2015 Interim Traffic Management Manual for Work on Roadways

The 2015 Interim Traffic Management Manual for Work on Roadways (Interim TMM) is being phased in over a three year period to allow all users time to update procedures, develop training plans, and update temporary traffic control equipment and resources.

The 1999 Traffic Control Manual for Work on Roadways continues to be the standard for traffic control in Part 18 Traffic Control of the WorkSafeBC Occupational Health and Safety Regulation. The Interim TMM will be the governing requirement for Ministry work only when called for within contract Special Provisions.

The Interim TMM has been developed by drawing from resources nationally and internationally to provide improved worker safety on roadways. The Interim TMM consolidates numerous enhancements and additions, past manuals, guidelines, and technical circulars. This new Interim Manual was made possible through the effort and support of many individuals and organizations that provided technical expertise, drew on past experience, and applied innovation to new devices and methods of traffic control.

In 2019, the Interim TMM will be used for all new work on ministry roadways.

Printed copies of the Interim TMM may be purchased from Crown Publications, Queen’s Printer.

Full Version (PDF, 31 MB)


By Section:

  • Frontice (PDF, 542.6 KB)
    • Acknowledgements
    • Table of Contents
    • Instructions on using the Interim Manual
    • Section 1: Introduction
  • Part  A: Traffic Management (PDF, 1.4 MB)
    Part A outlines fundamentals of the Interim TMM and the steps and procedures for developing a Traffic Management Plan. Included are the Project Category Determination and the Traffic Management Sub-Plan components.
    • Section 2: Fundamentals of Traffic Management and Traffic Control
    • Section 3: Traffic Management Plans
  • Part B: Traffic Control (PDF, 2.9 MB)
    Part B includes temporary traffic control devices, Traffic Control Persons, and appropriate use of the Layouts in Sections 6 through 19
    • Section 4: Temporary Traffic Control Devices
    • Section 5: Traffic Control Persons (TCPs)
  • Traffic Control Layouts (PDF, 10.6 MB)
    Sections 6 through 19 detail commonly used layouts depending on the type and location of the work. These layouts are used to develop site specific layouts for a Traffic Control Plan.
    • Section 6: Traffic Control Layouts - General Instructions
    • Section 7: Two Lane Two Way Roadways
    • Section 8: Multilane Undivided Roadways
    • Section 9: Multilane Divided Roadways
    • Section 10: Mobile Work
    • Section 11: Intersections
    • Section 12: Roundabouts
    • Section 13: Milling, Paving, Sealcoating
    • Section 14: Pavement Marking
    • Section 15: Surveying
    • Section 16: Avalanche Control
    • Section 17: Utility Work
    • Section 18: Bicycle Lanes
    • Section 19: Other Scenarios
  • Appendices A-F (PDF, 13.8 MB)
  • Appendix G: Pilot Car Load Movement Guidelines (PDF, 2.7 MB)