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2000 MUTCD, Original, December 2000

2000 MUTCD, Original, December 2000 cover

This is not the most current version of the MUTCD. The current version is the 2009 Edition with Revision Numbers 1 and 2 incorporated dated May 2012.

Before you get into the specific types of amendments to the MUTCD Millennium Edition, take note of some format changes designed to make the publication much more user-friendly. For example, each Part will be printed separately in 3-ring binders, much easier to update. Redesigned text format in columns will help users identify STANDARDS - "shall" conditions; GUIDANCE - "should" conditions; OPTIONS - "may" conditions; and SUPPORT - descriptive and/or general information for designing, placing, and applying traffic control devices. Measurements are presented in both metric and English units. Tables rather than text illustrate various aspects of sign size and color.

You will also find new Sections and Sections with new names. A new numbering format eliminates the hyphen between Sections and subsections; 6A-2 is now 6A.02, for example. Additionally, each Part now carries a number designation (2) rather than a Roman numeral (II).

Viewing the MUTCD
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The PowerPoint presentations which were previously on the MUTCD web site described the proposed changes. Now that the MUTCD has been published, FHWA is updating the PowerPoint slides to discuss the items covered in the final rule. We plan to have the new PowerPoint slides posted on the web site by the end of February.

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PDF icon COVER AND INTRODUCTION

PDF icon TABLE OF CONTENTS

PDF icon PART 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS

PART 2 - SIGNS

PDF icon Chapter 2A - General Provisions and Standards

PDF icon Chapter 2B - Regulatory Signs

PDF icon Chapter 2C - Warning Signs

PDF icon Chapter 2D - Conventional Signs

PDF icon Chapter 2E - Freeways and Expressways

PDF icon Chapters 2F - 2I

Chapter 2F - Specific Service Signs
Chapter 2G - Tourist-Oriented Directional Signs (TODS)
Chapter 2H - Recreational and Cultural Interest Area Signs
Chapter 2I - Emergency Management Signing

PDF icon PART 3 - MARKINGS

PDF icon PART 4 - TRAFFIC SIGNALS

PDF icon PART 5 - LOW-VOLUME RURAL ROADS

PART 6 - TEMPORARY TRAFFIC CONTROL

PDF icon Chapter 6A - 6G

Chapter 6A - Introduction
Chapter 6B - Fundamental Principles
Chapter 6C - Temporary Traffic Control Elements
Chapter 6D - Pedestrian and Worker Safety
Chapter 6E - Flagger Control
Chapter 6F - Temporary Traffic Control Zone Devices
Chapter 6G - Type of Temporary Traffic Control Zone Activities

PDF icon Chapter 6H - Application of Devices

PDF icon PART 7 - TRAFFIC CONTROLS FOR SCHOOL AREAS

PDF icon PART 8 - TRAFFIC CONTROLS FOR HIGHWAY-RAIL GRADE CROSSINGS

PDF icon PART 9 - TRAFFIC CONTROLS FOR BICYCLE FACILITIES

PDF icon PART 10 - TRAFFIC CONTROLS FOR HIGHWAY-LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT GRADE CROSSINGS

PDF icon APPENDIX A1

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