Assessing public inconvenience in highway work zones
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Published by Oregon Dept. of Transportation, Research Group, Federal Highway Administration in Salem, OR, Washington, D.C .
Written in English



  • Oregon


  • Roads -- Oregon -- Design and construction -- Public opinion,
  • Roads -- Oregon -- Maintenance and repair -- Public opinion

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Edition Notes

Statementby Andrew S. Griffith and McGregor Lynde.
ContributionsLynde, McGregor., Oregon. Dept. of Transportation. Research Group., United States. Federal Highway Administration.
LC ClassificationsTE24.O8 G75 2002
The Physical Object
Pagination144 p. in various pagings :
Number of Pages144
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3746164M
LC Control Number2003426256

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CB Wizard Alert System CB WIZARD ALERT SYSTEM A. DESCRIPTION The CB Wizard alert system is an unmanned CB radio transmitter designed to automatically broadcast work zone safety messages prior to motorists entering the work zone. The messages can be pre-recorded or recorded on site, and can be transmitted ev 60, or 90 seconds. To. Griffith and McGregor Lynde., "Assessing Public Inconvenience in Highway Work Zones," Final Report, SPR Project, Oregon Department of Transportation . Assessing public inconvenience in highway work zones. Published Date: Language: English to conduct a series of focus groups and surveys to investigate highway users’ views and their priorities relating to highway work zones. ODOT conducted six focus groups with motorists, school bus drivers, fire and emergency vehicle operators Cited by: 7. Assessing Public Inconvenience in Highway Work Zones. Published Date: Abstract: The traveling public is making increasingly frequent contact with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) when entering a work zone. Assessing public inconvenience in highway work zones. Published Date: Abstract: The traveling public.

The current lack of a uniform definition of work zone and of what constitutes a work-zone accident creates a broad disparity in work-zone accident reporting in the United States. An unpublished study in Michigan indicated that as many as 77 percent of accidents occurring within the limits of four selected work zones were not recorded as work. Safety implications result from traffic and roadwork occurring in such close proximity. In , more t crashes occurred in work zones, resulting in deaths and alm injuries. More t workers are injured in work zones each year, with 12 percent of those due to traffic incidents. Work zones accounted for about 10 percent of all delays annually, or million vehicle hours in As congestion builds approaching work zones and within them, safety degrades, and the crash rate increases. The most frequent type of incidents in work zones are rear-end crashes due to unexpected queuing. Speed Photo-Radar Enforcement Evaluation in Illinois Work Zones (PDF 2MB) - Presents the results of a study to evaluate the effects of an automated SPE system on the speed of vehicles in highway work zones. SPE effects were also compared to other speed management techniques, including speed display trailers and police presence.

work zones, discusses the considerations for work zone safety, details the requirements for work zone speed limits, and describes various work zone strategies. The section also describes the methods and strategies that may be used to aid workers, vehicle drivers, and pedestrians to navigate highway construction work Size: 2MB. of ITS in highway work zones. The highway work zone configurations and characteristics were defined on the basis of the Ontario Traffic Book 7 (Temporary Conditions) and geometric design guidelines. From a review of literature and selected interviews, road user and worker safety and road user mobility issues were defined. The use of highway flaggers is an effective tool for safety in highway work zones. 1, 6 However, although flaggers are part of the safety structure to protect other workers, the flaggers. Public Utilities (e.g. gas, electric and water companies) have statutory undertakings provide services and may break open and work in the highway under these powers. Contractors can work on behalf of these companies provided that they have the relevant training and accreditation (Health and Safety and insurances etc.).