The purpose of the FDOT Traffic Engineering Manual (TEM) is to provide traffic engineering standards and guidelines to be used on the State Highway System. The manual covers the process whereby standards and guidelines are adopted, as well as chapters devoted to highway signs, traffic signals, markings, and specialized operational topics. 

The TEM is available in electronic format only. If you are interested in receiving an email update when new bulletins or an update is issued, please sign up to receive E-updates through the Contact Mailer. Once registered, click on the Traffic Engineering Manual under Publications.

The Traffic Engineering Manual is available either as one complete PDF document, or by individual chapters (see menu below).

Please view Traffic Engineering and Operations Bulletin 18-03 for a description of revisions to the 2019 manual.


Section PDF Size
Traffic Engineering Manual Update 2018
Effective January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019
Table of Contents 58KB
Chapter 1 Procedure 121KB
Chapter 2 Signs 2.8MB
Chapter 3 Signals 1.6MB
Chapter 4 Markings 743KB
Chapter 5 Specialized Operational Topics 650KB
History 26KB
Index of Statutes, Rules, and Procedures 107KB

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