Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices

2003 Edition with Revision No. 1 Incorporated, effective July 21, 2004 (PDF)

MUTCD 2003 Edition cover

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  COVER, INTRODUCTION, AND TABLE OF CONTENTS [Rev. 1 included - cover only]

  Part 1 - General

  Part 2 - Signs

  Chapter 2A - General [Rev. 1 included - cover only]

  Chapter 2B - Regulatory Signs

  Chapter 2C - Warning Signs

  Chapter 2D - Guide Signs - Conventional Roads [Rev. 1 included]

  Chapter 2E - Guide Signs - Freeways and Expressways [Rev. 1 included]

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

  Part 3 - Markings

  Part 4 - Highway Traffic Signals

  Part 5 - Traffic Control Devices for Low-Volume Roads

  Part 6 - Temporary Traffic Control

  Chapter 6A-E - General; Fundamental Principles; Temporary Traffic Control Elements; Pedestrian and Worker Safety; Flagger Control

  Chapter 6F - Temporary Traffic Control Zone Devices

  Chapter 6G - Temporary Traffic Control Zone Activities

  Chapter 6H - Typical Applications

  Chapter 6I - Control of Traffic Through Traffic Incident Management Areas

  Part 7 - Traffic Controls for School Areas

  Part 8 - Traffic Controls for Highway-Rail Grade Crossings

  Part 9 - Traffic Control for Bicycle Facilities

  Part 10 - Traffic Controls for Highway-Light Rail Transit Grade Crossings

  Appendix A1 - Congressional Legislation