CHAPTER 6H. TYPICAL APPLICATIONS
Section 6H.01 Typical Applications
Chapter 6G contains discussions of typical temporary traffic control activities. Chapter 6H
presents typical applications for a variety of situations commonly encountered. While not every
situation is addressed, the information illustrated can generally be adapted to a broad range of
conditions. In many instances, an appropriate temporary traffic control plan is achieved by
combining features from various typical applications. For example, work at an intersection
might present a near-side work zone for one street and a far-side work zone for the other street.
These treatments are found in two different typical applications, while a third typical application
shows how to handle pedestrian crosswalk closures.
Procedures for establishing temporary traffic control zones vary with such conditions as road
configuration, location of the work, work activity, duration of work, road user volumes, road
vehicle mix (buses, trucks, and cars), and road user speeds. Examples presented in this Chapter
are guides showing how to apply principles and standards. Applying these guidelines to actual
situations and adjusting to field conditions requires judgment. In general, the procedures
illustrated represent minimum solutions for the situations depicted.
Other devices may be added to supplement the devices and device spacing may be adjusted
to provide additional reaction time or delineation. Fewer devices may be used based on field
Figures and tables found throughout Part 6 provide information for the development of
temporary traffic control plans. Table 6C-2 is used for the determination of taper lengths, while
Table 6C-1 can be used for sign spacing for various area and roadway types.
Table 6H-1 is an index of the 46 typical applications. Typical applications are shown on the
right page with notes on the facing page to the left. The legend for the symbols used in the
typical applications is provided in Table 6H-2.