Road Construction Safety Audit for Interstate Reconstruction, Volume 2

Traffic control alternatives associated with reconstruction projects on a rural interstate have been investigated in this research. Slab replacement projects, milling/resurfacing projects, and traffic controls in the vicinity of interstate ramps were analyzed. The recommendations obtained from a national focus group assisted in the development of the Road Construction Safety Audit (RCSA) process. The RCSA process evaluates the traffic control plan (TCP), traffic control devices and strategies before an interstate work zone is established on the roadway. This process consists of six steps and a series of checklists used in the planning stage of a TCP to contrast interstate work zone traffic control alternatives while considering issues of the roadway and project. Checklists for slab replacement projects, milling/resurfacing projects and traffic control in the vicinity of interstate ramps were developed as part of this research. The key to the RCSA process and checklists is to ensure that major safety considerations of the project have not been overlooked, and alternative devices and/or strategies have been considered.

  • Record URL:
  • Record URL:
  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This research was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Wyoming, Laramie

    Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering
    1000 East University Avenue
    Laramie, WY  United States  82071

    Wyoming Department of Transportation

    5300 Bishop Boulevard
    Cheyenne, WY  United States  82009-3340

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Bowler, Christopher P
    • Wilson, Eugene M
  • Publication Date: 1998-10


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 98p

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01670154
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MPC 98-98
  • Created Date: May 23 2018 12:15PM