Traffic control is essential to complete roadway construction. It is important for the safety of the workers at the roadside and necessary to protect drivers and pedestrians. Traffic control plans also help ensure the construction site stays on schedule. There are a few critical elements to maintaining traffic flow around roadworks, and direction signs have a significant part to play.
Drivers with no information are at risk of making poor decisions when approaching an area with alternate traffic instructions. When armed with clear directions about their surroundings, they are better able to make sound choices. Whether the signs help drivers navigate a construction site or are for crowd control during a parade, obeying traffic signs is vital to everyone’s safety.
Essential Traffic Signs
Every traffic control plan should include:
Detour & alternate route signs
Types of vehicles allowed in the area
Pedestrian directional signs
Access for disabled persons
Flaggers with traffic direction signs
Everyone Goes Home Safe
Clear signage is one of the hallmarks of a safe construction zone or organized event. No matter the reason, you should have an appropriate traffic control plan to protect the safety of your site and the signs to make your instructions clear.