A Traffic Controller is a safety guardian of road construction sites. They manage traffic flow, ensuring the safety of workers and drivers. With hand signals and signs, they keep everyone on the road out of harm's way, making construction zones secure and efficient.
What does this job involve?
Directing vehicular and pedestrian traffic at roadwork sites
Adhering to safety protocols for traffic control
Using hand signals, signs, or flags to communicate with drivers
Road closure and diversions
Implementing road closures and detours as needed
Coordinating with construction and traffic management teams
Responding to emergencies and accidents on the road
Maintaining records of traffic control activities
Wearing appropriate safety gear and equipment
How do I get into this career?
To become a traffic controller, you typically need to complete a short training course. This course will teach you how to control traffic safely around a construction site or other work area. After completing the course, you’ll get a traffic control ticket or certification that shows you’re qualified to do the job.