The Federal Highway Administration (FHA) is set to begin enforcement of a new set of standards on traffic control markings in January, 2009, as set forth in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). The MUTCD is incorporated by Federal Department of Transportation regulations approved by the FHA and recognized as the national standard for traffic control devices used on all public roads and \”roads open to public traffic\”, such as parking lots which are privately owned but where the public is allowed travel without access restrictions.
The new regulations standardize traffic signs, pavement markings and other control devices in an effort to expedite traffic, promote uniformity, improve safety and incorporate technology advances in traffic control device application.
It is important that contractors are aware of the changes, as compliance will not only help avoid fines but will also reduce possible liability resulting from accidents due to non-compliance.
To learn more, contact your local SealMaster® at (800) 395-7325.