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Traffic Control Plans Resources

Project Development Resources

The following are links to the common resources for developing ODOT contracts: 
ODOT Contract Plans Development Guide 
Standard Specifications 
Special Provisions 
Unique Specifications 
Includes specialized project specs for issues such as Truck Mounted Attenuator, Slope End Terminal, Reflective Barrier Panels, and Tow Trucks, etc. 
Standard Drawings for Temporary Traffic Control  ​
ODOT Qualified Products List (QPL) Home 
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Transportation Management Plan (TMP) Resources

The following are additional tools and resources that are maintained by the TCP Unit:

Traffic Control Cost Estimator Tool   (Updated - April, 2013) 
Used to make cost estimates for Traffic Control Plan designs. This tool is explained in detail in Chapter 6 of the Traffic Control Plans Design Manual

Transportation Management Plans
In complying with the contents of Federal Rule 23 CFR 630 Subpart J – Work Zone Safety and Mobility (effective October 12, 2007), ODOT is providing the following information and resources to aide in the development of your Transportation Management Plan (TMP).
ODOT TMP Project Level Guidance Manual 
This document gives additional guidance on developing Transportation Management Plans (TMP) beyond Chapter 1.2.3 of the Traffic Control Plans Design Manual.  

"Full" Version TMP: A TMP that includes the following three components:

  1. The Traffic Control Plan (TCP) and documentation of all related design and construction staging decisions.
  2. Traffic Operations (TO) strategies to better manage traffic before and during construction work.
  3. Public Information (PI) campaigns used to notify road users of the upcoming construction project, its impacts and their transportation alternatives.
"Simplified" Version TMP: A TMP that includes the Traffic Control Plan (TCP) and thorough documentation of all related design and construction staging decisions.
Complete a "Full" TMP for projects meeting the following criteria:
  • Projects with a total construction budget of $5 million or more.
  • Projects on a freeway within a Transportation Management Area (TMA).
Complete a "Simplified" TMP for all other projects.
Oregon DOT and FHWA recommend completing a "Full" TMP for all projects, with individual components being relative to the scope of work.
Below are several examples of TMPs:
TMP Example 1TMP Example 2TMP Example 3TMP Example 4TMP Example 5TMP Example 5 Appendix (12 MB) 
Work Zone Traffic Analysis Tool
This web-based tool is used to determine when traffic volumes are low enough for travel lanes to be safely closed for construction. 

To request a Traffic Analysis for a Work Zone from a Region Traffic Analyst, please use the Traffic Analysis Work Request Form. 

Temporary Transverse Rumble Strips Request Form​
Use of temporary transverse rumble strips requires ODOT approval, based upon an engineering study or analysis. Please complete the form and​​ include all relevant information. Submit form to the Traffic Control Plans Engineer as soon as possible in the project development phase of the project for approval.​ 

MicroStation Drawings 
The TCP cell library and caches were updated on April 24, 2009. All new projects should be completed using TCP.cel, TCPV8 and PlansV8 caches.
Please reference in the new caches for your active seed file and utilize the TCP.cel library for all new projects. 
Work Zone Tour Proposal   
The Work Zone Tour Proposal is a revised description (April 10, 2008) of the purpose and process of the annual ODOT Construction Work Zone Tours.  
ODOT Regional Mobility Liaisons 
Freeway Preservation Case Study 
FHWA case study on using weekend closures on Interstate 84 in Portland to expedite road rehabilitation and minimize impacts to motorists and construction operations. 
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Relevant ODOT Pages

The following are links to other ODOT Sections/Units/Webpages useful to TCP Designers: 
ODOT Sign Policy and Guidelines This publication shows ODOT’s permanent and temporary signs and outlines appropriate sign placement and lettering dimensions. 
ODOT Highway Design Manual
Variable Message Signs Guidelines  
ODOT Transportation Data Section 
ODOT Consultant Portal  
ODOT Maps  
ODOT Transportation Safety Division  
ODOT Digital Video Log  
ODOT Research Unit  
OTIA Home  
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