Construction Work Zone Guide for Passing Motorists from Your Certified Professional Flagger in Seattle

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Highway maintenance specialists, electric utility crews, and other construction workers are in danger when motorists do not acknowledge traffic barrels and other traffic signals. For heightened awareness and alertness along roadway projects, it is important that motorists cooperate with certified flaggers in Seattle.

General Guidelines when Passing through Construction Zones

Here are the basic guidelines every passing motorist should observe, and every construction manager should monitor and implement for construction work zone safety.

  • Check your speed. Slow down when passing through construction zones. Even when there are no speed limits that are posted, and no workers to enforce them, motorists need to follow the speed limit.
  • Mind the space. If you are following a car, leave a minimum of two seconds after the car ahead passes a given fixed point. If traffic signals are out of order, stop as you would for a four-way stop sign. Come to a complete stop at the marked stop line or before moving into the crosswalk or intersection. Don’t pass the shoulder of the road, and don’t slam on the brakes to avoid collisions.
  • Plan ahead for less stress. This is to save time and avoid conflicts when passing through construction zones. Check travel apps to know what areas are going to be affected by the roadway projects on your way.

Alertness Tips for Motorists

While a traffic control planner in Seattle is in charge on the road, a safe and successful roadway construction project also requires the cooperation of every motorist. The construction supervisor, along with the flaggers and drivers, should keep the following guidelines in mind.

  • Pay close attention. Construction zones include uneven pavement, narrow lanes, flagger equipment, and loose gravel. A breakdown of your vehicle because of these factors could further delay your journey, so be sure to pay close attention while on the road.
  • Slow down even when no work is underway. Physical hazards like traffic shifts or lane reductions could be on the road.
  • Be alert and stay on the lookout for signs. Workers are just a couple of inches from traffic. Obey all the signs, and be attentive to the flaggers’ instructions.
  • Do not tailgate. Always keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front.
  • Maintain a safe distance from zone barriers, etc. Always leave some space between your vehicle, and the pilot vehicles, construction vehicles, and workers.
  • Expect unexpected events. Keep a close watch on the workers and spot their equipment.
  • Use headlights at dusk and in extreme weather conditions. The more visibility for the motorist, the better.
  • Have patience. Keep in mind that roadway projects help improve business and traffic flow, so bear with it.

T&T Traffic Control for Hassle-Free Traffic Flow at Your Site

For a safe and continuous roadway construction project, entrust your flagging to T&T Traffic Control. Our dedication to maintaining optimum traffic flow and safety around construction zones has helped us consistently provide top traffic controller service in Seattle.

Our Traffic Control Supervisors are actively involved in designing, implementing, and overseeing traffic control operations, road and lane closures, setting signs and devices, and other processes in compliance with local, state, and federal rules and regulations.  With several years of experience and a team of traffic control experts that are fully-certified and highly trained, we have what it takes to get the job done!

Call us at 2016-356-0140, and let us help you fulfill your project in the safest way possible!