E1−6: Multi−Disciplinary Teams to Design, Evaluate, and Select Traffic Management Plans
The development of traffic management plans by multi−disciplinary teams began in June 1997, after the issuance of the Indiana Department of Transportation's (INDOT) new design manual that has an entire chapter devoted to the subject of traffic management plans.
REASON(S) FOR ADOPTING:
The reason for adopting constructability reviews is to ensure that a reasonable transportation management strategy has been incorporated into the traffic control plans.
The biggest benefit gained is that it provides a team approach with a variety of disciplines. This approach looks outside the box for potential solutions. Evaluation of TCP's by the team reduced the chance of errors being repeated.
MOST APPLICABLE LOCATION(S)/PROJECT(S):
Applicable to major projects with high volumes of traffic, mainly in urban and suburban areas.
STATE(S) WHERE UTILIZED:
David Boruff, Design, Operations Support Pre−Engineer/Environment, Indiana DOT
Telephone: (317) 232−5222
Greg Pankow, Contracts and Construction, Indiana DOT
Telephone: (317) 232−5081