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FHWA Work Zone Safety Grant

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

Upcoming Workshops

2017 workshops are being planned. Please contact Tapan Datta at Wayne State University - Transportation Research Group at (313)577-9154 or tdatta@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@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.

Work Zone Crash Data Collection, Reporting, and Analysis

A guide that identifies and describes the work zone crash data collection and reporting process, as well as the benefits and challenges in developing a unified system across the states.

Development and Application of Work Zone Crash Modification Factors

A report that introduces practitioners to the procedure for evaluating work zone countermeasures using existing crash modification factors and the procedures for developing new work zone ones.

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.

Work Zone Crash Data Webinar

A webinar that focuses on work zone crash data collection, reporting, and safety analysis. The following are the major topics included in the webinar:
  • Work zone crash data elements that are generally used in crash analysis
  • Work zone crash data collection process
  • Value and utilization of various data elements
  • Sources of crash databases
  • Work zone crash analyses methods
  • Procedure for analyzing work zone crash data using Empircal Bayes Method

State Crash Report Forms

A website that includes every state crash report form, including the District of Columbia, along with supplemental reports.
Questions or Comments? Contact: Tapan K. Datta, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor, Wayne State University, Transportation Research Group