Work Zone Mobility and Safety Program
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Best Practice

BEST PRACTICE:

K3−1: Work Zone Review Team

DESCRIPTION:

A team composed of FHWA and Kansas Department of Transportation traffic engineers, designers, and construction personnel periodically performs an onsite scan of project work zones throughout the State. As they scan the work zones, participants list positive and negative aspects of the operation. The information is shared with the appropriate construction office and further action is taken if necessary.

REASON(S) FOR ADOPTING:

This enables the State to standardize work zone procedures as well as educate field personnel on acceptable work zone management.

PRIMARY BENEFIT(S):

Work zones throughout the State are standardized, and personnel are more aware of best possible practices and procedures. This helps limit dangerous liability and enables headquarters personnel to determine first−hand what does and does not work in the field, improving work zone design in the future.

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

Any work zone statewide.

STATE(S) WHERE USED:

Kansas

SOURCE/CONTACT(S):

Kristi Pyle, Work Zones Engineer, Transportation Safety & Technology, Kansas DOT
Phone: (785) 296−0355
E−mail: kpyle@ksdot.org

Tony Menke, Field Construction Engineer, Construction & Maintenance
Kansas DOT
Phone: (785) 296−7137
E−mail: amenke@ksdot.org

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