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2009 Edition, Original, dated December 2009 (PDF)

2009 Edition, Original, dated December 2009 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.

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PDF Complete 2009 MUTCD (27.18MB)

Individual Parts and Chapters

PDF Cover, Table of Contents, and Introduction (1.42MB)

PDF Part 1 - General (736KB)

Part 2 - Signs:

PDF Chapter 2A - General (739KB)

PDF Chapter 2B - Regulatory Signs, Barricades, and Gates (2.93MB)

PDF Chapter 2C - Warning Signs and Object Markers (1.50MB)

PDF Chapter 2D - Guide Signs - Conventional Roads (2.37MB)

PDF Chapter 2E - Guide Signs - Freeways and Expressways (3.18MB)

PDF Chapter 2F - Toll Road Signs (1.35MB)

PDF Chapters 2G-2H - Preferential and Managed Lane Signs and General Information Signs (3.38MB)

PDF Chapters 2I-2N - General Service Signs, Specific Service Signs, Tourist-Oriented Directional Signs, Changeable Message Signs, Recreational and Cultural Interest Area Signs, and Emergency Management Signing (2.53MB)

PDF Part 3 - Markings (3.32MB)

PDF Part 4 - Highway Traffic Signals (2.63MB)

PDF Part 5 - Traffic Control Devices for Low-Volume Roads (1.07MB)

PDF Part 6 - Temporary Traffic Control (4.72MB)

PDF Part 7 - Traffic Controls for School Areas (941KB)

PDF Part 8 - Traffic Control for Railroad and Light Rail Transit Grade Crossings (1.65MB)

PDF Part 9 - Traffic Control for Bicycle Facilities (1.25MB)

PDF Appendices A1 and A2 - Congressional Legislation and Metric Conversions (417KB)

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