Smarter Work Zones (SWZ) are among a few select initiatives being promoted by the FHWA Every Day Counts initiative. SWZ are work zones that utilize innovative strategies to minimize work zone safety and mobility impacts. In EDC-3, focus is on coordination of construction projects and use of technology applications to dynamically manage work zone impacts. These strategies include coordination of roadway construction projects to reduce work zone impacts and using technology applications to dynamically manage traffic in the work zone environment.
|Project Coordination||Coordination within a single project and/or among multiple projects within a corridor, network, or region, and possibly across agency jurisdictions to minimize work zone traffic impacts|
|Technology Applications||Deployment of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) for dynamic management of work zone traffic impacts, such as queue and speed management.|