Work Zone Mobility and Safety Program

V. Course Contents

The course is organized as follows:

Course Overview and Instructions: General instructions and course outline.
Module 1: Work Zone Safety and Mobility Rule—Rule overview and provisions.
Module 2: TMP Basics—what is a TMP; why TMP is needed; TMP process overview including the potential steps to be included in the TMP: examples from various States on TMP process.
Module 3: TMP Coordination (includes exercise)—coordination during the TMP development and implementation process; stakeholders that should be involved during coordination; coordination issues that need to be considered; ways to achieve coordination while developing TMPs.
Module 4: Work Zone Impacts Assessment (includes exercise)—overview of work zone impacts assessment; the types of impacts; why and when to assess impacts; a process that can be used for work zone impacts assessment.
Module 5: TMP Strategies (includes exercise)—how to identify TMP Strategies and examples on possible TMP strategies.
Module 6: TMP Approval and Implementation—TMP review and approval; TMP implementation and monitoring; TMP revisions; post-project evaluation.
Course Wrap-Up: General exercise and post course assessment.

Course Overview and Instructions
Time Allocated 5 minutes
  • Outline for this Course
  • Course Materials
  • Course Instructions

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand how the course is presented.
Format 4 slides

Module 1
Title Work Zone Safety and Mobility Rule
Time Allocated 10-15 minutes
  • Overview
  • Provisions
  • Key Concepts Advocated

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the new Work Zone Safety and Mobility Rule
  • Understand the significance of the rule in bringing positive change in work zone management and practices
Format 10 slides

Module 2
Title TMP Basics
Time Allocated 25-30 minutes
  • What is a TMP?
  • Why a TMP is Needed
  • TMP Benefits
  • TMPs and Significant Projects
  • State Examples of Significant Project Criteria
  • When to Develop a TMP
  • Who Develops, Approves, and Implements a TMP
  • TMP Process
  • TMP Format
  • TMP Implementation Costs

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basics of TMPs
  • Learn the general steps involved in the TMP process
  • Develop/modify their own TMP processes based on State/Agency needs
Format 26 slides

Module 3
Title TMP Coordination (includes Exercise)
Time Allocated 10-15 minutes + Exercise
  • Stakeholders
  • Internal Project Coordination
  • Coordinating Multiple Projects
  • Interagency Coordination
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • TMP Teams
  • Exercise

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify stakeholders (Utilities, Emergency providers, etc)
  • Understand the need for coordination at different levels—within the Agency as well as interagency
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of Agency personnel at various stages of TMP development and implementation.
Format 14 slides

Module 4
Title Work Zone Impacts Assessment (includes Exercise)
Time Allocated 30-35 minutes + Exercise
  • Overview
  • Types of Impacts
  • Why and When Assess Impacts
  • Work Zone Impacts Assessment Process
  • Exercise

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the range of work zone impacts
  • Learn how to assess the impacts of an upcoming work zone
Format 41 slides

Module 5
Title TMP Strategies (includes Exercise)
Time Allocated 25-30 minutes + Exercise
  • Overview
  • Identification of TMP Strategies
  • Possible TMP Strategies
    • Temporary Traffic Control Plan (TTCP)
    • Transportation Operations (TO)
    • Public Information (PI)
  • Tools
  • Exercise

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify strategies to facilitate traffic flow safely through and around work zones
  • Identify strategies to minimize or mitigate work zone safety and mobility impacts
Format 40 slides

Module 6
Title TMP Approval and Implementation (includes Exercise)
Time Allocated 20-25 minutes + Exercise
  • TMP Review and Approval
  • TMP Implementation and Monitoring
  • TMP Revisions
  • Post-Project Evaluation
  • Exercise

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of TMP monitoring, revision, and post-project evaluation
Format 26 slides

Course Wrap-Up
Time Allocated 5-10 minutes + Exercise
  • General Exercise
  • Post Course Assessment
  • Course Feedback

Participants will be able to:

  • To assess how well they understand the material that was presented.
  • Provide feedback on the course and learning experience.
Format 6 slides

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