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.