Wisconsin Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (WMUTCD)

In an effort to provide guidance and leadership in the stewardship of Wisconsin's roadway network, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), in conjunction with county, city and local governmental agencies collaborated to develop the WMUTCD.

This manual in combination with the Federal Highway Administration's MUTCD provides guidance on the installation and proper use of traffic control devices.

The WMUTCD pages are for the guidance of design engineers, technicians, inspection personnel, contractors, municipalities, counties, townships and others who are involved in highway design, construction, maintenance and operations.

The goal is to provide uniform application of traffic control devices and other related items used on the Wisconsin highway system.

Entire WMUTCD manual

Table of Contents and Introduction

Part 1 - General

Part 2 - Signs

    Chapter 2A - General

    Chapter 2B - Regulatory Signs, Barricades, and Gates

    Chapter 2C - Warning Signs and Object Markers

    Chapter 2D - Guide Signs - Conventional Roads

    Chapter 2E - Guide Signs - Freeways and Expressways

    Chapter 2F - Toll Road Signs

    Chapters 2G-2H - Preferential and Managed Lane Signs and General Information Signs

    Chapters 2I-2N - General Service Signs, Specific Service Signs, Tourist-Oriented Directional Signs, Changeable Message Signs, Recreational and Cultural Interest Area Signs, and Emergency Management Signing

Part 3 - Markings

Part 4 - Highway Traffic Signals

Part 5 - Traffic Control Devices for Low-Volume Roads

Part 6 - Temporary Traffic Control

Part 7 - Traffic Controls for School Areas

Part 8 - Traffic Control for Railroad and Light Rail Transit Grade Crossings

Part 9 - Traffic Control for Bicycle Facilities

Appendices A1 and A2 - Congressional Legislation and Metric Conversions

​Questions or comments, please contact:

Matt Rauch
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
4802 Sheboygan Avenue, Room 501
Madison, WI 53707
(608) 246-5305
Matt.Rauch@dot.wi.gov