Work Zone Mobility and Safety Program
Photo collage: temporary lane closure, road marking installation, cone with mounted warning light, and drum separated work zones.
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Best Practice

BEST PRACTICE:

H3−5: Single Source for Construction Project Information in a Metro Area

DESCRIPTION:

"Paving the Way" is a comprehensive traffic management program that provides public information and commuter−assistance services to Columbus area motorists. "Paving the Way" maintains a web site, produces a 10−minute television segment responding to emails during the busy construction season, and provides an automated email system informing over 3,000 subscribers of upcoming projects. It is a cooperative partnership between the Federal Highway Administration, the Ohio Department of Transportation, and the City of Columbus.

REASON(S) FOR ADOPTING:

To provide one source for all information pertaining to highway construction projects in the Columbus metropolitan area and to coordinate traffic control between projects.

PRIMARY BENEFIT(S):

"Paving the Way" keeps motorists informed on work zone traffic control with one point of contact for information. The organization conducts safety campaigns and monitors projects to improve traffic control.

MOST APPLICABLE LOCATION(S)/PROJECT(S):

All public roads.

STATE(S) WHERE USED:

Ohio

SOURCE/CONTACT(S):

J.P. Blackwood, City of Columbus
Phone: (614) 645−6016
E−mail: jpblackwood@columbus.gov

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