FHWA Requests Comments to the MUTCD on Pavement Marking Retro-reflectivity


The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has issued a proposed rule requesting input to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). This rule is specifically requesting comments regarding amendments made to the minimum retro-reflectivity levels for pavement markings on all roads open to public travel with annual daily traffic volumes over 6,000 and speed limits of 35 mph, or higher. Agencies or officials having jurisdiction would be required to develop and implement a method for maintaining pavement marking retro-reflexivity at minimum levels. In response to the volume of comments previously received, FHWA has revised the proposed amendments and is issuing this supplemental notice requesting additional comments. Comments are due by May 4, 2017.

More Information:
National Standards for Traffic control Devices; the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways; Maintaining Pavement marking Retroreflectivity
APWA Government Affairs
APWA Legislative Action Center

Submit Comments:
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  • By mail or hand delivery:
                  U.S. Department of Transportation
                  Dockets Management Facility
                  1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
                  Washington, DC  20590