The Temporary Workplace Traffic Control Manual (Manual) is the method the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal uses to 'publish' the minimum standards for traffic control at temporary workplaces on or near the roads for which he / she has legal authority.
The Manual is revised periodically. When changes occur, the Minister updates the Web copy noted below. As soon as 'published' on the Web, the newer edition becomes the current legal edition. It becomes effective on the (Web) publication date, and supersedes all previously published editions, whether published in hard copy or electronically.
The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (Department) may not reach every Manual user while broadcasting notifications of changes. It is therefore the sole responsibility of Manual users to check periodically to make sure they have the latest and legal edition.
The current legal edition of the Manual may be downloaded by left mouse clicking on this link: novascotia.ca/tran/tcm/traffic-control-manual-2018-01-25.pdf
The Manual downloads in PDF format. A PDF capable software package such as Adobe Reader is needed to view the file.
The Department does not distribute printed copies of the Manual directly. To meet the needs of those unable to download the legal edition, black and white printed copies, and / or an electronic file of the Manual may be purchased by contacting Access Nova Scotia using a preferred method from the following:
The Foreword, starting just inside the front cover of the Manual, has a summary of the differences between the 2012 edition of the Manual and the 2018 edition. Manual users are encouraged to make themselves familiar with changes before doing any work that might be impacted by the changes.
The Manual is copyrighted, therefore may not be altered, except as authorized by the Department. It may not be copied, or distributed, in whole or in part for profit or gain, without express written permission from the Department.
Individuals may copy this document for their own use without additional permission. Agencies and companies may copy and distribute the document within their agency or company for training, and to support compliance with standards in the Manual.
Questions arising from the publication of this Manual may be directed to the Department’s Traffic Engineering and Road Safety office via: firstname.lastname@example.org .
The following links provide commonly requested information: