Adopting new technology and innovation is vital for governmental entities to effectively conduct business for its citizens. One major challenge of capturing and realizing the multitude of benefits produced by innovative safety technologies is proper implementation of such systems. This guide provides recommendations and best practices for implementing proximity detection and alert systems for enhancing safety for workers in highway construction zones.
Highway construction zones of transportation infrastructure provide unique challenges for ensuring the safety of ALDOT personnel. Construction equipment and ground workers are often required to operate at close proximity to traveling vehicles.
Highway work zone intrusion alert systems can provide real-time alerts to pedestrian workers and equipment operators when a hazard is present. Through wireless communication through various technologies and systems, work zone intrusion alert systems can provide alerts to highway work zone personnel when hazardous situations are detected.