Course Objective

  • To provide every person involved with temporary traffic control
  • To provide essential information to ensure that TTC design principles and practices are followed in implementing and maintaining highway work zones
  • To understand improvement of the safety of both highway users and workers

Course Outline

Opening and Introductions

Introduction to temporary traffic control (TTC)

Standards and Uniformity

Fundamental Principles of TTC

  • TTC Plans
  • Speed management
  • Positive guidance
  • Inspection
  • Roadside safety
  • Training
  • Public relations

Component Parts of a Lane Closure

  • Advance Warning Area
  • Transition
  • Buffer Spaces
  • Work Area
  • Termination area

Workshop 1: Lane Closures



Introduction to Traffic Control Devices

Delineation vs Protection

TTC signs

Channelizing Devices

  • Cones
  • Tubular Markers
  • Drums
  • Others (local)
  • Arrow Boards

Portable Changeable Message Signs

Pavement Markings

Others (local)

Installation and Removal Procedures

Flagger Control

Pedestrian and Bicycle Considerations

Accessibility considerations

Workshop 2: Pedestrian Considerations

Motorcycle Considerations

Roadside Safety Concepts

  • Clear Zones
  • Recoverable Slopes
  • Hazards

Positive Protection

  • Basic Concepts
  • Crashworthiness

Barrier Concepts (deflection, flares, etc.)

Positive Protection Devices

Workshop 3: Lane Closures with Barriers

Crash Cushions

Truck-Mounted Attenuators

The Typical Project

Nightwork Considerations

Field Considerations (inspection, documentation, etc.)


The course includes discussion of temporary traffic control (TTC) concepts and practices applicable to highway work zones. to improve the safety of workers and all roadway users. This course includes guidance on conducting Road Safety Audits (RSA) at all phases of work zone planning, design and deployment, and considerations