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Keloka Traffic Management offers a variety of traffic control equipment to help manage traffic flow and ensure the safety of road users and workers.

  • Traffic cones delineate areas of the road, such as work zones, where drivers should proceed with caution.
  • Barricades are used to block off entire sections of the road.
  • Warning lights are available to increase visibility and draw attention to temporary traffic control devices.
  • Variable message signs (VMS): These are electronic signs that can display information about traffic conditions or provide instructions to drivers.
  • Arrow boards are electronic signs that display directional arrows.
  • Portable traffic signals are used to control traffic flow at intersections.

Specific equipment from Keloka Traffic Management will vary depending on the needs of your project. Contact us today to arrange a traffic management consultation.

Traffic Control Setup

A temporary traffic control setup service is a service provided by Keloka Traffic Management to implement temporary traffic control plans for a variety of situations, such as construction work, special events, or emergency situations. This setup service includes the placement of temporary traffic control devices, such as cones and barriers, while ensuring compliance with Kelowna’s local regulations and safety standards.

Person sets up a temporary lane closure on a road near Kelowna BC
Traffic flagger in Kelowna holds a stop sign

Traffic Control Personnel (TCP)

Traffic control personnel play a critical role in managing traffic flow and ensuring the safety of road users and workers in a traffic control situation. Traffic control personnel can help direct the flow of traffic through a work zone, detour, or other temporary traffic control situation. They can guide drivers through complex or changing road configurations, communicate with drivers and pedestrians to ensure safe passage, and ensure that traffic flows smoothly and efficiently. Pedestrian traffic can also be managed safely. In situations where pedestrians are present, such as during special events or construction work, traffic control personnel ensure that pedestrians are safely directed.

By managing traffic flow and communicating with road users, traffic control personnel can improve the safety of the work zone and reduce the risk of accidents or injuries to workers and road users.

Automated Flagging Devices

An automated flagging device (AFAD) is a traffic control device that is designed to automate the task of flagging traffic through a work zone or other area of temporary traffic control. AFADs are controlled from a central location by a single traffic control person. AFADs typically consist of a small, portable device which is used to control traffic flow. The operator can programme the AFAD to display a series of lights that indicate when to stop, proceed with caution, or slow down.

Because the AFAD is typically operated by a single person from a safe distance, the use of an AFAD can help improve the safety of work zones by reducing the need for manual flagging, which can be hazardous for workers and drivers alike.

Temporary traffic light controls traffic flow in Kelowna construction zone
Truck near Kelowna with attenuator mounted to the back

Truck Mounted Impact Attenuator (TMA)

The main use of a TMA is to protect workers and equipment in work zones from the impact of a vehicle collision. In the event of a collision, the TMA collapses to absorb the energy of the impact and reduce the risk of injury or damage to workers, equipment, or other road users.

TMAs consist of a series of collapsible segments that absorb the energy of an impact. To do this the segments are made of materials that are designed to absorb energy, such as steel or high-strength aluminum, and are typically covered with energy-absorbing materials, such as foam or plastic.

The use of a TMA can help improve the safety of work zones by reducing the risk of injuries or fatalities resulting from collisions with moving vehicles.

Traffic Management Planning & Consultations

Traffic management planning is the development of a plan for managing a temporary change to traffic flow while ensuring the safety of road users and workers in a given area, such as a work zone, special event, or emergency situation. The goal of traffic management planning is to ensure that traffic flows smoothly and efficiently, and that road users and workers are protected from hazards and risks. Traffic management planning has to identify the specific traffic control needs for the given area or situation. This may involve assessing the traffic volume, speed, and other factors that may impact traffic flow and safety. Once the traffic control needs have been identified, a traffic management plan can be developed. This plan will include a range of temporary traffic control devices, such as signage, cones, barriers, and flaggers, along with specific procedures for managing traffic flow and responding to emergencies.

EMT on standby at a Kelowna work site

Standby Emergency Medical Transport

Having an emergency medical transport on standby at the location of a work site is beneficial in the event of an accident. An EMT on standby becomes necessary when the work site is more than 20 minutes from a hospital. While traffic control personnel are trained to respond to a variety of emergencies, they are not always equipped to provide advanced medical care.

Work performed near roadways during traffic flow changes is hazardous. Having an emergency medical transport on standby allows for the rapid transport of a potentially injured person to a hospital or other medical facility for treatment.

Emergency medical transport services are typically staffed by trained medical personnel, such as paramedics or emergency medical technicians, who are equipped to provide advanced medical care during transport. They may be able to stabilise the patient’s condition, provide medication or other treatments, and monitor vital signs during transport, helping to ensure the best possible outcome for the patient.

Road Patrols & Checkpoints

Keloka Traffic Management is equipped to provide, set up, and monitor checkpoints. Checkpoints are useful for controlling access to a specific area, or ensuring the safety of workers and road users in a particular location. The specific setup of checkpoints will depend on the specific needs and requirements of the situation.

In terms of natural disasters, such as forest fires, Keloka Traffic Management can be called upon to set up checkpoints to control access to hazardous areas. During a threat of forest fires areas may need to be evacuated. Checkpoints prevent people from entering dangerous areas near a forest fire or locations where firefighters are working. Checkpoints can help to ensure that only authorised personnel are allowed through and can help to prevent congestion and other hazards that could impede emergency response efforts.

Barricade at a natural disaster location near Kelowna BC

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