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March 21, 2018

508 compliant version available at A Guide to Urban Work Zone Temporary Traffic Control

March 20, 2018

A Work Zone Simulation Model for Travel Time Prediction in a Connected Vehicle Environment

Work Zone Safety Sign Package Program Winners

Webinar recording available at Work Zone Crash Data Collection, Reporting, and Analysis Webinar

March 12, 2018

Webinar: Advancing Transportation Operations Programs Using Capability Maturity Frameworks Including a Work Zone Management Case Study

Webinar: Connected Vehicle Work Zone Pilot & WZ Monitoring Tools 

Optimization of Work Zone Segments on Urban Roads Using Cellular Automata Model in Mixed Traffic

Use of Portable and Dynamic Variable Speed Limits in Construction Zones

Development of Transition Between Free-Standing and Reduced-Deflection Portable Concrete Barriers

Temporary Traffic Control Strategy Optimization for Urban Freeways

Impact Analysis of Temporary Traffic Control Design in Planning Construction for Transportation Infrastructure Expansion: the Contractor’s Perspective

A Tri-Objective Ant Colony Optimization Based Model for Planning Safe Construction Site Layout

March 9, 2018

Va. Senate Backs Bill Putting Handheld Speed Cameras Around Work Zones

Understanding the Impacts of Work Zone Activities on Traffic Flow Characteristics

Novel Method of Obtaining Critical Parameter in Safety Assessment for Maintenance Work Zone

Effects of Roadway Factors and Demographic Characteristics on Drivers’ Perceived Complexity of Simulated Roadway Videos

March 6, 2018

508 compliant version available at A Guide to Short Term, Short Duration, and Mobile Work Zone Temporary Traffic Control

KTA Encourages Work Zone Safety with Design Contest available at National Work Zone Awareness Week

March 5, 2018

Analysis of Work Zone Crash Characteristics and Countermeasures

Estimating the Safety Effects of Work Zone Characteristics and Countermeasures: A Guidebook

Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse

March 2, 2018

The following Electrical Safety toolbox talks developed under OSHA’s Focus 4 campaign are available at Toolbox & Toolbox Talks:

  • Toolbox Talk # 1: Precautions for avoiding electrical shocks
  • Toolbox Talk # 2: How can we prevent electrocutions while using power tools?
  • Toolbox Talk # 3: Be aware of the power lines where you live and work
  • Toolbox Talk # 4: Electrical safety and first aid assistance
  • Toolbox Talk # 5: Working near high voltage energized electrical lines
  • Toolbox Talk # 6: Precautions when using extension cords
  • Toolbox Talk # 7: Arc flash protection and considerations

March 1, 2018

Illinois DOT Smart Traffic Monitoring System Plans and Illinois DOT On-Call Work Zone ITS Contract Specifications available at SWZ: Technology Applications: Deployment Plans and Bid Specifications

February 28, 2018

Assessment of Work Zone Safety

A Deep Learning Approach to Predict Severity Levels of Work Zone Crashes

February 26, 2018

Lawton Citizen Concerned by Construction Zone Speeders

Soon, You May See ‘Robots at Work’ During Construction of National Highways

February 22, 2018

Speed Camera on Beltway Generates Huge Number of Tickets

Trucking Official: Better I-75 Warning Signs Needed

Variable Speed Limits Ease Congestion, Reduce Crashes on Highways: Study

February 20, 2018

The following are available at National Work Zone Awareness Week:

  • Michigan: Kent County Road Commission: Work Zone Safety Poster Contest
  • Virginia Department of Transportation: “Work Zone Safety: Everybody’s Responsibility”: National Work Zone Awareness Week April 9 – 13, 2018

February 19, 2018

Locating Roadworks Sites via Detecting Change in Lateral Positions of Traffic Signs Measured Relative to the Ego-Car

Evaluation of Work Zone Crashes in California

February 16, 2018

508 compliant version available at Driving Safely in and Around Work Zones

February 13, 2018

An IoT-based Autonomous System for Workers’ Safety in Construction Sites with Real-Time Alarming, Monitoring, and Positioning Strategies

System to Provide Data on Risky Work-Zone Incidents

TTI, ARTBA Celebrate 20 Years of the Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse

Iowa Highway Deaths Down Overall, But not in Work Zones

Temporary Traffic Control Considerations for Urban Work Zones

Washington State FIT

February 9, 2018

Submit a Campaign Program Form available at National Work Zone Awareness Week

ZipRecruiter available at Job Resources

February 8, 2018

508 compliant version available at Development and Application of Work Zone Crash Modification Factors

Traffic Control for Safer Work Zones

February 7, 2018

Multicontextual Machine-Learning Approach to Modeling Traffic Impact of Urban Highway Work Zones

Time-Dependent Transportation Network Design Considering Construction Impact

You are Where?

February 2, 2018

Work Zone Fatal Crashes and Fatalities

Other Work Zone Crash Related Resources

Poster available for National Work Zone Awareness Week 2018

Poster Request Form now available

January 26, 2018

508 compliant version available at A Guide for Work Zone Crash Data Collection, Reporting, and Analysis

Evaluation of Traffic Control Options in Work Zones

Feasibility of Lane Closures Using Probe Data

Flagger Operations: Investigating Their Effectiveness in Capturing Driver Attention

Drones in Transportation Engineering: A Discussion of Current Drone Rules, Equipment, and Applications

Optimal Variable Speed Limit Control System for Freeway Work Zone Operations

Beyond Compliance

January 24, 2018

Use of Positive Protection in Work Zones

Safer cone collection with X-Cone among the latest safety innovations

Tips for Navigating amid Road-Side Construction

Safety Impacts of Signalized Lane Merge Control at Highway Work Zones

January 19, 2018

Speeding Through Pa. Work Zones is Common, and it’s Really Dangerous – for Drivers

What’s New Today is Mainstream Tomorrow

Safe and Environment-Friendly Forward Collision Warning Messages in the Advance Warning Area of a Construction Zone

January 17, 2018

UPDATED – Other Work Zone Related Conferences

January 11, 2018

Awareness of Occupational Safety and Health Issues on Roadway Maintenance Works in Nyeri County, Kenya

Increasing Speed Limit Compliance in Motorway Work Zones: A Human System Integration Approach

Understanding Injuries and Deaths in Construction Sites in Hong Kong from a Criminological Perspective

From Road Design to Training, MDOT Focus is on Safety

January 9, 2018

A Low-Cost Mobile Proximity Warning System in Highway Work Zone

Effectiveness of Visual Warnings on Young Drivers Hazard Anticipation and Hazard Mitigation Abilities

Basic Highway Workzone Safety

January 5, 2018

National Work Zone Awareness Week 2018

January 3, 2018

Safety Concepts for Workers from an OSHA Perspective

Optimizing the Planning of Highway Work Zones to Maximize Safety and Mobility

Safe Way to Go

Mo. Woman Charged with Intentionally Hitting Road Worker with Car

Analysis of Passenger-Car Crash Injury Severity in Different Work Zone Configurations

Narrow Lanes and Their Effect on Drivers’ Behaviour at Motorway Roadworks

January 2, 2018

UPDATED – Moveable Barriers

December 20, 2017

Clearinghouse Newsletter – December 2017

Development of a Precast Slim Temporary Concrete Safety Barrier STCSB 50 for Work Zone Applications

Modeling Vehicle Merging Behavior in Work Zone Merging Areas During the Merging Implementation Period

Challenges in Ensuring Worker Safety in Active Roadway Work Zones

December 18, 2017

Free Apps to Help Improve Worker Safety and Health

Proposed Bill Would Give MassDOT Power to Enforce Speed Limits for Road Work Areas

Protecting Workers with Smart E-Vest

December 14, 2017

Freeway Work Zone Free-Flow Speed Model Development

Using Binary Logistic Regression to Explain the Impact of Accident Factors on Work Zone Crashes

Effectiveness of VSL Signs in Reducing Crash Rates on Roadway Construction Work Zones in Alaska

December 12, 2017

Busy Year for Iowa Road Construction Nears End with ‘Way Too Many’ Deaths in Work Zones

Smart Vehicles Could Mean Safer Work Zones

Lithuania Zero Traffic Accidents at Road Work Zones Still a Challenge

November 30, 2017

Can Self-Driving Equipment Make Work Zones Safer?

Best Practices for Managing Work Zone Data

Validation of a Signalization Scheme for Road Works at a Roundabout (Simulator Study)

Impact Assessment of Road Work Zones in Operating Conditions, Safety and User Costs

Traffic Impact Assessment of Moving Work Zone Operations

November 28, 2017

FHWA Work Zone Safety Grant webinar – Work Zone Safety

November 27, 2017

Webinar recording and presentation available at Large Truck Safety in Work Zones

November 22, 2017

A Smart Highway Work Zone Merge System Enabled by Connected Vehicles

Investigation of Effectiveness of Radar Speed Signs and Additional Lighting for Speed Control in Highway Construction and Maintenance Work Zones

Examination of the Current Practice of Lighting in Virginia: Nighttime Work Zones and Improving Safety Through the Development of Nighttime Lighting Specifications

November 17, 2017

In-Vehicle Warnings Show Promise for Improving Work Zone Safety

State: Lack of Compliance with Handheld Cellphone Ban in Work Zones Poses Safety Risks

November 14, 2017

Optimal Variable Speed Limit Control under Connected Work Zone and Connected Vehicle Environment

Variable Speed Limit Control for Delay and Crash Reductions at Freeway Work Zone Area

November 10, 2017

Apriori-Based Text Mining Method for the Advancement of the Transportation Management Plan in Expressway Work Zones

November 9, 2017

Highway Work Zone Intrusion Alert Systems Implementation Guide

Active Work Zone Safety Using Emerging Technologies 2017

November 3, 2017

Impacts of Night-Time Work-Zone Speed Restrictions on Freeway Speed Characteristics: A Case Study on Edmonton, Canada

Spatial Characteristics of Merging Decision Making and Implementation at Highway Work Zone

MDOT Raises the Bar on Work Zone Visibility

November 2, 2017

Application of Work Zone Road User Costs to Determine Schedule-Related Incentives and Disincentives

Modeling Driver Behavior in Work and Nonwork Zones: Multidimensional Psychophysical Car-Following Framework

November 1, 2017

Construction Worker Struck, Killed by Suspected Impaired Driver

Drivers’ Lane Change Maneuver and Speed Behavior in Freeway Work Zones

October 27, 2017

UPDATED – FHWA Work Zone Safety Grant Products

Safety Performance Evaluations for the Vehicle Based Movable Barriers Using Full Scale Crash Tests

Evaluation of Safety Practices for Short Duration Work Zones