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Traffic Accommodation Strategies

Traffic safety is essential when work activities involving utilities, highway constructions or rehabilitation, structure work, material testing and surveying are performed on or adjacent to roadway/bridge facilities. In any of these cases, a traffic accommodation strategy (TAS) would be needed to safely direct traffic through the work zones.

The purpose of a Traffic Accommodation Strategy is to provide adequate information, traffic control devices, work zone signage, and work zone operational procedures that meet minimum transportation agency standards. The TAS document is intended for the various parties involved in the work activities so that the accommodation of traffic is handled in a consistent, safe, and effective manner. A TAS is essential to ensure that all parties involved in road constructions have a clear understanding of how traffic needs to be accommodated during the construction and through the construction zones.

EASL Transportation Consultants, Inc. has solid experience in preparing traffic accommodation strategies for provincial highway projects as well as municipal local projects. Our team has developed effective accommodation strategies utilizing various traffic control devices for both urban and rural highway construction projects. In addition, we have prepared drawings detailing temporary signage and site specific traffic control measures for non-typical work zones. Our team's previous work experience also included developing effective traffic accommodation strategies and procedures for various highway construction projects in other jurisdictions including Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO) and California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).