New TCASAP released in January 2017

PLEASE NOTE: This is an old post from 2017, it is suggested you visit our post HERE to find the most up to date documents, including the current TCASAP.

 

A new Traffic Controller Accreditation Scheme: Approved Procedures (TCASAP) has been released by Transport and Main Roads Queensland (TMR) in January of this year. If you would like to download a copy please find it here. Or alternatively you can find it here – by clicking the first link at the top.

Traffic Management Design Courses

AATC is now the sole provider for the QLD Traffic Management Design (TMD) course! Scheduled courses are run monthly at our Brendale Depot, with delivery elsewhere in QLD on demand. If you would like to enroll into a TMD course, or have an enquiry about group bookings, please contact us on 07 3881 3008 (select 2 for Training).

Saturday Training for Refresher Courses

We have recently brought in Saturday Training for our Traffic Control & Traffic Management Implementation Refresher Courses.

If you would like to book, or look into Saturday Training, please click here or contact us on 07 3881 3008 (select 2 for Training).

New Traffic Control Uniform Standard

The QLD Department of Transport and Main Roads has released a new Traffic Controller Uniform Standard. To view the standard click here. It can be found near the bottom of the page on the link.

The new MUTCD – Part 3

PLEASE NOTE: This is an old post from 2015, it is suggested you visit our post HERE to find the most up to date documents, including the current MUTCD.

 

Looking for the current version of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and unable to find it on the Department of Transport and Main Roads Queensland (TMR) website? You can find it by clicking here. Please remember that for traffic controllers, Part 3 of the MUTCD is the part you work under. Don’t forget to also download the Supplement that is underneath ‘Part 3’.

Some important tables to remember from the MUTCD:

Table 4.2 – Value of Dimension D – found under Clause 4.1.5 on Page 63.

Table 4.6 – Recommended Taper Length – found under Clause 4.8.2 on Page 86

Table 4.7 – Guide to the Selection of Roadworks Speed Limits – found under Clause 4.9.3 on Page 89

Table 4.11 – Minimum Lane Widths – found under Clause 4.13.3 on Page 100

Tables 5.1 – 5.5 – Example diagram selection

The MUTCD also has tables 4.2, 4.6 & 4.7 duplicated together on Page 116 (just before the example diagrams) for ease of use.

 

Some important diagram numbers to remember from the MUTCD – don’t forget to read the notes on the page beside the diagram:

Diagram 4 – Stop/Slow Diagram – found on Pages 126 & 127

Diagram 7 – Multi-Lane Road, Lane Closures – found from Pages 132 – 139

Diagram 10 – Shoulder Closure – found on Pages 144 & 145

Diagram 11 – Contra Flow – found on Pages 146 & 147

Diagram 19 & 20 – Roundabout Lane Closures – found on Pages 162 – 165

Diagram 29 – Road Closure – found on Pages 182 & 183

 

Some important clauses to remember from the MUTCD:

Clause 1.4 (entirety) – Definitions – found on Pages  14 – 16

Clause 4.1.6 – Tolerances on positioning – found on Page 63

Clause 4.2 – 4.6 (entirety) – Different types of worksites

Clause 4.7 (entirety) – Advance and termination warning signs

Clause 4.8 (entirety)– Approach tapers – including figures 4.8 & 4.9 (demonstrating the differences between the tapers)

Clause 4.9.5 – Advance warning of temporary speed zones (buffer zones)

Clause 4.10.3 – Sight distance (between traffic controllers and approaching traffic)

Clause 5.5 (entirety) – Example diagrams – including tables 5.1 – 5.5 (for the selection of an example diagram)