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Work Zone Traffic Control Information

Work Zone Traffic Control

Annually, nearly 800 fatalities and 37,000 serious injuries occur in the U.S. as a result of vehicle accidents in work zones. Across the country, travelers are frustrated with the number of work zones and the resulting congestion. Over the duration of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century, funding levels for highway construction will increase nearly 40%, while congestion has been projected to increase by 50% in the next 10 years. Further, more rehabilitation is needed as the nation's highway infrastructure ages. Work zone safety and mobility have increasing importance as work zones become more of a daily fixture on our roads.

Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is continuously striving to improve safety and mobility in work zones. With the major emphasis on safety, SHA is determined to reduce work zone related congestion by utilizing ITS technologies, better work zone products with high crashworthiness standards, close cooperation with the construction industry, improved work zone traffic control training, improved planning and design of work zone setups, and research.

Temporary Traffic Control (TTC) Training Program

  • Maryland Approved Temporary Traffic Control Traffic Manager (TTCTM) Training Course
  • Contact Information:

  • Ms. Kelly Hartwig
    Maryland Highway Contractors Association
    (410) 760-9505

  • Course Fee:

  • Free (Government employees)
    $55.00 (Others)
  • Maryland Approved Flagger Training Program

    ATSSA's Flagger Instructor Training (FIT) Course
  • Pre-requisites for the FIT Course

  • - Maryland Approved TTCTM Course or ATSSA's Traffic Control Technician (TCT) Course
    - ATSSA's Traffic Control Supervisor (TCS) Exam

  • Contact Information:

  • - Ms. Tammy Conway (ATSSA) (877)-642-4637 ext.119
    - Mr. Jawad Paracha (SHA) (410)-787-5891

  • Course Fee:

  • - $350.00 (FIT Course)
    - TCS exam is free if proctored by SHA
    - TCS exam is $15.00 if taken with ATSSA

    ATSSA's Flagger Training
  • Contact ATSSA's flagger instructors directly to get ATSSA certified flagger training.

For information on certified flagger instructors, flaggers and upcoming courses, visit ATSSA's website at

SHA's Business Plan Goal for Work Zone Traffic Control

The SHA is embarking on a new era in work zone traffic control management and technology which will test our ability to compete in the 21st century. The SHA Business Plan Goal is intended to have SHA offices and industry working closely together to collectively focus on our Work Zone Traffic Control (WZTC) strategies.

  • Vision Statement:
    To maintain optimum worker safety and have traffic traveling smoothly and safely through work areas at all times.

  • Lead:
    Douglas Rose (Chief Engineer - SHA)
    Thomas Hicks (Director - Office of Traffic & Safety)

In accordance with the Business Plan Goal, a WZTC Safety Council has been formed, consisting of members from various SHA offices, Maryland State Police, Federal Highway Administration, industry and consulting engineering firms. Special committees formed under the WZTC Safety Council are Constructability, Maintenance of Traffic, MSP/Accidents/Safety, and Technology.

For more information on SHA Business Plan Goal on WZTC, please contact Mr. Wayne Styles at 410-787-5864 or [email protected].

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