same lane to proceed
straight through the intersection
  Mandatory Movement Lane
    Control Signs (cont’d)

When mandatory movement lane
control signs are installed, appropriate
pavement markings may also be
installed
Reversible Lane Control Signs
  New section on “Reversible Lane
  Control Signs”




Section 2B.23
    Traffic Signal Signs
Optional use of two new symbols signs
for NO RIGHT (LEFT) TURN ON RED
High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes

 New section that includes provisions for
 the design and operation of HOV lanes
     High Occupancy Vehicle
          Lanes (cont’d)
  Revised preferential lane signs to
  address HOV lanes, in addition to other
  preferential uses

Section 2B.48
Chapter 2C: Warning Signs
Reducing Run off the Road
  Crashes Along Curves
We have three new warning signs:
  combination intersection/curve (W-10)

  combination horizontal alignment sign
  and advisory speed


  advisory curve speed sign (W13-5)
  Circular Intersection Sign
• Include a new circular intersection sign
       Speed Hump Sign
• A new section and word message sign
  added

   speed hump
“Pavement Ends” Sign Deleted

• Discontinued the use of the “Pavement
  Ends” symbol sign
   replace with word message signs
Advance Traffic Control
       Signs
                   Crossing Signs
       1988 MUTCD                         2000 MUTCD




                                         AHEAD


Advance Crossing    Crosswalk Sign   Deletion of crosswalk lines on the
                      (with lines)               Crossing Sign
Chapter 2D: Guide Signs –
  Conventional Roads
Placement of Route Signs
Route signs located on top left of sign
panel in this order
  Cardinal Direction Signs
• Increased first letter
• Compliance date December 31, 1994
        HAVE YOU ??
     Street Name Signs

Option to install on overhead mast arms
Option to install two different street
names on one sign panel with arrows
  General Service Signs
Option to sign for:
  emergency dial XXX
  roadway conditions dial 511
Chapter 2E: Guide Signs for
Expressways and Freeways

           Safetown
            EXIT 1
  Selection of Control Cities

• States and local agencies are
  responsible for selecting control cities
Interchange Exit Numbering

Milepost numbering is preferred method
  Vertical Dimension of Exit
     Number Sign Panel
• 30 inch vertical dimension
Changeable Message Signs
• Design guidance in accordance to part
  6 and letter height of 450 mm (18”)




      Photo courtesy of Federal Lands Program Office of U.S. DOT
Chapter 2F: Specific Service
           Signs
New “Attraction” Service
       Category


       ATTRACTIONS
Number of Service Categories
 Displayed on the Same Sign
• Maximum of three service categories
  shall be displayed on the same sign


            FOOD   GAS   ATTRACTIONS
Maximum Number of Logo Panels


• Six for any category

• Four and two for combination category
  sign
                GAS      FOOD
   Chapter 2G: Tourist
Oriented Directional Signs
Arrangement of TODS
Advance Signs
Chapter 2H: Recreational and
 Cultural Interest Area Signs
Forest Service Symbol Signs
Chapter 2I: Emergency
 Management Signing
            Title Change

  1988 MUTCD           2000 MUTCD

 Signing for Civil       Emergency
Defense, Chapter 2J      Management
                      Signing, Chapter 2I
Design of Evacuation
     Route Sign