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Traffic Control Plans Unit
The Traffic Control Plans Unit develops the standards for traffic control plans for construction projects. When construction projects suspend the normal function of the roadway, a traffic control plan is developed to assure the safety of all road users, and the protection of workers. At the same time, the traffic control plan provides for continuous ​movement of motor vehicles, bicycle and pedestrian traffic while allowing for the efficient completion of the construction project.


Scott McCanna, PE
State Work Zone Engineer
Ph: (503) 986-3788
Justin King, PE 
Work Zone Standards Engineer 
Ph: (503) 986-3584 
Matt Wilson​, EIT 
Work Zone Traffic Analyst 
Ph: (503) 986-3791
Kevin Haas, PE
Traffic Standards Unit Manager
Ph: (503) 986-3583
The TCP Unit strives to document and address the many considerations and challenges a TCP Designer will likely confront as they develop Traffic Control Plans.  We have provided a number of useful links below that include current ODOT design policies and guidance relating to the standards and practices within the Temporary Traffic Control discipline. We invite you to review these Publications and contact us with any questions or comments. 

Oregon PC​MS Handbook

See Chapter 1 of the ODOT Traffic Control Plans Design Manual (12th Edition) for complete information regarding the Work Zone Safety Initiative "Guiding Principle" and the new project development documentation tool - the Guiding Principle "Decision Tree" form. Use the links below for copies of the Guiding Principle and a fillable PDF version of the Decision Tree form.
Work Zone Safety Initiative
Guiding Principle


Guiding Principle 
Decision Tree Form


Transportation Management Plan Guidance Manual​


Annual Work Zone Safety Reviews
Each year the ODOT Traffic Control Plans Unit conducts statewide work zone audits for a large number of active highway construction projects.  During the audits, participants observe, comment and score each work zone based on the quality and application of the traffic control devices and measures being used for the project.  Scores and comments are tabulated, and a year-end Summary Report is generated as part of ODOT’s Traffic Control Quality Control/Quality Assurance program.  The Summary Reports for the last two years are included below.​
2015 Work Zone
Safety Audit Report

The Traffic Control Plans Unit provides a number of resources to designers, Project Leaders and Construction personnel to aide in developing, interpreting and implementing traffic control plans for their projects.  Use the link below to visit the TCP Unit Resources page, or select one of the additional links for a shortcut to these frequently used sites.
Work Zone Speed Reduction Request Form​​