As part of its Smarter Work Zones program, FHWA is working to understand and improve the state of the practice of work zone performance measurement. FHWA is engaging with state Departments of Transportation (DOTs) and conducting research to understand performance measurement best practices, challenges and opportunities. This webinar is part of a series of resources including case studies and fact sheets to share best practices, identify opportunities, and provide guidance on work zone performance measurement.
Work zone performance measurement is key to managing the safety and mobility impacts of road construction and maintenance projects. Effective work zone impact management requires a systematic approach to understand, monitor, measure, manage, and improve the safety and mobility performance of work zones. Several DOTs and transportation agencies are implementing innovative approaches and mainstreaming work zone performance measurement into their standard policies and procedures. Some of the key trends include the use of:
• Probe vehicle data,
• Mainstreaming performance measurement into agency policies and processes including work zone process reviews, and
• Incorporating work zone management into broader TSMO initiatives.
During this webinar practitioners from Ohio Department of Transportation and Virginia Department of Transportation will present and discuss their practices for work zone performance measurement. A representative from the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) will also present the results of an ongoing survey of State DOT work zone performance measurement practices. Upcoming case studies and additional webinars will also be discussed.