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.
As of March 20, 2018, FHWA issued an interim approval #21 (IA-21) for Optional Use of Pedestrian-Actuated Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacons at Uncontrolled Marked Crosswalks. Memorandum | Memo for Locals
As of December 21, 2017, FHWA has terminated interim approval #11 (IA-11) for optional use of rectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRFB).
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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