ATSSA releases new work zone safety publications

June 15, 2021
Consider pedestrians when developing a work site plan.
Consider pedestrians when developing a work site plan.

The American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) recently developed three work zone safety publications under the Work Zone Safety Grant Program, which were approved by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). 

The documents, which include one with a Spanish version, address pedestrian safety and accommodation as well as portable temporary rumble strips application (PTRS) in work zones. 

Each of the publications is available for free digital download.

“Updated Pedestrians Checklist and Considerations for Temporary Traffic Control Zones” summarizes existing resources and provides work zone pedestrian access considerations for the planning, design and construction phases of a project. The detailed checklist helps determine and accommodate requirements of pedestrians in work zones, including specific Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements for pedestrian routes. This document is available in English and Spanish.

“Everyone is a Pedestrian: For a Safe Path Through Work Zones—Don’t Miss Your Cues” provides safety tips and cues for pedestrians to follow while walking through work zones.

“State Examples for the Application of Portable Temporary Rumble Strips (PTRS)” in work zones details implementation and noteworthy practices for PTRS in work zones per the requirements of departments of transportation (DOTs) in California, Missouri, and Virginia. The document covers the application of PTRS in work zones, especially during flagging operations. It also provides a requirements comparison across the three featured DOTs.

To see more work zone safety publications on a variety of topics, visit

Guidance provided for the use of temporary rumble strips in work zones.
Guidance provided for the use of temporary rumble strips in work zones.


Editor's Note: Scranton Gillette Communications and the SGC Infrastructure Group are not liable for the accuracy, efficacy and validity of the claims made in this piece. The views expressed in this content do not reflect the position of the Roads & Bridges' Editorial Team.

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