Course NumberCE-03-910
PDH Hours3
Work Zone Traffic Control I

Work Zone Traffic Control I

Author: Gregory Taylor

This course is the first of two in this series that shows how to effectively plan and design temporary traffic controls for work zone locations. The course contents will help you to use the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) Part 6 – Temporary Traffic Control more effectively and not replace it. The MUTCD is recognized as the national standard for all traffic control devices installed on any street, highway, bikeway, or private road open to public travel. Nationwide consistency is the goal of the MUTCD by requiring uniform, understandable, and effective devices.

The course objective is to give engineers and designers an in-depth look at the principles to be considered when selecting and designing temporary traffic control for work zones. Upon course completion, you should be familiar with the general design guidelines for work zone traffic control. Topics covered include:

  • Fundamental principles of temporary traffic control
  • Temporary traffic control devices
  • Pedestrian and worker safety
  • Flagger control for work zones
  • Sign categories and usage
  • Location and placement for signs
  • Various types of signs and their applications

Traffic signs and pavement markings are the primary communication devices used for informing drivers of regulations, roadway conditions, etc. within work zones. Providing motorists with relevant information when they need it can make roads safer and more efficient while reducing risks. However, poor management and maintenance can greatly reduce traffic safety, contribute to roadway incidents, and increase liability exposure.

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 3 PDH credits

Learning Objectives

This course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills

  • Understand the specific meanings of “shall”, “should”, and “may”
  • Be familiar with pedestrian and worker safety
  • Understand flagger control for work zones
  • Recognize the fundamental principles of temporary traffic control
  • Know typical temporary traffic control zone components
  • Recognize temporary traffic control devices
  • Be familiar with the sign categories and usage
  • Understand the location and placement considerations for signs
  • Be familiar with various types of signs and their applications

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