The 11th Edition of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) was released December 18, 2023, and went into effect January 18, 2024. We are currently updating related course materials to what is reflected in the most recent version of the MUTCD.

Please note: The registration deadline for this program is June 6, 2024 at 12 noon.

Course Description:

This three-day training is designed for experienced police personnel who seek to become trainers in work zone traffic control. The NJDOT and other agencies require enforcement personnel to be trained when working on roadway construction projects. Those participants who successfully complete this series will be eligible to serve as Police Work Zone Safety Instructors for their agency.

This course is developed around typical long-term and short-term road work activities that occur on municipal, county or state roadways. The training covers the standards of work zone protection as specified in the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).

Class Schedule:

Day 1: The MUTCD (Part VI)

Day 2: NJ DOT Projects/Municipal v. State Roadways (State Police)

Day 3: Legal Liabilities/OSHA/Local Law Enforcement in Work Zones


Learning Objectives:

  • Understand MUTCD requirements in work zones
  • Distinguish differences between the MUTCD and DOT projects
  • Identify DOT standards and specifications requirements in work zones
  • Learn OSHA requirements in work zones
  • Understand role of State and Local police in work zones

Intended Audience:

New Jersey law enforcement officers




Capt. Frank Pumphrey, Cedar Grove PD; Brian Crain, OSHA: Sgt. James Nuzzi, NJSP; Lee Steiner, NJDOT


New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety