Traffic demarcation is a crucial aspect of construction site safety, especially when the site is located near high-traffic zones such as highways. Traffic demarcation comprises the various elements that work together to control the flow of vehicles and pedestrians. Therefore, we take a closer look at the main elements of traffic barriers.
Signage and markings
Clearly visible signs and markings are essential for guiding vehicles and pedestrians safely. This includes road signs, lane markings, and other directional indicators. Adequate use of colors, symbols, and reflective materials ensures visibility during both day and night. Highly visible road barriers are therefore an important part of indicating clear road markings.
Maintain consistency in the use of symbols and colours to convey specific messages. For example, you could use vibrant red and white road barriers to make it clear that the situation has changed. This colour combination is also easily visible from afar.
Barriers and cones
Physical road barriers and traffic cones are valuable tools for creating a separation between construction zones and traffic routes. They help guide vehicles along designated paths and create a safer environment for everyone involved.
Temporary traffic control plans
Developing and implementing temporary traffic control plans is a crucial aspect of traffic demarcation. These plans detail the specific measures to be taken to manage traffic safely during construction projects, considering factors such as the project's size, location and duration. The deployment of traffic barriers are therefore an important element to include in the plan.