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2003 MUTCD with Revisions 1 and 2, December 2007 (PDF Format)

2003 MUTCD with Revisions 1 and 2, December 2007 Edition cover

The most current version of the MUTCD is the 2009 Edition with Revision Numbers 1 and 2 incorporated, dated May 2012.

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PDF COMPLETE 2003 MUTCD with Revisions 1 and 2 (11.2MB)



Individual Parts and Chapters


PDF Part 1 - General [Rev. 2 included] (1.3MB)

Part 2 - Signs

PDF Chapter 2A - General [Revs. 1 and 2 included] (827KB)

PDF Chapter 2B - Regulatory Signs [Rev. 2 included] (850KB)

PDF Chapter 2C - Warning Signs (299KB)

PDF Chapter 2D - Guide Signs - Conventional Roads [Rev. 1 included] (419KB)

PDF Chapter 2E - Guide Signs - Freeways and Expressways [Rev. 1 included] (1.3MB)

PDF Chapter 2F-2I - Specific Service Signs; Tourist-Oriented Directional Signs; Recreational and Cultural Interest Area Signs; Emergency Management Signing [Rev. 1 included] (492KB)

PDF Part 3 - Markings (446KB)

PDF Part 4 - Highway Traffic Signals (336KB)

PDF Part 5 - Traffic Control Devices for Low-Volume Roads (315KB)

Part 6 - Temporary Traffic Control

PDF Chapter 6A-E - General; Fundamental Principles; Temporary Traffic Control Elements; Pedestrian and Worker Safety; Flagger Control [Rev. 2 included] (821KB)

PDF Chapter 6F - Temporary Traffic Control Zone Devices [Rev. 2 included] (562KB)

PDF Chapter 6G - Temporary Traffic Control Zone Activities (53KB)

PDF Chapter 6H - Typical Applications (1.4MB)

PDF Chapter 6I - Control of Traffic Through Traffic Incident Management Areas (44KB)

PDF Part 7 - Traffic Controls for School Areas (399KB)

PDF Part 8 - Traffic Controls for Highway-Rail Grade Crossings (385KB)

PDF Part 9 - Traffic Control for Bicycle Facilities (459KB)

PDF Part 10 - Traffic Controls for Highway-Light Rail Transit Grade Crossings (505KB)

PDF Appendix A1 - Congressional Legislation (200KB)

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