WORK ZONE SAFETY. THE UNITED STATES STRATEGIC HIGHWAY RESEARCH PROGRAM. SHARING THE BENEFITS. CONFERENCE ORGANIZED BY THE INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS IN COOPERATION WITH U.S. STRATEGIC HIGHWAY RESEARCH PROGRAM, 29TH-31ST OCTOBER 1990, TARA HOTEL, KENSINGTON, LONDON

The objective of the Strategic Highway Research Program project 'Maintenance Work Zone Safety' was to develop new and more effective ways to protect highway maintenance workers from the dangers of nearby traffic. The 2 most critical problems are traffic hitting the rear of maintenance vehicle, and hitting pedestrian maintenance workers. Several devices were conceived to help ameliorate these problems. For traffic hitting maintenance vehicles, these devices include: a snowplow and salt spreader truck-mounted attenuator, lighting devices for improved visibility of maintenance vehicles, and robots for mobile advance warning. For traffic hitting pedestrian workers, devices include mobile barriers and crash cushions, electronic warning devices for workers, and protable rumble mats to alert errant vehicle drivers.

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    Thomas Telford Limited

    London,   United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • Graham, Jerry L
    • Migletz, J
    • Loumiet, J R
  • Publication Date: 1990

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  • Accession Number: 00615252
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0-7277-1545-3
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1996 12:00AM