Permit requirements to install/erect temporary traffic control warning signs and other temporary traffic control devices along roadways
Before work is allowed to commence within Utah state right-of-way, the contractor must obtain a permit from the local Utah DOT Permits Office.
The permit holders conduct their operations so there is minimum interference to traffic. For example, a utility would provide a traffic control plan in conformance with the current federal MUTCD. This traffic control plan is used during all operations of the utility in constructing a line. No lane closure is made without prior approval of the UDOT regional director or authorized representative. Traffic control plans showing detours and signing operations are required in advance for review and approval by UDOT for all lane closures. Peak-hour lane closures may be prohibited.
When a traffic control plan is required, it must be sealed (stamped) by a licensed professional engineer in the state of Utah, consistent with the MUTCD, and acceptable by the department prior to any construction within the right-of-way. (The stamp is required mostly for large projects). Construction may not commence until the traffic control plan has received the approval of the department. Plans may be revised as necessary with department concurrence. The plan must address the following issues:
* Construction phasing
* Lane/shoulder closures
* Tapers and device spacing
* Sign boards, arrow boards, and variable message signs
* Temporary modifications to traffic signals
* Time restrictions and work schedule
* Lane shifts
* Flagging operations
Topics: Temporary Traffic Control