Work Zone Mobility and Safety Program
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Publications & Studies

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Best Practices
Construction Strategies
Contracting Strategies
Incident Management
ITS and Technology
Performance Measurement
Project Coordination
Public Information and Outreach
Regulation and Policy
Research
Training
Work Zone and Traffic Analysis
Work Zone Safety and Mobility Rule (Subpart J)
Work Zone Traffic Management
Worker Safety

This page lists work zone publications developed by FHWA and the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP). It also includes publications developed under the FHWA Work Zone Safety Grant program. Additional work zone publications produced by other sources can be found on the various pages throughout this web site.

To order a hardcopy of an FHWA-developed publication, please send an email message with the name of the publication you are requesting and shipping directions to WorkZoneFeedback@dot.gov.

PDF files can be viewed with the Acrobat® Reader®.

DOC files can be viewed with the Microsoft Word Viewer.

Best Practices

  • A Guide for Reducing Work Zone Collisions (PDF 4.3MB)
  • Meeting the Customer's Needs for Mobility and Safety During Construction and Maintenance Operations (PDF 470KB)
  • NCHRP Report 574: Guidance for Cost Estimation and Management for Highway Projects During Planning, Programming, and Preconstruction (PDF 7.7MB)
  • Fall 2017
    • Optimizing Performance Mobility & Safety—Making Work Zones Work Better: Longitudinal Channelizing Devices in Work Zones (HTML, PDF 650KB)
    • Optimizing Performance Mobility & Safety—Making Work Zones Work Better: Automated Flagger Assistance Devices (HTML, PDF 500KB)
    • Optimizing Performance Mobility & Safety—Making Work Zones Work Better: Mobile Barrier Systems (HTML, PDF 490KB)
    • Optimizing Performance Mobility & Safety—Making Work Zones Work Better: Work Zone Automated Speed Enforcement Program (HTML, PDF 450KB)
    • Optimizing Performance Mobility & Safety—Making Work Zones Work Better: Work Zone Intrusion Reporting Research Synthesis (HTML, PDF 450KB)
    • Optimizing Performance Mobility & Safety—Making Work Zones Work Better: Internal Traffic Control Plans for Work Zones (HTML, PDF 450KB)
  • Work Zone Best Practices Fact Sheet Series
    • Fact Sheet 1: Oregon's QuickFax Service (HTML, PDF 1.7MB)
    • Fact Sheet 2: Customer Driven Construction in Illinois (HTML, PDF 707KB)
    • Fact Sheet 3: Work Zone Safety Awareness (HTML, PDF 1.6MB)
    • Fact Sheet 4: Delaware's Survival Plan for the I-95 Shutdown (HTML, PDF 1.6MB)
    • Fact Sheet 5: Innovation During Bridge Rehabilitation Improves Mobility (HTML, PDF 474KB)
    • Fact Sheet 6: Work Zone Best Practices Guidebook (HTML, PDF 629K)
    • Fact Sheet 7: Compendium of Work Zone Research, Development and Technology Transfer (HTML, PDF 579KB)
    • Fact Sheet 8: Ohio Keeps Motorists and Road Rehabilitation Moving Forward (HTML, PDF 113KB)
    • Fact Sheet 9: Arkansas Uses Public Outreach to Pave The Way During Interstate Rehabilitation (HTML, PDF 125KB)
    • Fact Sheet 10: Communicating Work Zone Information to Truckers in North Carolina (HTML, PDF 239KB)
    • Fact Sheet 11: Caltrans Transportation Management Plans Reduce Work Zone Congestion (HTML, PDF 157KB)
    • Fact Sheet 12: Tennessee Analyzes Work Zone Impacts to Find a SmartFIX for I-40 (HTML, PDF 300K)
    • Fact Sheet 13: Work Zone Training: Examples of What Agencies Are Doing (HTML, PDF 961K)
    • Fact Sheet 14: Tracking Work Zone Performance in Missouri (HTML, PDF 393K)
    • Fact Sheet 15: Midwest Work Zone Roundtable - Improved Work Zone Management and Operations through Collaboration (HTML, PDF 231K)
    • Fact Sheet 16: States Across the Country Implement Accelerated Bridge Construction (HTML, PDF 531KB)
    • Fact Sheet 17: Lane Closure Policies and Management Systems (HTML, PDF 465KB)
    • Fact Sheet 18: Using Portable Traffic Monitoring Devices (PTMDs) in Work Zones (HTML, PDF 173KB)
    • Fact Sheet 19: Work Zone Corridor Management in Michigan (HTML, PDF 259KB)
  • Work Zone Best Practices Guidebook (April 2000)
  • Work Zones That Work

Construction Strategies

Accelerated Construction

Night Work/Off-Peak Work

Full Road Closure and Lane Closure

Positive Protection

Contracting Strategies

Alternate/Innovative Contracting

Contract and Contract Administration Resources

Project Delivery

Incident Management

ITS and Technology

Performance Measurement

Project Coordination

Public Information and Outreach

Regulation and Policy

Research

  • Compendium of Work Zone Research, Development, and Technology Transfer Projects - To obtain a copy of the Compendium, contact workzonepubs@fhwa.dot.gov.
  • Dramatically Reducing Highway Construction Project Times: Suggestions for Research (1998) (HTML, PDF 49KB) - Summary of issues and research needs associated with dramatically reducing highway construction project times and the potential for research to help achieve such reductions.

Training

Work Zone and Traffic Analysis

Work Zone Safety and Mobility Rule (Subpart J)

Work Zone Traffic Management

Worker Safety

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