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Work Zone Traffic Control



Flagging operations are critical to moving traffic safely and expeditiously through or around road construction work areas.  Flaggers are provided at work sites to stop traffic intermittently as necessitated by work in progress or to maintain continuous traffic past a work site at reduced speeds to help protect the work crew.


The following table includes some of the basic flagging operations to be followed on the job site.






Stop/Slow paddle used as primary device



Paddles are 8-sided, 18 inches minimum (24 inches for high speeds)



Minimum 5 foot staff length, 6 foot preferred



Flags ok for emergencies/special situations



Flags are 24 inches, red color, solid material



Flagger procedure per MUTCD, strictly followed



All flaggers trained



Flaggers wear good quality orange vest, orange hard hat reflectorized at night



Flagger station isolated from operation, other workers



Good sight distance to flagger station



Flagger has adequate escape path



Flagger positioned at edgeline as traffic approaches



Flagger maintains eye contact until vehicle stopped



Periodic relief provided to all flaggers



Flagger sign in advance of full time flaggers



Flagger sign removed promptly when not needed



Distance from sign to flagger kept current



Other warning signs provided per MUTCD



Supplemental signs/devises to slow traffic on high-speed roads prior to flagger



Flagger station lighted at night (lighted wand and flares for emergencies)