It is essential that advanced planning for incident management take place. Detour plans need to be developed, teams need to be organized, equipment assembled, and procedures established. These all need to be in place in order to respond quickly and effectively. Virtually every segment of the freeway and street system should be closely analyzed to determine how traffic will be diverted, and to which surface streets it will be detoured. Working together, the State and local enforcement and traffic engineering agencies need to examine such things as diversion routings, signal timing, manually controlling intersections, and parking restrictions, and to develop a plan to handle detoured traffic. As a part of this planning phase, it is essential that involved agencies "buy in" to the plan, and commit to implementing their portion of the overall plans when the need arises. Periodically, these plans need to be reviewed and updated as street patterns and traffic conditions change. (Author)

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