Temporary Traffic Management (TTM)

When is TTM Necessary?

Temporary traffic management (TTM) is the implementation of measures and strategies to control and guide traffic flow during periods of disruption or roadwork. It aims to maintain the safety and efficiency of the transportation system while minimizing disruptions to road users. TTM is typically employed in situations such as:

Construction and maintenance projects

When roadwork or construction activities necessitate the closure of lanes, detours, or changes to traffic patterns, TTM ensures that traffic flow is managed effectively and safely.

Special Events

During large gatherings or events that attract a significant number of vehicles, TTM helps regulate traffic flow, prevent congestion, and guide pedestrians safely.

Emergency Situations

In the event of accidents, natural disasters, or other disruptions that require road closures or detours, TTM plays a crucial role in managing traffic and ensuring the smooth passage of emergency vehicles.

Key elements of TTM include

Traffic Management Plans

These comprehensive plans outline the strategies, equipment, and personnel required to effectively manage traffic flow during disruptions.

Traffic Control Devices

Various devices such as signage, cones, barricades, and temporary traffic lights are used to inform motorists of changes in traffic conditions and guide them safely through work zones or detours.

Traffic Control Personnel

Trained personnel, including flaggers, lane closure technicians, and traffic controllers, oversee the implementation of TTM plans and ensure the safe and efficient movement of traffic.


Monitoring and Adaptation

Continuous monitoring of traffic conditions and patterns allows for adjustments to TTM plans as needed to address changing circumstances and maintain optimal traffic flow.


Principles of effective TTM


It prioritizes the safety of road users, including motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists, by minimizing the risk of accidents and ensuring a safe environment for all.


It aims to minimize disruptions and delays to traffic flow, keeping travel times predictable and reducing congestion.

Economic Benefits

By maintaining the smooth flow of goods and services, TTM contributes to economic productivity and reduces the costs associated with traffic congestion.

Environmental Impact

By optimizing traffic flow and reducing congestion, TTM helps minimize fuel consumption and emissions, contributing to environmental sustainability.