Guidelines for Traffic Control in Work Zones Pocket Guide
This handbook summarizes some guidelines established in the Ohio Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (OMUTCD). It contains basic principles, a description of the standard traffic control devices used in work areas and traffic incident management areas, guidelines for the application of the devices, and typical application diagrams. Information concerning proper flagging is also presented.
The information in this guide is intended to provide the principles of proper temporary traffic control, but is not a standard. Part 6 of the Ohio Manual of Traffic Control (OMUTCD) contains the standards for temporary traffic control.
The guide is available below for viewing or downloading.
This guide supplements the standards and guidelines established in Chapter 6I of the Ohio Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (OMUTCD) for the control of traffic through traffic incident management areas.
The guide is directed to state and local government road and street departments, utilities, companies performing construction by permit, and any other entity providing maintenance or construction on a public roadway.
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