Safe and Effective Work Zone Inspections

A work zone inspection program provides a framework and resources for agency- and project- level assessments of construction and maintenance zone temporary traffic control planning, design, and deployment. Effective work zone inspection programs can improve safety, increase mobility, and reduce agency risk. This document examines program elements, operational improvements, and the value of documentation behind the development of a comprehensive work zone traffic control inspection program. It may be used as a gauge of completeness for agencies with programs in place or as a roadmap for establishing a program if one does not presently exist. The guidance is designed for State and local department of transportation leadership, engineers, policymakers, lead district engineers, and all staff charged with developing/maintaining the overall temporary traffic control inspection program as well as those tasked with regular inspections at the project level. These guidelines cover the following topics: the importance of a work zone inspection program; building a comprehensive work zone inspection program; risk management and documentation; and state forms, resources, and example reports.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 36p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01496698
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 9 2013 3:31PM