Flagging & Traffic Control

Full range of flagger and traffic control services

From simple one-lane flagging operations, to interstate closures, our highly trained traffic control personnel arrive at the work site fully equipped to set up safe, compliant work zones that facilitate optimal traffic flow for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.

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Our Flaggers Are Highly Trained

All AWP Protectors have completed industry-leading training, are ATSSA-certified, and specifically trained in work zone set-up. Each traffic control team member has been trained and/or certified in the following:

  • AWP’s Safety Training
  • ATSSA Flagger Training & Certification
  • OSHA-Required Safety Training
  • Drug-Free Workplace Training
  • Smith System ® Defensive Driver Training
  • State-Specific Temporary Traffic Control Training
  • Basics of Temporary Traffic Control
  • First Aid & CPR Training & Certification

Through this training, AWP personnel are taught how to communicate with other team members, our clients, and the general public to ensure highly effective work zones are set up and maintained throughout the work day. Using the techniques and skills they learn in our training is how our protector team installs safe, complaint work zones that optimize traffic flow for all road users.

AWP did an amazing job. They were on time, professional, and great to deal with. I will definitely be using AWP as our primary traffic control company moving forward.”

Doug, Senior Technician | HVJ Associates, Inc. Engineering



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24/7/365 Emergency Response

AWP responds to emergencies within 2 hours or less, anywhere within our 27 state service territory. Our system-wide dispatch operates around the clock 365 days a year. With fully-equipped central offices strategically located throughout our service territory, AWP’s expertly-trained workforce is on call and ready for any job, any time.

Common emergency response calls include:

  • Storm Restoration and Cleanup
  • Site Security
  • Snow and Ice Storms
  • Water Main Breaks
  • Gas Leaks
  • Power Outages
  • Flooding
  • Traffic Accidents
  • Environmental spill response and cleanup


In AWP’s history we have responded to thousands of emergency call outs for our customers, from localized utility issues, to major weather events. When it happens, we have the experience, equipment, and expertise to handle your emergency.


Railway Temporary Traffic Control

In addition to controlling traffic on the road, AWP also provides temporary traffic control for railway traffic, including freight, commuter, and transit rail networks. AWP has traffic control specialists who are trained and certified in accordance with the appropriate Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) standards. Our team also receives safety training as required by the railway owner prior to any job. Learn More


Aerial Line Crossings

The installation of new utility and fiber lines, or the removal of old lines, over roads and highways provides unique challenges for which AWP is prepared. AWP performs hundreds of line crossings each year. From temporary stoppages on local roads to rolling roadblocks on interstates, AWP excels at ensuring that the appropriate temporary traffic controls are in place to allow for this work to be completed safely while minimizing the disruption to traffic. AWP will coordinate with all parties involved, assist with the planning, and provide vehicles, drivers, flaggers and any other professional traffic control needed to perform an aerial line crossing.


Event Services

AWP’s Event Services traffic control experts offer support before, during and after your events to ensure success from start to finish. From customized traffic control plans, to permit assistance; and equipment set up/ tear down to post event evaluations, our team is here for you. Learn more on our Event Services page.


Permit Acquisition Assistance

AWP’s Permitting team will work with you and the correct agencies to facilitate your permit acquisition process. We know it can sometimes take several days to complete, so let AWP assist you while you focus on your core business.


Procurement of Police Services

As part of AWP’s comprehensive traffic management services, we coordinate with local and state law enforcement agencies to provide police services for:

  • Traffic Control
  • Directing Traffic
  • Controlling traffic at signalized intersections
  • Using police cruiser as a traffic control device
  • Mobile operation escorts
  • Line crossings and rolling roadblocks on major highways
  • Work Zone speed patrols
  • Security at job sites for protection and safety of work crews

AWP requires 72 hours advance notice in order to properly coordinate between the local law enforcement and the client needs.