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Approved Products List for Traffic Control Devices in Work Zones

The purpose of these guidelines is to present typical examples of work zone traffic control for multilane roadways, expressways and freeways, and mobile operations. This information is intended to illustrate the principles of proper work zone traffic control, but is not standard.

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Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)

Effective May 1, 2011, SCDOT adopted the 2009 edition of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) as its official traffic control manual. This manual is the guideline for SCDOT's policies and procedures on installing and maintaining signs, markings, and signals in South Carolina. The MUTCD may be viewed online at the FHWA Website.

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Flaggers Handbook

This handbook is a pocket size instructional guide showing proper flagging procedures. The 2016 edition of the Flaggers Handbook is available online at the link below. A bound, laminated copy of this document can be purchased from the Transportation Technology Transfer Service (T3S). For more information on purchasing printed copies, please visit or email

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SCDOT Supplement to the MUTCD

In accordance with the provisions of Section 56-5-920 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is authorized to adopt a manual of standards and specifications for a uniform system of traffic control devices for use upon highways and streets in this state. On May 1, 2011, SCDOT adopted the federal Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) for this purpose.