California Department of Transportation

Work Zone Traffic Control Resources

This website is part of an ongoing California Strategic Highway Safety Plan’s (SHSP) Work Zone Challenge Area effort to provide more "user-friendly" information and resources for use in work zone traffic control.

Work Zone Related Policies

California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CA MUTCD)

CA MUTCD Part 6 - Temporary Traffic Control (.pdf)

California Vehicle Code (CVC)

Fines Double in Work Zones, & Move Over and Slow Down (shown towards bottom of the page)

Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s (Cal/OSHA) Construction Safety Orders

Caltrans Construction Contract Standards (including Standard Plans, Standard Specifications & Standard Special Provisions)

Caltrans Highway Design Manual

FHWA Resources

Work Zone Public Awareness

Slow for the Cone Zone

Work Zone Safety Tips

Current Highway Conditions

Quick Map (real time traffic map)

DMV Driver’s Handbook

CA Driver Handbook - Sharing the Road: (Road Workers and Work Zones; Double Fine Zones; Move Over and Slow Down)

Work Zone Traffic Management Plans (TMP)

Traffic Management Plan Guidelines (Caltrans) (.pdf)

Caltrans TMP Fact Sheet (FHWA webpage)

Caltrans District Traffic Managers (contact districts individually)

Caltrans Encroachment Permits

Caltrans Encroachment Permits (except Caltrans Construction and Maintenance, any work zone activity within Caltrans right of way require an encroachment permit)

Contact your local Caltrans Encroachment Permits office (.pdf)

Work Zone Traffic Controls

Traffic Control Plans policy - CA MUTCD Section 6C.01 (.pdf)

Caltrans Standard Plans - Temporary Traffic Control Systems T9 – T17

Traffic Control Signing - CA MUTCD Section 6F.02 – 6F.59 (.pdf) (starting on page 1054)

California Sign Chart

CA MUTCD Part 2 Signs (.pdf)

Caltrans Standard Plans - Signs (roadside and overhead)

Temporary Traffic Control Devices - CA MUTCD Chapter 6F (.pdf)

Crashworthy Work Zone Traffic Control Devices

Flagger Control - CA MUTCD Chapter 6E (.pdf)

Flagging Instruction Handbook (.pdf)

Pedestrian and Worker Safety- CA MUTCD Chapter 6D (.pdf)

Pedestrian Considerations for California Temporary Traffic Control Zones Brochure (.pdf)

Bicycle, Pedestrian & Non-Motorized Safety

Design Information Bulletin 82-05 Pedestrian Accessibility Guidelines for Highway Projects (.pdf)

Bicycle Considerations - CA MUTCD Section 6D.101(CA) (.pdf) (page 1040)

SIDEWALK CLOSED Signs - CA MUTCD Section 6F.14 (CA) (.pdf) (page 1059)

Detour Signs - CA MUTCD Section 6F.59 (.pdf) (page 1071)

Work Affecting Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities - CA MUTCD Section 6G.05 (.pdf) (page 1122)

Typical Applications: TA-101(CA) through TA-104(CA) (.pdf) (starting on page 1241)

Work Zone Safety

Traffic Safety Devices - Traffic Safety Devices Branch

Authorized Materials List

Authorized Materials List  – Highway Safety Features (.pdf)

Worker Safety Considerations - CA MUTCD Section 6D.03 (.pdf) (starting on page 1038)

Work Zone Trainings - CA MUTCD training by Caltrans

Trainings below are not facilitated by Caltrans, and Caltrans is not responsible for any contents provided through those trainings.  Any other organization or individual providing work zone training in California that would like to be listed can provide information to Chris Engelmann at:

UC Berkeley, Institute of Transportation Studies, Technology Transfer Program

American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA)

Flasher Barricade Association

Safety Center Incorporated

Caltrans Maintenance Operations

Division of Maintenance

Maintenance Manual (Caltrans)
See Maintenance Manual, Chapter 7, for Traffic Control, Safety and Convenience of Traffic
See Maintenance Manual, Chapter 8, for Protection of Workers
Caltrans Construction

Division of Construction

Construction Manual (Caltrans)

Construction Forms (including COZEEP / MAZEEP forms)

Caltrans North Region Construction Night Work Guide (.pdf)

Other Resources and Links

FHWA Work Zone Mobility and Safety Program

National Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)

California Traffic Control Devices Committee (CTCDC)

For contents of this page, contact Chris Engelmann at:

This website is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for engineering knowledge, experience or judgment. This website promotes better access to helpful information for work zone traffic control resources by providing access to manuals, handbooks, and other publications. This website is part of an ongoing Strategic Highway Safety Plan’s Work Zone Challenge Area efforts to provide more "user-friendly" information and resources for use in work zone traffic control.

Please be aware that Caltrans is not the author of the external websites contained in this website and is therefore not responsible for errors or omissions that may be contained within those external websites. The links have been provided for your convenience. The content or information in such links is the sole responsibility of their authors and/or owners.

Revised 5/20/16