Alert icon If you are a contractor and are responsible for submitting your traffic control plan, we strongly recommend that you speak with a traffic professional/consultant before you submit your plan.
What should be included in your traffic control plan
Your plan must:
- Have street names labelled
- Have a street layout that is clearly and accurately shown; including:
- Lane lines
- Bicycle and pedestrian facilities
- Pavement markings
- Bus stops
- Transit facilities, etc.
- Be oriented as north up or north right; for example, in the downtown peninsula Burrard, Granville, etc. are considered north-south streets and Nelson, Georgia, etc. are considered east-west streets
- Clearly indicate the hours of implementation
- Clearly indicate the date(s) of implementation
- Indicate an on-site contact (name and phone number) for emergency services
- Have coordination with adjacent sites noted on the plan
- Be scaled to approximately one block on a 11”x17” sheet of paper
What you need to consider
Specific care and attention is necessary for work on pedestrian facilities to ensure they are safely accommodated.
- A traffic control plan is required for any work that will impact a sidewalk, crosswalk, greenway, or multiuse pathway
- Pedestrians should be safety accommodated through or around work zones and impacts to pedestrian facilities should be minimized
- Temporary pedestrian facilities should be accessible to all users; this includes people using wheelchairs, walkers, canes, and strollers, and people with visual impairment
- Efforts should be made to maintain pedestrian access to businesses and adjacent facilities
- Without the use of temporary pedestrian provisions, only one sidewalk or crosswalk may be closed at a time; for example, the following closures are discouraged:
- Closure of two sidewalks on both sides of a roadway at the same time
- Closure of a sidewalk at the corner of an intersection, which closes two sidewalks and two crosswalks
- Temporary midblock crosswalks are discouraged
Review our guide to construction on pedestrian facilities PDF file (1.5 MB)
Cycling, skateboarding, and rollerblading
Cyclists, skateboarders, and rollerbladers on bicycle routes should be safely accommodated through or around work zones.
People using bicycle routes are vulnerable road users who have little protection from falls and collisions. Specific care and attention is necessary for construction on bicycle routes.
Review our guide to construction on bicycle routes PDF file (3 MB)
Transit is an important component of the our transportation network, and creates unique challenges in the work zone. Bus routes must be retained, and consideration should be given to their wider width
If you are closing a bus stop:
- Coast Mountain Bus Company must be notified 48 hours prior minimum to ensure that appropriate signage, notification, and messaging to drivers can be accomplished
- Contact the Coast Mountain Bus Company by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 778-593-5774
If you are working on trolley routes, you may require pole pullers, temporary dieselization, de-energization of trolley wires, or temporary removal of wires. Contact Coast Mountain Bus Company on how to proceed.