Traffic Control Devices Design Manual

This manual is intended to act as a guide in the development of Signal, Signing, Pavement Marking and Lighting plans for Office of Traffic and Safety (OOTS) of the Maryland State Highway Administration. It documents the design procedures and steps required to bring a project from the Design Request stage to the final PS&E stage. When using tables, charts standards and figures from this manual, always check with the OOTS - Traffic Engineering Design Division to ensure that you are using the latest version.

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 Table of Contents
Introduction  (PDF, 40 KB)
Principles of Design  (PDF, 44.8 KB)
Sign and Pavement Marking Design  (PDF, 0.98 MB)
Signal Design  (PDF, 941 KB)
Lighting Design  (PDF, 556 KB)
Engineers Estimate  (PDF, 76 KB)
Plan Preparation  (PDF, 49 KB)
List of Appendices:  (PDF, 15.3 KB)
  A-1.  Quality Review  (PDF, 14.4 KB)
  A-2.  Checklists  (PDF, 125 KB)
  A-3.  Post Adevertisment Process  (PDF, 15.2 KB)
  A-4.  CPM Charts  (PDF, 67.1 MB)
  A-5.  Sample Projects  (PDF, 5.23 MB)
  A-6.  Signing and Marking Guidelines  (PDF, 3.47 MB)
  A-7.  Ground Mounted Support Charts  (PDF, 143 KB)
  A-8.  Sign Lighting Tables  (PDF, 42.4 KB)
  A-9.  Engineering Change Notices  (PDF, 500 KB)
  A-10. Utility Coordination Procedure  (PDF, 1.11 MB)

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