812 - Temporary Traffic Control for Construction Zone Operations
These procedures apply to annual pavement marking contracts and acceptable methods of traffic control during special pavement marking removal and installation at intersections.
The State/Industry Construction Zone Review Team and Michigan State Police determined that working outside of the marked traffic lane closure during a traffic signal’s red indication is an acceptable work method, provided the following:
- Construction is considered short duration, as defined by the 2005 Michigan Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Section 6G.02.
- The contractor does not impede the flow of traffic beyond the existing traffic controls.
- The contractor works within the confines of the red indication only, is back in the closure or on the curb, and outside of the traveled way when the traffic signal changes to a green indication.
The use of hand signals is not permitted as a secondary measure of temporary traffic control when working outside of the established closure. The contractors are subject to the same rules and regulations as all other pedestrians when outside the closure during a red traffic signal indication.
If the contractor is found working in the open lane on a green traffic signal indication, the allowance of working in the open lane on a red traffic signal indication should be discontinued.
Construction staff should use the Special Provision for Maintaining Traffic to prohibit working during a red traffic signal indication for a particular location, locations, or corridors. Region and TSC wide restrictions that prohibit working on a red indication are not recommended.