Millennium Edition Summary of Changes Chapter 2C -Warning Signs 1988 MUTCD Statement of all signs being either retroreflective or illuminated is repeated in the Chapter. Colors for warning signs are repeated in the Chapter. 2000 MUTCD Referenced in Section 2A.8. Referenced in Table 2A.5.
Not in MUTCD.
Add a new discussion and new sign for Combination Horizontal Alignment/Advisory Speeds.CombinationHorizontal Alignment/Advisory Speed Sign
Guidance that “No Parking” signs should be placed near the entrance to truck escape ramps.
Section 2C.12, par. 1
The use of the Low Clearance Sign to warn road users of overhead clearances less than the statutory maximum vehicle height is a STANDARD.
The Advisory Speed plaque is not discussed in conjunction with the “Pavement Ends” sign.
Permitted use of the “Pavement Ends” symbol sign (W8-3a).
The Advisory Speed plaque may be used to supplement the “Pavement Ends” word message sign when road conditions require change in speed.
Delete the use of the “Pavement Ends” symbol sign (W8-3a).“Pavement Ends” Sign
No discussion in the MUTCD for the “Low Shoulder” sign (W8-9). Some confusion between the above sign and the “Shoulder Drop-off” sign (W8-9a).
Include text explaining the “SOFT SHOULDER,” “LOW SHOULDER,” & “SHOULDER DROP-OFF” signs.
Use only word messages for these signsShoulder Signs
Section 2C-11thru 2C-14 are discussed separately in the 1988 MUTCD.
Not in MUTCD.
To combine the discussion in Sections 2C-11 thru 2C-14 into one section entitled, “Intersection Signs.”
Include a new Advance Street Name plaque to be used with Intersection Signs.Intersection Signs
The FHWA has included a change adopted in a final rule 6/19/98. This change allows the OPTIONAL use of the color fluorescent yellow green for pedestrian, bicycle, and school advance crossing and crossing signs.
Section 2C.36, pars. 6 & 7