Guidelines for Temporary Traffic Control in Work ZonesAbstract:
Part 6 of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) is the national standard for all traffic control devices used during construction, maintenance, and utility activities plus incident management. This handbook summarizes some guidelines listed in the 2009 MUTCD, including the 2012 revisions. It is directed to municipalities, utilities, and contractors providing maintenance or construction on a public roadway. It contains basic principles, a description of the standard traffic control devices used in work areas, guidelines for the application of the devices, and typical application diagrams. Also, information concerning proper flagging is presented. This handbook gives the basic principles and provides examples for the design, application, installation, and maintenance of the various types of traffic control devices used in temporary traffic control or for incident management.