A Traffic Guidance Scheme (TGS) refers to a comprehensive plan that outlines the arrangement of temporary road signs and equipment utilized for controlling traffic flow in a construction or work zone.It has a set of signs, symbols, and other traffic control devices that are used to guide and direct motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists safely through a work zone or any other area where traffic needs to be controlled. The purpose of a TGS is to provide clear and concise information to road users to help them navigate the area safely and efficiently.

TGS is known as a TCP and was referred to as a TCP previously on different traffic control manual editions in NSW, however, according to the most recent one releases on 16 November 2022, TCP no longer exits and it is replaced with the name Traffic Guidance Shceme (TGS”)

The Traffic Guidance Scheme is an essential part of the overall traffic management plan for a work site, and it is designed to ensure the safety of workers, road users, and pedestrians. It should be developed in accordance with relevant regulations, guidelines, and industry best practices, and should be regularly reviewed and updated as necessary to ensure its effectiveness.

The layout and design of a TGS are critical in ensuring that road users can easily understand the information being provided. The scheme should be consistent with standard traffic control devices and comply with any relevant regulations or guidelines.

The development and implementation of a TGS are typically the responsibility of the project manager or contractor in charge of the work zone. The scheme should be reviewed regularly and updated as necessary to ensure that it remains effective in managing traffic and ensuring the safety of all road users.