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ACTT Workshop: New Jersey
November 16-18, 2004, Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Appendix C (continued): Skill Set Reporting Forms

Traffic/ITS/Safety Skill Set

Idea (Short Name) Idea (Detailed Description) Implementation Details (Barriers, Skill Set Coordination, etc.)
1. Identify closure hours/options.
  • Monday thru Thursday (11 p.m.-5 a.m.), except weekends/holidays; summer period May 15-Sept 15. Tailor hours to actual volumes and capacities on mainline and ramps.
  • Evaluate noise ordinance restrictions; seek waivers.
  • Consider special/sports event impacts.
  • Shoulder/median can be used as through lane.
  • Multiple shifts and night work should be considered.
  • Ensure current and reliable counts.
  • Moveable barrier (reversible lane).
 
2. Identify alternate routes.
  • Identify routes such as NJTPK, Routes 130, 41, 47, 168, and local roads.
  • Identify and involve stakeholders including PennDOT and DelDOT.
  • Identify opportunities for improved efficiencies on alternate routes (variable-use lanes; restrict movements on Routes 168 and 130, signal timing, signing and striping modifications, and intersection improvements).
 
3. Staging components.
  • Consider staging sequence to minimize road user impact.
  • PATCO.
  • Sequencing key phases.
4. Public transportation alternatives and incentives.
  • NJ Transit.
  • Free/discounted passes, HOV.
  • Park 'n Ride (temporary leases or permanent) discounts.
  • Cross county connection, TMA.
  • Include in budget to accommodate additional alternatives.
5. Smart work zone concept.
  • Provide travel times for existing and alternate routes.
  • Use permanent or temporary locations.
 
  • Provide detector and camera information.
 
 
  • Evaluate possible lane closure options.
 
6. Construction coordination.
  • Ensure coordination with other agencies/contractors active in area.
  • Traffic interference report (TIR).
  • Maintain active construction worksite.
  • Establish coordination committee.
7. Emergency response team.
  • Partnering.
  • Communication with police, fire, and other agencies.
  • Include traffic operations and contractor representative.
  • Include incident management task force (Routes 295/42/76).
  • Consider expanded ESP hours.
8. Advanced notice to public/politicians.
  • Ensure accurate/complete information.
  • Feed info to news media.
  • Variable message signs (new message alert-highway advisory radio).
  • Reliable delay reporting.
  • "511" phone information source.
  • Prepare marketing materials for alternative routes.
9. Integrated ITS implementation.
  • Traffic video will be available via TS #16 (real-time and Internet recorded images in use).
  • Permanent VMS are present adjacent to project area.
  • ITS capabilities will be available during construction.
 
10. Safety.
  • Work zone construction details including ramp merge.
 
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