May 18, 2020


Virginia Western Water Authority
3322 Hollins Rd.
Roanoke, VA 24012

Contact Hours



As traffic volumes increase and the need to repair and improve roadways becomes greater, so does the need to plan, install, and review work zone traffic control to effectively and safely perform the work. Federal requirements now instruct state and local governments to train personnel in work zone traffic control relevant to the job decisions that each individual is required to make. This workshop provides training needed to properly install work zones to perform daily maintenance or short-term operations. Emphasis is placed on the basics of work zone traffic control, focusing on work zone devices and how to effectively install and maintain them. At the conclusion of this workshop, a short open-book written exam will be administered to all attendees. A VDOT-issued training card will be given to each attendee who achieves a passing grade of 80% or higher.

Basic Work Zone Traffic Control is for individuals who have:

  1. Direct responsibility for placement of work zone traffic control devices
  2. Direct responsibility for field maintenance of work zone traffic control devices


8:00 am: Registration
8:15 am: Introduction to work zone references
9:00 am: Liability and risk
9:30 am: WZ Basics: types, duration, component parts
10:30 am: Traffic control devices: signs, channelizing devices, set-up
12:00 Noon: Lunch (provided)
12:30 pm: Making adjustments to work zones
1:45 pm: Roles and responsibilities
2:15 pm: Flagging operations
2:45 pm: Group exercise
3:15 pm: Examination
4:00 pm: Adjourn


Paul Kelley

Paul Kelley is a certified VDOT Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Work Zone Training instructor.  He is also an American Traffic Safety Services (ATSSA) Master Instructor for Traffic Control Technician, Traffic Control Supervisor, and Traffic Control Design Specialist work zone courses.  He is retired from VDOT 12 years of service in the Engineering Services Section of the Location and Design Division and 13 years working in the Work Zone Safety Office in the Traffic Engineering Division.  He participated in the development of and instructed both the work zone training and guardrail installation training (GRIT) courses.  Mr. Kelley is also the recipient of ATSSA’s 2019 National Safety Award.  Prior to VDOT, he was lead instructor and administrator for an engineering technology program at a community college.  Mr. Kelley is also a Veterans Service Officer.

Who Should Attend

Individuals involved in maintenance-type activities who have responsibility for placement of and/or maintenance of work zone traffic control devices, including maintenance-level personnel, crew leaders, and public works personnel.

Registration and Payment

The following registration fees cover the session, all course materials and meals:

Local Government: $85.00
State/Federal: $125.00
Private Industry: $300.00

Click here for UVA TTA's general registration information, cancellation policy, and refund policy. UVA TTA accepts the following credit cards: American Express, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover. Credit card information cannot be taken over the phone. Alternatively, after registering you can print out a voucher to send in with your payment. After you have completed the transaction you will receive an automatically generated email confirming registration and payment if applicable. Final confirmation and instructions will be sent out during the week prior to the class date.

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