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April 2008Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-08-012

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A Peer-to-Peer Approach to Improving Work Zone Safety and Mobility

State or local transportation agencies looking for assistance in improving work zone safety and mobility can now turn to the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Work Zone Safety and Mobility Peer-to-Peer (P2P) program. How does it work? Once a request for assistance is received, FHWA's P2P coordinator will match the requesting agency with a transportation professional who has experience that is appropriate to the request. "The Work Zone P2P program provides State and local transportation agencies with easy access to knowledgeable peers across a wide range of work zone issues," says Chung Eng, FHWA's Work Zone Team leader. "Peers can provide insight on how to address common challenges in implementing work zone management strategies."

Assistance is available in the following areas:

  • Safety and mobility.
  • Policy.
  • Planning and programming.
  • Public relations, education, and outreach.
  • Analysis tools.
  • Data and impact analysis.
  • Development and design.
  • Transportation management plans and strategies.
  • Contracting and bidding procedures.
  • Specifications, methods, and practices.
  • Traveler and traffic information.
  • Enforcement.
  • Incident management.
  • Intelligent transportation systems and innovative technology.
  • Evaluation and feedback regarding an agency's current work zone practices.

The P2P program assistance is provided at no cost. To be matched with a peer, call 866-P2P-FHWA (866-727-3492), or send an email to WorkZoneP2P@dot.gov. To learn more about FHWA's Work Zone Safety and Mobility resources, visit www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/wz.

Figure 6. Photo. Cars travel through a work zone in the rain. A lane is blocked off, with a sign that reads "Road Work Ahead" and an arrow pointing right on top of the sign.

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Updated: 04/07/2011

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