Accession Number PB2013-104574
Title Traffic Control Concepts for Incident Clearance.
Publication Date Jan 2009
Media Count 54p
Personal Author C. Creel I. Birenbaum S. G. Wegmann
Abstract This document discusses various aspects of traffic control for incidents with the focus on the traffic control roles and responsibilities of the responders as well as the safety of the responders and the motoring public. It also recognizes that active traffic management is necessary to meet the fluctuating needs of the scene and to minimize clearance and recovery time. An overview of popular state laws and policies enacted to support safe, quick clearance is provided. The roles/responsibilities of the various categories of responders are addressed. Available traffic control devices are discussed. There is also focus on the affects on traffic control created by the dynamic nature of incident clearance. Highlights some best practices to enhance traffic control implementation are included.
Keywords Responders
Traffic control
Traffic control devices
Traffic Incident Management
Traffic incidents
Traffic management
Transportation Management Plans

Source Agency Federal Highway Administration
NTIS Subject Category 89C - Construction Management & Techniques
50A - Highway Engineering
91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
Corporate Author Texas Transportation Inst., College Station.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1309
Contract Number N/A

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