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Utility work zones are fundamentally different from most highway construction work zones. Utility work is often of a shorter duration and involves smaller crew sizes, which makes a traffic control plan such as that utilized in highway construction sometimes impractical. As utility service providers often need to work on or near roadways, utility work zones pose unique challenges to health and safety of both motorists and workers.
This collection of materials and applications has been developed to address these challenges as a part of the Federal Highway Administration Work Zone Safety Grant Program.
Each link to the left corresponds to one of these items, which include Guidelines, Presentations, Instructor's Guide, Case Studies, and Temporary Traffic Control Plan (TTCP) Software. Clicking any of these links will direct the user to the section which corresponds to each of these items. A link is provided to return to this overview page.
Please click on the following link to download all the content of Utility Work Zone Traffic Control Program. The content is provided in a zipped file. To unzip the file, you will need WinZip/WinRAR/Windows Extractor installed on your computer. Unzip the file to any convenient location on your Hard Disk. Once unzipped, go to the folder where it was unzipped and double click on the "Overview.html" file. Please use Internet Explorer to launch the program.
The materials were created and distributed for:
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION
GRANT NO. DTFH61-06-G-00006
The materials were created by:
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY
TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH GROUP
DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AND ENVIROMENTAL ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AND CONSTRUCTION