This manual is intended to provide minimum standards for the protection of road users and workers during temporary works relating to highway maintenance and construction, including utility and other operations. This manual provides a single source for traffic control standards for use on Manitoba's highways.
Please contact the Traffic Engineering Branch at 204-945-3781 for advice and recommendations on dealing with traffic control situations not included in this manual, or where the standards in the manual fail to adequately control traffic or protect workers.
The following revised standards are based on best practices in Manitoba and in other jurisdictions. They have been revised, refined and adjusted in actual field use. However, they are meant to be open to change and improvement, and we continue to welcome your suggestions, comments and criticisms.
Traffic controls for temporary conditions often represent a compromise between the time and cost to erect and maintain the necessary devices, and the need to get the job done. We hope this manual strikes a balance between those conflicting requirements, while providing the necessary protection to both workers and motorists.
Glenn Cuthbertson, P. Eng.
Director, Traffic Engineering