combat plans are and can therefore determine if the regulations/plans will
support or conflict with those operations.
The military police enforce traffic regulations and implement most of the
Additionally, military police patrols and posts, because their
duties require them to be on the roads constantly, are a major source of
The engineers are responsible for road and bridge
They also determine bridge and road classifications.
the engineer also has many other responsibilities in the division area, he
must balance his commitments, or perhaps request additional engineer
assistance from elsewhere.
Coordination allows him to determine both his
(4) Corps MCC.
The corps MCC is responsible for highway traffic
movements in the corps area. How the division plans to use the road net in
its area has an impact on how the corps will use its net, and vice versa.
Both plans must mesh completely to avoid major confusion.
The corps MCC
also ensures that a division plan/regulation does not conflict with the
adjacent divisions' plans.
(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.
c. Highway Regulation Plan
Before an HTD can begin its traffic regulating activities, it must
prepare a highway regulation plan. 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.
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 affect 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
d. Traffic Circulation Plan
The traffic circulation plan is also prepared and maintained by the
It is normally in the form of an overlay showing
how the road net is to be used and maintained. The key word here is "used."