STATUS OF TRAFFIC SAFETY IN HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION ZONES

Evidence is increasing that existing traffic control practices do not always provide an adequate level of safety in construction zones. Synthesis of a number of accident studies reveals that the total accident experience in construction zones increases from 2 to 119 percent during the period of construction. The literature synthesis also indicates that the increases in accident experience are highly related to construction activity. A study in one state shows that accident experience decreases dramatically when construction-zone traffic control practices are improved. The paper identifies methods by which more effective planning, design, and management of construction zones can improve traffic safety.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 6-12
  • Monograph Title: Safety in construction and maintenance work zones and transportation of hazardous materials
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00300660
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309028396
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 18 2001 12:00AM