Work Zone Mobility and Safety Program
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Best Practice

BEST PRACTICE:

A2−4: Consolidated Traffic Control Logbook

DESCRIPTION:

The traffic control logbook is used by contractors and New Mexico Department of Transportation (DOT) employees as an all encompassing traffic control diary and accident record. A consistent format and checklists are provided to ensure similar record keeping on all projects. Contractor and DOT diaries are compared on a daily basis to determined if entries are compatible. Signature blocks are provided so that each agency can concur with the acceptable entries.

REASON(S) FOR ADOPTING:

To provide for uniformity in record keeping.

PRIMARY BENEFIT(S):

The logbook results in greater uniformity across traffic control and accident record−keeping. Since the checklists provide prompts, the record keeping process is simplified and more complete.

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

All work zones.

STATE(S) WHERE USED:

New Mexico

SOURCE/CONTACT(S):

David Trujillo, New Mexico State Highway and Transportation Construction Bureau
Phone: (505) 660−3751
E−mail: david.trujillo2@state.nm.us

Dino Franco
Association of General Contractors of New Mexico
Phone: (505) 344−2072 ext. 19
E−mail: dfranco@aconm.org

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