Federal Highway Administration Calls for Comment on NPRM for Work Zone Safety and Mobility and Temporary Traffic Control DevicesAbstract:
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) proposes changes to the Work Zone Safety and Mobility and Temporary Traffic Control Devices regulations (23 CFR 630, Subparts J & K) through a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). FHWA recognizes that increasing road construction activity on our highways can lead to travel disruptions which could potentially result in congestion and crashes, as well as loss in productivity and public frustration with work zones. These proposed changes are intended to facilitate consideration of the broader safety and mobility impacts of work zones in a more coordinated and comprehensive manner across project development stages. As part of the process in updating the regulations, FHWA is encouraging State and local traffic engineers, operations managers, and stakeholders involved in the use and management of temporary traffic control devices, and the public in general, to provide feedback from the docket that is now open for public comment.