Temporary Traffic Control

May 23, 2023 Mobile Register
May 24, 2023 Montgomery Register
June 6, 2023 Huntsville Register
June 7, 2023 Birmingham Register

About 100,000 crashes occur in work zones every year, according to the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse. An annual average of 764 traffic fatalities and 135 worker deaths occurred in work zones in the U.S. from 2015 to 2017. These numbers are on the rise. In Alabama, there has been an average of 20 work zone traffic fatalities and 5 worker deaths per year. There is room for improvement.

This workshop will strengthen the knowledge base of anyone involved in the design, implementation, inspection, and maintenance of temporary traffic control (TTC). This workshop includes a series of hands-on activities and exercises intended to reinforce the learning at a higher level of application. After attending the workshop, participants should be able to use the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), identify relevant state and federal guidelines and practices pertaining to TTC, identify characteristics of traffic control suitable for use in work zones, and select and install appropriate TTC layouts for specific situations. This workshop should be of interest to contractors, and their employees, safety representatives, local and state employees, and all those whose work involves street and highway operations on or adjacent to the roadway. A copy of Part 6 of the MUTCD will be provided.