(WASHINGTON) – A new guidance document featuring “best practices” for temporary traffic control on unpaved roads has been published to help state engineers and construction managers better address safety issues for motorists and workers, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) announced Aug. 21.
Developed through a cooperative agreement with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) by the ARTBA-TDF and its industry partners in the Work Zone Safety Consortium, the document – which is free – is the latest in a series available from ARTBA and the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse – the largest information resource on roadway construction zone safety.
“Temporary Traffic Control for Work Zones on Unpaved Roads” was created to assist contractors and agencies responsible for maintenance and construction of unpaved roadways by identifying appropriate traffic control on the 1.4 million miles of unpaved roads in the U.S. Topics discussed include surface grading, shoulder/ditches, resurfacing and stabilization of the surface. Unpaved roads account for about 35 percent of the four million miles of roads in the U.S. transportation network.
The guidance is one of more than 100 research documents, developed through various federal contracts, that are on the Clearinghouse website.
Hard copies are also available by mail by contacting ARTBA’s Vice President of Safety and Environmental Compliance Úna Connolly at email@example.com or (202) 289-4434.
Celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2015, the ARTBA Foundation is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt entity created to “promote research, education and public awareness.” It supports an array of initiatives, including educational scholarships, awards, executive education seminars, roadway work zone safety and training programs, special economic reports and a national exhibition on transportation at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.