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Work Zone Barricades: Regulations for Road Traffic Control

Work zones are essential to maintaining and repairing federal and state highways and roads. However, if not properly designed and implemented, work zones on roadways can be extremely dangerous. Poorly designed work zones can lead to injuries and even fatalities. Business leaders at construction companies have a responsibility to understand and follow the established safety …

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How to Prevent Motorists from Traveling Between Delineators or Drums

We have been discussing this issue for years. Motorists will travel into a work zone, between drums or delineators for various reasons. There is more and more evidence of this, and it’s documented in the following video: Preventing Motorists Driving Between Drums in a Work Zone This is a public safety issue, and a serious …

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Improved Traffic Control Devices: Best Way to Reduce Highway Work Zone Crashes

Highway work zones create an inevitable disruption in regular traffic flows that result in traffic safety problems, and work zone safety remains unsatisfactory nationwide. In 2004, 1,068 people were killed in work zones, adding about 49,620 more work zone related injuries (FHWA 2006). The direct cost of highway work zone crashes, estimated based on the crash data from …

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Why use Longitudinal Channelizing Devices?

The current mindset of the safety community is geared toward using “positive protection” to protect maintenance workers in roadway work zones.  As a result, concrete barriers have become the temporary traffic control device most commonly used in highway work zones. According to Roadside Design Guide, published by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation …

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Triton and Yodock Brand Water Ballast Devices not MUTCD Compliant

The WBMA has found commonly used work zone traffic control barriers manufactured by Energy Absorption Systems and Trinity Industries are not in compliance with MUTCD guidelines, creating a liability for the users of these devices. In researching the regulations pertaining to branding traffic control devices for one of its members, the Water Barrier Manufacturers Association …

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