Work Zone Safety Workshop


This workshop has been developed to provide training to local agencies, utilities, and contractors in basic design, installation, and maintenance of temporary traffic control for construction and maintenance activities on streets and roads in Iowa. Major references used are Part 6 of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) specifications and road standards.

It is recommended that all staff who work in construction or maintenance and those who supervise that work participate in this basic training every 2–3 years to keep current with requirements and recommendations for safe temporary traffic control.

Although the workshop length can be modified to meet agency needs, the suggested length is 3–4 hours to address all important issues as listed below:

Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices: Parts 1, 5, and the following sections from Part 6:

  • General
  • Fundamental Principles
  • Elements of TTC Zone
  • TTC Devices
  • Pedestrian and Work Safety
  • Flagging
  • Typical Applications

For More Information

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Paul Albritton at 515-294-1231 or