W.A.T.C.H. Committee

W.A.T.C.H. Committee

We are WATCHING over you!

The W.A.T.C.H. Committee is another of our chapter’s key practical and functional committees. They are responsible for maintaining and frequently updating the Work Area Traffic Control Handbook. This informative handbook provides quick and readily usable traffic control guidelines for contractors, cities, counties, utilities, and other agencies operating in a Temporary Traffic Control Zone (TTC zones). The WATCH handbook is the ideal reference for short term stationary and mobile activities, in addition to intermediate-term stationary activities. The WATCH Committee does a great job of ensuring that the handbook is simple, easy to read, and informative. They have truly created the perfect on-the-go reference for short term traffic control.

The committee has an impact on all of us and helps to guide those working in the rights of way with adequate traffic control devices to protect the motorist, cyclist, pedestrians, and workers while repairs and improvement are being done.  This is an ideal committee to gain an understanding of how best to guide traffic through a construction or maintenance zone as well to help all of us. 

The committee is made up of SoCal's leading traffic engineering experts. Led by Co chairmen Kenny Chao and Alex Salazar.  The complete list of WATCH committee members includes Gerard Charles, Stacy DeLong, Teresa Escobar, Temo Galvez (Past Co-Chairman), David Kuan, William Mahoney, John Nguyen, Adolfo Ozaeta, Michael Plotnik, David Royer, Reed Salan, and Don Schima.

The committee is always welcoming new members who are interested in and passionate about improving traffic control guidelines. If interested in getting involved or have any questions, please reach out to Kenny Chao at 657.284.2632 or via email at kyc@dksassociates.comor Alex Salazar 949-724-7408 or email at asalazar@cityofirvine.org

Documents and Files

Join and RenewMembers' Library