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Integrated Risk Management System for Improving Internal Traffic Control, Work Zone Safety, and Mobility during Major Construction

Status: Complete

Description: Highway construction is among the most dangerous industries in the US. Internal traffic control design, along with how construction equipment and vehicles interact with the traveling public, have a significant effect on how safe a highway construction work zone can be. An integrated approach was taken to research work-zone safety issues and mobility, including input from many personnel, ranging from roadway designers to construction laborers and equipment operators. The research team analyzed crash data from Iowa work-zone incident reports and Occupational Safety and Health Administration data for the industry in conjunction with the results of personal interviews, a targeted work-zone ingress and egress survey, and a work-zone pilot project.

Report: integrated_risk_mgmt_w_cvr.pdf 2.52 mb (published 2012)

State conducting research: Iowa


  • Strong, Kelly (Colorado State University)
  • Shane, Jennifer (Iowa State University)
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