The National Highway Institute (NHI) has a new redesigned Web site (www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov).
Visitors to the site can view the NHI course catalog and register and
pay for a class online. Other features include a list of frequently
asked questions, a "What's New" section, and a "Feedback" section that
allows visitors to submit comments and suggestions about the Web site
and NHI programs.
new Work Zone Best Practices Guidebook prepared by the Federal
Highway Administration (FHWA), in partnership with the American Association
of State Highway and Transportation Officials, gives readers a look
at transportation agencies' approaches to achieving safety and mobility
during construction and maintenance operations. Some examples of the
best practices found across the country include using computer models
to estimate the delays caused by work zones and to then compare alternative
routes; publicizing work zone detours through such means as brochures,
maps, CB radio broadcasts, and even placemats handed out at restaurants
and truck stops along Interstate routes; and mounting work zone signs
in such a way that they can quickly be replaced if they are hit or otherwise
guidebook includes contacts for more information; a series of cross-references
that allows users to search for best practices in several different
ways (such as by project life-cycle stage, roadway characteristics,
or State agency), and a topical index. Readers who would like to share
their own best practices can fill out a submission form included in
the guidebook and return it to FHWA.
The guidebook Publication No. FHWA-OP-00-010) can be found on FHWA's Web site at ops.fhwa.dot.gov/wz/workzone.htm.
An interactive CD-ROM is also available. For more information or to
obtain a copy of the CD-ROM, contact Phillip Ditzler at FHWA, 202-366-0855
The CD-ROM can also be obtained through your local FHWA division office.
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