Work Zone Safety Speed Management

Speeding in work zones is one of the most common traffic violations as observed by road builders and road maintenance crews. Speeding in work zones creates an unsafe situation for road crews and all types or road users. Road agencies have tried a variety of techniques to control speeding in work zones and a body of literature exists on the topic of speed management in work zones. TAC and a number of Canadian jurisdictions have recognized the need to provide national guidance on the work zone safety best practices, specifically on the speed management topic. The long-term objective of the Road Safety Standing Committee is to develop a Best Practice Guide for Work Zone Safety. The first chapter to be developed should address work zone safety speed control. The material to be included in this chapter will be based on this synthesis of Practices document, which will act as baseline material for the development of this chapter. The Synthesis of Practices for Work Zone Safety Speed Management will include recommendations on implementation, installation and maintenance techniques and procedures for work zone safety speed management practices, including a discussion on any related environmental, safety and operational impacts.


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    • Status: Completed
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Transportation Association of Canada

      2323 St Laurent Boulevard
      Ottawa, Ontario  Canada  K1G 4J8

      Saskatchewan Department of Highways and Transportation

      1855 Victoria Avenue
      Regina, Saskatchewan    S4P 3V5

      New Brunswick Department of Transportation

      Transportation Policy Branch, Suite 226, Kings Place
      P.O. Box 6000
      Fredericton, New Brunswick    E3B 5H1

      Quebec Ministry of Transport

      200 Rue Dorchester Sud, 4e Etage
      Quebec G1K 5Z1,    

      Manitoba Department of Highways and Government Services

      12th Floor, 215 Garry Street
      Winnipeg, Mantioba    R3C 3Z1

      Alberta Transportation

      Technical Standards Branch
      1st Floor, 4999-98 Avenue
      Edmonton, Alberta    T6B 2X3
    • Project Managers:

      Harmelink, M

    • Performing Organizations:

      Transportation Association of Canada

      2323 St Laurent Boulevard
      Ottawa, Ontario  Canada  K1G 4J8
    • Start Date: 20040000
    • Actual Completion Date: 20050000
    • Source Data: RiP Project 10900

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01463049
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada
    • Contract Numbers: 200411RT366E
    • Files: RiP
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:15PM