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  Traffic Control

Traffic control is required when traffic must be moved through the following work on or around a roadway :

  • highway or street construction
  • maintenance operations
  • utility work
  • special events

The Ministry of Transportation has published a Traffic Control Manual to guide you in conducting traffic control safely. The traffic control described and illustrated in the manual is generally the minimum required. It illustrates a number of typical situations to show the recommended application of standard protective devices for pre-planned, scheduled, work on roads and streets in British Columbia.

Certain types of work will require a traffic management plan. The Ministry of Transportation's approach to traffic management is outlined in Traffic Management Guidelines listed in the Traffic Control section of the Ministry of Transportation website.