Marker Signs – Done!

And even though I publicized it elsewhere, I forgot to note it here:

The entire section on route marker signs is now 100% complete! With user-editable PDF files (when opened in Acrobat Reader/Acrobat)!

Warning! Progress Ahead!

As of today, the Warning Sign section is complete through the W7 (Hill) series of signs. While we’re not quite “over the hill”, substantial progress is being made. Unless there are other time-stealing complications, expect 1 to 2 Warning sections to be updated each week.

Enjoy the improved sections, and don’t forget that signs with messages that might be user-specified (percent grade, distance) have PDF files that allow users to edit those signs to say exactly what they need (when opened in Acrobat Reader or Acrobat).

Feel free to leave a comment if you have any feedback or suggestions.

Great New Stuff!

It’s been a few months since the Manual of Traffic Signs was updated. But a difficult autumn, the holiday season, NCUTCD, and TRB are now behind us, and work has resumed on the website.

I asked users whether work should be prioritized on route marker signs or on warning signs, and the responses were roughly evenly split. So, just to make things more challenging, I chose to update both (which explains some of the delay).

This evening, I uploaded new main pages for Marker Signs and Warning Signs, plus revised content for the M1 series of route marker shields and W1 series turn and curve signs.

Other Bonus Items:

I thank you all for your patience. The plan for now is to continue updating both the marker and warning sign sections one piece at a time (M2s and W2s, M3s & W3s, etc.) as I have the ability. We’ll get them both done in due time – hopefully before the rulemaking on the next edition of the MUTCD.

Enjoy the new stuff!


Happy December!

As you might or might not have noticed, there has not been any noticeable progress on the Manual of Traffic Signs since the completion of the Regulatory Signs section a while ago. I assure you that things are happening behind the scenes, mainly in experimenting with some rather-challenging user-editable PDF files.

However, it would appear not everyone is content. I do have a person who e-mails me periodically expressing a seeming lack of satisfaction with progress on the website. Today’s e-mail was short and to the point:

“Better hurry before I lose patience.”

Last time I checked, this site is (and has been for over two decades) a free resource open to all. And at my last recollection I have no contracts with anyone demanding that product be delivered by a specific date. I also have many other demands on my time such as my family, maintaining a house, volunteer work, and other things that keep me remarkably busy from wake-up to crash-out. Plus preparing for upcoming meetings in DC in January. So I find it both amusing and irritating that someone I’ve never recall meeting and with whom I have no professional or personal relationship sees themselves as making such a confident demand/threat on my time and resources.

Rest assured progress will be seen – perhaps not immediately, but in good time. And I think nearly all of you will be happy with the results. Except maybe for this guy.

Merry Christmas, happy holidays, and all that from the Manual of Traffic Signs, and hope to have something up soon.

R10s Are Done!

Let a signal go forth to the multitudes…

The R10 series of traffic signal signs is complete and updated (and includes the new signs from IA-12 and IA-16). I hope you find them… illuminating. 🙂

I also updated the Regulatory Signs page ( with new GIFs showing a wider variety of signs.

Enjoy, and comments are always welcome.

What Next?

As I start the R10 series, I’m about 75% complete with the R series of regulatory signs.

I have a question for site users: once the Rs are done, what section should I start on next? The original plan was to jump into W series warning signs, but if there’s greater interest, I could start in on the M series of route marker signs.

Let me know what you all would prefer in the comments. I’ll take it into consideration. Also welcoming feedback on the the revamp of the site so far – revised graphics, greater number of sign examples, user-editable PDFs, adding in signs from IAs, etc.