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Contact addresses are provided at the bottom of the page.

The FHWA's National Traffic Control Devices Program in the Office of Transportation Operations administers the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways–the MUTCD.

Who we are. A team with varied backgrounds and practical traffic engineering experience in all levels of government and design.

What we do. Evaluate requests for experimentation, interpretation, and changes to the MUTCD. Develop revisions to the MUTCD, conduct outreach, and provide technical support on interpreting the MUTCD.

Why uniformity? In short, it’s about communicating with you, the road user, in a common, simple language that provides for instant recognition and immediate response in all situations. It’s about you!

Please note that we cannot provide advice on legal matters, such as adjudication of traffic offenses, or provide design services, such as approval or concurrence on design plans, to the general public. The Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) is available to provide design support to local agencies.

Areas of Responsibility

Team Leader-General Program Inquiries
Status of Rulemaking Activities
Standard Highway Colors
Standard Highway Signs Publication
Traffic Control Devices Pooled-Fund Study
Traffic Control for Connected and Automated Vehicles
MUTCD Part 1 - General Information
MUTCD Chapter 2A - Signs - General 
MUTCD Chapter 2B - Regulatory Signs
MUTCD Chapter 2C - Warning Signs
MUTCD Chapters 2D-2E - Guide Signs
MUTCD Chapters 2F-2G - Toll and Managed Facilities Signs
MUTCD Chapters 2H-2K - Motorist Information and Service Signs
MUTCD Chapter 2L - Changeable Message Signs
MUTCD Chapter 2M - Recreational and Cultural Interest Area Signs
MUTCD Chapter 2N - Emergency Management Signs
MUTCD Part 3 - Markings
MUTCD Part 4 - Traffic Signals 
MUTCD Part 5 - Low-Volume Roads
MUTCD Part 6 - Temporary Traffic Control
MUTCD Part 7 - School Areas
MUTCD Part 8 - Railroad and Light Rail Transit Grade Crossings
MUTCD Part 9 - Bicycle Facilities 

Contact Mailing Address

The FHWA prefers that e-mail be used as the primary means of written communication to the MUTCD Team. However, in the event that e-mail is not possible, the following mailing address should be used for postal mail or delivery services:

Office of Transportation Operations (HOTO)
Federal Highway Administration, Mail Stop: E84-402
1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E.
Washington, DC 20590