Delineation Is As Important, Part 2

Traffic ControlTraffic control is also very important during your operation and an experienced traffic control contractor is important to continue your success. Placing asphalt concrete is difficult. Don’t admire your work when you are finished. Remember you are serving the public. The daily traffic must successfully travel through your recently placed construction zone. A vehicle could be traveling through this zone in night or day and it must travel through this area safe. Most city and state governments follow the creed that, “It is the Contractor’s responsibility to provide for the safety of traffic and public during construction.” This statement must not be taken lightly. As an example, once you finish placing your final asphalt lift of concrete and the surface has dried to a temperature acceptable for traffic, then what is your next thought? It must be to successfully delineate traffic through your new roadway. Typically, government agencies require that obliteration of pavement delineation must be replaced before opening the travelway to the public. This delineation could be temporary or permanent, but it must be replaced. Remember, vehicles must transverse through this area and with no designated delineation could make this task dangerous. As a contractor you are responsible to proved this delineation.

About Mark Rieser II, M.S., P.E.

Consulting expert with over 25 years of experience in civil / structural engineering, traffic / transportation engineering, general building contracting, general engineering contracting, soil engineering, and architectural design. Mark Rieser has built and designed custom homes, highways, roadways, traffic signals / interchanges, traffic control, retaining walls, slope repairs, 300 apartments, 2000 town homes, over 900 single family homes, expansion / retrofit San Francisco Airport, BART Railroad construction and much more. He is an expert in California Building Code, seismic retrofits, manual uniform traffic control devices, cost estimating, scheduling, highway design manual, traffic manual, and public works standard plans and specifications. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering, Masters Degree in Civil / Structural Engineering with a minor in Urban Planning. He is a Professional Engineer (P.E.) and a Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and Associated General Contractors (AGC). He has more than 6 years expert witness experience including consultations, depositions, and courtroom testimony.

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