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Title:Road Construction Safety Audit for Interstate Reconstruction, Vol. 2
Authors:Christopher P. Bowler and Eugene M. Wilson
University:University of Wyoming
Publication Date:Oct 1998
Report #:MPC-98-98B
Project #:MPC-146
TRID #:01670154
Keywords:interstate highways, reconstruction, rural areas, safety audits, work zone safety, work zone traffic control
Type:Research Report – MPC Publications


Appendix for MPC-98-98A Volume 1.

Traffic control alternatives associated with reconstruction projects on a rural interstate have been investigated in this research. Slab replacement projects, milling/resurfacing projects, and traffic controls in the vicinity of interstate ramps were analyzed. The recommendations obtained from a national focus group assisted in the development of the Road Construction Safety Audit (RCSA) process. The RCSA process evaluates the traffic control plan (TCP), traffic control devices and strategies before an interstate work zone is established on the roadway. This process consists of six steps and a series of checklists used in the planning stage of a TCP to contrast interstate work zone traffic control alternatives while considering issues of the roadway and project. Checklists for slab replacement projects, milling/resurfacing projects and traffic control in the vicinity of interstate ramps were developed as part of this research. The key to the RCSA process and checklists is to ensure that major safety considerations of the project have not been overlooked, and alternative devices and/or strategies have been considered.

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