Work Zone Mobility and Safety Program
Photo collage: temporary lane closure, road marking installation, cone with mounted warning light, and drum separated work zones.
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Best Practice

BEST PRACTICE:

C2−2: Road Construction Safety Audit

DESCRIPTION:

A road construction safety audit (RCSA) process was developed for Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) to use in evaluating alternatives for rural Interstate reconstruction projects. The audit evaluates the traffic control plan, devices used, and potential strategies before an Interstate work zone is established on the roadway. The objective of the RCSA is to ensure that safety considerations have not been overlooked, and alternative devices and strategies have been considered.

REASON(S) FOR ADOPTING:

A formal process to select reconstruction alternatives based on a safety perspective did not exist in Wyoming.

PRIMARY BENEFIT(S):

With this procedure, WYDOT engineers are able to systematically compare and evaluate benefits, costs, and trade−offs of the various work zone and traffic redirection alternatives.

MOST APPLICABLE LOCATION(S)/PROJECT(S):

Reconstruction on rural freeways.

STATE(S) WHERE USED:

Wyoming

SOURCE/CONTACT(S):

Khaled Ksaibati, Ph.D., P.E., University of Wyoming
Phone: (307) 766−6230
E−mail: khaled@uwyo.edu

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