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Traffic Accommodations in Work Zones in Alberta

Posted by in Traffic Knowledge on February 20, 2014 . 0 Comments.

These guidelines are to be utilized for reference for traffic accommodation through work zones on
highways and bridges in Alberta.

When activities such as roadway/bridge work, utilities work , or materials testing and surveying are performed on or adjacent to public highways in Alberta, the person(s) performing the work must make suitable provisions to safely accommodate the travelling public.

This article identifies the primary roles and responsibilities of each party for public safety, outlines general considerations for developing an effective traffic accommodation strategy and provides guidelines for the use of various Traffic Control Devices. Also included are a series of drawings detailing minimum temporary signing requirements for typical Work Zones.

General Considerations

In addition to providing safe passage for traffic through the Work Zone, effective traffic accommodation involves minimizing inconvenience to traffic. To ensure traffic moves effectively through the Work Zone, it is critical that the Traffic Control Devices (TCD’s) used to advise, warn and direct traffic are appropriate for the site conditions. Any TCD’s which are not required must be removed or covered immediately.

In all cases, any required TCD’s, flagpersons and detours must be in place prior to the commencement of the work. In addition, the required minimum lane width must be maintained at all times.

To learn more about Traffic Work Zone Signing requirements or to purchase Alberta Signs or Traffic Supplies call our Alberta Hotline Toll Free: 310-7446 (SIGN).

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