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Work Zone Traffic Control

Checklist

 

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.

 

Item

 

Yes

No

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)