Applying the Principles of the Work Zone Safety and Mobility Rule to Design-Build Projects: Two Case Studies

The Work Zone Safety and Mobility Rule (the Rule), published in 2004, aims to bring about greater consideration and understanding of work zone impacts throughout project development;minimization of those impacts where possible through scheduling, coordination, design, and staging decisions; and better management of remaining impacts during construction. While the principles advocated by the Rule apply to design-build projects, they may need to be applied somewhat differently to address the differences in process between design-build and traditional design-bid-build processes. This case study report describes how the good work zone planning, design, and management principles of the Rule were applied to two design-build projects, the US 285 Design-Build Project in Colorado and the I-85 Corridor Improvement Project in North Carolina, and how application of these principles differed from traditional design-bid-build projects. Lessons learned from the two case studies and other research will be used to identify tips, guidance, and other resources that may be helpful to agencies and design-builders to facilitate application of the principles of the Rule to design-build projects.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 64p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01489988
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-HOP-13-024
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-06-D-00007/TO BA07087
  • Created Date: Aug 8 2013 8:25AM