Maintenance of Traffic Services in Maryland
Maintaining Our Roads and New Road Construction
Roads, highways, bridges, and sidewalks, are an essential part of our daily lives. They allow us to get to work, go to school, and access the places we need to go. But like any other infastructure, roads and sidewalks require regular maintenance to ensure that they remain safe and efficient for users.
Regular maintenance, such as filling potholes and repairing cracks in the pavement, can help extend the life of roads and sidewalks. This can save money in the long run, as major repairs can be costly and disruptive. Updates can improve the flow of traffic, reducing congestion and delays.
There are also safety concerns associated with road construction and maintenance. Fixing damaged guardrails or broken traffic signals can help prevent accidents and injuries.
During new road construction and maintenance, our crews are often working near active intersections. To keep our construction crews safe, Comer Construction utilizes Maintenance of Traffic Services to safely direct pedestrians and motorists around the worksite.
The Importance of Temporary Traffic Control
Temporary traffic control (TTC), also called Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) refers to the use of signs, cones, and other devices to guide and redirect traffic around construction sites, road closures, and other disruptions. It is an essential part of maintaining safety and efficiency on our roads and highways.
Maintainance of traffic services can be a complex and challenging task. It requires careful planning and coordination, as well as the right equipment and personnel.
One of the key goals of temporary traffic control is to protect workers who are working on or near the roadway. This includes not only construction workers, but also first responders, utility workers, and others who may be working on the side of the road. By directing traffic away from these areas, MOT helps to prevent accidents and injuries.
MOT services are also important for maintaining the flow of traffic and minimizing delays. This can be especially critical during major construction projects or road closures, when traffic may be diverted onto alternate routes or detours. By clearly marking detours and providing information on expected delays, TTC can help motorists plan their routes and avoid frustration.
Maintenance of Traffic Equipment
There are several types of devices that are commonly used in temporary traffic control, including:
- Cones: Cones are used to mark off work zones, create lanes, and redirect traffic.
- Signs: Signs are used to provide information on detours, closures, and other important information.
- Barricades: Barricades are used to block off roads or lanes that are closed or unsafe for traffic.
- Flashing lights: Flashing lights can be used to alert motorists to construction or other disruptions.
It is important to follow the rules and guidelines for TTC to ensure the safety of workers and motorists. This includes following detours, obeying speed limits and other traffic laws, and being alert and aware of your surroundings.
Overall, temporary traffic control is an essential part of maintaining safety and efficiency on our roads and highways. By following the rules and guidelines for maintenance of traffic, we can help protect workers and keep traffic flowing smoothly.
Comer Construction’s Maintenance of Traffic Services
Comer Construction employs a team of MDOT trained traffic managers and ATSSA certified flaggers. These team members keep worksites in compliance with Federal and State standards while protecting the safety of construction crews, motorists, and pedestrians.
Comer Construction is a certified women-owned site construction business based in Forest Hill, Maryland.
MOT Services in Maryland
Comer Construction provides maintenance of traffic (MOT) services throughout central Maryland including:
- Baltimore City
- Baltimore County
- Cecil County
- Harford County
- Howard County