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Traffic Control Manual

Note: This Manual is only valid for projects that were bid that specifically required this Manual be followed. All other projects, new contracts, maintenance work, utility work or any other activities etc. shall use the Delaware Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Part 6, Temporary Traffic Control.
Traffic Controls for Street and Highway Construction, Maintenance,
and Utility Operations
Full Manual This link opens a PDF File
Revisions to this Manual
Temporary Stop Signs (July 22, 2004) This link opens a PDF File
Use of Skid Sign Supports (October 7, 2003) This link opens a PDF File
Advanced Flagger Sign (October 7, 2003) This link opens a PDF File
Subchapter G, Part 630 This link opens a PDF File
  FHWA Directive
  Purpose
  Contents of the Agency Procedures
  Responsible Person
Section A - Introduction and General Specifications This link opens a PDF File
A-1 Need for Standards
A-2 Scope
A-3 Application of Standards
A-4 Responsibility
A-5 Incident Management
A-6 TCP
A-7 Training
Section B - Signs This link opens a PDF File
B-1 Design of Signs 
  Reflective Sheeting Specifications
B-2 Position of Signs 
B-3 Erection of Signs
Regulatory Signs
B-4 Authority
B-5 Design
B-6 Application
B-6A Permanent Sign
B-6B Temporary Sign
B-7 Road, Bridge, or Railroad (Street Closed Sign) (R11-2)
B-8 Local Traffic Only Signs (R11-3, R11-4)
B-9 Weight Limit Signs (R-12 Series)
B-10 Do Not Pass Sign (R4-1)
B-11 Keep Right Sign (R4-7a)
B-12 Keep Left Sign (R4-8a)
B-13 Special Regulatory Signs
Warning Signs
B-14 Function
B-15 Design and Application
B-16 Application of Construction Approach
Temporary Warning Signs
B-17 Use and Application of Temporary
B-17-A Flags
B-18 Large Arrow Sign (W1-6,7)
B-19 Advance Road or Utility Construction Sign (W20-1)
B-20 Advance Detour Sign (W20-2)
B-21 Advance Road Closed Sign (W20-3)
B-22 Advance One Lane Road Sign (W20-4)
B-23 Advance Lane Closed Sign (W20-5)
B-24 Advance Merge Sign (W20-6)
B-25 Advance Flagger Sign (W20-7)
B-26 The Two-Way Traffic Sign (W6-3)
B-27 Workers Sign (W21-1)
B-28 Fresh Oil Sign (W21-2)
B-29 Road Machinery Sign (W21-3)
B-31 Shoulder Work Ahead Sign (W21-5)
B-32 Survey Crew Sign (W21-6)
B-33 Signs for Blasting Areas
B-34 Blasting Zone Sign (W22-1)
B-35 Turn Off 2-Way Radios and Cellular Telephones Sign (W22-2)
B-36 End Blasting Zone Sign (W22-3)
B-37 Road Narrows Sign (W5-1)
B-38 Bump Sign (W8-1)
B-39 Dip Sign (W8-2)
B-40 Soft Shoulder Sign (W8-4)
B-41 Truck Crossing Sign (W11-1)
B-42 Low Shoulder Sign (W8-4-1)
B-43 Uneven Pavement Joints Sign (W8-9)
B-44 Advisory Speed Plate (W13-1)
B-45 Other Warning Signs
Guide Signs
B-46 Function and Design of Information and Guide Signs
B-47 Length of Road Work Sign (G20-1)
B-48 End Roadwork Sign (G20-2)
B-49 Fines Doubled in Work Zone and End of Work Zone
B-50 Detour Arrow Sign (M4-9) Section (M4-10)
Section C - Barricades, Cones, Etc. This link opens a PDF File
C-1 Barricades
C-2 Characteristics
C-3 Markings
C-4 Barricade Construction
C-5 Barricades and Channeling Devices
C-6 Vertical Difference
C-7 Storage of Equipment and Materials
C-8 Traffic Cones
C-9 Flexible Guide Markers
C-10 Vertical Panels
C-11 Plastic Drums
C-12 Portable Concrete Curb Barrier
C-13 P.C.C. Barrier 6' Curve Section
C-14 Portable Concrete Barrier End Protection
C-15 Sand-Filled Plastic Barrels
C-16 Application of (Drums and Cones)
C-17 Placement of (Drums and Cones)
C-18 Traffic Cones, Flexible Guide Markers, Vertical Panels, and Drums
C-19 Type III Barricades
C-20 Signs on Barricades
C-21 Maintenance or Utility Activities
C-22 Table II
Section D - Lighting Devices This link opens a PDF File
D-1 Function
D-2 Electric Lights
  1. Flood Lights
  2. Hazard Identification Beacons
D-3 Lanterns or Flares
D-4 Warning Lights
D-5 General Requirements - Barricade Lights
D-6 Testing Quality and Marking
D-7 Lights on Channelizing Devices (This section is being modified. Get more info)
D-8 Lights on Signs
D-9 Non-directional Reflective Panel
D-10 Traffic Control Signals
D-11 Portable Traffic Signal Operation
D-12 Flashing Lights on Vehicles
D-13 Changeable Message Sign
D-14 Crash Cushions
D-15 Truck Mounted Attenuator (TMA)
D-16 Shadow Vehicles
D-17 Arrowpanels
Section E - Control of Traffic Through Work Areas This link opens a PDF File
E-1 Function
E-2 Hand Signaling Devices
E-3 Flaggers
E-4 Flagging Procedures
E-5 Flagger Stations
E-6 One Way Traffic Control
E-7 Flagger Control
E-8 Flag Carrying or Official Car
E-9 Pilot Car
E-10 Traffic Signs
E-11 Pavement Markings
  Definitions
  1. Existing Pavement Markings
  2. Application at Work Areas
  3. Specification for Removable Preformed Retroflective Pavement Marking for Construction, Maintenance, and Utility Work Zones
    1. General
    2. Requirements
  4. Temporary Markings
  5. Marking Installation
    1. General
    2. Centerline
    3. Lane Line
    4. Edge Line
    5. Raised Pavement Markers (RPM's)
Section F - Expressways and Limited Access Facilities This link opens a PDF File
F-1 Application of Standards
F-2 Signs
F-3 Barricades and Channelization
F-4 Lighting Devices
F-5 Flags
  Notes
Section G - Typical Application of Traffic Control Devices
Case 1 This link opens a PDF File Two-Lane, Two-Way Traffic - Day or Night Over 6 feet from Edge of Pavement
Case 2 This link opens a PDF File Two-Lane, Two-Way Traffic - Day or Night Shoulder Closure
Case 3 This link opens a PDF File Two-Lane, Two-Way Traffic - Daytime Only Lane Closure
Case 3-A  This link opens a PDF File Two-Lane, Two-Way Traffic Moving Daytime Operations
Case 4 This link opens a PDF File Two-Lane, Two-Way Traffic - Day or Night Lane Closure, exceeding 1 daylight period
Case 5 This link opens a PDF File Two-Lane, Two-Way Traffic Shoulder Moving Daytime Operations
Case 5-A This link opens a PDF File Two-Lane, One-Way Traffic Mowing Daytime Operation
Case 5-B This link opens a PDF File Two-Lane, Two-Way Traffic Mowing Daytime Operation
Case 6 This link opens a PDF File Two-Lane, Two-Way Traffic Moving Daytime Operations - Lane Closure
Case 7-A  This link opens a PDF File Two-Lane, Two-Way Traffic - Daytime Only Short Time Lane Closure - Heavy Traffic
Case 7-B This link opens a PDF File Two-Lane, Two-Way Traffic - Daytime Only Short Time Lane Closure - Light Traffic
Case 7-C  This link opens a PDF File Two-Lane, Two-Way or Multilane - Daytime Only Short Time Shoulder Closure
Case 7-D This link opens a PDF File Two-Lane, Two-Way or Multilane - Daytime Only Short Time Shoulder Closure - > 20 Minutes
Case 8 This link opens a PDF File Moving Operations (Greater Than 4 MPH) Daytime Operations Only
Case 8-A This link opens a PDF File Two-Lane, Two-Way Traffic - Daytime Only Moving Operation
Case 8-B This link opens a PDF File Two Lane, One-Way - Daytime Only Moving Operation
Case 8-C This link opens a PDF File Multilane, Center Lane(s) - Daytime Only Moving Operation
Case 9 This link opens a PDF File Two-Lane, Two-Way Traffic - Day or Night Lane Closure on Bridge Deck
Case 10 This link opens a PDF File Stationary Short-term Portable Traffic Signal Operation - on Two-Lane, Two-Way Traffic
Case 10-A  This link opens a PDF File Two-Lane, Two-Way Traffic - Day or Night Temporary Detour (Heavy Traffic)
Case 10-B This link opens a PDF File Two-Lane, Two-Way Traffic - Day or Night Temporary Detour (Light Traffic)
Case 11 This link opens a PDF File Two-Lane, Two-Way Traffic - Day or Night Widening of Pavement
Case 12 This link opens a PDF File Two-Lane, Two-Way Traffic - Day or Night Lane Closures in Series
Case 13 This link opens a PDF File Multilane, Divided, Highway - Day or Night (over 6 feet from edge of pavement)
Case 14  This link opens a PDF File Multilane, Divided, Highway - Day or Night Shoulder Closure
Case 15-A This link opens a PDF File Two-Lane, Two-Way Traffic - Day or Night Detour
Case 15-B This link opens a PDF File Two-Lane, Two-Way Traffic - Day or Night Urban Detour
Case 16 This link opens a PDF File Multilane, Divided Highway - Lane Closure Exceeding One Daylight Period
Case 17 This link opens a PDF File Day or Night Crosswalk Closures and Pedestrian Detours
Case 18 This link opens a PDF File Multilane, Divided, Highway - Day or Night Detour (Undivided Highway)
Case 19-A This link opens a PDF File Multilane, Divided, Highway Lane Closure Extreme Emergency Only Truck MUST Have Arrow Panel
Case 19-B This link opens a PDF File Multilane, Divided, Highway Lane Closure - Emergency
Case 20  This link opens a PDF File Multilane, Divided, Highway - Day or Night Lane Closure - Fixed Worksite
Case 21 This link opens a PDF File Two-Way Traffic - Daytime Only Moving Operations Bituminous Surface Treatment
Case 22 This link opens a PDF File Multi-Lane, Divided, or Undivided - Daytime Only Moving
Case 23  This link opens a PDF File Two-Lane, Two-Way or Multi-Lane - Day or Night  Advance Warning Signs for
Case 24 This link opens a PDF File Blasting Zone
Case 25 This link opens a PDF File Multilane Limited Control for Interstates and Highways - Heavy Traffic Typical Application - Controlled Access Roadway or Interstate System
Case 26  This link opens a PDF File Multilane Limited Control for Interstates and Highways - Light Traffic Typical Application - Controlled Access Roadway or Interstate System
Case 27 This link opens a PDF File Multilane Limited Control for Interstates and Highways - Short Duration less than a day Typical Application - Controlled Access Roadway or Interstate System
Case 28 This link opens a PDF File Multilane Limited Control for Interstates and Highways - Short Duration less than a day Typical Application - Controlled Access Roadway or Interstate System
Case 29 This link opens a PDF File Multilane Limited Control for Interstates and Highways - Short Duration less than a day On Ramp Before Work Area Typical Application - Controlled Access Roadway or Interstate System
Case 30 This link opens a PDF File Multilane Limited Control for Interstates and Highways - Short Duration less than a day Off Ramp Before Work Area Typical Application - Controlled Access Roadway or Interstate System
Case 31 This link opens a PDF File Multilane Limited Control for Interstates and Highways - Light Traffic For Stop & Go or Slow Moving Detours Typical Application - Controlled Access Roadway or Interstate System
Case 32 This link opens a PDF File Multilane Limited Control for Interstates and Highways - Light Traffic For Stop & Go or Slow Moving Detours Typical Application - Controlled Access Roadway or Interstate System
Case 33 This link opens a PDF File Multilane Limited Control for Interstates and Highways - Shoulder Work - Off Shoulder Typical Application - Shoulder Work on Controlled Access Roadway or Interstate
Case 33A This link opens a PDF File Multilane Limited Control for Interstates and Highways - Shoulder Work - On Shoulder Typical Application - Shoulder Work on Controlled Access Roadway or Interstate
Case 34 This link opens a PDF File Two-lane, Two-way or Multilane Traffic Daytime Operations Only Short Time Operations
Case 35 This link opens a PDF File Two-lane, Two-way or Multilane Traffic Daytime Operations Only Short Time Operations
Case 36 This link opens a PDF File Multilane Limited Control for Interstates and Highways - Light Traffic Work Areas On Ramps - Daytime Operations Only Typical Application - Controlled Access Roadway or Interstate System
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