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:

H2−4: Contractor Involvement in Disseminating Project and Lane Closure Information

DESCRIPTION:

Contractors help keep the public informed of lane closures and the status of construction for road projects in the City of Columbus, Ohio. A plan note in the contract requires the contractor to provide notice a specified number of days in advance of any planned lane closures. Project meetings are also attended by staff from the "Paving the Way" traffic management program to coordinate public outreach efforts.

REASON(S) FOR ADOPTING:

The City of Columbus adopted this policy give advance notice and to keep the public notified of lane closures and the status of construction.

PRIMARY BENEFIT(S):

The public is better informed of lane closures and "Paving the Way" has advance notice to properly prepare notification of closures.

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

All types of work.

RELATED BEST PRACTICE(S):
"Paving the Way" Traffic Management Program (Practice H1−6)

STATE(S) WHERE USED:

Ohio

SOURCE/CONTACT(S):

JP Blackwood, City of Columbus
Phone: (614) 645−6016
E−mail: jpblackwood@columbus.gov

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