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Basic traffic control devices and vendors

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) may require traffic control for work in the public right-of-way. Equipment may be bought or rented. Here are basic examples of traffic control and a partial list of vendors in the Portland area. Vendor list does not indicate a preference.

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Barrel 

Barrel
Barrel example

Occasionally for other lane creation as specified in your permit, locations where a plaza meets a residential street.  

Candlestick  

Candlestick cone
Candlestick example

Parking space outline, create lanes inside of plazas for bikes, occasionally for other lane creation as specified in your permit. 

Cone 

Traffic cone
Traffic cone

Parking space outline, create lanes inside of plazas for bikes, occasionally for other lane creation as specified in your permit.  

Stanchion 

Stanchion
Stanchion example

Parking space outline, creating separated spaces within a plaza, or for line queuing.  

Temporary fencing  

Temporary fencing
Temporary fencing example

Parking space outline, creating separated spaces within a plaza, or for line queuing, creating café seating area.  

Type 1 barricade, also known as oilers 

Type 1 barricade
Type 1 barricade example

Parking space outline, signage inside plazas, or for locations where a plaza meets a residential street. Note, to keep from falling in the wind, drape 5-10 pounds of rice or sand in a garbage bag or other container. 

Type 3 barricade 

Type 3 barricade
Type 3 barricade

To define side street plazas where they meet the main street, to define the edges of main street plazas.  

Wave delineator 

Wave delineator
Wave delineator example

Parking space outline, create lanes inside of plazas for bikes, occasionally for other lane creation as specified in your permit.   

Vendor list

These are rental companies located in the Portland area, arranged in alphabetical order. This list is not exhaustive, and inclusion on this list does not indicate preference.