Controlling traffic through work zones is one of the most important and dangerous jobs in road construction and maintenance. There are more than 130 major work zones currently operating in Kentucky, and countless short-term work zones on state roads that require a flagger. The result is a growing number of injuries and fatalities in work zones.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has adopted a "Policy and Procedure for the Safety and Mobility of Traffic through Work Zones," which defines roles, responsibilities and training requirements in work zones. A copy of the policy can be viewed
Currently, any agency obstructing traffic must show they have trained personnel, either as a supervisor, technician, or flagger, depending upon the employee's assignment. Training to meet this demand is available through the Work Zone Traffic Control Employee Qualification Program.
Basic Work Zone Traffic Control and Flagger*
This course is intended for individuals who perform flagging and temporary traffic control activities on Kentucky's roadways.
April 27 - Mountain Arts Center, Prestonsburg
May 4 - Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office
May 17 - Hopkins County Cooperative Extension Office
June 8 - Morehead Conference Center
Work Zone Traffic Control Technician*
This course is intended for individuals working for governmental agencies, utilities, and private highway industry who place, monitor, and maintain traffic control devices on public roadways in Kentucky.
May 2 - Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office
June 6 - Morehead Conference Center
Work Zone Traffic Control Supervisor*
This course is intended for individuals who supervise traffic control technicians and other field personnel and who are responsible for implementing the Traffic Control Plan.
May 3 - Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office
June 7 - Morehead Conference Center
*Additional training dates are listed online. Click here and search by Program: Work Zone Traffic Control Qualification Program.