Temporary Traffic Control Guide


  • Maintenance of traffic must be in accordance with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (latest edition and revisions) and the Florida Department of Transportation Roadway Design Standards (latest edition and revisions). 
  • Local residential/business access be maintained at all times. 
  • No lane closures are allowed between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. or 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Times may be adjusted based on actual work location and may be adjusted as needed. 

Contractor responsibilities

  • The contractor must call 407.246.3704 or email closurerequest@orlando.gov one week prior to the start of any phase of work to request street, lane or sidewalk closure authorization.
  • The contractor is responsible for insuring each employee supervising the selection and placement of Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) Control Devices is properly trained by attending and successfully completing a Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) approved MOT course. The training must be at a level applicable to the employee’s level of involvement. Copies of certifications must be provided to the City Transportation Engineering Division prior to implementing any phase of MOT. 

Traffic control signs and devices

  • The use of traffic cones will be restricted to active work periods only. Channelizing devices (Type I, II, Drums) be used during inactive work periods unless otherwise specified. 
  • The City of Orlando reserves the right to require additional devices and/or changes to the traffic control plan based upon changing traffic conditions. 
  • Pedestrian control must be maintained on one side of the road at all times. If unable to do so, the contractor must provide temporary walkways, boardwalks and/or temporary concrete sidewalks. 
  • Existing regulatory and warning signs are to be maintained at all times unless otherwise noted. Any existing signage required to be removed during construction shall be returned to the City of Orlando, Transportation Engineering Sign Shop located at 1214 South Westmoreland Drive. Any signs damaged by the contractor or subcontractors must be replaced at the contractors expense. For more information, contact the Sign Shop supervisor at 407.246.2100. 

Role of the traffic control supervisor

The contractor must provide a traffic control supervisor (TCS) who is responsible for initiating, installing and maintaining all traffic control devices. 

  • The TCS must be available on a 24-hour per day basis, participate in all changes to traffic control and review the project on a day-to-day basis.  
  • The TCS must be present during the initial setup of the traffic control plan and all subsequent phases or changes to the traffic control. 
  • The TCS must immediately correct all deficiencies. 
  • The contractor must ensure the TCS be available on site within 45 minutes of notification of an emergency situation and is prepared to respond to and correct the traffic control or provide alternate arrangements for corrective actions.  
  • The TCS must be responsible for performing weekly, daytime and nighttime inspections of all traffic control devices, traffic flow, and pedestrian, bicyclist movement through the work area and business accommodations. 

The city may disqualify and remove a traffic control supervisor from the project who fails to comply with these provisions. The city may also suspend all work activities until corrective actions have been completed.