THE NEW SYSTEM OF THE DESIGNING AND ENSURING WORK ZONES ON ROADS IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

In the last years there have been many changes in the transport structure and a vehement increase of transport intensity in the Czech Republic. As a result of these changes, there has been tremendous pressure for better traffic control and the execution of traffic measures at a qualitatively higher level. At the same time there are higher claims for providing safety of all kinds of traffic. The problem of work zones' ensuring was substantially underestimated for twenty years in the Czech Republic. In our republic there is only one existent publication that deals with this problem; and it did not include the entire problem during this period. That is why Transport Research Centre elaborated a project, the result of which is "The Principles for Temporary Traffic Signing on Roads". This regulation was approved by the Ministry of Transport and Communications and the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic. It came out of an analysis of analogous regulations and guidelines of mature European countries and from the Czech Highway Code, as well as appropriate technical standards and regulations at elaborating the principles. The regulation is divided into four parts. Part A gives general information about implementation of temporary traffic signing and marking, traffic equipment, and warning devices on work zones. This part, in addition, determines the requirements for warning signs of operating vehicles and machines, and also requirements for warning clothing. The other three parts of the regulation deal with the problems of work zones on roads in built-up areas (part B), rural areas (part C), and on motorways. Each of these parts contain "typology" of model schemes of traffic guidance on work zones. The model schemes are divided according to the type of work zone (long term and short term duration, stationary and mobile, and schemes for special works in work zone). The model schemes are supplemented with detailed description of the location of traffic signs, road marking and traffic equipment, and it can be used directly for ensuring of relevant work zones prospectively with its modification according to the concrete situation.

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  • Authors:
    • Tucka, Pavel
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  • Publication Date: 1998

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00766119
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: VTI konferens 9A part 6
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1999 12:00AM