All of Your Traffic Control Necessities

If you are planning an event or a roadside construction project, street signs are going to be a necessity. Signs are important not only for you, but for the safety of other too, traffic signs are used to send out a message for a variety of reasons to the people that see them. Capitol Barricade can provide both traffic signs and traffic control services to make sure that you, your workers, and those around you stay safe.

There are many traffic control signs that are used for a variety of situations, but knowing which one(s) to use is necessary to ensure the safety of everyone that needs to see them. One type of traffic control sign you may find yourself needing is an Americans With Disabilities Act sign. These sign can include some of the following:

  • Restroom Signs
  • Fine Signs
  • Warning Signs
  • Safety Signs
  • Informational Signs

A very important type of traffic control sign that you more than likely will end up finding yourself needing to use is a warning sign. Warning signs can be used for many different reasons and can help prevent confusion and inform drivers how to alter their driving for certain conditions. Some traffic control warning signs you might need to use are:

  • Weather Signs
  • Traffic Condition
  • Surface Condition Signs
  • Intersection Signs
  • Traffic Control Notice Signs

Another type of traffic control sign you will most definitely probably need to end up using are regulatory signs. If the road you are working on has exact requirements applied to it, these signs are what will alert your drivers and prevent any accidents happening to them and to your workers. Capitol Barricade can help you find some of these traffic control signs that you need. Common regulatory signs you might find yourself needing to use can include:

  • Truck Route Signs
  • Truck Speed Limit Signs
  • Weight Limit Signs
  • Road Feature Signs
  • Divided Highway Signs
  • One Way Signs
  • Slow Traffic Signs
  • Passing Signs
  • Lane Control Signs
  • Speed Limit Signs
  • Stop Signs
  • Yield Signs
  • Parking Signs

Do not worry if you can not find a sign that you need on one of the lists above, Capitol Barricade offers customs signs as well to fit any traffic control situation you may need a sign for. Not only are traffic control signs there to prevent accidents and help the people that see them to keep themselves safe, but it is also the law. Getting signs for your construction project or event is important for everyone involved, including yourself.

Although signs play a big part in keeping people safe, there is also a lot of traffic control equipment that plays a role in keeping everyone safe and making sure things run as smoothly as they can. One type of equipment that is usually required when it comes to roadside construction is traffic cones. Traffic cones help to control the flow of traffic and set up a sort of barrier that helps to keep both drivers and workers safe. Delineators can also come in handy if you are looking for something a little more sturdy than traffic cones. Capitol Barricade offers delineators with bases of 12 pounds to help ensure that they stay upright in windy conditions or in the case of being hit by a car. These delineators can be bought in either yellow, white, or orange. More important traffic control equipment that you might benefit from using is barrier tape. Barrier tape is the best equipment for keeping people out of certain areas for a shorter period of time. Some areas that barrier tape could be applied to are:

  • Work Zones
  • Hazardous Areas
  • Closed Areas
  • Restricted Areas

Another product that is great for short-term use is temporary traffic lights. Temporary traffic lights can be used in cases such as one-lane work zones or bridge repairs. They are also great to have on hand as a spare in case a permanent traffic light fixture is broken or is in the process of being prepared. One more product that you may need for traffic control that can especially help in the case of an inattentive driver or a night driver having trouble seeing is transverse rumble stripes. Tranverse rumble stripes are great for alerting drivers both audibly and physically and can help prevent drivers from going off of the road or driving into forbidden areas. Capitol Barricade also offers portable arrow and message boards that are great temporary placements. These arrow and message boards are easy to put together and take apart are very easily transported and can come in either mini or full size. The boards that Capitol Barricade provides are Caltrans-approved, 3-lines, and changeable, and are great for directing the flow of traffic away from hazardous conditions, roadside construction projects, and giving important information about road closures or accidents. Some of the boards that Capitol Barricade has to offer are:

  • Vehicle Mount Arrow Boards
  • Trailor Arrow Boards with 25 Lights
  • Speed Trailers
  • Temporary Signals

Capitol Barricade also offers construction barricades that are great for delineating construction areas, delineating forbidden areas, and directing traffic flow away from hazards. These traffic control barricades are also helpful to prevent work zone and construction zone crashes by redirecting and absorbing the initial hit of a vehicle. The barricades are easy to set up and move around since Capitol Barricade has an array of non-concrete barricades. Some of these barricades include:

  • Sentry Longitudinal Energy Dissipator (SLED) Crash Cushions – Narrow, non-redirective gating crash cushions
  • TrafFix Water-Wall – Very durable and water-filled. Great as a temporary traffic control crash barrier for roadside construction projects.
  • CrashGard Sand Barrel Systems – Best used for minor impact and are easily set up and put away. The material of this construction barricade is UV-light resistant which helps to keep the colour from fading.
  • ADA-Compliant Pedestrian Barricades – The barricades meet all ADA guidelines and are great for redirecting foot traffic from entering forbidden or dangerous construction areas.
  • SafetyRail ADA-Compliant Pedestrian Barricades and SafetyWall – These barricades also meet all ADA guidelines and can keep people from entering forbidden areas.
  • Type I, II, and III Barricades – The barricades are great to use for construction zones and depending on the size that you need; type I, II, or III will be able to fit the needs of visibility that you need to provide to warn drivers.

Although you may not need every item found on this list, if you are planning an event or roadside construction project that you know will need some form of traffic control, you will want to be prepared. Whether you need signs, construction barriers, or boards to give messages out to drivers nearby, you can find all of these with the help of Capitol Barricade.

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