California Department of Transportation
 

CA Sign Specification Updates

The following updates packages includes a summary sheet plus the individual sign specifications.
Updates Packages
11/7/14 (21 new, 10 revised, 4 (CA) and 6 (Fed) signs deleted)
1/13/12 (18 new, 38 revised, 18 reinstated officially, & 40 deleted sign specs)
1/21/10 (102 new/revised sign specs, revised sign specs appendix, & 8 deleted/superceded sign specs)
1/22/08 (2 sign specs)
11/21/07 (1 sign spec, 1 CA MUTCD figure)
6/14/07 (21 sign specs)
1/31/07 (7 sign specs)
9/28/06 (8 sign specs)
6/05/06 Revision 2 - 7/10/06 (14 sign specs)
6/05/06 Revision 1 - 6/19/06 (20 sign specs)
6/05/06 (22 sign specs)
4/27/05 (18 sign specs)
4/15/05 (38 sign specs)

New/Revised California Sign Specifications - After last release of the CA MUTCD dated 11/7/14
CA Code Sign Description Date
W88-2 (CA) METER ON (Activated Blank-Out) 7/7/15
W88-3 (CA) 210 WEST METER ON (Activated Blank-Out) 7/7/15
W89 (CA) PREPARE TO STOP (Activated Blank-Out) 7/7/15

For Use in California, RG- RL- and RS-series Recreational Area Sign Working Drawings in .pdf format.
FHWA Code Sign Description FHWA Code Sign Description
RG-010 Automobile RS-077 Winter Recreational Area
RL-150 Motorcycle RS-078 Snowshoeing
RS-005 Tunnel RS-079 Canoeing
RS-006 Lookout Tower RS-081 Technical Rock Climbing
RS-007 Lighthouse RS-082 Climbing
RS-009 Dam RS-084 Spelunking-Caves
RS-010 Fish Hatchery RS-086 Litter Receptacle
RS-011 Deer Viewing Area RS-087 Tour Boat
RS-012 Bear Viewing Area RS-088 Wading
RS-013 Drinking Water RS-089 Fish Ladder
RS-015 Ranger Station RS-090 Fire Extinguisher
RS-017 Pets on Leash RS-091 Trash Dumpster
RS-021 Men's Restroom RS-092 Ice Fishing
RS-022 Restrooms RS-093 Fish Cleaning
RS-023 Women's Restroom RS-095 All-Terrain Trail
RS-024 First Aid RS-101 NO Cans or Bottles
RS-031 Bus Stop RS-102 Snack Bar
RS-034 Parking RS-103 NO Radios
RS-035 Showers RS-104 Recreational Vehicle Site
RS-036 Viewing Area  RS-105 Chair Lift-Ski Lift
RS-037 Sleeping Shelter RS-106 Seal Viewing
RS-039 Picnic Shelter RS-107 Whale Viewing
RS-040 Trailer Site RS-108 Wind Surfing
RS-041 Sanitary Station RS-109 Theater
RS-042 NO Campfires RS-112 NO Firewood Cutting
RS-044 Picnic Site RS-113 Diving Tour
RS-046 Cross-Country Skiing RS-114 Interpretive Trail
RS-047 Downhill Skiing RS-115 Sea Plane
RS-049 Sledding RS-116 Archery
RS-052 Snowmobiling RS-117 Hand Launch/Small Boat Launch
RS-053 Marina RS-118 Kayaking
RS-054 Boat Ramp  RS-119 Fishing Pier
RS-055 Motorboating RS-121 Jet Ski-Personal Watercraft
RS-056 Sailing RS-126 Hang Gliding
RS-057 Rowboating RS-127 Snowboarding
RS-058 Waterskiing RS-137 Baby Changing Station (Men's Rm)
RS-059 Surfing RS-138 Baby Changing Station (Women's Rm)
RS-060 Scuba Diving RS-140 Pick-up Trucks
RS-061 Swimming RS-141 Nature Study Area
RS-061 NO Swimming RS-142 Cultureal Interest Area
RS-062 Diving RS-143 Dog Sledding
RS-063 Fishing Area RS-144 Snow Tubing
RS-064 Horse Trail RS-145 Beach
RS-067 Off-Road Vehicle Trail RS-146 Rafting
RS-068 Hiking Trail RS-147 NO Boat Motor
RS-070 Amphitheater RS-148 Walk-In Camp
RS-071 Tramway RS-149 Corral
RS-073 Stable RS-150 Electrical Hook-Up
RS-076 Wildlife Viewing RS-200 Recycling

For size information, refer to the sign specification on 2004 Standard Highway Signs Book, Page 3-113 under the “Guide” section, here is the link:  http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/ser-shs_millennium_eng.htm (see page 115/168 total pages in the .pdf file).

If 30” size Recreational Series signs are desired, not available per the 2004 SHS Book reference, above, see:  http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/traffops/engineering/control-devices/specs/G200-81.pdf for relative sizes for white on brown signs.

Please note:  These working drawings are provided as a courtesy by FHWA’s MUTCD team, until the Standard Highway Signs & Markings Book is published by FHWA to include these sign specifications.

Unofficial California Sign Specifications
CA Code Sign Description Date
R75-1 (CA) CHAIN ON (OFF) AREA AHEAD (NEW - Not officially included in the 2012 CA MUTCD). 5/16/06