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Colorado DOT Report: Full Closure Strategic Analysis - 7/24/2014
The Colorado DOT (CDOT) report, Full Closure Strategic Analysis, provides a decision process for evaluating full roadway closures for construction and...

ARTBA Accepting Nominations for the 2014 Roadway Work Zone Safety Awareness Awards - 7/3/2014
ARTBA is accepting nominations for the 2014 "Roadway Work Zone Safety Awareness Awards," which recognizes the outstanding safety efforts of...

California Calls for Drivers to "Be Work Zone Alert" on State Highways - 7/2/2014
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), California Highway Patrol (CHP), and the California Office of Traffic Safety are asking drivers...

NIOSH Recommendations to Prevent Backover Injuries and Fatalities - 7/1/2014
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently released a report containing a number of safety recommendations aimed at reducing...

Virginia DOT Road Project Information Web Site - 7/1/2014
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) launched a new Web site to provide information on road projects across the state. The VirginiaRoads portal...

Minimizing User Delay and Crash Potential through Highway Work Zone Planning - 7/1/2014
This Texas DOT report analyzes delay and safety concerns associated with various work zone conditions and provides traffic control recommendations to...

Work Zone Safety: Physical and Behavioral Barriers in Accident Prevention - 7/1/2014
The Missouri DOT recently released a report that discusses the usefulness of creating a work zone traffic safety culture as a methodology to improve the...

Evaluation of an Immersive Virtual Learning Environment for Simulating Highway Work Zones - 6/3/2014
The Louisiana Transportation Research Center conducted research on the effectiveness of using an Immersive Virtual Learning Environment (IVLE) simulating...

Work Zone ITS Webinar Materials Available - 6/3/2014
This webinar, held January 30, 2014, provided an overview of work zone intelligent transportation systems (ITS), available FHWA work zone ITS resources,...

Illinois DOT Finds Success with Speed-Indicator Boards at Work Zones - 5/22/2014
Last year, the Illinois DOT began using speed indicator boards on 13 metro east and southern Illinois interstate construction projects to display the...

2014 National Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference - 4/16/2014
TRB is cosponsoring the 2014 National Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) Conference on December 4-5, 2014, in Miami, Florida. The conference will be...

Work Zone Intelligent Transportation Systems Implementation Guide: Use of Technology and Data for Effective Work Zone Management - 3/31/2014
Work zone ITS is one operational management strategy that agencies may use in a transportation management plan (TMP). Geared towards public agencies,...

New York State DOT Opens I-81 Reconstruction Outreach Center - 3/20/2014
The New York State Department of Transportation has opened an outreach center in Syracuse to gather input from the public on various reconstruction options...

Portable, Non-Intrusive Advance Warning Devices for Work Zones With or Without Flag Operators - 3/20/2014
This report describes a Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) study to develop a work zone alert system informing speeding drivers of the upcoming...

Improving the Effectiveness of Nighttime Temporary Traffic Control Warning Devices - 3/20/2014
The Illinois Center for Transportation at the University of Illinois has released two reports on the effectiveness of nighttime temporary traffic control...

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