Removing temporary traffic control devices with the flow of traffic vs. backing the work vehicle behind to remove the devices
In general, temporary traffic controls are removed against the flow of traffic in Minnesota. However, the state does routinely remove short-term maintenance lane closures using a mobile operation. For these operations, the state requires the use of a PCMs and TMA-equipped vehicles with signs and arrow panels to provide advance notice, and lane closure for the operation. The cones are retrieved using a TMA-equipped truck with a mechanical cone device at speeds of up to 20 mph with all operators contained within the bed of the vehicle. After the lanes are open, advance signs are removed in reverse order identical to normal lane closure removals.
Topics: Temporary Traffic Control