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As of September 26, 2006, the California Department of Transportation has adopted the California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (FHWA’s MUTCD 2003 Revision 1, as amended for use in California), also called the California MUTCD, to prescribe uniform standards and specifications for all official traffic control devices in California. This action was taken pursuant to the provisions of the California Vehicle Code Section 21400 and the recommendation of the California Traffic Control Devices Committee (CTCDC). The California MUTCD 2010 supersedes and replaces the California MUTCD 2006, which is provided below for historical reference purposes only.

Change List (compares California Supplement to California MUTCD)
List of Known Errors in California MUTCD (Last Updated 3/13/07)

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Stand-alone Documents:
File Size:
California MUTCD (Entire Document)
(Cover, Introduction, Parts 1 thru 10 and Appendix)
72.43 MB
Temporary Traffic Controls
(Cover, Introduction, Parts 1, 6 and Appendix)
17.97 MB
Traffic Controls for School Areas
(Cover, Introduction, Parts 1, 7 and Appendix)
6.96 MB
Traffic Controls for Highway-Rail/Light Rail Transit Grade Crossings
(Cover, Introduction, Parts 1, 8, 10 and Appendix)
9.61 MB

Individual CA MUTCD Parts:
File Size:
Part 0: Cover, Introduction, and Table of Contents
2.98 MB
Part 1: General
825 kb
Part 2: Signs
27.52 MB
Part 3: Markings
11.70 MB
Part 4: Highway Traffic Signals
6.60 MB
Part 5: Traffic Control Devices for Low-Volume Roads
1.18 MB
Part 6: Temporary Traffic Control
13.01 MB
Part 7: Traffic Controls for School Areas
2.01 MB
Part 8: Traffic Controls for Highway-Rail Grade Crossings
2.61 MB
Part 9: Traffic Controls for Bicycle Facilities
3.18 MB
Part 10: Traffic Controls for Highway-Light Rail Transit Grade Crossings
2.08 MB
1.00 MB