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21st Century Operations Using 21st Century Technologies

TRAFFIC CONTROL CONCEPTS FOR INCIDENT CLEARANCE


The cover of the report entitled Traffic Incident Management Resource Management.

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Technical Report Documentation

Letter from Associate Administrator of Operations Jeffrey A. Lindley

1.0 INTRODUCTION

2.0 LAWS / POLICIES

3.0 INCIDENT RESPONDERS

4.0 ASSIGNMENTS OF TRAFFIC CONTROL FUNCTIONS WITHIN THE INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM

5.0 ROLE OF TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES AS WARNINGS FOR APPROACHING TRAFFIC

6.0 MONITORING AND ADJUSTING TRAFFIC CONTROL

7.0 INCIDENT RECOVERY

8.0 MAINTENANCE OF TRAFFIC BEST PRACTICES

9.0 REFERENCES AND FURTHER READING

List of Tables

Table 1. Typical Roles and Responsibilities of Potential Response Agencies
Table 2. Typical Roles and Responsibilities Within the UC Structure

List of Figures

Figure 1. Component Parts of a Temporary Traffic Control Zone
Figure 2. Arrow Board Displays
Figure 3. Traffic Control Example of the Use of a Truck Mounted Arrow Board
Figure 4: Flagging Methods
Figure 5: Incident Management Signs
Figure 6. Photo Example of Safe Parking
Figure 7. North Carolina DOT Emergency Responder Highway & Interstate Safety Reference Card
Figure 8. FDOT District 4 Service Incident Response Vehicle

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FHWA-HOP-08-057
January 2009

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