Traffic Control for Safer Work Zones

Dates: June 15, 2023

Meets: Th from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Location: Richmond Field Station Bldg. 445

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

This class is offered in partnership with the California Department of Transportation, Division of Local Assistance. Registration fees are subsidized with funding from the Cooperative Training Assistance Program. Reduced rates are available to employees of California's city, county, regional, and other public agencies only.


Our one-day Traffic Control for Safer Work Zones course is designed to keep the workers and public safe during road construction and maintenance, utility work, landscaping and railway maintenance work along roadways in California. This training course is compliant with the California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CAMUTCD), Cal-OSHA Sections 1598 & 1599, and California Vehicle Code Section 21400. It also incorporates the latest State and Federal guidelines.

Collectively, our team of instructors has over 150 years of work zone related experience. They are all Licensed Professional Engineers who work for public agencies or as engineering and liability consultants. Many of the instructors also are active members of the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, the Work Area Traffic Control Handbook (WATCH), and the Caltrans 2014 CAMUTCD working team.

Click here for a detailed course outline.

Topics Include

  • Traffic control plans for various types of roadway situations encountered in cities and counties in California
  • Some instruction on proper flagging procedures
  • Legal section on work zone tort liability

What You Will Learn

By the end of the training, students will:
  • Understand the requirements to protect the driving public and work zone crew at and around construction and maintenance areas (or work zones)
  • Be able to develop traffic control plans for work zones in accordance with state and national guidelines
  • Understand safety equipment and markings and their uses/limitations under various conditions
  • Be able to install traffic control devices for work zones to assure safety of the driving public and the work zone crew
  • Be able to safely install and remove a variety of safety equipment and markings used to control/guide traffic safely through work zones
  • Gain knowledge concerning actions to reduce risk of personal and agency liability arising from negligence in the work zone design and operation
  • Be able to use techniques, devices and equipment to safely direct vehicle movements around work zones in accordance with state and national guidelines

Who Should Attend

This training is designed for road construction and maintenance crews and their supervisors who are expected to work in and around the public street right-of-way and are responsible for the implementation of traffic safety control plans in the field. This course will also benefit traffic/civil engineers and public works inspectors who design, direct, and inspect construction and maintenance work done on public streets. Utility company workers and contractors, who frequently do maintenance work within the public street right-of-way, will also benefit from this training.

For More Information

About our courses and credits, see our FAQ
About cancellations, refunds, and substitutions, see How to Enroll

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds for classes with registration fees of $75 or less. In lieu of canceling your registration, you have three additional options: you may (1) transfer your registration to another class, (2) receive a tuition credit for the total amount, useable toward a future class, or (3) send a substitute in your place. Please contact us at least 5 full working days before the class is scheduled to begin so we may process your request.

If you’ve registered for a self-paced class, you cannot receive a refund once you start the class.

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Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Standard fee$ 395.00
Course Fee (Alternate)CA Public Agency$ 190.00

Richmond Field Station Bldg. 445

University of California, Berkeley
Richmond Field Station, Building 445
1301 South 46th Street
Richmond, CA 94804
For directions to the Richmond Field Station, visit this link.

Amjad Obeid

PE, Construction Safety Coordinator & Traffic Advisor, State of California - Caltrans

Mr. Obeid has over 26 years of experience in highway transportation and is a registered Civil Engineer with the State of California. He was a Resident Engineer who oversaw the construction of multi-million dollar projects and state highways. As a Resident Engineer, Mr. Obeid oversaw the contractor's implementation of the Traffic Management Plans and compliance with the project and Standard Plans pertaining to traffic control. Mr. Obeid coordinated multiple closures for various contracts and contractors within the same corridor of construction zones, reviewed and resolved conflicting closures, and provided optimal solutions for motorists to safely maneuver thru construction zones. As the Lead Safety Coordinator/ Traffic Advisor for the Division of Construction, Mr. Obeid provided Annual Safety Refresher training to construction staff, conducted safety reviews of job sites within the district, responded to incident and accident situations, updated Caltrans safety protocols, and enforced traffic safety with contractors to provide a safe environment for the workers, inspectors, and the public motorists.


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