Work Zone Mobility and Safety Program
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Best Practice

BEST PRACTICE:

B4−2: Work Zone Safety Round Tables

DESCRIPTION:

Once each year, work zone safety representatives from Virginia Department of Transportation's (VDOT) nine districts participate in a 2−day meeting with work zone safety personnel from the Department's Central Office to review and discuss VDOT's work zone safety program. The format allows each district to discuss and share general or specific work zone problems and concerns, as well as best practices and solutions to problems encountered in their district. The meetings have been conducted since the spring of 1990.

REASON(S) FOR ADOPTING:

To share information and successful practices statewide; to develop consistent work zone safety practices statewide; to interpret and discuss Federal and State work zone safety requirements, standards and guidelines; and to review and discuss the state of the practice in work zone traffic control devices.

PRIMARY BENEFIT(S):

Greater Statewide consistency in the work zone safety program. Increased participation and input in the development and implementation of work zone safety standards and guidelines. Greater focus and compliance to the work zone safety program. Improved communication and cooperation between district and Central Office work zone safety personnel.

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

All roads 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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