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Guidelines for Developing Traffic Incident Management Plans for Work Zones

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This document addresses the important topic of developing TIM plans for work zones and includes an overview of best practices, considerations for developing TIM plans, the planning process, TIM program components, preparedness, and ongoing management and maintenance.

The following is an excerpt from this document that addresses the importance of this topic. "23 CFR Part 630 addresses Work Zone Safety and Mobility (WZSM). It states: The FHWA recognizes that increasing road construction activity on our highways can lead to an increase in congestion and crashes, as well as loss in productivity and public frustration with work zones. [Changes to 23 CFR Part 630 were] 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. (Federal Register, Vol. 68, No. 88, May 7, 2003, page 24385)

23 CFR Part 630 requires the development of a Transportation Management Plan (TMP) for each highway project. One component of the TMP is the Transportation Operations Plan (TOP). A TOP includes considerations that address the safety and mobility of the transportation system by adopting strategies for the sustained operations and management of the work zone impact area. The TOP consists of strategies that address transportation systems management; corridor management; and traffic management operations and safety (i.e., Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) based traffic control and traveler information, speed management and enforcement, incident and emergency management, safety reviews and audits). Development and sustained coordination of the TOP in partnership with stakeholders (i.e., other transportation agencies, transit providers, freight movers, utility suppliers, police, fire, emergency medical services, and regional transportation centers) is encouraged. (Federal Register, Vol. 68, No. 88, May 7, 2003, page 24403)"

Agency/Organization (or Publication/Conference):Colorado Department of Transportation Safety and Traffic Engineering Branch

National Unifying Goal (NUG) Strategies:Practices for Responder Safety, Move Over & Other TIM Laws , Multidisciplinary TIM Procedures, Interoperability, Traveler Information Systems
Industry Topics:On Scene Management\Quick Clearance, Traffic Management, Traffic Management Centers (TMCs), Work Zones
Resource Type:Guidance & Policy
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