A Reduction in Queue is an example of some of the most precise craftwork in the traffic control industry, requiring training, discipline, excellent choreography and communication. It is a method of temporary traffic control used to slow or stop traffic as a means of blocking it from a section of a roadway for a short period of time.
The Reduction in Queue controls all lanes of traffic on a given roadway through the use of pacing vehicles. These vehicles coordinate their travel to create a gap in vehicle traffic so construction activities can safely be performed on or near the roadway. This traffic control method is for short-term work such as utility relocation, drilling, placing bridge beams and other construction maneuvers.
Of course, anytime a section of roadway is impacted in this way, traffic delays are inevitable. Accurate and efficient execution of a Reduction in Queue is critical. We appreciate your patience in these traffic controls.