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 Mobility & Infrastructure (DOMI) 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 DOMI engineering staff will provide advice and guidance as needed.
- Bring the DOMI permit to the 3rd floor at 611 Second Avenue 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.
Temporary Relocation of Bus Stops for Construction
In accordance with its Departmental mandate, the Department of Mobility & Infrastructure (DOMI) has issued a set of guidelines for the temporary relocation or removal of a bus stop for construction activities. The policy is intended to ensure continual access to bus stops during times of right-of-way obstruction, as well as the remediation of bus stops after the completion of construction projects.
Permits which require the temporary relocation or removal of a bus stop for construction activities must meet the standards set in the policy and fill out the Temporary Bus Stop Relocation/Removal Requests Form. The form should be prepared and submitted with the associated Construction Management Plan or Opening Permit.