2018-2019 Iowa LTAP Work Zone Safety Sign Package Program

The goal of this project is to provide an avenue for smaller cities to be able to obtain a basic work zone sign package that is in compliance with the 2009 Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and to make their work zones safer for operations personnel and motorist. It is currently proposed that the materials to be included in the package will be the following: One Lane Road Ahead Signs, Road Work Ahead Signs, Be Prepared to Stop Signs, Type III Barricades, 28” Traffic Cones, Class 2 Safety Vests, Sign Stands, and 42 inch Channelizers. Each of these will be of the correct type and size of signs for lower speed city street work. All of the devices will include high intensity retro-reflective sheeting suitable for nighttime use. The process being used to determine which small cities will be awarded the work zone signing package includes the consideration of a city completed application by the project team. Eligibility requirements and award criteria for the consideration and ranking of these applications will also developed. It is expected that approximately 10 cities will be chosen to receive one work zone sign package. To meet the goals of the project, several tasks will need to be completed. First, a technical advisory committee (TAC) will be established. They will review and respond to the results of all the tasks described below. Second, the application and ranking process, eligibility requirements, and award criteria will be developed and reviewed. Third, the temporary traffic control devices for the package will be identified and proposed. Fourth, the program will be appropriately advertised and an application distributed as needed to targeted cities. Fifth, the entries will be evaluated through a matrix based on the predetermined criteria and cities notified. Sixth, the signs will be ordered and distributed. Seventh, LTAP staff will prepare a draft and final report.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Contract Numbers:

      Add 664

      92-00-0000-432

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Iowa Department of Transportation

      800 Lincoln Way
      Ames, IA  United States  50010
    • Managing Organizations:

      Iowa State University, Ames

      Center for Transportation Research and Education
      2711 South Loop Drive, Suite 4700
      Ames, IA  United States  50010-8664
    • Project Managers:

      Worrel, Brian

    • Performing Organizations:

      Iowa State University, Ames

      Center for Transportation Research and Education
      2711 South Loop Drive, Suite 4700
      Ames, IA  United States  50010-8664
    • Principal Investigators:

      Knapp, Keith

    • Start Date: 20180701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20190630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01702866
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Iowa Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: Add 664, 92-00-0000-432
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Apr 24 2019 12:57PM