Work Zone Traffic Control Guidelines for Maintenance Operations

The Work Zone Traffic Control Guidelines M 54-44 has been renamed and now is the Work Zone Traffic Control Guidelines for Maintenance Operations M 54-44.

The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) is adopted by WSDOT as the legal standard. Principals set forth in Part VI of the MUTCD titled "Temporary Traffic Control" are represented in this booklet to provide traffic control guidance for common work operations.

The traffic control plans contained in this booklet are furnished as a guide to be used along with good judgment. Minor modifications may be made, as necessary, to accommodate site conditions; however, a plan's original intent must be maintained. An alternate plan should be considered if substantial revisions are needed.

Publication Date: 
Friday, July 1, 1994
Publication Number: 
M 54-44
Last modified: 
05/10/2018 - 17:22
Publication Version: 
M 54-44.05
Manual Manager: 
Steve Haapala (360-705-7241)
Traffic Operations Division
Number of Pages: 
Traffic control devices in work zones.

Individual Chapters

Foreword (pdf 161 KB)
Contents (pdf 246 KB)

Chapter 1 General Information (pdf 411 KB)
Chapter 2 Stationary Work Zones (pdf 2 MB)
Chapter 3 Short Duration Work Zones (pdf 815 KB)
Chapter 4 Mobile Operations (pdf 428 KB)
Chapter 5 Intersection Operations (pdf 428 KB)
Chapter 6 Special Details and TCPs (pdf 1.4 MB)

Appendix 1 Taper/Channelizing Device Table (pdf 158 KB) 
Appendix 2 Reference Manuals (pdf 148 KB)
Appendix 3 Taper and Buffer Space Details (pdf 85 KB)

Revision History



Complete Manuals


2014 December

M 54-44.05

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2012 February

M 54-44.04

pdf (4.5 MB)

pdf (4.6 MB)

2009 September

M 54-44.03

pdf (8.9 MB)

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2009 July

M 54-44.02

pdf (8.9 MB)

pdf (1.8 MB)

2008 May

M 54-44.01

pdf (8.7 MB)

pdf (8.7 MB)

2007 January

M 54-44

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2006 January

M 54-44

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pdf (4.1 MB)

2005 January

M 54-44

pdf (8.6 MB)

pdf (8.6 MB)