Types of Traffic Control Markers

15 Oct 2020 Traffic Control

Since there is a wide selection of different types of traffic control markers in a range of shapes and sizes to choose from, getting to know the variety of traffic cones and other roadside markers will help you determine which traffic control products will work best for your unique jobsite. At Valley Traffic Systems, they carry a wide range of different traffic control markers that are perfect for different construction sites.

Different Types of Traffic Control Markers

Some of the different types of traffic control markers that you can choose from include:


Drums are the most common type of traffic control marker used on freeways, as they are heavy, durable, and can be seen from far enough away that they provide drivers with plenty of warning about the upcoming construction work. This type of traffic control marker is shaped like a barrel and stands about three feet tall. Drums are the perfect choice for construction zones in high-speed areas and can be mounted with extra reflectors if needed.


Traffic cones are available in a range of different shapes, sizes, and colours, making them the ideal option for indicating to drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians that they are entering a caution area. Most commonly, cones can be found in parking lots or on the side of the road in a work zone or near a parked vehicle in an emergency situation.


Markers are tall, thin cones that alternate between a colour and reflectors and are often used in areas where pedestrians and traffic are next to each other. Markers are especially ideal for events and street festivals because they have loops at the top that rope can be tied to in order to create a pathway for people to follow.


Channelizers are the perfect option for construction sites in areas with low speeds. Thanks to their wide, heavy bases, and large reflector rings, these traffic control markers can easily be seen by drivers at great distances, giving them ample time to slow down.


Similar in appearance to channelizers, delineators provide a long-term solution for warning drivers about roadside hazards, such as roundabouts and merging lanes. While this type of traffic control marker has a smaller base, it can be attached to the ground for long-term use.

If you would like to learn more about the different types of traffic control markers, or if you are interested in their traffic products, please contact Valley Traffic Systems at the location nearest you or by filling out a quote form on their website.