This initiative was started by the PennDOT/APC Safety Committee to establish a policy for a Work Zone Traffic Control (WZTC) Specialist to be required on projects. The policy, which is now being circulated for review via Department Clearance Transmittal (CT) and includes a training outline and a quality assurance component.
The program certifies an individual as a WZTC Specialist to oversee the planning, installation, monitoring, maintenance, and removal of WZTC on state-owned roadways and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission roadways for all projects involving lane restrictions or lane closures of a travel lane.
The WZTC Certification Program is currently in the vetting process via CT Step 1. The vetting process will include a CT Step 2 phase which will be released for internal and external comment upon the resolution of the CT Step 1 comments received.