Document on best traffic control practices released by ARTBA
This new guidance document, which is free for everyone to view and download on the Clearinghouse website, is intended to help state engineers and construction managers better understand the safety issues that surround motorists and roadway construction workers when America’s traffic-based unpaved infrastructure is upgraded.
The guidance document was developed by the ARTBA-TDF with the help of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Work Zone Safety Consortium, a collection of industry partners relating to do with construction work regarding unpaved roads.
The official name for the document is the Temporary Traffic Control for Work Zones on Unpaved Roads. It’s hoped that its creation will help assist the contractors and agencies that are responsible for maintaining the 1.4 million miles of unpaved roadways in the U.S.
However, traffic control is also an essential part of the construction of new unpaved roadways. The guidance document understands that and touches on subjects such as surface grading, shoulder and ditches, resurfacing and stabilization of the surface.