FHWA / MUTCD Minimum Retroreflectivity Levels Standards for Retro Reflective Signs / Sign Sheeting

The following chart indicates the minimum requirements for retro reflective sheeting and tape required to meet the 2009 MUTCD Code for road signs that fall under the regulations of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). Compliance dates: January 22,2012 – Section 2A.08 – Implementation and continued use of an assessment or management method

MUTCD Lateral Offset Compliance Date

Lateral Offset January 17, 2013 is the MUTCD compliance date for crash-worthiness of sign supports on roads with posted speed limit of 50 mph or higher. Quoted 2009 MUTCD Standards Section 2A.19 Lateral Offset Standard: 01 For overhead sign supports, the minimum lateral offset from the edge of the shoulder (or if no shoulder exists, from the edge of the pavement) to the near edge of overhead sign supports (canti