Work-Zone Safety

Recommended practices for the installation and removal of lane closures on multilane highways
Image: Minnesota DOT
We all have seen lane closures. They are often a necessity for construction and maintenance operations, and may result in reduced capacity,…
July 07, 2021
Consider pedestrians when developing a work site plan.
Consider pedestrians when developing a work site plan.
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The American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) recently developed three work zone safety publications under the Work Zone Safety Grant…
June 15, 2021
New guidelines from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) grant transportation construction contractors and other businesses the…
June 10, 2021
Illinois work zone crashes and injuries
All images: Illinois DOT
Work zone related fatalities and serious injuries typically account for 2% to 4% and 1% to 2% of all fatalities and serious injuries respectively in…
May 04, 2021
Iowa DOT using audible attenuators to increase short-term work zone awareness
Image: Iowa DOT
The Iowa Department of Transportation is employing a number of safety practices including the use of audible attenuators on short-term, stationary,…
April 30, 2021
The past several weeks we have seen an unusual, but welcome, emphasis on pedestrian safety in the news. At the end of last month, the Governors…
April 30, 2021
In 2019, 842 people died in highway work-zone crashes, an 11.2% increase from the previous year—representing the largest percentage increase of…
April 28, 2021
Commercial vehicles and traffic passing through the construction of a new diverging diamond interchange at Happy Valley Road and Interstate 17 in Phoenix, Arizona in 2020.
Commercial vehicles and traffic passing through the construction of a new diverging diamond interchange at Happy Valley Road and Interstate 17 in Phoenix, Arizona in 2020. All images: Arizona DOT
We all want safer roads. A word that has frequently been used lately in the transportation safety industry is “zero.” The Federal Highway…
April 26, 2021
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