Work Zone Mobility and Safety Program

Guide to Project Coordination for Minimizing Work Zone Mobility Impacts

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United States Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration

U.S. Department of Transportation
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Office of Operations
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FHWA-HOP-16-013

April 2016


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1. Report No.
FHWA-HOP-16-013
2. Government Accession No. 3. Recipient's Catalog No.
4. Title and Subtitle
Guide to Project Coordination for Minimizing Work Zone Mobility Impacts
5. Report Date
April 2016
6. Performing Organization Code
7. Author(s)
LuAnn Theiss (TTI); Gerald Ullman (TTI); Amy Moinet (Battelle)
8. Performing Organization Report No.
9. Performing Organization Name and Address
Battelle
505 King Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201

Texas A&M Transportation Institute
The Texas A&M University System
College Station, Texas 77843-3135
10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)
11. Contract or Grant No.
DTFH61-12-D-00046-T-14009
12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address
Federal Highway Administration
Office of Operations (HOP)
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, D.C. 20590
13. Type of Report and Period Covered
Final Report;
March 2014-March 2016
14. Sponsoring Agency Code
15. Supplementary Notes
Project performed in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration.
Todd Peterson, project lead
16. Abstract

Under the Every Day Counts (EDC) program, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is promoting technologies and practices that can shorten the project delivery process, enhance durability and safety, reduce congestion, and improve environmental sustainability. The focus is on providing efficiency through technology and collaboration. This includes strategies for Project Coordination (PC) which can be applied to a single project, or more commonly, among multiple projects within a corridor, network, or region, and possibly across agency jurisdictions, to minimize work zone impacts and produce time and cost savings.

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance on implementing PC in the planning, design, and delivery phases of projects. It summarizes key steps for successfully implementing PC, using a systematic approach to meet a specific set of clearly defined objectives. The steps include:

  • establishing the PC vision,
  • developing details of how PC will occur,
  • educating and informing personnel and stakeholders,
  • implementing the PC process, and
  • refining the process.

Two case studies are included to demonstrate successful application of the approach.

17. Key Words
Work zones, project coordination, mobility
18. Distribution Statement
No restrictions.
19. Security Classif.
(of this report)

Unclassified
20. Security Classif.
(of this page)

Unclassified
21. No. of Pages
59
22. Price
Form DOT F 1700.7 (8-72) Reproduction of completed page authorized


TABLE OF CONTENTS

List of Tables

List of Figures



SI* (MODERN METRIC) CONVERSION FACTORS

APPROXIMATE CONVERSIONS TO SI UNITS
Symbol When You Know Multiply By To Find Symbol

LENGTH

in
inches 25.4 millimeters mm
ft
feet 0.305 meters m
yd
yards 0.914 meters m
mi
miles 1.61 kilometers km

AREA

in2
square inches 645.2 square millimeters mm2
ft2
square feet 0.093 square meters m2
yd2
square yard 0.836 square meters m2
ac
acres 0.405 hectares ha
mi2
square miles 2.59 square kilometers km2

VOLUME

fl oz
fluid ounces 29.57 milliliters mL
gal
gallons 3.785 liters L
ft3
cubic feet 0.028 cubic meters m3
yd3
cubic yards 0.765 cubic meters m3

NOTE: volumes greater than 1000 L shall be shown in m3

MASS

oz
ounces 28.35 grams g
lb
pounds 0.454 kilograms kg
T
short tons (2000 lb) 0.907 megagrams (or "metric ton") Mg (or "t")

TEMPERATURE (exact degrees)

oF
Fahrenheit 5 (F-32)/9
or (F-32)/1.8
Celsius oC

ILLUMINATION

fc
foot-candles 10.76 lux lx
fl
foot-Lamberts 3.426 candela/m2 cd/m2

FORCE and PRESSURE or STRESS

lbf
poundforce 4.45 newtons N
lbf/in2
poundforce per square inch 6.89 kilopascals kPa
APPROXIMATE CONVERSIONS FROM SI UNITS
Symbol When You Know Multiply By To Find Symbol

LENGTH

mm
millimeters 0.039 inches in
m
meters 3.28 feet ft
m
meters 1.09 yards yd
km
kilometers 0.621 miles mi

AREA

mm2
square millimeters 0.0016 square inches in2
m2
square meters 10.764 square feet ft2
m2
square meters 1.195 square yards yd2
ha
hectares 2.47 acres ac
km2
square kilometers 0.386 square miles mi2

VOLUME

mL
milliliters 0.034 fluid ounces fl oz
L
liters 0.264 gallons gal
m3
cubic meters 35.314 cubic feet ft3
m3
cubic meters 1.307 cubic yards yd3

MASS

g
grams 0.035 ounces oz
kg
kilograms 2.202 pounds lb
Mg (or "t")
megagrams (or "metric ton") 1.103 short tons (2000 lb) T

TEMPERATURE (exact degrees)

oC
Celsius 1.8C+32 Fahrenheit oF

ILLUMINATION

lx
lux 0.0929 foot-candles fc
cd/m2
candela/m2 0.2919 foot-Lamberts fl

FORCE and PRESSURE or STRESS

N
newtons 0.225 poundforce lbf
kPa
kilopascals 0.145 poundforce per square inch lbf/in2
*SI is the symbol for the International System of Units. Appropriate rounding should be made to comply with Section 4 of ASTM E380.
(Revised March 2003)

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