Both plans must mesh completely to avoid major confusion.
The corps MCC
also ensures the plan/regulation does not conflict with the adjacent
(5) Host Nation Representatives. Plans and regulations must be
closely coordinated with host nation representatives, since civilian traffic
may also be using the road. Additionally, the host nation may be able to
would normally have the most detailed knowledge of the road network.
Highway Regulation Plan.
A highway regulation plan must be prepared before traffic
regulating activities begin.
This is primarily the responsibility of the
transportation officer. The plan concerns the capabilities of the existing
road net to handle the traffic that must move over it. It is started well
in advance of actual operations.
The plan is developed based on the size of the command, the road
network, and the logistical situation.
disposition of tactical units also effect the plan. The plan must be fully
coordinated with other staff agencies, and among all levels of commands
In a division, for example, it would be coordinated with the
division staff, host nation representatives, the brigades and division
support command, and with corps. The key word in describing this plan is
Traffic Circulation Plan.
The traffic circulation plan is also prepared and maintained by
the transportation officer.
It is normally in the form of an overlay
showing how the road not is to be used and maintained. The key word here is
"used." The plan provides highway regulation information to highway users.
Normally, it will include:
The most restrictive route features.
Direction of movement.
Location of boundaries, highway regulating points, traffic
control posts, and location of principal units and facilities.
Major geographic features and light lines (if applicable).
Key MP traffic control measures.
An example of a traffic circulation plan is shown in Figure 1-3.