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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Traffic Control Plan Information

If you are submitting an application to close a travel lane, sidewalk, or street, you also need to submit either a site-specific traffic control plan (TCP) or work space diagram (WSD) with your application.  Either document needs to be created using our PBOT BaseMap; plans not created using the BaseMap will be rejected, and you will be directed to resubmit your application.

1. A TCP is a site-specific plan that you have created.  This plan should show your work zone and all of the proposed traffic control devices.  Use the principles in the PBOT Traffic Control Manual to create this TCP.

2. A WSD is a basic depiction of your work zone, along with a statement of your intent to use the traffic control guidelines found in the PBOT Traffic ManualClick here for an example. This plan does not need to show all of the traffic control devices.  Click here for a guide to when you may be eligible to reference the manual instead of creating a site-specific plan.  Please note that if you select this option on your application, a PBOT traffic engineer may request a site-specific TCP from you if the location and/or your closure aren’t adequately covered by the manual.  

*All permit requests for sidewalk use/closure, lane & street closure also require Insurance

We now require that you use the following tools to create your TCP or WSD:

1. Use our new interactive Traffic Control Plan BaseMap to create a starting point.  Zoom to your work location, and print or save a map to your computer. You can also edit the map image before saving or printing.  Add your work zone and proposed traffic control to the base map. 

2. Reference our new Traffic Control Manual to make sure you are meeting our requirements. Pages 9 & 10 in the manual outline the required components of a TCP.

 **Please make sure you use the commonly used temporary traffic control signs from the downloadable file HERE.**

Remember: submittals that are not prepared using the PBOT BaseMap will be rejected, and you will be directed to submit your permit application again.  This will delay your permit start date.


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Once prepared, permits are available at:
The Permit Center Transportation Counter
1900 SW 4th Ave. 1st Floor, Portland, OR 97201
Phone: 503.823.7365  Fax: 503.865.3442  Email:
Open: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Thurs 8:00 a.m. to Noon