G4−11: Pocket Size 'Guidelines for Temporary Traffic Control'
In 1997, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) produced a 70−page, color laminated work zone safety pocket guide and began distribution/sale of it to field personnel responsible for the installation, inspection, and removal of temporary traffic control measures. The guide contains standards for traffic control devices and displays 23 of the most used typical traffic control layouts for maintenance/utility/permit operations.
Wisconsin has distributed over 25,000 copies of a work zone safety pocket size handbook guideline for construction, maintenance, and utility operations. The handbook presents information and guidelines for temporary traffic control, including approximately 30 typical traffic control application drawings. The handbook and a one−day basic work zone traffic control training course were developed with the University of Madison−Wisconsin.
REASON(S) FOR ADOPTING:
To make work zone safety information more readily available in an easy−to−read and understandable format for field personnel.
Ensuring that more people possess the standards and guidelines for traffic control in work zones, and improving the installation of traffic control devices and the flow of traffic through work zones.
MOST APPLICABLE LOCATION(S)/PROJECT(S):
Primarily for rural and urban primary and secondary roadways and streets. The guide can also be used for many freeway and limited access highway applications.
STATE(S) WHERE UTILIZED:
Virginia , Wisconsin
David Rush, Senior Transportation Engineer, Virginia DOT
Telephone: (804) 371−6672
Tom Notbohm, Bureau of Highway Operations, Wisconsin DOT
Telephone: (608) 266−0982, Fax: (608) 261−6295