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:

A1−8: Lane Closure Coordinator

DESCRIPTION:

The lane closure coordinator serves as a single point of contact for compilation and distribution of information related to planned lanes closures each week. This practice began in 1997 in the Northern Virginia District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).

REASON(S) FOR ADOPTING:

Lane closure coordinators can be used to avoid concurrent lane closures during maintenance, construction, or utility work on nearby sections of roadway and to avoid conflicts in operations.

PRIMARY BENEFIT(S):

Through the activities of lane closure coordinators, work zone activities can reduce traffic delay and congestion due to multiple operations in nearby areas.

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

All types of work and all locations.

STATE(S) WHERE USED:

Virginia

SOURCE/CONTACT(S):

Jane Peregoy, Virginia DOT
Phone: (703) 383−2690
E−mail: peregoy_nj@vdot.state.va.us

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