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Transportation Management Plan (TMP) Examples

Significant Projects: As defined in Section 630.1010 of the Rule, a significant project is one that alone or in combination with other concurrent projects nearby is anticipated to cause sustained work zone impacts that are greater than what is considered tolerable based on State policy and/or engineering judgment.

A TMP lays out a set of strategies for managing the work zone impacts of a project. Because work zone objectives, needs, and issues vary from project to project, the scope, content, and degree of detail in a TMP will also vary. It is ultimately up to individual agencies to establish and implement TMPs that best serve the mobility and safety needs of the motoring public, construction workers, businesses, and community.

Section 630.1012 of the Work Zone Safety and Mobility Rule states that for significant projects the State shall develop a TMP that consists of a Temporary Traffic Control (TTC) plan and addresses both Transportation Operations (TO) and Public Information (PI) components. For individual projects or classes of projects that the State determines to have less than significant work zone impacts, the TMP may consist only of a TTC plan. However, States are encouraged to also consider TO and PI issues for these projects.

Many States have recognized the benefits of developing and implementing TMPs or similar plans. The example TMPs and TMP development resources in the following links are meant to assist agencies with developing their own TMPs and TMP strategies for mitigating work zone impacts.