Importance of a Traffic Control Plan
Traffic control plans allows contractors to operate in public access roads while controlling and maintaining a safe flow of traffic. Traffic management plans include: 1) Temporary Traffic Control for moving public vehicles around or through a work zone; and 2) Internal Traffic Control which keeps workers on foot from being struck by construction equipment within a work zone. Efficient traffic control plans help ensure safety of workers, motorists and pedestrians.
Temporary Traffic Control Plan (TTCP)
- Designed to safely separate motorists from construction and working areas.
- Defined and prescribed by law.
- Proper setup ensures public safety around or through a work zone.
- Signs are used to warn motorists of possible dangers and road conditions.
- Channelizing devices are used to identify work zone area.
- Flaggers provide clear guidance to motorist approaching a traffic control zone.
Internal Traffic Control Plan (ITCP)
- Designed to minimize interaction between workers on foot and mobile equipment.
- Recommended practice within industry.
- Proper setup ensures safety of workers within a work zone.
- Signs are used to assist workers in recognizing routes within work zone.
- Designation of routes for delivering materials and mobile equipment.
- Facilitates communication between workers on foot and equipment.