Work zone traffic control plans are developed in conjunction with plans for transportation improvement projects, new facilities or modifications to roadways, bridges, and traffic control devices. The aim of traffic control in work zones is twofold: to maintain a safe and continuous flow of vehicular and pedestrian traffic and to protect workers and equipment in the construction zone. Temporary traffic control devices are specified to alert drivers to changes in accustomed patterns and direct them through construction zones in a safe manner. AMD Engineering understands that effectively managing traffic in and around construction work zones is critical to the mobility of drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
The AMD Engineering team has designed Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) and Transportation Management Plans (TMP) for jurisdictions throughout the DC Metro Area including Maryland's SHA, VDOT, DDOT and many local agencies throughout the region. AMD Engineering has developed a standardized TMP plan template which accompanies every MOT plan and includes a project description, allowable hours for closure(s), public communications plan, sequence of construction, general notes, and a section for details that are unique to each project. AMD Engineering's principles and support services staff understand the regions varying mobility needs and the steps involved in civil construction which will allow us to develop MOT and TMP plans that minimize impacts to the public.
AMD Engineering is well versed in the MUTCD's Temporary Traffic Control Guidance along with local agencies supplemental guidance including VDOT's Work Area Protection Manual and IIM-LD-241.5, which outlines typical work zone management strategies for different types of improvement projects (Types A through C); and DDOT's Work Zone Temporary Traffic Control Manual. The appropriate strategy for the duration of work, posted speed, and work zone condition will be selected.