K5−4: Study − 'Road Construction Safety Audit Procedure'
A road construction safety audit (RCSA) 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 does not currently exist.
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 UTILIZED:
Mike Gostovich, State Traffic Engineer, Wyoming DOT
Telephone: (307) 777−4491
Dr. Eugene Wilson, Professor, University of Wyoming
Telephone: (307) 766−6743