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U.S. Department of Transportation U.S. Department of Transportation Icon United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation

FHWA Extends Comment Period for Proposed MUTCD Updates to May 14

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

FHWA 02-21
Contact: Nancy Singer
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) officials this week extended the comment period for proposed revisions to the “Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices” (MUTCD) to May 14, 2021. The 60-day extension will allow additional time for public participation in the MUTCD’s first major update in more than 10 years.

“This important document will set the tone for the future of our transportation system for the years ahead,” Federal Highway Senior Advisor Stephanie Pollack said. “We want to ensure our stakeholders have ample opportunity to address the diverse needs of travelers nationwide.”

This latest proposed update to the MUTCD would advance traffic operations and safety nationwide. The comment period extension is in response to stakeholder requests that additional time would help to address the scope and complexity of the notice of proposed amendments.

Created in 1935, the MUTCD is the national standard for traffic signs, signals and pavement markings for use on all public streets and highways. The proposed revisions offer many proven advancements while remaining flexible to accommodate newer technologies and operational strategies.

As part of the process of updating the MUTCD, FHWA will consider feedback from state and local traffic engineers and other traffic control device stakeholders, and the public in general, submitted through the docket that is now open for public comment.

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