Research for AASHTO Standing Committee on Highways . Task 271. Graphical Traffic Signal Design Aid Based on the MUTCD

The objective of this project is to graphically present signal design options in a way that makes it easier to comply with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and as a result, promote uniformity in signal design across the U.S. and help reduce crashes at traffic signals.  More specifically, to create software that will show a drawing of the acceptable number, location, and configuration of signal heads and indications, as well as mandatory regulatory signs, for common intersection approach configurations input by the user.  The software should show the safest (as determined by research) as well as other common MUTCD-compliant layouts. Development of this software should be coordinated with MUTCD development and be ready for distribution soon after publication of the next MUTCD.  It is expected that the software will be made available through the FHWA's MUTCD website.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-07, Task

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Derr, B

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Idaho, Boise

    800 Park Boulevard, Suite 200
    Boise, ID  United States  83712-7742
  • Principal Investigators:

    Abdel-Rahim, Ahmed

  • Start Date: 20090519
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20101119
  • Source Data: RiP Project 19901

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464332
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-07, Task
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:40PM