COZEEP is not a baseline measurean important fact when resources are limited and CHP personnel may not be available when requested. CHP policy requires two officers in each unit from 10:00 p.m. through 6:00 a.m. Caltrans obtained an exception to have one officer per vehicle whenever two or more units are near one another on the same project, however, this is a local CHP office commander decision. This will speed the placing of closures and allow for a more consistent taper alignment. Inspect Category 2 temporary traffic control devices to confirm they are labeled with the FHWA acceptance letter code and the name of the manufacturer. Complete training in one sitting. Facilitates review and approval of TMP measures and planned lane closure requests. The resident engineer must email service requests, daily reports, cancellation forms, and tracking spreadsheets to the COZEEP coordinator on a monthly basis. The last level of review will be the COZEEP statewide coordinator. The maintaining traffic special provisions for capital projects provide for compensating contractors for early pickup. Confirm that the temporary roadway is engineered to the same design considerations as those in new construction: Geometrics of alignment and roadway section, Surface of the traveled lanes and shoulders or marginal areas. The railroad company should be represented at a preconstruction meeting to discuss the schedule of work over or near railroad facilities. The CSC should document the reviews in the project records and discuss concerns about the traffic control plan or traffic safety with the construction engineer, traffic engineer, and resident engineer. If closure of an existing pedestrian route is required because of the contractors means and methods, remind the contractor of their responsibility to design and construct a TPAR at their expense, and obtain authorization to proceed with the work activities. If a contractor is unable to access the LCS Mobile web page, obtain the closure status from the contractor and notify the transportation management center. A desirable standard consists of full width lanes plus an effective width of constructed shoulder. Do not permit rocks, concrete, or other hard objects to be used for this purpose. If new asphalt concrete joins existing asphalt concrete, the difference in texture and color between them creates a taper in the new traffic lane that may convey the wrong sense of direction, especially at night or in rain. When necessary, ask the contractor to adjust placement or message content of signs based on changing project or traffic conditions. When determining how much to include on a progress pay estimate, withhold some payment sufficient to cover the cost of maintaining and removing the signs. Communication equipment and procedures to follow when communicating with the resident engineers field representatives during contingency plan activation. If a revision is required, the contractor should not close any lanes until the resident engineer has reviewed the contingency plan. If the opening has a drop off behind it that might present a hazard to the public, document in the resident engineers daily report an exception to the Standard Plans note and have the contractor close the gap for public safety purposes. Systems affecting traffic only in one directionStart with the first device that the drivers will see as they enter the work zone (usually a Road Work Ahead sign). Cold storms bringing wind, rain and low-elevation snow heavy at times are forecast through early March. Some views of the snow from Sat. The contractor develops a contingency plan and submits it within 1 day of the resident engineers request or as specified in the Standard Special Provisions. Confirm that the contractors closure requests comply with the closure charts. Pay special attention to the aiming of the sign whenever solar-powered signs are used. For guidelines on publicizing information, refer to Section 1-206, Relations With the Media and Traveling Public, of this manual. End-of-queue management is desirable at locations where traffic queues are anticipated. Include compensation or credit in the change order when an ordered change in the work affects the contract item for the traffic control system. If you authorize the devices for use, record the authorization in the daily reports. Caltrans reimburses CHP officers who provide COZEEP services on overtime at time and a half. Extend exit ramp tapers back through the closure as an extension of the ramps shoulder line. Geometrics for a transition at the end of a high-speed approach should be better than those adequate for a situation within the work zone. This section provides guidelines for inspecting temporary traffic control devices in construction areas. The design phase of a project considers accommodating pedestrians through or around the work zone. Sections 12-4.04, Temporary Pedestrian Access Routes, and 16-2.02, Temporary Pedestrian Facilities, require the contractor to provide pedestrian access. Retroreflective sheeting on channelizers. When AFAD are in use, allow the contractor to use portable vehicle transverse rumble strips, but do not allow the use of a 48-inch-by-48-inch C9A(CA) sign or gate cones. Confirm the contractor places portable flashing beacons according to the plans and removes them from the traveled way at the end of each nights work. Achieving this transition is worthwhile, even though it may extend the traffic control system farther than the minimum necessary to clear the work zone. Retain documentation of these reviews in Category 6, Safety, of the project records. The majority of Caltrans road projects (including this SR 41 example) fall under this category. District Construction should request an impact study for proposed prolonged ramp closures not formally considered in the planning or design phase. These instances do not require formally approved plans. Links: Section 7-1.02A, General, requires the contractor to comply with current laws, regulations and decrees. Critical stage for each operation when the alternative or additional equipment, materials, or workers must be activated. DA: 11 PA: 37 MOZ Rank: 60. If the contractor requests usage of alternative temporary crash cushion modules, verify that their proposed modules are on the Authorized Material List for Highway Safety Features. The reviewer should determine that the plan can be implemented and that it adequately facilitates the movement of trafficincluding bicycles, motorcycles, and pedestrians. The contractor should develop a plan for handling emergencies and emergency vehicles in the control zone. The district railroad liaison agent should report to the Public Utilities Commission any proposed detours that include an at-grade railroad crossing. Review sheet T3B of the Standard Plans for staking requirements. Hand digging is required unless the location is free of underground utilities. Contact the district traffic engineer for recommendations if the clearance to the traffic lane cannot be obtained. Obtain required submittals for the systems in accordance with Section 87-14 Radar Speed Feedback Sign Systems, of the Standard Specifications. Initiate and obtain CHP sign-off of Form CEM-2101, COZEEP Daily Report. At the end of each day, report to the district COZEEP coordinator the COZEEP services used during that week. The Butterfly Lane Pedestrian Undercrossing in Montecito is open following a major improvement project. If this equality is not possible, confirm that the design speed differential is no more than 10 mph. Verify that portable flashing beacons comply with the requirements in Section 12-3.31, "Portable Flashing Beacons," of the Standard Specifications. Section 12, Temporary Traffic Control, directs the contractors attention to the. Sep 21 2022 05:56 PM. Place all remaining signs and devices in sequence through the work area. The change order must clearly state there will be adjustment on the traffic control system item by reason of this change. Otherwise, Federal (MUTCD) codes are shown. The Code of Federal Regulations, Title 23, Section 630, Subpart J, Work Zone Safety and Mobility, (23 CFR 630 Subpart J) requires Caltrans to adopt a policy that implements TMPs on all federally funded highway projects. The following are typical situations in which field adjustments are necessary: If long closures are unavoidable, protect the active work area by placing barricades or drums across the closed lanes, upstream of the work area. Verify that portable delineators meet the dimension requirements. Order repainting when needed. This will be paid under a contract bid item. Review Section 81-3, Pavement Markers, of the Standard Specifications. The project engineer should include the project estimate funds necessary to provide COZEEP as state-furnished materials and services. Maintain written records of orders given and actions taken. If temporary traffic control devices are damaged, displaced, or stop operating or functioning as described from any cause during the progress of the work, have the contractor repair, repaint, or replace the components and restore them to their original locations and positions. CHP invoices will include monthly charges for services provided. Do not sever or move a pedestrian route for nonconstruction activities such as parking for vehicles and equipment. The specifications require temporary traffic screen to have 3-foot-long openings spaced at 200-foot intervals. Feb 26 *State Route 39 in Angeles National Forest* SR-39 is CLOSED starting at East Fork Road until further notice due to snow, ice & a rock slide in one spot. To implement COZEEP, use the guidelines below, intended to apply COZEEP resources more uniformly throughout the state. Confirm cone locations are straight and spaced in accordance with sheet T9 of the, Confirm that all flaggers are clearly visible to traffic and their positioning is safe and effective. Obtain a sample of the type of portable delineator to be used on the project. Compare the traffic control plan to site conditions. Verify temporary or permanent pavement delineation is in place before opening the traveled way to traffic. Take the following steps before work begins: Discuss any flagging operation with the contractor before the operation begins. Anticipate needs for special treatments such as lighting. Review the submittal for any Type 3 barricade to be used as sign support for crashworthiness to the Transportation Research Boards NCHRP Report 350 criteria or the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTOs) Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH) as a single unit with a sign panel of the size and type used on the project. Create a Requestor LCS account and set the option in the account to status closures for those who will request and status closures. Remind the contractor to notify the regional notification centers before digging for the installation of signposts. Chapter 4: Construction Details, Section 12: Temporary Traffic Control. Verify telescoping flag trees are from a commercial-quality material manufacturer. Remind the contractor of the requirement to complete the LCS web-based training. Be aggressive in seeking changes to improve the situation. Verify the traveled way is free of obstructions and residue before opening the area to traffic. Ask the contractor to replace channelizers that are displaced or fail to remain in an upright position. District 4 Planned Lane Closures Search for Lane Closure information using the options below. Traffic control costs in support of extra work are to be paid as part of the extra work. In metropolitan areas, this type of warning may be feasible with cooperation of the transportation management center. The maintenance person should have spare cones, signs, and barricades available to replace or restore system elements displaced or damaged by traffic. For example, if the number of lanes is reduced and the direction changed, complete the lane drop before starting the alignment change. Refer to Section 12-6, Temporary Pavement Delineation and Section 12-7 Temporary Pavement Delineation for Seal Coats, of the Standard Specifications for temporary signing requirements for no-passing zones. Caltrans TMP for the Bay Bridge Full Closure. During the planning and design phase of any project, an impact study is made for a proposed prolonged ramp closure. Encroachment permit provisions require the permittee to pick up a closure early without compensation. Anticipated times to place and compact temporary asphalt tapers once paving is complete and before opening to traffic. Traffic control systems conform to the Standard Plans, unless the contract specifies otherwise. Check that the sign complies with the visibility and legibility requirements. Verify barricade construction complies with Section 12-3.10, Barricades, of the Standard Specifications and sheet A73C, "Delineators, Channelizers, and Barricades," of the Standard Plans. If a change order is processed that requires COZEEP support, and it is estimated that existing state-furnished materials funding for COZEEP is not sufficient, include additional funding for COZEEP as part of the change order. Verify that no fixed objects, such as cabinets or poles, will reduce the path width at any point. Require ballast for drums according to manufacturer specifications. Click on any marker to get project details as of March 1, 2023. The request has been submitted in a timely manner. Verify that the sign complies with the requirements of Section 12-3.32, "Portable Changeable Message Signs," of the Standard Specifications, including number of lines and characters in a line, display modes, power source, and devices to plumb and level the trailer. Check Current Highway Conditions Enter Highway Number(s) You can also call 1-800-427-7623 for current highway conditions. Retroreflective sleeves on traffic cones. The statewide agreement requires that cancellations be made during normal working hours and at least 24 hours before the time that the CHP is to arrive on the project. 124000 and that a designed temporary pedestrian access route (TPAR) is part of the contract plans or that the TPAR Standard Plans are appropriate for the pedestrian route affected by the work activities. Determine the exact location of the temporary signs and when they are no longer needed for the direction of traffic. The Changeable Message Sign Guidelines developed by the Division of Traffic Operations provide a listing of approved abbreviations for PCMSs. Check that portable transverse rumble strips are not placed on sharp horizontal or vertical curves or through pedestrian routes. Verify the channelizers post is predominantly orange. Caltrans attempts to maintain safe and convenient access for pedestrians and bicyclists, who are susceptible to disruptions because of their slower speeds and sensitivity to uneven surfaces, noise, airborne dust, road debris, and fumes. They require lane closure charts that specify when and how many lanes may be closed for construction. CHP officers are supposed to be assigned from the nearest local office. Traffic cones are paid for as part of the contract item for the traffic control system. The resident engineer must track COZEEP hours used and estimate expenditures each month. In that case, portable flashing beacons are paid for as part of the contract item for the traffic control system. Do not permit any closures until the contractor submits this plan and it is authorized in accordance with the specifications. Inspect all traffic control devices to verify conformity with the specifications. If an impasse occurs, the district COZEEP coordinator and the designated CHP division office contact should act as the second level of review. It is not necessary to restudy impact previously studied during planning and design unless significant commercial development has occurred in the area in the interim. Verify removal of any temporary delineation that conflicts with any subsequent or new traffic pattern for the area. Welcome to Caltrans Planned Lane Closures The following reports are a public service of Caltrans. Once the district COZEEP coordinator receives the COZEEP daily reports, they should be logged into the COZEEP service summary to track COZEEP use. Design for the speed that vehicles will travel. Verify a minimum clearance of 8 feet between the array and the nearest traffic lane. Verify the proper types of flashing arrow signs are used. Links Regional Sites Verify no-passing zone signs are removed when no longer required. Verify the crash cushion array is in place before opening traffic lanes adjacent to the protected obstacle. Show the design of the temporary roadway, including pedestrian and bicycle facilities, in the traffic control plan. If you exit without completing the training, you will have to start over. Maintaining such closures is a full-time assignment, and the assigned worker should have no other duty. Refer to Section 8-1.06, Suspensions, of the. The Public Utilities Commission crossing number shown on the railroad crossing sign, Date the detour will be put into use and the estimated time it will be in use, Estimated volume of traffic to be detoured over the crossing, Whether additional protection is proposed. Other closures determined on a project-specific basis. To protect the highway from damage during storms. If a temporary pedestrian facility is needed, it should follow the ADA checklist in the. Verify temporary pavement markers are the same color as the lane line or centerline markers being replaced. Do not use the contract item for temporary crash cushion modules to pay for temporary crash cushion modules that are placed to fulfill the requirements of the Public Safety section. Refer to Part 6, Section 6H, Typical Applications, and figures 6H-28 and 6H-29 of the California MUTCD. Caltrans is working to clear the roads in order to reopen them. When work activities are complete for the day, verify that the contractor removes or covers the signs. Design for the least change in alignment, speed, or both. Verify telescoping flag trees maintain an upright position when being used. If the contractors activities require the closure of one accessible pedestrian facility, provide a travel path that replicates, if possible, the most desirable characteristics of the existing walkway. Confirm temporary flashing beacon systems comply with the requirements in Section 12-3.34, Temporary Flashing Beacon Systems, of the Standard Specifications. Inspect crash cushion modules to confirm they comply with the specification and manufacturer requirements. Review the closure requests for compliance with the closure requirements charts and other contract requirements. In general, closures on two-lane highways and daytime closures on multi-lane highways do not require COZEEP. Dansher Rd. They are not detectable by persons with visual disabilities. Compensation for flaggers shown on the contract plans, including advanced flaggers and additional flaggers will be included in the bid item for traffic control system. Take special care to consider areas in schools or senior citizen center locations. Verify that the contractor is prepared to comply with TMPs related to work performance. Verify all new and used temporary railing elements comply with requirements for end connection and surface finish. Verify that the pavement was not damaged during removal. Reason for Traffic Control for Water Replacement Project by Lakeside Water District. Maintenance funded projectson maintenance projects, obtain additional funding through a request to the district Maintenance Unit. For a discussion of final delineation and pavement markings, refer to Section 4-84, Markings, of this manual. A median barrier, bridge rail, or retaining wall may block worker escape routes. Extend the straight section, known as the tangent portion of the closure, to better position the taper. Refer to Section 4-1202C (1a), "Lane Closure System," of this manual. CHP policy and the COZEEP agreement require that a sergeant or higher ranked officer be assigned to oversee COZEEP officers if there are more than 4 officers assigned to a project. The selected speed should be what a driver exercising due care would drive in normal conditions of light and weather. File formats include CSV, JSON, TXT and XML. The pending file for the project maintained by the resident engineer should include the basis of that estimate. Most parts are self-explanatory. CalTrans Lane & Road Closures SR-91 East East Wed Mar 1 2023, 10:01PM Lasting 7 hours Full closure lasting 7 hours on On Ramp for Electrical Work affecting All lane(s) in District: 12 From: Beach Blvd, Rte 39 Buena Park to Artesia Frwy, Rte 91 Buena Park View on Google MapsID: C91QA-0018-2023-03-01-22:01:00 Request the guidelines from Construction headquarters. Require the contractor to set up an off-the-highway detour before closing all ramps in both directions of travel at the same interchange. Depending on the project conditions, the contractor may use the RSP T30 to T34 of the Revised Standard Plans as a baseline for designing and constructing a TPAR. Document why an item does not comply with the ADA checklist in Category 46, Assistant Resident Engineers Daily Reports, of the project records. If advanced flaggers or additional flaggers are not shown or specified, then Caltrans pays 100 percent by change order. Also, when possible, use barrier vehicles or an impact attenuator vehicle between the approaching motorist and workers on foot. Below are Twitter Feeds from Caltrans District 6 and District 7 with updates. Establishing continuity is especially necessary if previous traffic shifts have created confusing or conflicting diagonal joints and have eradicated pavement markings.
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