Work-Zone Safety

The Arizona DOT is using a first-of-its-kind alert system to help reduce emergency braking and collisions along I-15 in the Virgin River Gorge in…
September 05, 2019
The Oregon DOT (ODOT) has begun deploying new flagging technology—automated flaggers—that takes work-zone flaggers out of the line of traffic in…
August 01, 2019
Figure 1. Work-zone site location map.
Figure 1. Work-zone site location map.
Figure 1. Work-zone site location map.   Effective signage that is easily understood facilitates safe driving through a work zone. The Manual on…
July 09, 2019
Israel LaFleur Bridge led to an increase of traffic congestion along I-210, I-10, and the surrounding area.
Work on the Israel LaFleur Bridge led to an increase of traffic congestion along I-210, I-10, and the surrounding area. However, overall vehicle crashes during the work were lower than expected, partially attributed to smart work zone systems.
Interstate 210 (I-210) is a 12.4-mile-long bypass of I-10 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. One of the defining features of this route is the Israel…
June 05, 2019
A new highway work-zone study conducted by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America shows that 67% of highway contractors reported that…
May 28, 2019
State DOTs have been increasingly deploying intelligent transportation systems (ITS) in work zones over the last 10 years with the goal of improving…
April 29, 2019
At the 2018 Caltrans Safety Summit, Caltrans Director Laurie Berman made a call to action and is implementing three new safety initiatives to end…
April 25, 2019
This year's National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is being held this week, April 8-12, 2019, with the national kick-off press event to be held on…
April 08, 2019
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