December 14, 2023
7:45am - 4:00pm
Location Online - Course
This hybrid online class will combine both live instruction and independent online work that you will complete during the day. Independent work will include quizzes, readings, videos and short assignments. Access to a computer with a webcam (either a camera that is built into your laptop or one that connects via USB), a reliable internet connection and a workspace that is free from distraction and noise will set you up for success.
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:
- Direct responsibility for placement of work zone traffic control devices
- Direct responsibility for field maintenance of work zone traffic control devices
Module 1: Introduction to work zone references
Module 2: Liability and risk
Module 3: WZ Basics: types, duration, component parts
Module 4: Traffic control devices: signs, channelizing devices, set-up
Module 5: Making adjustments to work zones
Module 6: Roles and responsibilities
Module 7: Flagging operations
Bert D’Amico is an Operations Manager for the City of Norfolk – Department of Transit – Division of Transportation – Traffic Operations Center. He has over 21 years of experience working in the transportation industry. Bert is a VDOT-certified instructor for the VDOT Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Work Zone Traffic Control curricula. Bert is certified by the American Traffic and Safety Services Association (ATSSA) as a Traffic Control Supervisor. He also holds VDOT-certifications for Flagger Instructor. In addition, Bert was previously an active member and moderator of the International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) over 10 years and held IMSA certifications in Work Zone, Traffic Signal Field Technician Level III, Traffic Signal Bench Technician Level II, Traffic Signal Inspector and Signs & Markings Level I.
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
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.
Special Registration Instructions for Employees of the Virginia Department of Transportation
VDOT employees must register through the VDOT Virtual Campus. Registration fees and related expenses for all VDOT employees will be paid from the VDOT Learning Services Center budget. Registrants should contact their District Training Coordinator or the VDOT Learning Services Center (Central Office employees) for instructions on how to seek reimbursement for travel expenses.
Due to current travel restrictions, VDOT employees are strongly encouraged to attend U. Va. TTA workshops on a day trip basis. Overnight travel requires permission from your District Administrator or Chief -- and in some cases higher levels of authority. If you require overnight lodging to attend a U. Va. TTA workshop, consult with your supervisor, District Training Coordinator, or VDOT Learning Services Center on travel approval procedures.