Single and Multi lane closures, road closures and detours, manual stop/go operations, convoy systems, crossovers and contraflows
Traffic Management Operations
Single/Multi Lane Closures
Where there are works on a dual carriageway or motorway, it is necessary to close at least a single lane, possibly two lanes. It will depend on the nature of the works. The type of works that could results in lane closures include resurfacing, grass and verge cutting, crash barrier installation, pot hole repairs. This is just a sample of the different works that can be carried out.
Crossovers and Contraflows
The choice of location of the crossover points is a critical factor affecting safe use and construction costs. This is only one consideration when planning contraflow systems. Luckily, GKTM have the experience and expertise to plan a crossover and conform to all the required regulations.
Road Closures and Diversions
GKTM will perform all the necessary prerequisites and install all signage and equipment necessary to ensure safety for all road users – pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists. drivers etc.
Stop and Go Systems
The basic components of a Temporary Traffic Management Plan are lane closure design and a method of controlling traffic movement past the works site.
The stop and go system of traffic control can be used on single carriageway roads where traffic is reduced to one single lane due to road works, at plant crossing points and at site entrances/exits.
Stop and Go battens can be manually or mechanically operated, This method allows traffic flows to move according to the actual demand, thereby reducing congestion, delay and driver frustration. STOP and GO battens are often specified and/or required during peak traffic flow periods on sites where remote control methods, such as temporary traffic signals, are used during the off-peak periods.
The image above shows a manually operated stop and go system with stop and go battens at either end of the roadworks. The operator at one end is not visible to the operator at the other end. Therefore they communicate over radio to ensure optimal traffic flow.
All of our operatives are trained to the highest safety standard
Mobile Lane Closures
Mobile Lane Closure (MLC) may be used as a temporary traffic measure to protect roadwork operations which require the work force and plant either to move continuously along a road or to make frequent short duration stops to carry out maintenance or other work.
Advance Warning Vehicles either in the hard shoulder or the near-side lane inform motorists of the approaching roadworks. In front of the Advance Warning Vehicle an IPV (Impact Protection Vehicle) protects the workers from vehicular traffic and the appropriate regulatory signs mounted on the IPV reinforce to motorists to drive carefully.
Mobile Lane Closures are suitable for roadworks that are stationary for no longer than 15 minutes at any time. The activities that can require mobile lane closures include weed spraying, hedge cutting, litter picking, barrier reflector installation, surveying and other non-stationary activities.