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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 continuity of the movement of motor vehicles, bicycle and pedestrian traffic while allowing for the efficient completion of the construction project.


Scott McCanna, PE
Traffic Control Plans Engineer
Ph: (503) 986-3788
Justin King, PE 
TCP Quality Assurance Engineer 
Ph: (503) 986-3584 
Matt Wilson​, EIT 
Work Zone Traffic Analyst 
Ph: (503) 986-3791
Mike Kimlinger, PE
Traffic Standards Unit Manager
Ph: (503) 986-3583

Annual Work Zone Safety Audits

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.​

2013 Work Zone
Safety Audit Report

In The Zone Newsletter
The Traffic Control Plans Unit is adding to its communications toolbox through a regular newsletter to its customers.  In The Zone is intended to be an information sharing bulletin to keep clients up-to-date on traffic control plans-related news, events, and activities.  Manual updates, new technologies, news around the state, and a summary of upcoming classes and events are some of the articles you'll find.
Volume 1 (2011)
    Issue 1 - January 
    Issue 2 - May 
    Issue 3 – September 

The TCP Unit strives to document and address the many issues a TCP Designer will likely face as they develop a traffic control plan.  Use the Publication Page link below to view available policy and guidance documents.  Visitors may also use the additional links below for a shortcut to these frequently used publications.


Oregon PC​MS Handbook



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​