Notes for Figure 6H-28—Typical Application 2Sidewalk Detour or Diversion



  1. When crosswalks or other pedestrian facilities are closed or relocated, temporary facilities shall be detectable and shall include accessibility features consistent with the features present in the existing pedestrian facility.



  1. Where high speeds are anticipated, a temporary traffic barrier and, if necessary, a crash cushion should be used to separate the temporary sidewalks from vehicular traffic.
  2. Audible information devices should be considered where midblock closings and changed crosswalk areas cause inadequate communication to be provided to pedestrians who have visual disabilities.



  1. Street lighting may be considered.
  2. Only the TTC devices related to pedestrians are shown. Other devices, such as lane closure signing or ROAD NARROWS signs, may be used to control vehicular traffic.
  3. For nighttime closures, Type A Flashing warning lights may be used on barricades that support signs anclose sidewalks.
  4. Type C Steady-Burn or Type D 360-degree Steady-Burn warning lights may be used on channelizing devices separating the temporary sidewalks from vehicular traffic flow.
  5. Signs, such as KEEP RIGHT (LEFT), may be placed along a temporary sidewalk to guide or direcpedestrians.