Work Zone Mobility and Safety Program
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Best Practice

BEST PRACTICE:

G5−2: Work Zone Safety Checklist Form

DESCRIPTION:

In 1997, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) developed and implemented a two page work zone safety checklist form for reviewing and documenting the status/condition of work zones for construction/ maintenance/ utility/ permit operations. The form must be completed weekly by construction inspectors, with every other review performed at night. VDOT provides the completed form to the contractor for correcting work zone deficiencies, and a copy is filed with the project records.

REASON(S) FOR ADOPTING:

To standardize work zone safety reviews conducted Statewide, to provide contractors, in writing, a list of work zone deficiencies, and to improve the appearance and function of work zone traffic control.

PRIMARY BENEFIT(S):

Consistent reviews of work zones by construction inspectors and district work zone safety personnel, improved documentation of work zone conditions, and improved response time to work zone deficiencies by contractors.

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

All roadways statewide.

STATE(S) WHERE USED:

Virginia

SOURCE/CONTACT(S):

David Rush, Virginia DOT
Phone: (804) 371−6672
E−mail: David.Rush@VDOT.Virginia.gov

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