2014 CA MUTCD, Revision 4

Effective March 29, 2019, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has made edits, referred to as Revision 4 (Rev 4), to the 2014 California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CA MUTCD), to provide 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 recommendations of the California Traffic Control Devices Committee (CTCDC). Caltrans has received a letter of substantial conformance from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for the CA MUTCD 2014, Rev 4.

The revised CA MUTCD 2014 Rev 4 includes FHWA’s MUTCD 2009 Edition, and revised in May 2012, as amended for use in California. The CA MUTCD 2014, Rev 4 also includes policies on traffic control devices issued by the Department since March 9, 2018 and other corrections and format changes.

To obtain previous versions of the CA MUTCD or the Traffic Manual, contact CAMUTCD@dot.ca.gov.

Stand-alone Documents (Effective March 29, 2019):

Complete Set of Insertable Rev 4 Pages Only (coming soon)

The contents of this publication are not copyrighted and may be reprinted freely.

Double-Sided Printing: Some of the chapter files include a blank page at the end, for purposes of self-service double-sided printing and combining files. 

CA MUTCD 2014 Revision 4, Individual Documents:

Last Update:

CA MUTCD Binder Cover for Rev 4 (PDF)

3/29/19

CA MUTCD Binder Spine for Rev 4 (PDF)

3/29/19

Part 0: Cover, Table of Contents, & Introduction (PDF) (Includes Rev 1, 2, 3, & 4)

3/29/19

Part 1: General (PDF) (Includes Rev 1, 2, 3, & 4)

3/29/19

Part 2: Signs (PDF) (Includes Rev 1, 2, 3, & 4)

3/29/19
     Chapter 2A - General (PDF) (Includes Rev 1) 12/9/15
     Chapter 2B - Regulatory Signs, Barricades, and Gates (PDF) (Includes Rev 1, 2, 3, & 4) 3/29/19
     Chapter 2C - Warning Signs and Object Markers (PDF) (Includes Rev 1, 2, & 3) 3/9/18
     Chapter 2D - Guide Signs - Conventional Roads (PDF) (Includes Rev 1 & 4) 3/29/19
     Chapter 2E - Guide Signs - Freeways & Expressways (PDF) (Includes Rev 1, 2 & 4) 3/29/19
     Chapter 2F - Toll Road Signs (PDF) 11/7/14
     Chapter 2G - Preferential and Managed Lane Signs (PDF) 11/7/14
     Chapter 2H - General Information Signs (PDF) (Includes Rev 3) 3/9/18
     Chapter 2I - General Services Signs (PDF) (Includes Rev 1 & 4) 3/29/19
     Chapter 2J - Specific Service Signs (PDF) (Includes Rev 3) 3/9/18
     Chapter 2K - Tourist-Oriented Directional Signs (PDF) 11/7/14
     Chapter 2L - Changeable Message Signs (PDF) 11/7/14
     Chapter 2M - Recreational and Cultural Interest Area Signs (PDF) (Includes Rev 1, 2, & 3) 3/9/18
     Chapter 2N - Emergency Management Signing (PDF) 11/7/14

Part 3: Markings (PDF) (Includes Rev 1, 2, & 3)

3/9/18
     Chapter 3A - General (PDF) 11/7/14
     Chapter 3B - Pavement and Curb Markings (PDF) (Includes Rev 1, 2, & 3) 3/9/18
     Chapter 3C - Roundabout Markings (PDF) 11/7/14
     Chapter 3D - Markings for Preferential Lanes (PDF) 11/7/14
     Chapter 3E - Markings for Toll Plazas (PDF) 11/7/14
     Chapter 3F - Delineators (PDF) 11/7/14
     Chapter 3G - Colored Pavements (PDF) 11/7/14
     Chapter 3H - Channelizing Devices Used for Emphasis of Pavement Marking Patterns (PDF) 11/7/14
     Chapter 3I - Islands (PDF) 11/7/14
     Chapter 3J - Rumble Strip Markings (PDF) 11/7/14

Part 4: Highway Traffic Signals (PDF) (Includes Rev 1, 2, & 3)

3/9/18
     Chapter 4A - General (PDF) 11/7/14
     Chapter 4B - Traffic Control Signals - General (PDF) 11/7/14
     Chapter 4C - Traffic Control Signal Needs Studies (PDF) (Includes Rev 1) 12/9/15
     Chapter 4D - Traffic Control Signal Features (PDF) (Includes Rev 1 & 2) 4/7/17
     Chapter 4E - Pedestrian Control Features (PDF) (Includes Rev 1) 12/9/15
     Chapter 4F - Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons (PDF) (Includes Rev 2) 4/7/17
     Chapter 4G - Traffic Control Signals & Hybrid Beacons for Emergency-Vehicle Access (PDF) 11/7/14
     Chapter 4H - Traffic Control Signals for One-Lane, Two-Way Facilities (PDF) 11/7/14
     Chapter 4I - Traffic Control Signals for Freeway Entrance Ramps (PDF) (Includes Rev 1 & 3) 3/9/18
     Chapter 4J - Traffic Control for Movable Bridges (PDF) 11/7/14
     Chapter 4K - Highway Traffic Signals at Toll Plazas (PDF) 11/7/14
     Chapter 4L - Flashing Beacons (PDF) 11/7/14
     Chapter 4M - Lane-Use Control Signals (PDF) 11/7/14
     Chapter 4N - In-Roadway Lights (PDF) (Includes Rev 1) 12/9/15

Part 5: Traffic Control Devices for Low-Volume Roads (PDF) (Includes Rev 2 & 3)

3/9/18
     Chapter 5A - Traffic Control Devices for Low-Volume Roads (PDF) 11/7/14
     Chapter 5B - Regulatory Signs (PDF) (Includes Rev 2) 4/7/17
     Chapter 5C - Warning Signs (PDF) 11/7/14
     Chapter 5D - Guide Signs (PDF) 11/7/14
     Chapter 5E - Markings (PDF) 11/7/14
     Chapter 5F - Traffic Control for Highway-Rail Grade Crossings (PDF) 11/7/14
     Chapter 5G - Temporary Traffic Control Zones (PDF) (Includes Rev 3) 3/9/18
     Chapter 5H - Traffic Control for School Areas (PDF) 11/7/14

Part 6: Temporary Traffic Control (PDF) (Includes Rev 1, 2, 3, & 4)

3/29/19
     Chapter 6A - General (PDF) 11/7/14
     Chapter 6B - Fundamental Principles (PDF) 11/7/14
     Chapter 6C - Temporary Traffic Control Elements (PDF) 11/7/14
     Chapter 6D - Pedestrian and Worker Safety (PDF) 11/7/14
     Chapter 6E - Flagger Control (PDF) 11/7/14
     Chapter 6F - Temporary Traffic Control Zone Devices (PDF) (Includes Rev 1, 2, 3, & 4) 3/29/19
     Chapter 6G - Type of Temporary Traffic Control Zone Activities (PDF) 11/7/14
     Chapter 6H - Typical Applications (PDF) 11/7/14
     Chapter 6I - Control of Traffic Through Traffic Incident Mgmt Areas (PDF) (Includes Rev 1) 12/9/15

Part 7: Traffic Control for School Areas (PDF)

11/7/14
     Chapter 7A - General (PDF) 11/7/14
     Chapter 7B - Signs (PDF) 11/7/14
     Chapter 7C - Markings (PDF) 11/7/14
     Chapter 7D - Crossing Supervision (PDF) 11/7/14

Part 8: Traffic Control for Railroad and LRT Grade Crossings (PDF) (Includes Rev 1)

12/9/15
     Chapter 8A - General (PDF) 11/7/14
     Chapter 8B - Signs and Markings (PDF) (Includes Rev 1) 12/9/15
     Chapter 8C - Flashing-Light Signals, Gates and Traffic Control Signals (PDF) 11/7/14
     Chapter 8D - Pathway Grade Crossings (PDF) 11/7/14

Part 9: Traffic Control for Bicycle Facilities (PDF) (Includes Rev 1, 3 & 4)

3/29/19
     Chapter 9A - General (PDF) (Includes Rev 3) 3/9/18
     Chapter 9B - Signs (PDF) (Includes Rev 1, 3 & 4) 3/29/19
     Chapter 9C - Markings (PDF) (Includes Rev 3) 3/9/18
     Chapter 9D - Signals (PDF) (Includes Rev 1 & 3) 3/9/18

Appendices (PDF) (Includes Rev 3)

3/9/18