H1−12: Contractor Sponsored Road Report
This public information effort was a joint venture between two major contractors. Each day the contractors would contact a local radio station and describe the direction and mile marker to mile marker location of construction work to be completed that day. This information could then be broadcast to local commuting traffic and Interstate through traffic.
REASON(S) FOR ADOPTING:
Road reports were implemented to increase awareness of construction activity and reduce the risk of accidents and injuries occurring in highway work zones.
The broadcasting of detailed work zone location information to motorists is a valuable tool in aiding motorists in deciding whether to travel on the Interstate, take an alternate route, or to avoid the area altogether.
MOST APPLICABLE LOCATION(S)/PROJECT(S):
Large, complex projects.
STATE(S) WHERE UTILIZED:
Tim Kell, Bureau of Construction, Illinois DOT
Telephone: (217) 782−6667