Work Zone Mobility and Safety Program
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Work zones are a necessary part of maintaining and upgrading our highway system. The combination of more work zones and heavier traffic volumes means work zones are having a greater effect on roadway systems. The American public has cited work zones as second only to poor traffic flow in causing dissatisfaction with the roadway system.

The FHWA Work Zone Mobility and Safety Program is working to "make work zones work better" by providing transportation practitioners with high-quality products, tools, and information that can be of value in planning, designing, and implementing safer, more efficient, and less congested work zones. The Work Zone Mobility and Safety Web site serves as a central location for work zone-related resources and is updated with new information and resources on a frequent basis. These resources include:

  • Comprehensive information and guidance for implementing the Work Zone Safety and Mobility Rule (23 CFR 630 Subpart J).
  • Peer-to-Peer Program that provides State and Local transportation agencies easy access to knowledgeable peers across a range of work zone issues, at no cost to these agencies.
  • Best Practices Guidebook, which includes recommended "state of the practice" approaches, procedures, and technologies for work zone mobility and safety management, collected from State and Local transportation agencies.
  • Work Zone Self Assessment, used by each FHWA Division Office and partner State on an annual basis to measure their current state-of-practice and identify future work zone quality improvement efforts.
  • Work zone training courses, to help practitioners plan, design, and implement safe and effective work zones.
  • Current news related to work zones, from both national and international sources.
  • Publications and studies on a variety of work zone topics, including work zone ITS, traffic analysis tools for work zones, contracting methods, construction strategies, public information and outreach for work zones, and others.

The Work Zone Program maintains a distribution list of people interested in receiving publications when they are printed and email notices of important work zone-related information. To join this list, please send your name and contact information to WorkZoneFeedback@dot.gov and note that you would like to be added to the mailing list and/or email list.

Work Zone Mobility and Safety Program Contacts

The Work Zone Mobility and Safety Program resides in the FHWA Headquarters Office of Operations and is staffed by two work zone subject matter experts who coordinate and manage the delivery of products, tools, and technical assistance for widespread use across the highway community. These staffers coordinate their efforts with representatives from the FHWA Resource Center, FHWA Headquarters Offices of Safety and Infrastructure, and FHWA's research staff to gain expertise and input to the Work Zone Program from a cross-cutting perspective.

Work Zone Mobility and Safety Program Contacts
Name/Position Contact Information
Martha Kapitanov, Transportation Specialist Martha.Kapitanov@dot.gov
(804) 775-3342
Jawad Paracha, Work Zone Program Manager Jawad.Paracha@dot.gov
(202) 366-4628
Todd Peterson, Transportation Specialist Todd.Peterson@dot.gov
(201) 366-1988
Paul Pisano, Team Leader, Road Weather & Work Zone Management Paul.Pisano@dot.gov
(202) 366-1301
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