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Standard Highway Signs and Markings

The 2009 MUTCD sign layouts are now available

The Federal Highway Administration has developed the design details of the new signs added in the 2009 Edition of the MUTCD and signs whose designs have been modified in the 2009 MUTCD. The new designs are provided in the form of a Supplement to the 2004 Edition of Standard Highway Signs.

The contents of the 2012 Supplement will be incorporated into the new edition of Standard Highway Signs and Markings, which is due to be released later this year. The new edition will contain the details for all signs and pavement markings in the 2009 MUTCD, expanded sign design guidelines, and details for symbolic traffic and lane-control signal indications.

2004 Edition, English Version, and 2012 Supplement


2004 Edition English Version
2012 Supplement to the 2004 Edition

How to use the 2012 Supplement with the 2004 Edition

These links represent the current version of Standard Highway Signs and the 2012 Supplement to the 2004 Standard Highway Signs. The 2012 Supplement contains the new and revised sign designs adopted in the 2009 Edition of the MUTCD. Where a sign design is included in the 2012 Supplement, its previous design in the 2004 Standard Highway Signs is superseded. Together, these two documents are a companion to the 2009 Edition of the MUTCD.

Vector-based PDF and EPS Sign Formats

Undimensioned, full-size layouts for selected signs are provided for use by sign fabricators in the electronic fabrication process. These full-size layouts are made available in vector-based PDF and EPS formats that can be used directly with electronic vinyl cutting equipment.