Work Zone Traffic Control II
Author: Gregory Taylor
This course is the second 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. Should there be any discrepancies between the contents of this course and the MUTCD – always follow the MUTCD.
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:
- Temporary traffic control devices
- Different pavement marking functions and specifications
- Design and application of delineators
- Types of temporary traffic control activities
- Mobile work operations
- Typical applications for temporary traffic control
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
This course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills
- Be familiar with temporary traffic control devices
- Understand different pavement marking functions and specifications
- Know the design and application of delineators
- Understand the types of temporary traffic control activities
- Recognize mobile work operations
- Be familiar with typical applications for common applications
Download the Course to review and begin earning your PDH credits.
We provide technical courses for PDH credits that meet Board requirements for Professional Engineers, Geologists and Land Surveyors. This courses is guaranteed to be accepted in AK, AL, AR, GA, IA, IL, ID, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY. Before purchasing this course, please confirm that your state Board is listed above.