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Work Zone Traffic Control

ODOT uses traffic control methods, like signs and cones, to direct traffic through work zonesThe Oregon Department of Transportation develops and maintains traffic control standards and practices for use on construction projects and maintenance operations.

Traffic Control Plans

A traffic control plan is required for any temporary activity that will disrupt the normal flow of traffic on a highway.

The primary function of the plan is to allow safe and effective movement of public traffic - including vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians - through or around the work zone, while providing an equally safe and efficient work space for highway workers.

Traffic Control Plan Resource Materials


Work Zone Safety Initiative

Work Zone Traffic Analysis

Email the Work Zone Standards Team to receive updates about the traffic analysis tool.

Related Documents and Resources

Lessons Learned

OR569: Roosevelt Blvd to Coburg Rd Work Zone Safety Pilot Project Report

I-5: Woodburn to Salem Work Zone Safety Pilot Project Report

FAQs for Curb Ramps and Temporary Pedestrian Accessible Routes, Design and Construction

Work Zone Safety Reviews

ODOT conducts statewide work zone reviews to collect data related to traffic control plan design and the implementation of those plans on state highway construction projects. Data is used to identify priorities related to changes in traffic control plan design standards and practices.

Past reports are available upon request.

Training Courses

ODOT offers the following free self-paced online training courses for designers, engineers or technical staff, members of City or County Public Works offices, inspectors, and private consultant engineering firms.

Contact the Traffic Control Plans Unit

4040 Fairview Industrial Drive, MS 5
Salem, Oregon 97302
Fax: 503-986-4063

Program Contacts

State Traffic Work Zone Engineer
Traffic Work Zone Standards Engineer
Traffic Work Zone Analyst