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    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.

Stand-alone Documents (Effective November 7, 2014):

2014 CA MUTCD (Entire Manual)
(Cover, Table of Contents, Introduction, Parts 1 thru 9, and Appendices)
1423 pages, 58.31 MB

Hi-Res 2014 CA MUTCD (Entire Manual)
(Non-optimized version for printing purposes.)
1423 pages, 300.70 MB
For reprographics use or mass printing:
Binder Cover w/Bleeder Print Marks - 572 KB PDF
Binder Spine w/Bleeder Print Marks - 91 KB PDF
List of Changes (compared 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)
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Individual CA MUTCD Files: File Size:
CA MUTCD Binder Cover 564 KB
CA MUTCD Binder Spine 91 KB
Part 0: Cover, Table of Contents, & Introduction 1.14 MB
Part 1: General 777KB
Part 2: Signs 24.36 MB
     Chapter 2A - General 4.77 MB
     Chapter 2B - Regulatory Signs, Barricades, and Gates 6.35 MB
     Chapter 2C - Warning Signs and Object Markers 3.24 MB
     Chapter 2D - Guide Signs - Conventional Roads 3.04 MB
     Chapter 2E - Guide Signs - Freeways & Expressways 3.79 MB
     Chapter 2F - Toll Road Signs 746KB
     Chapter 2G - Preferential and Managed Lane Signs 2.60 MB
     Chapter 2H - General Information Signs 2.07 MB
     Chapter 2I - General Services Signs 1.03 MB
     Chapter 2J - Specific Service Signs 1.81 MB
     Chapter 2K - Tourist-Oriented Directional Signs 1.63 MB
     Chapter 2L - Changeable Message Signs 423 KB
     Chapter 2M - Recreational and Cultural Interest Area Signs 1.08 MB
     Chapter 2N - Emergency Management Signing 831 KB
Part 3: Markings 9.44 MB
     Chapter 3A - General 1.78 MB
     Chapter 3B - Pavement and Curb Markings 5.22 MB
     Chapter 3C - Roundabout Markings 770 KB
     Chapter 3D - Markings for Preferential Lanes 434 KB
     Chapter 3E - Markings for Toll Plazas 98 KB
     Chapter 3F - Delineators 1.17 MB
     Chapter 3G - Colored Pavements 91 KB
     Chapter 3H - Channelizing Devices Used for Emphasis of Pavement Marking Patterns 388 KB
     Chapter 3I - Islands 157 KB
     Chapter 3J - Rumble Strip Markings 375 KB
Part 4: Highway Traffic Signals 5.20 MB
     Chapter 4A - General 16 KB
     Chapter 4B - Traffic Control Signals - General 140 KB
     Chapter 4C - Traffic Control Signal Needs Studies 1.20 MB
     Chapter 4D - Traffic Control Signal Features 3.06 MB
     Chapter 4E - Pedestrian Control Features 381 KB
     Chapter 4F - Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons 751 KB
     Chapter 4G - Traffic Control Signals and Hybrid Beacons for Emergency-Vehicle Access 235 KB
     Chapter 4H - Traffic Control Signals for One-Lane, Two-Way Facilities 117 KB
     Chapter 4I - Traffic Control Signals for Freeway Entrance Ramps 75 KB
     Chapter 4J - Traffic Control for Movable Bridges 124 KB
     Chapter 4K - Highway Traffic Signals at Toll Plazas 112 KB
     Chapter 4L - Flashing Beacons 730 KB
     Chapter 4M - Lane-Use Control Signals 470 KB
     Chapter 4N - In-Roadway Lights 333 KB
Part 5: Traffic Control Devices for Low-Volume Roads 801 KB
     Chapter 5A - Traffic Control Devices for Low-Volume Roads 191 KB
     Chapter 5B - Regulatory Signs 112 KB
     Chapter 5C - Warning Signs 276 KB
     Chapter 5D - Guide Signs 21 KB
     Chapter 5E - Markings 38 KB
     Chapter 5F - Traffic Control for Highway-Rail Grade Crossings 162 KB
     Chapter 5G - Temporary Traffic Control Zones 96 KB
     Chapter 5H - Traffic Control for School Areas 15 KB
Part 6: Temporary Traffic Control 10.28 MB
     Chapter 6A - General 161 KB
     Chapter 6B - Fundamental Principles 154 KB
     Chapter 6C - Temporary Traffic Control Elements 1.93 MB
     Chapter 6D - Pedestrian and Worker Safety 229 KB
     Chapter 6E - Flagger Control 1.87 MB
     Chapter 6F - Temporary Traffic Control Zone Devices 2.41 MB
     Chapter 6G - Type of Temporary Traffic Control Zone Activities 232 KB
     Chapter 6H - Typical Applications 6.87 MB
     Chapter 6I - Control of Traffic Through Traffic Incident Management Areas 274 KB
Part 7: Traffic Control for School Areas 1.77 MB
     Chapter 7A - General 539 KB
     Chapter 7B - Signs 1.35 MB
     Chapter 7C - Markings 391 KB
     Chapter 7D - Crossing Supervision 99 KB
Part 8: Traffic Control for Railroad and Light Rail Transit Grade Crossings 2.67 MB
     Chapter 8A - General 98 KB
     Chapter 8B - Signs and Markings 1.79 MB
     Chapter 8C - Flashing-Light Signals, Gates and Traffic Control Signals 812 KB
     Chapter 8D - Pathway Grade Crossings 190 KB
Part 9: Traffic Control for Bicycle Facilities 2.13 MB
     Chapter 9A - General 66 KB
     Chapter 9B - Signs 1.02 MB
     Chapter 9C - Markings 1.05 MB
     Chapter 9D - Signals 30 KB
Appendices 643 KB