2009 MUTCD Part 4 Chapters 4A-N - Highway Traffic Signals

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Course Synopsis:

Did you know that “traffic” includes ridden or herded animals traveling on a highway?

Highway Traffic Signals are defined as “a power-operated traffic control device by which traffic is warned or directed to take some specific action.”  Traffic is defined as “pedestrians, bicyclists, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, streetcars, and other conveyances either singularly or together while using any highway for purposes of travel.”

The need for uniform standards was recognized long ago, and the MUTCD is a result of much research and several editions since 1935 in order to establish and facilitate those uniform standards.  The U.S. Secretary of Transportation has decreed that traffic control devices on al streets and highways open to public travel shall be in substantial conformance with the Standards issued or endorsed by the FHWA.

This course offers detailed engineering information for the design and implementation of Highway Traffic Signals applicable to public roads.

Course Objectives:

This course offers specific knowledge and skills for engineers involved in the design, implementation, and inspection of highway traffic signals.

  • Definitions and General Considerations

  • Traffic Control Study Needs and Features

  • Pedestrian Control Features

  • Signals for Emergency Vehicles and Various Lane Configurations and Uses

  • Flashing Beacons and In-Roadway Lights

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