The report presents a prioritized listing of twenty problem statements relating to traffic safety in construction, maintenance and utility work zones. These problem statements were developed from (1) data collected during 103 site visits, (2) an analysis of 30 construction zones before and during accident case studies, (3) a literature review, and (4) personal experiences of an interdisciplinary, six-person professional staff. Results indicate that approximately two-thirds of the work zone safety problems could be ameliorated if current standards and/or knowledge were properly applied. Results also include data relative to traffic control device use, traffic operation, and accident location in work zones.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Knoxville, TN  United States  37996-2010

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Humphreys, J B
    • Mauldin, H D
    • Sullivan, T D
  • Publication Date: 1979-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 147 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00313131
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-79- 4 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-9368
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM