The expected delay of the next Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) edition has motivated the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (NCUTCD) to recommend changes to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for Interim Approval.
Since the June 2008 meeting of the NCUTCD Council, many MUTCD recommended changes have been given the NCUTCD stamp of approval. However, official implementation of these approved changes remain in limbo pending the official release of the next MUTCD edition.
With the MUTCD production delay expected to drag out without a set timetable, the NCUTCD is pushing for the issuance of Interim Approvals of some of these previously approved changes.
A long list of Interim Approval recommendations identified
at the June NCUTCD Council meeting will be officially submitted to the FHWA in the near future.
Below is the list of previously approved NCUTCD changes for Interim Approval consideration:
- Table 2C-5 Selection of Horizontal Alignment Traffic Control Signs
- Advance Traffic Control Signs
- Horizontal Alignment Warning Signs
- Speed Differential for Horizontal Alignment Sign Selection
- Selecting Type of Traffic Control for Unsignalized Intersections
- Intersection Conflict Warning Signs
- LED Sign Applications
- DO NOT ENTER/WRONG WAY Signing
- Visual Assessment Method - Maintaining Minimum Retroreflectivity
- Added Sheeting Types
- Higher Fines Signs and Plaques
- New Standard Statement Prohibiting Use of School Crossing Assembly
- In-Street Predestrian Signs
- Electrical Vehicle Signs
- Guide Signs of Option Lanes
- Size of Arrows for Overhead Arrow-Per-Lane Arrows
- Addition of Hurricane Symbol Sign
- Evaluation of Truncated Arrow-Per-Lane Guide Signs
- Arrow-Per-Lane Guide Sign Research, Revisited
- Crosswalks Markings
- Colored Pavements
- Arrow and Edge Line Markings at Highway-Rail and Light Rail Transit Grade Crossings
- Arrow and Edge Line Markings at Highway-Rail and Light Rail Transit Grade Crossings - Section 8B.31
Temporary Traffic Control
- Pedestrian Channelizing Devices
- Figures 22, 24 and 25
- Pilot Car Method of One Lane, Two Way Traffic Control