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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-10-010
Date: January/February 2010

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Traffic Maintenance Online Training Courses Debut

Maintenance of Traffic for Technicians (Course No. FHWA-NHI-380098) and Maintenance of Traffic for Supervisors (Course No. FHWA-NHI-380099) are the latest in a series of free online training courses available from the Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council (TCCC), in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) National Highway Institute (NHI). The TCCC's members include representatives from FHWA, NHI, regional State training and certification groups, several American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials subcommittees, and industry associations.

"The new Traffic Maintenance courses are a user-friendly training tool for work site traffic supervisors and technicians or engineers responsible for work zone traffic control. Because they are online, the courses are ideal for those in need of immediate training or information," says Christopher Newman of FHWA.

The self-paced 5-hour courses present information about the placement of, field maintenance required for, and inspection of traffic control devices. The requirements of flagging operations are also covered. Upon completion of Maintenance of Traffic for Technicians, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the correct placement of work zone traffic control devices.
  • Perform field maintenance of work zone traffic control devices.
  • Inspect the placement or operational functions of work zone traffic control devices.
  • Generate work zone traffic control plans.
  • Understand the basics of flagging.

Maintenance of Traffic for Supervisors, meanwhile, consists of five modules:

  1. Fundamental principles of temporary traffic control zones.
  2. Temporary traffic control devices.
  3. Traffic control zones.
  4. Transportation management plans.
  5. Flagger operations.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to describe how to create clear, organized traffic control plans; identify acceptable temporary traffic control devices; and determine good and bad flagging techniques.

This course and other free Web-based training sessions developed by the TCCC are available for scheduling at any time through the NHI online course catalog (www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/training/brows_catalog.aspx). For additional information on the TCCC courses, contact Christopher Newman at FHWA, 202-366-2023 (email: christopher.newman@fhwa.dot.gov). To learn more about the TCCC's many training resources, visit www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/tccc.

 

Traffic approaches a work zone. An up-close view of a “SINGLE LANE AHEAD” sign is in the foreground.

New online training courses developed by the Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council include ones on work zone traffic control.

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