Are Work Zone Traffic Control Templates Available?

Typical work zone situations are available in the National MUTCD. We also have a Work Zone Safety Pocket Guide that has many typical situations taken from the MUTCD. This Pocket Guide has the proper distances included on each sheet as prescribed by NYSDOT. A quick way to use the Pocket Guide as a traffic control template is to make a xerox copy of the typical you will be using and write the associated information directly on the copy (the date, the location of the work, the names of the crew, and the person who wrote up the plan).

To illustrate this, a sample traffic control plan is shown below, using page 18 (Lane Closure on a Minor Urban Street). Again, the plan should include the date, the location of the work, the names of the crew, and the person who wrote up the plan. Typically this would be the foreman, but could be someone else. This sheet should be finalized in the field and any changes noted.

The National MUTCD typicals can be found on the web at:
http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/htm/2009/part6/part6h.htm

A pdf of the Work Zone Safety Pocket Guide can be viewed or downloaded here on our website, or you can contact us for a printed copy.

Please be aware that the advanced warning posting distances in the National MUTCD are different from the ones recommended and used by the New York State Department of Transportation. The information in the Work Zone Safety Pocket Guide follows the NYSDOT guidelines.

sample traffic control plan

Sample traffic control plan

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