Jeffrey Caldwell 804-786-2715
June 11, 2009
NEW TRAFFIC CONTROL REQUIREMENT BEGINS JULY 1
Requirement affects land use permit applicants
RICHMOND — Beginning July 1, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will initiate a new traffic control requirement affecting land use permit applicants.
All land use permit applicants will be required to provide at least one person verified by VDOT in basic work zone traffic control for all activities involving installation, maintenance or removal of work zone traffic control devices within state maintained right of way.
Work zone traffic control devices are items such as traffic barrels, cones and signs, and even larger operations such as lane closures.
“The new requirement will ensure permitted activities are completed in a safe manner, both for the traveling public and for workers,” Keith Goodrich, said statewide land use permit coordinator .
Information about the required work zone training can be found on VDOT’s Web site at http://www.virginiadot.org/business/trafficeng-WZS.asp or contact the permit specialist at your local VDOT residency: http://www.virginiadot.org/about/districts.asp.
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