Traffic Obstruction Permit
What is a traffic obstruction permit?
A Traffic Obstruction Permit is required to safely and efficiently maintain traffic flow on major arteries, at intersections, in business districts or any special situations.
How to Obtain a Traffic Obstruction Permit:
- Obtain a Public Works (DPW) permit at 611 Second Avenue for any closure or obstruction of the public Right of Way. Required Application Information:
- Exact location of work
- Proposed area
- Duration of closure
- Anticipated working hours
- Provisions for maintaining traffic flow
- In most cases, the applicant will be required to submit a Maintenance and Protection of Traffic Plan (MPT).
- Plan should address advance warning signs, barricades around work area, and proposed detours.
- Preparation of the MPT Plan is the responsibility of the applicant, however the DPW engineering staff will provide advice and guidance as needed.
- Bring DPW permit to Room 301 of the City-County Building, 414 Grant Street to apply for the Traffic Obstruction Permit
- In some cases, working hours may be limited to evenings, weekends or off-peak hours.
- Permit may require that off-duty police officers or flaggers be used to direct traffic around the work area.
- Traffic Obstruction Permit may be issued over the counter if all of the required application information is evident and accurate.
- In some cases, a standard MPT Plan from PennDot Publication 203 may be sufficient, while in others, a more detailed plan will be required.