PTM-SPMALL-B

Title:  Sign Pattern Manual (2016)
Publication code:  PTM-SPMALL-B

In early 2021, TAC will release the 6th Edition of its MUTCDC. A batch of updates affecting the 5th Edition MUTCDC and Sign Pattern Manual is available free of charge here.

Print copy users may insert the updated pages directly into their existing document(s).

E-book users are asked to add notes on affected sections of their e-book to reference the posted updates.

Sign Pattern Manual users should download the affected or new sign files.


The Sign Pattern Manual complements the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Canada (MUTCDC). Its goal is to encourage traffic control uniformity across Canada and compatibility throughout North America; its purpose is to provide users and manufacturers with accurate patterns to be used when producing traffic control signs.

The Sign Pattern Manual is available either in separate Parts, or as a Package.

PTM-SPMALL-B PACKAGE: Sign Pattern Manual
Parts 1-4 
$275 member
$350 regular
PTM-SPM1REG-B PART 1 - Regulatory Signs 
(214 signs)
$75 member
$99 regular
PTM-SPM2WARN PART 2 - Warning Signs 
(199 signs)
$75 member
$99 regular
PTM-SPM3INFO-B PART 3 - Guide and Information Signs 
(136 signs)
$75 member
$99 regular
PTM-SPM4TEMP-B PART 4 - Temporary Conditions Signs and Devices 
(119 signs)
$75 member
$99 regular
  Supplementary Signs Package (MUTCDC 5th Edition Update) Free

Each Part of the Sign Pattern Manual includes:

  • Electronic image files. Each sign is provided in three electronic file formats: AI, EPS, and PDF files. 
  • A PDF-format user guide including information on proper scaling and sign design, as well as a specification sheet for each included sign. 

All components are provided in both English and French.

Users require commercially-available software (e.g. Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat/Reader, Macromedia FreeHand, CorelDraw or other programs to import AI, EPS or PDF files) to access the files. They are reminded to refer to the MUTCDC for guidance on proper sign selection as well as on the required methods and conditions for installation.

The font used in the patterns, FHWA Series 2000 Standard Edition or FHWA 2000EX Expanded Edition (includes accents and other special characters), series B, C, D, E, E(m), and F, is not provided with the Sign Pattern Manual and must be purchased separately from a supplier. The text in the provided sign patterns has been converted to outlines, therefore the font is only required in order to customize text or numerals on a standard sign.

These items are delivered via e-Vault download. After checkout, customers will receive an order confirmation email which includes a License Code and link to a webpage where they enter the Code and their email address. (The email entered must match the one provided at the time of order.) The customer will then receive a final email with a link to complete the download of their purchased files. Files are downloaded onto the customer’s computer in a zipped folder. NO REFUNDS, for any reason, are provided after a download has been performed.

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Publication year:  2016
Category:  Road Safety Traffic Operations & Management
Media type:  Image files
Publication type:  Image files
Publication date:  Friday, November 25, 2016
Member price:  $ 275.00
Regular price:  $ 350.00