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Why is Traffic Management Important?

Traffic Management | May 28, 2020

At Valley Traffic Systems, we understand why traffic management is important for ensuring successful and efficient road construction projects. That is why we offer a range of traffic management services, performed by our highly trained and experienced personnel.

What is Traffic Management?

Traffic management is the organization, arrangement, guidance, and control of stationary and moving traffic, including vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians, through a construction zone. Proper traffic management works to create the safe, orderly, and efficient movement of persons and goods, while also aiming to protect the quality of the local environment.

Why Traffic Management is Important

Some of the reasons traffic management is an important part of any road construction project are:

1. Alerts Locals

A good traffic management plan will effectively warn drivers and pedestrians before they enter a construction zone. Since locals who pass through the area on a daily basis will not be used to having their route disrupted, alerting local and non-local drivers and pedestrians is an essential part of ensuring that everyone pays closer attention to their surroundings.

2. Reduces the Speed of Vehicles

Drivers will need to be informed of when they need to slow down, when lanes will merge, and when the road will get narrower. While it is obviously not safe to speed through a construction zone, a good traffic management plan will provide drivers with ample warning about slowing down before entering the work area.

3. Allows Work to be Completed Faster

Creating a safe onsite work environment allows construction workers to focus on what they are doing, rather than worrying about potential car accidents. In turn, this will allow the crew to work quickly, wrapping up the project much faster than would be possible if they were busy worrying about traffic and pedestrians in the area.

4. Provides Worker Safety

Since employers have an obligation to ensure worker safety, putting an effective traffic control plan into place can help ensure that you are maintaining compliance with worker health and safety regulations during your construction project.

5. Minimizes Traffic Delays

A proper traffic control plan will help prevent motorists from being stuck in a traffic jam for hours on end. While all road work construction projects cause some disruptions to the normal traffic flow, the plan will help keep things moving smoothly, preventing long delays.

If you would like to learn more about why traffic management is important, or if you are interested in one of our traffic management services, please contact Valley Traffic Systems at the location nearest you or by filling out a quote form on our website.


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