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2011 FHWA Work Zone Safety Grant

This site provides access to the products that are under development by the Wayne State University - Transportation Research Group (WSU-TRG) as a part of the 2011 FHWA Work Zone Safety Grant. This home page will provide updates on the grant products, as well as event information and additional updates related to the 2011 Work Zone Safety Grant.

Upcoming Workshops

2015 workshops are being planned. Please contact Tapan Datta at Wayne State University - Transportation Research Group at (313)577-9154 or tdatta@eng.wayne.edu if you are interested in hosting a work zone training workshop.

Training

The Wayne State University - Transportation Research Group is performing a national training program in support of the products and tools developed under the 2011 FHWA Work Zone Safety Grant. This program will include local workshops which focus on the development of temporary traffic control plans for various types of highway work zones. The table below shows the completed and upcoming workshops.

To become a host or for additional information on this program, please contact Tapan Datta, Ph.D., P.E., at tdatta@eng.wayne.edu

Completed and Upcoming Training Sessions

Below is a list of completed and upcoming training events and links to the events' agendas.

Compendium

A customized search engine of all documents related to highway work zones, ranging from public awareness campaigns and state specific plans and standards to journal articles and research reports. Select a category by clicking the appropriate box below.

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Contact:Tapan K. Datta, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor, Wayne State University, Transportation Research Group

TTCP Software

An automated software tool which allows users to determine a typical temporary traffic control plan (TTCP) based upon site and roadway characteristics.

Work Zone Case Studies

Click on the links provided below to access each case study. Adobe Flash is required for viewing.

Guidelines and Training Materials

Urban Work Zones

A guide that identifies and describes specific challenges and characteristics of urban work zones; discusses possible mitigation strategies and countermeasures that will assist in maintaining safety and mobility in the work zone.

Utility Work Zones

A guide that identifies and describes specific challenges and characteristics of utility work zones; discusses possible mitigation strategies and countermeasures that will assist in maintaining safety and mobility in the work zone.

Short-Term, Short-Duration, and Mobile Work Zones

A guide that identifies and describes specific challenges and characteristics of short-term, short-duration, and mobile (STSDM) work zones; discusses possible mitigation strategies and countermeasures that will assist in maintaining safety and mobility in the work zone.

Temporary Traffic Control Plan Selection Software

A user guide that describes and instructs on how to use the Temporary Traffic Control Plan (TTCP) Selection Software.

Work Zone Safety Compendium of Documents

A user guide that includes direction on how to use the Work Zone Safety Compendium of Documents.
Questions or Comments? Contact: Tapan K. Datta, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor, Wayne State University, Transportation Research Group