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California MUTCD 2014

ATTENTION: 2014 CA MUTCD Rev 1 has been released and available on the 2014 CA MUTCD Rev 1 manual webpage.

As of November 7, 2014 California Department of Transportation has adopted the California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (California MUTCD) 2014 edition to provide for uniform standards and specifications for all official traffic control devices in California. This action was taken pursuant to the provisions of California Vehicle Code Section 21400 and the recommendation of the California Traffic Control Devices Committee (CTCDC). The Department requested and has received a letter to confirm substantial conformance from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for California MUTCD 2014 edition.

The California MUTCD 2014 edition includes FHWA’s MUTCD 2009 edition dated December 19, 2009, including Revisions 1 and 2, as amended for use in California. The California MUTCD 2014 also includes all policies on traffic control devices issued by the Department since January 13, 2012, and other corrections and format changes that were necessary to update the previous documents.

The California MUTCD 2014 edition supersedes and replaces the previously adopted (on January 13, 2012) California MUTCD as well as Chapters 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, and the traffic signals portion of chapter 9 of the 1996 Caltrans Traffic Manual, as amended, and all previous editions thereof.

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List of Changes (compares to 2012 CA MUTCD)

FAQ's for 2014 CA MUTCD (Updated 3/9/15)

Known Errors in the 2014 CA MUTCD (Updated 2/10/15)

Stand-alone Documents:
2014 CA MUTCD 2014 CA MUTCD (Entire Document)
(Cover, Table of Contents, Introduction, Parts 1 thru 9, and Appendices)
1422 pages, 58.31 MB PDF File
 
Hi-Quality Version 2014 CA MUTCD (Entire Manual)
(Non-optimized version for printing purposes. The contents of this publication are not copyrighted and may be reprinted freely.)
1422 pages, 300.70 MB PDF File

For reprographics use or mass printing:
Binder Cover w/Bleeder Print Marks - 572 KB PDF
Binder Spine w/Bleeder Print Marks - 91 KB PDF

Individual CA MUTCD Files: # of pages: PDF File Size:
CA MUTCD Binder Cover 1 page 564 KB
CA MUTCD Binder Spine 1 page 91 KB
Part 0: Cover, Table of Contents, & Introduction 65 pages 1.14 MB
Part 1: General 46 pages 777KB
Part 2: Signs 550 pages 24.36 MB
     Chapter 2A - General 26 pages 4.77 MB
     Chapter 2B - Regulatory Signs, Barricades, and Gates 132 pages 6.35 MB
     Chapter 2C - Warning Signs and Object Markers 58 pages 3.24 MB
     Chapter 2D - Guide Signs - Conventional Roads 72 pages 3.04 MB
     Chapter 2E - Guide Signs - Freeways & Expressways 78 pages 3.79 MB
     Chapter 2F - Toll Road Signs 18 pages 746KB
     Chapter 2G - Preferential and Managed Lane Signs 52 pages 2.60 MB
     Chapter 2H - General Information Signs 16 pages 2.07 MB
     Chapter 2I - General Services Signs 32 pages 1.03 MB
     Chapter 2J - Specific Service Signs 18 pages 1.81 MB
     Chapter 2K - Tourist-Oriented Directional Signs 8 pages 1.63 MB
     Chapter 2L - Changeable Message Signs 6 pages 423 KB
     Chapter 2M - Recreational and Cultural Interest Area Signs 28 pages 1.08 MB
     Chapter 2N - Emergency Management Signing 6 pages 831 KB
Part 3: Markings 168 pages 9.44 MB
     Chapter 3A - General 18 page 1.78 MB
     Chapter 3B - Pavement and Curb Markings 102 pages 5.22 MB
     Chapter 3C - Roundabout Markings 19 pages 770 KB
     Chapter 3D - Markings for Preferential Lanes 10 pages 434 KB
     Chapter 3E - Markings for Toll Plazas 2 pages 98 KB
     Chapter 3F - Delineators 12 pages 1.17 MB
     Chapter 3G - Colored Pavements 2 pages 91 KB
     Chapter 3H - Channelizing Devices Used for Emphasis of Pavement Marking Patterns 2 pages 388 KB
     Chapter 3I - Islands 2 pages 157 KB
     Chapter 3J - Rumble Strip Markings 2 pages 375 KB
Part 4: Highway Traffic Signals 176 pages 5.20 MB
     Chapter 4A - General 2 pages 16 KB
     Chapter 4B - Traffic Control Signals - General 8 pages 140 KB
     Chapter 4C - Traffic Control Signal Needs Studies 24 pages 1.20 MB
     Chapter 4D - Traffic Control Signal Features 90 pages 3.06 MB
     Chapter 4E - Pedestrian Control Features 18 pages 381 KB
     Chapter 4F - Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons 6 pages 751 KB
     Chapter 4G - Traffic Control Signals and Hybrid Beacons for Emergency-Vehicle Access 4 pages 235 KB
     Chapter 4H - Traffic Control Signals for One-Lane, Two-Way Facilities 2 pages 117 KB
     Chapter 4I - Traffic Control Signals for Freeway Entrance Ramps 2 pages 75 KB
     Chapter 4J - Traffic Control for Movable Bridges 4 pages 124 KB
     Chapter 4K - Highway Traffic Signals at Toll Plazas 2 pages 112 KB
     Chapter 4L - Flashing Beacons 6 pages 730 KB
     Chapter 4M - Lane-Use Control Signals 4 pages 470 KB
     Chapter 4N - In-Roadway Lights 4 pages 333 KB
Part 5: Traffic Control Devices for Low-Volume Roads 22 pages 801 KB
     Chapter 5A - Traffic Control Devices for Low-Volume Roads 6 pages 191 KB
     Chapter 5B - Regulatory Signs 2 pages 112 KB
     Chapter 5C - Warning Signs 6 pages 276 KB
     Chapter 5D - Guide Signs 2 pages 21 KB
     Chapter 5E - Markings 2 pages 38 KB
     Chapter 5F - Traffic Control for Highway-Rail Grade Crossings 2 pages 162 KB
     Chapter 5G - Temporary Traffic Control Zones 2 pages 96 KB
     Chapter 5H - Traffic Control for School Areas 2 pages 15 KB
Part 6: Temporary Traffic Control 242 pages 10.28 MB
     Chapter 6A - General 2 pages 161 KB
     Chapter 6B - Fundamental Principles 4 pages 154 KB
     Chapter 6C - Temporary Traffic Control Elements 14 pages 1.93 MB
     Chapter 6D - Pedestrian and Worker Safety 6 pages 229 KB
     Chapter 6E - Flagger Control 12 pages 1.87 MB
     Chapter 6F - Temporary Traffic Control Zone Devices 66 pages 2.41 MB
     Chapter 6G - Type of Temporary Traffic Control Zone Activities 14 pages 232 KB
     Chapter 6H - Typical Applications 118 pages 6.87 MB
     Chapter 6I - Control of Traffic Through Traffic Incident Management Areas 6 pages 274 KB
Part 7: Traffic Control for School Areas 34 pages 1.77 MB
     Chapter 7A - General 4 pages 539 KB
     Chapter 7B - Signs 22 pages 1.35 MB
     Chapter 7C - Markings 4 pages 391 KB
     Chapter 7D - Crossing Supervision 4 pages 99 KB
Part 8: Traffic Control for Railroad and Light Rail Transit Grade Crossings 60 pages 2.67 MB
     Chapter 8A - General 6 pages 98 KB
     Chapter 8B - Signs and Markings 30 pages 1.79 MB
     Chapter 8C - Flashing-Light Signals, Gates and Traffic Control Signals 20 pages 812 KB
     Chapter 8D - Pathway Grade Crossings 4 pages 190 KB
Part 9: Traffic Control for Bicycle Facilities 54 pages 2.13 MB
     Chapter 9A - General 4 pages 66 KB
     Chapter 9B - Signs 24 pages 1.02 MB
     Chapter 9C - Markings 24 pages 1.05 MB
     Chapter 9D - Signals 2 pages 30 KB
Appendices 5 pages 643 KB