Work Zone Mobility and Safety Program

Management of Work Zones

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Work Zone Traffic Impact Analysis-Grant Course

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This course introduces participants to the concept of work zone impact analysis as a tool to improve the safety and mobility of highway work zones. It discusses impact analysis fundamentals, approaches, methodologies and the various tools available to conduct these analyses. Emphasis is given to the Transportation Operation (TO) component of Transportation Management Plans (TMP) and how these tools could be used to in assessing TO strategies. Classroom 1
day
ATSSA Free -
Federal
Employees,
$25 -
Public
Officials,
$50 -
Other
Engineers and others responsible for deciding on work zone strategies to implement. Decision-makers considering work zone analysis tools. Donna
Clark
DonnaC@
atssa.com

(540) 368-1701
 
Basic Maintenance of Traffic

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This training is required for individuals who will be working in the traffic control zone on Florida State highways and whose responsibilities include flagging traffic. Normally "in-house" training is performed by an employee who is qualified in Intermediate or Advanced Maintenance of Traffic. If not available, the Basic MOT class must be completed. Requalification is required every four years. Classroom 4
hours
Florida Transportation Technology Transfer Center $105 public agency, $120 private agency Individuals who will be working in the traffic control zone on Florida State roadways and have responsibilities including flagging traffic David Page,
352-273-1685,
dkpage@ufl.edu
Traffic Control in Work Zones
Advanced Maintenance of Traffic

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Personnel who successfully complete this course will receive Florida DOT recognized qualification, valid for four (4) years, to perform work zone traffic control planning, design, implementation, inspection and/or supervising the selection, placement or maintenance of traffic control schemes or devices in work zones on the State Highway System in accordance with the Florida Department of Transportation Specifications 105-5.3 and 102-3.2. Classroom 2.5
days
Florida Transportation Technology Transfer Center $295 public agency, $395 private agency   Celio Ramos,
352-392-2371
Ext. 31670,
t2assist@ce.ufl.edu
Traffic Control in Work Zones
Developing Transportation Management Plans for Work Zones

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This course provides guidance for developing effective transportation management plans (TMPs) for road projects. Topics discussed in this course include the purpose and content of a TMP, roles and responsibilities, work zone impacts assessment, selecting TMP strategies, and TMP implementation. This course is designed for self-paced learning. The training is modular and consists of slides with voiceover narration for guided, independent learning. The course includes exercises to apply the concepts learned throughout the course. Please have the Participant Workbook readily accessible while taking this course. Several of the modules refer to the Workbook for exercises and other information. Online Self-
study
FHWA Free Transportation agency staff, including technical staff, (planners, designers, traffic engineers, highway/safety engineers, etc); management and executive-level staff responsible for setting policy and program direction; field staff responsible for building projects and managing work zones; and staff responsible for assessing performance in these areas. WorkZoneFeedback@
dot.gov
Traffic Control in Work Zones
Work Zone Safety and Mobility This course is designed to provide awareness and guidance on understanding and implementing Title 23 CFR 630 Subparts J and K to personnel working in active highway work zones in Georgia. Online Self-
Study
Georgia DOT Free Personnel working in active highway work zones   Traffic Control in Work Zones

Worker Safety
Work Zones

No link
None available. Classroom 1
day
Indiana DOT Free Anyone working in or around work zones J. Patrick
McCarty,
317-
234-5114
 
Work Zones

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Training to provide updates on standards and introductions to new technologies. Each day aimed at different audience, first day for construction inspection, second day for maintenance workers. Training workshop is given at each of the 6 districts within the state. Classroom 2
days
Kansas DOT Free Anyone working in or around work zones David
Church,
785-
296-7431
Inspection of Work Zones
Advanced Work Zone Management and Design

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This course provides participants with advanced levels of knowledge and competencies on technical and non-technical work zone traffic management practices including work zone planning and design, project management, traffic management, and contracting issues. The course has core, recommended, and optional lessons. Each participant receives a copy of the Advanced Work Zone Management and Design reference manual and a participant workbook that contains all lesson materials. Classroom 3
days
NHI $500 State and Local Design Engineers, Traffic and Safety Engineers, Senior Work Zone Traffic Engineers, Transportation Planners, Employees of Metropolitan Planning Organizations, Regional Planners, Regional Construction Engineers, and Senior Engineering Technicians 877-558-6873 or
nhicustomerservice@
dot.gov
Design for Work Zones

Traffic Control in Work Zones
Construction Inspection, Workmanship, and Quality

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Provides an understanding of the factors that contribute to high-quality products. Using workshops and real-life examples that are relevant to participants, the course covers legal, liability, and risk issues, as well as quality assurance topics related to construction projects. Emphasizing stewardship and oversight roles, the course discusses the importance of fostering partnerships, cooperation, and teamwork among stakeholders, as well as the importance of quality decisions. Classroom 2
days
NHI $400 Field personnel involved in all aspects of highway construction from engineers to technicians. 877-558-6873 or
nhicustomerservice@
dot.gov
Inspection of Work Zones
Construction Zone Safety Inspection (1.5-Day)

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Participants receive instruction in traffic control plan review; inspection of traffic control procedures, operation, and devices; resolution of discrepancies from the traffic control plan and contract requirements, including deficiencies in safety hardware maintenance and maintenance of work zone signs and markings. Classroom 1.5
days
NHI $350 FHWA safety engineers and highway engineers, and State and local personnel involved in the management of traffic control plans and the inspection of construction zone safety devices 877-558-6873 or
nhicustomerservice@
dot.gov
Inspection of Work Zones
Construction Zone Safety Inspection (1-Day)

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Participants receive instruction in traffic control plan review; inspection of traffic control procedures, operation, and devices; resolution of discrepancies from the traffic control plan and contract requirements, including deficiencies in safety hardware maintenance and maintenance of work zone signs and markings. Classroom 1
day
NHI $300 FHWA safety engineers and highway engineers, and State and local personnel involved in the management of traffic control plans and the inspection of construction zone safety devices 877-558-6873 or
nhicustomerservice@
dot.gov
Inspection of Work Zones
Maintenance Training Series

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11 self-paced courses that each take approximately 1 hour to complete. In addition to a course on the Basics of Work Zone Traffic Control, the course topics include: Pavement Preservation Programs, Shoulders and Shaping, Thin HMA Overlays and Leveling, Base and Subbase Stabilization and Repair, Drainage, Outdoor Advertising and Litter Control, Roadside Vegetation Management, Weather-related Operations, Underground Storage Tanks, and Cultural and Historic Preservation. The courses are designed for State, county, or regional agency personnel who manage transportation maintenance and operations programs and handle oversight, quality assurance, materials, scheduling, budgeting, or planning. Online Self-
Study
NHI Free State, county, or regional agency personnel who manage transportation maintenance and operations programs and handle oversight, quality assurance, materials, scheduling, budgeting, or planning. 877-558-6873 or
nhicustomerservice@
dot.gov
Traffic Control in Work Zones
Maintenance of Traffic

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This course is a prequalification requirement for consultants desiring to prepare roadway plans in Ohio. General familiarity with Ohio DOT construction plans and a general knowledge of the design of work zones and plan preparation are prerequisites for attendance. Classroom 1
day
Ohio DOT
Office of
Engineering -
TRAFFIC
ACADEMY
$170 Course completion is a requirement for Ohio DOT consultant prequalification Christi Collins,
ODOT,
614-995-2263
 
Night Road Work

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Due to traffic volumes and other considerations, more and more work is being performed at night. This training is based on a training program created by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program and helps the students to understand when night work might be the best option through the use of a benefit/cost ratio, and what considerations must be taken to insure that night work is performed efficiently and safety. Classroom 2
days
University of Texas Arlington, Division for Enterprise Development Free for employees of cities and counties in Texas. Fee for others unknown. This class is designed for two groups: (1) the managers and decision makers who are responsible for determining how and when work is to be done; and (2) the personnel who perform or inspect the actual work. Angela Bailey,
281-506-8321 or
abailey@uta.edu
Nighttime WZ Operations

Guides/Documents (Listed by Title)
Title Description Format Length Provider Cost Target Audience Other Applicable Categories
Colorado Work Zone Best Practices Safety Guide

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Colorado guide with information and tools needed to enhance compliance with industry best practices. Online Handbook 44 pages Colorado DOT Free Those who work in or near traffic control work areas  
Developing and Implementing Transportation Management Plans for Work Zones

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Serves as a resource for those who develop and implement Transportation Management Plans (TMPs) for work zones. A TMP lays out a set of work zone management strategies and describes how the strategies will be used to manage the safety and mobility impacts of a road construction/maintenance work zone. The Guide includes information on: a general approach that can be used to develop TMPs; a list of components that might be included in a TMP; tips for developing an effective TMP; descriptions of strategies; and examples from agencies currently using TMPs. Guide - available online, or from FHWA in hardcopy 117 pages FHWA Free Persons responsible for developing TMPs and TMP-related policy/procedure development and revision, implementation, review, approval, and assessment  
Estimation of Traffic Impacts at Work Zones: State of the Practice

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This study was conducted to provide the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) with state-of-the-practice tools for estimating traffic mobility impacts at work zones. Designing traffic control plans requires a traffic analysis to estimate queue lengths, travel times, and delays to determine lane closure times. This study should help VDOT and other state DOTs choose the appropriate tool(s) for estimating the traffic impacts in and around work zones. Online Report 25 pages Virginia DOT Free State and local DOT staff and consultants who conduct work zone impact analysis and develop and analyze transportation management plans  
Guidance on Managing Speeds in work Zones

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The determination of work zone speed limits is typically based on state laws, agency policies, and engineering judgment. Many factors impact the decision to reduce the regulatory speed limit in a work zone, implement speed limit management strategies, and utilize speed reduction strategies. The information presented in this webinar should aid agencies and highway contractors in understanding these factors and the interaction among them. Video 52
min
ARTBA Free Transportation agencies and highway contractors  
Guidebook on Incident Management Planning in Work Zones

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Incidents are difficult to predict in time, location and severity because the mitigation of impacts of incidents in work zones requires considerable advanced planning and preparedness. This guidebook is intended as a resource for engineers and construction managers who are interested in developing sound incident management plans for work zones. Online Guidebook 106 pages SWZDI Pooled Fund Study Free Those who work in or near traffic control work areas  
Guidelines on Managing Speeds in Work Zones

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Summarizes available guidance on setting speed limits and managing speeds in work zones. Many factors impact the decision to reduce the regulatory speed limit in a work zone, implement speed limit management strategies and utilize speed reduction strategies. This guide is intended to aid agencies and highway contractors in understanding these factors and the interactions among them. Online 12 pages Roadway Safety Consortium Free Agency/Owners, Engineers, Contractors  
Implementing the Rule on Work Zone Safety and Mobility

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This Guide provides a general overview of the Rule and overarching guidance for implementing its provisions. This document includes guidelines and sample approaches, examples from transportation agencies using practices that relate to the Rule, and sources for more information. Guide - available online, or from FHWA in hardcopy 92 pages FHWA Free State and local DOT technical, management, and field staff who plan, design, build, and manage work zones and develop work zone policy; FHWA staff, particularly those with oversight responsibilities for Federal-aid highway projects; and appropriate non-agency staff that partner with, or are contracted by the agency, such as consultant staff, contractor staff, other highway workers, and law enforcement officials  
ROADWAY SAFETY+: A Road Construction Industry Consortium Program

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The Roadway Safety Awareness Program provides an overview of common hazards in highway and road construction and simple prevention measures. The program contents are available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. CD-ROM Online LHSFNA Consortium Free Road construction supervisory personnel with some safety and health experience or by safety and health personnel to orient new workers as they arrive on the jobsite Worker Safety
Utility Work Zone Safety Guidelines and Training: State-of-the-Art Synthesis and State-of-the-Practice Synthesis

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This document presents the findings from a literature review and survey done to determine current knowledge on utility work zone safety and mobility and assess the state of practice of transportation agencies and utility contractors. Results allow identification of gaps to address in developing utility work zone guidelines to provide local transportation agencies and utility companies and contractors with information and guidance to perform their work safely and efficiently and to assist road agencies in developing local guidelines and standards to meet safety and mobility goals. Online 111 pages Wayne State University Free Those who work in or near traffic control work areas Short Duration Work Zones
Webinar on Work Zone Traffic Analysis Strategies

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This 2008 webinar covered perspectives on work zone traffic analysis strategies, a process for integrating traffic analyses into work zone decisionmaking, and issues in work zone traffic analysis. Case study examples were used to show how some agencies and jurisdictions have incorporated work zone modeling into their decisionmaking process and the impact these analyses are making in improving work zone planning and operations. Online Online FHWA Free Those who work in or near traffic control work areas  
Work Zone Best Practices Guidebook

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The Guidebook gives transportation agencies, construction contractors, transportation planners, trainers, and others access to information and points of contact about current best practices for achieving work zone mobility and safety. Covers policy and procedures; public relations; education and outreach (general public driver and elected officials); prediction modeling and impact analysis: congestion and crashes; planning and programming; project development/design; contracting and bidding procedures; specifications and construction materials, methods, and practices; traveler and traffic information (project related); enforcement; ITS and innovation technology; and evaluation and feedback. Online Guidebook Online FHWA Free State and local transportation agencies, construction contractors, transportation planners, trainers  
Work Zone Impacts Assessment

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This guide provides an approach to assess and manage work zone safety and mobility impacts of road projects. This document presents the approach and provides examples of how agencies are currently assessing and managing work zone impacts, as well as an overview of different traffic analysis tools that can be helpful for analysis of work zone impacts. Guide - available online, or from FHWA in hardcopy 177 pages FHWA Free State and local DOT technical, management, and field staff who plan, design, build, and manage work zones and develop work zone policy; FHWA staff, particularly those with oversight responsibilities for Federal-aid highway projects; and appropriate non-agency staff that partner with, or are contracted by the agency, such as consultant staff, contractor staff, other highway workers, and law enforcement officials  
Work Zone Performance Management Peer Exchange Materials

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Summary and presentations from a peer exchange held to bring together representatives from State DOTs to discuss work zone performance management and how to quantify work zone impacts on safety and mobility. The peer exchange included presentations and discussion sessions to draw out common themes, challenges, and solutions. Online Various FHWA Free Transportation planners, designers/engineers, and analysts  
Work Zone Public Information and Outreach Strategies

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This document provides tips, examples, and practices on designing a public information and outreach campaign for work zones and offers a variety of strategies that can be used in a campaign. Guide - available online, or from FHWA in hardcopy 63 pages FHWA Free Personnel in transportation agencies responsible for planning and operating highway work zones and those responsible for public relations and public information  
Work Zone Safety and Mobility Rule Implementation Guides and Other Resources

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This CD contains all four Rule guides; other Rule-related resources such as checklists, templates, and a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs); and information on the Work Zone Peer-to-Peer Program and other resources. The resources on this CD will continue to aid agencies as they fully implement the Rule in the coming years. CD-ROM Online FHWA Free State and local DOT technical, management, and field staff who plan, design, build, and manage work zones and develop work zone policy; FHWA staff, particularly those with oversight responsibilities for Federal-aid highway projects; and appropriate non-agency staff that partner with, or are contracted by the agency, such as consultant staff, contractor staff, other highway workers, and law enforcement officials  

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