California Department of Transportation

Work Zone Traffic Control Resources

This website is part of an ongoing California Strategic Highway Safety Plan’s (SHSP) Challenge Area #14 effort to provide more "user-friendly" information and resources for use in work zone traffic control.
This website includes access to external websites, known as "resources" or "links."

Work Zone Related Policies

California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CA MUTCD)

CA MUTCD 2012 - Temporary Traffic Control Excerpts (Introduction, Part1 & Part6)

California Vehicle Code (CVC)

CVC Fines Double in Work Zones

CVC-Move Over and slow Down

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

Handbook-Road Workers and Work Zones; Double Fine Zones; Move Over & Slow Down

FHWA Resources

Work Zone Traffic Management Plans (TMP)

Traffic Management Plan Guidelines (Caltrans)

Caltrans TMP Fact Sheet (FHWA webpage)

Caltrans District Traffic Managers (contact districts individually)

FHWA Resources

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

Work Zone Traffic Controls

Traffic Control Plans policy - CA MUTCD Section 6C.01 (pages 1025 - 1027)      

Caltrans Standard Plans - Temporary Traffic Control Systems T10 – T17 (pages 237 – 245)

Traffic Control Signing - CA MUTCD Section 6F.02 – 6F.59 (page 1058 to 1075)

California Sign Chart 2010

CA MUTCD Part 2 Signs

Caltrans Standard Plans - Signs (roadside and overhead)

Temporary Traffic Control Devices - CA MUTCD Chapter 6F (pages 1057 - 1117)

Crashworthy Work Zone Traffic Control Devices

Traffic Control by Flaggers - CA MUTCD Chapter 6E (pages 1045 - 1056)

Flagging Instruction Handbook

Traffic Control for Pedestrians - CA MUTCD Chapter 6D (pages 1039 - 1044)

Pedestrian Considerations for California Temporary Traffic Control Zones Brochure

Bicycle, Pedestrian & Non-Motorized Safety

Design Information Bulletin 82-05 Pedestrian Accessibility Guidelines for Highway Projects

Traffic Control for Bicyclists - CA MUTCD Part 6 - Sections 6D.101(CA), 6F.14, 6F.59, 6G.05 and TA-101(CA) through TA-104(CA) (pages 1044, 1063, 1074, 1075, 1107, 1122, 1123, 1135, 1240 - 1246)
Work Zone Safety

Traffic Safety Devices - Office of Traffic Safety Program - Traffic Safety Devices Branch

Authorized Materials List

Authorized Materials List  – Highway Safety Features

Worker Safety and Visibility - CA MUTCD Section 6D.03 (pages 1042 - 1044)

FHWA Resources

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 Johnny Bhullar 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

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)

American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA)

Flasher Barricade Association (FBA)

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 Challenge Area 14 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 12/17/14.