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.

This guide is a living document; it is subject to change without notice. Please check the Rural Subdivisions Website (http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/permits/Subdibision_Home.asp) to make sure you version is sufficiently current.