Did you know? An approved traffic control plan is NOT equivalent to an approved permit. That's right - Plan sets are not permits, permits are not plan sets.
All traffic control plans must be in accordance with the most current version of the Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and the City of Austin, Transportation Criteria Manual. City of Austin Standard Details may be used for traffic control plans if they fit the situation; otherwise the traffic control plan must be prepared by a Texas Licensed Professional Engineer. The traffic control plan must be approved prior to the issuing of the permit. If the permitted work is associated with a Site Plan, General Permit, or Building Permit, the Traffic Control Plan MUST BE REVIEWED A MINIMUM OF 6 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE CLOSURE. A CLOSURE MAY NOT BE PERFORMED WITHOUT AN APPROVED TCP. The Austin Transportation Criteria Manual requires only those persons trained in safe traffic control practices, and who have a basic understanding of the principles established by applicable standards and regulations, should supervise the selection, placement, and maintenance of traffic control devices in work or incident areas.
Traffic Control Must:
Ensure a minimal impact on all modes of traffic.
Conform to Federal, State, and Local requirements.
Be set and maintained by competent/certified traffic control personnel or third party COA approved barricade company.
Be removed from the right way after approved work hours, returning right of way to full use.
NOT be altered without prior authorization from the Right of Way Management Division and the sealing Professional Engineer.
NOT conflict with other area projects or events.
Traffic Control Review Processes:
Conducted during the course of the Development Services Department (DSD) review. Initial reviews are allotted 28 work days. Subsequent reviews are allotted 14 work days. All fees are collected by DSD.
Out of Process
Deferred review. Plan must be reviewed and approved a minimum of 6 weeks prior to TCP implementation. Initial reviews are allotted 9 work days. Subsequent reviews will vary in review timeframe. Fees are assessed at $50 per hour with a 2 hour minimum.
**Deferred reviews are those conducted outside of the DSD process.**