The telecommunications industry is continually seeking to enhance coverage and support the communications needs of the United States. In some cases, this will involve the installation, maintenance, and restoration of equipment in areas where vehicular and pedestrian traffic considerations must be addressed. Installation, maintaining, and restoring equipment in areas where there is vehicular traffic poses unique considerations for safety; not only for the crew doing the work, but for the public using the roadway. This Planning Advisory Notice has been developed to review the best practices for developing and implementing traffic control plans and establishing a safe work zone while working in or near public rights-of-way, sidewalks, bikeways, and private roads that are open to the public (collectively referred to herein simply as “public rights-of-ways”).

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