#215 Jobsite Traffic Management

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Riding on any vehicle or machinery is prohibited.
  • All vehicles should travel on the right hand side of the road.
  • 10 mph speed limit should be observed in construction areas, slower speeds may be required due to activity.
  • Observe posted speed limits when traveling outside the construction area.
  • Always yield to pedestrians.
  • If view is obstructed, come to a complete stop and then proceed with caution.
  • At intersections where a STOP sign is not posted, slow down and look for vehicles or pedestrians.
  • Always check for pedestrians and vehicles before reversing or pulling away from the curb.
  • Awareness of your surroundings is the first and best line of defense when driving in a congested work zone.
  • Be patient, a few minutes to ensure safe travel can prevent an accident from happening.
  • Cell phone use should be prohibited when driving or working in close proximity to construction vehicles & equipment.

KEY POINTS

  • Being aware of your surroundings is essential when driving in a congested work zone.
  • Sub-contractors’ foremen should conduct a site orientation with any new employee to the site in regards to traffic and site safety (worker or operator).
  • Parking in front of fire hydrants is prohibited in construction zones.
  • Sidewalks and footpaths should be kept clear whenever and wherever possible.
  • For most operations, the use of signs, cones, or flagmen is all sufficient means of controlling traffic.
  • Flaggers should be utilized at locations on a construction site where barricades and warning signs cannot control the moving traffic.