Temporary Traffic Management
We are repairing and rebuilding our city's damaged roads, fresh water, wastewater and storm water networks. This usually means we have to work on or near roads, and that means traffic may be affected. While we do the work, we have to manage traffic around the work area.
As with all of our rebuild work, safety is our first priority. When we plan work around traffic, after ensuring safety, we look for a setup that keeps traffic flowing best and least inconveniences the neighbouring community.
Traffic Management Plans
For each work site, we design and follow a Traffic Management Plan (TMP). Developing and carrying out TMPs is strictly managed. Qualified Site Traffic Management Supervisors (STMSs) follow a process very carefully. They need to thoughtfully balance many factors, including:
- other work sites nearby, and any combined effects on smooth flow
- different kinds of vehicles: cars, trucks, buses, emergency vehicles, as well as more vulnerable users like motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians
- physical conditions of the approaching road(s): curves, slopes, surface, features like bridges
- the placement of materials and also equipment when it is parked
- noise and vibration impacts
- signage and warning requirements as well as the need for traffic cones or other types of barriers
- existing speed limits
- how busy the affected road is and how practical it is to use alternate routes.
Keeping you informed
Wherever possible, we aim to let you know as soon as possible about work we are planning that affects traffic conditions. We advertise all scheduled major works to help you plan around our work with plenty of notice. There are many ways to stay in touch with our announcements.
You can also help us get the work done quickly and safely by observing some basic guidelines when you're around our work areas.
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