Designated Highway Construction Zone FAQ
For the complete Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation Work Zone Traffic Control Manual get it HERE
Traffic authorities and contractors working on their behalf are required to establish Designated Construction Zones (DCZ) when work undertaken on a road meets ALL of the following conditions:
- Work is on the roadway portion of a highway where vehicles travel; this does not include the shoulder, sidewalk, or ditch/median
- Work is 4 hours or more in duration
- Work is on a paved roadway
- Work is on a road where the maximum speed is 80 km/h or more
A traffic authority also has the option of establishing a work site as a DCZ if doing so will enhance the safety of workers and other road users.
Note: Bilingual Traffic Signing - Bilingual Traffic Signing Areas shall be signed in both official languages using either the bilingual sign, or separate English and French signs with the French sign installed behind the English sign at a distance of approximately 30m.
|The beginning of a DCZ must be identified with the 'Designated Construction Zone' sign. Drivers must have an unimpeded view of the sign. Construction Area Signs are also to be installed at the intersection of every Provincial Trunk Highway or Provincial Road that enters onto the project.
|At least one 'Speed Fines Double' sign must be placed within a DCZ and be no more than 150m after the 'Designated Construction Zone' sign marking the beginning of the DCZ.
|Reduced Speed Ahead
Pre-Approved Speed Limits
60 Km/h - Workers are located in close proximity to traffic (up to12m from an open traffic lane.
70 Km/h - A significant unprotected roadside hazard is located within the clear zone.
80 Km/h -The conversion of a 4-lane divided highway to 2 lane / 2 way operation
|The end of a DCZ must be marked with the 'Construction Ends' sign. Drivers must have an unimpeded view of the sign.
POTENTIALLY REQUIRED SIGNAGE
Depending on the specifics of your work zone the following signs may also be recommended or required.