The purpose of work zone traffic control is to provide a safe work area for workers within the roadway, while facilitating the safe and orderly flow of all road users through the work zone. The principles listed below provide a guiding philosophy of good temporary traffic control and enhance the safety of motorists, pedestrians and workers within and near temporary traffic control zones.
Make traffic safety and temporary traffic control an integral and high-priority element of every project from planning through design, construction, and maintenance.
Inhibit traffic movement as little as possible.
Provide clear and positive guidance to drivers and pedestrians as they approach and travel through the temporary traffic control zone.
Inspect traffic control elements routinely and modify when necessary.
Pay increased attention to roadside safety near temporary traffic control.
Train all persons that select, place and maintain temporary traffic control devices.
Establish proper legislative authority to implement and enforce needed traffic regulations, speed zoning, parking controls, and incident management.
Keep the public well informed.
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