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Webpage on Improving Access to Voting Events - 10/7/2022
FHWA supports the use of traffic analysis tools and enhanced work zone management to improve access to voting events. This effort aids the United States...

FHWA's 2022 National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) Factsheet - 4/6/2022
On April 12, the Virginia Department of Transportation will host the national kick-off event in Hampton Roads, VA. The 2022 NWZAW Factsheet is available...

FHWA's 2022 National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) Factsheet - 4/6/2022
On April 12, the Virginia Department of Transportation will host the national kick-off event in Hampton Roads, VA. The 2022 NWZAW Factsheet is available...

2021 National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 26-30- "Drive Safe. Work Safe. Save Lives" - 4/23/2021
The 2021 National Work Zone Awareness Week will be hosted by the state of Michigan, with a national virtual kick-off event scheduled for Tuesday, April...

Webinar on Version 3.1 of the Work Zone Data Exchange (WZDx) Specification and Put Work Zones on the Map Awareness Campaign - 4/22/2021
The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) will host a webinar on the WZDx Specification on April 29, 2021 as a complementary effort to National...

New Pedestrian Safety in Work Zones Materials - 4/22/2021
Resources developed by American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) under the FHWA Work Zone Safety Grant Program are now available on the National...

Improving Large Truck Safety in Work Zones Webpage - 4/22/2021
Large trucks (those with gross vehicle weight ratings [GVWR] of more than 10,000 lbs.) and buses are involved in significant numbers of fatal work zone...

State Examples for the Application of Portable Temporary Rumble Strips (PTRS) in Work Zones - 4/22/2021
This document outlines detailed implementation and noteworthy practices for PTRS in work zones as per the requirements of three transportation agencies:...

RITIS: A Probe-data Source for Enhancing Operations and Planning Capabilities - 11/30/2020
This publication provides an overview of the work zone performance monitoring application of the Regional Integrated Transportation Information System...

The National Performance Management Research Data Set (NPMRDS) and Application for Work Zone Performance Measurement - 11/25/2020
This fact sheet provides a quick overview of how National Performance Management Research Data Set (NPRMDS) can be used to manage work zone mobility performance....

National Work Zone Traffic Management and Safety Virtual Conference - 9/14/2020
The National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse will present a two-hour virtual event from 2 to 4 p.m. Eastern, Thursday, Sept. 17.

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Targeted Work Zone Engagement Framework Guidance - 4/12/2019
The Targeted Work Zone Engagement Framework ("Framework") is designed to support work zone program personnel in enhancing the effectiveness...

Safely Implementing Rolling Roadblocks for Short-term Highway Construction, Maintenance, and Utility Work Zones - 4/11/2019
This Fact Sheet summarizes best practices related to rolling roadblocks for short-term road work activities requiring a short-term full closure of the...

Smarter Work Zones: Alternative Funding for Work Zone ITS Fact Sheet - 4/10/2019
This fact sheet focuses on the Illinois Department of Transportation's (IDOT) use of Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) funds to deploy technology...

U.S. Department of Transportation to Host Webinar on the Work Zone Data Exchange Project - 2/20/2019
The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) is hosting a webinar on the Work Zone...

Improving Work Zones Every Day, in Every Way - 11/2/2018
FHWA has developed a comprehensive set of programs, strategies, and tools under its Work Zone Management Program to mitigate the safety and mobility impacts...

Accommodating Pedestrians in Work Zones - 11/2/2018
This webinar shares information on resources developed under the Work Zone Safety Grant program. In addition to the field guide, two training courses...

Work Zone Crash Data Collection, Reporting, and Analysis - 11/2/2018
Resources from a Wayne State University-Transportation Research Group and the University of Missouri, Columbia webinar are now available. The webinar...

2019 National Work Zone Awareness Week - April 8-12 - 7/27/2018
National Work Zone Awareness Week is an annual spring campaign held at the start of construction season to encourage safe driving through highway work...

Check Out the New Pedestrian Safety Guides - 7/27/2018
The new Pedestrian Accommodation in Work Zones: A Field Guide, developed by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association Work Zone Safety...

Maintaining Crashworthy Work Zone Traffic Control Devices Field Guide - 7/27/2018
Provides information to ensure work zone devices are crashworthy. Examples of improper installation or repairs to devices are highlighted.

Work Zone Management Capability Maturity Framework (CMF) Assessment Tool and Process Review Workshop - 7/27/2018
Intended for agencies or regions to assess current work zone management capabilities. Once determined, the CMF tool provides a list of actions for organizations...

National Work Zone Management Conference - 7/27/2018
FHWA will host the Work Zone Data Initiative (WZDI) Symposium in conjunction with the 2018 National Work Zone Management Conference (September 11-13 in...

Work Zone Safety: Everybody’s Responsibility РFactsheet - 4/6/2018
Work zone safety is everybody's responsibility. This factsheet provides work zone crash data and tips for driving safely in and around work zones.

2018 National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 9-13 – "Work Zone Safety: Everybody's Responsibility" - 3/29/2018
Each year in the spring, the National Work Zone Awareness Week is held to bring national attention to motorist and worker safety and mobility issues in...

Update on Proposed Modifications in Highway Work Zones related regulation(s) - 10/3/2017

Sharing Work Zone Effective Practices for Design-Build Projects - 12/12/2016
This project constitutes the second phase of previous work to develop design-build projects and work zones resources. This new report is intended to share...

Transportation Management Plan Effectiveness Framework and Pilot - 11/2/2016
This report was prepared to help practitioners formulate and follow clear, consistent approach towards assessing the effectiveness of Transportation Management...

Work Zone Management Capability Maturity Framework (CMF) tool and fact sheet is available. - 11/1/2016
This framework is intended for agencies or regions to assess current capabilities with respect to work zone management. When the current capabilities...

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