Show navigation

Available in:

OnDemand Webinar

Current Issues and Complexities With Nighttime Work Zones: Safety, Mobility and Construction Issues

Current highway maintenance and reconstruction methods are increasingly moving to nighttime activities. The main reason this trend is increasing is because in many major metropolitan areas the only time when lane reductions can take place without resulting in delay is during the nighttime hours. However, there are many complications to nighttime work that can reduce driver and worker effectiveness, including: visibility of construction workers during nighttime hours, visibility of specialized equipment or construction related vehicles at the job site, controlling vehicle speed and guidance prior to and within the work zone, and providing glare-free illumination without distracting drivers. This OnDemand Webinar will help those responsible for designing and managing nighttime work zone construction and maintenance activities, to determine when these work zones are appropriate for use, and to understand the issues of work zone traffic control, lighting in the work zone, and motorist and worker safety. A review of work zone best practices will also be presented.

Learning Objectives:

  • You will be able to discuss the advantages of implementing a nighttime work zone.
  • You will be able to review research highlights of nighttime work zones and recommended best practices.
  • You will be able to describe references and specific recommended websites for practitioners.
  • You will be able to identify the health, safety and welfare aspects of the issues with nighttime work zones.

Runtime: 87 minutes
Purchase Options

More Program Information

Why Lorman?

Over 32 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Agenda

Nighttime Work Zones

  • Definition, When Are Nighttime Work Zones Used, Common Use of Traffic Control, and State of Practice
  • Advantages of Implementing a Nighttime Work Zone
  • Concerns Identified When Nighttime Work Zones Are Used to Both the Driver, Environment and Contractors

Nighttime Work Zone Crash and Fatality Report

  • Identified Research Studies That Have Reported Crashes in Work Zones
  • Nighttime Crashes Are Compared to Daytime Crashes, Causes of Nighttime Crashes and Temporal Trends

References and Specific Recommended Websites for Practitioners

  • MUTCD, NCHRP 475, 475, 498, 627
  • FHWA Report SA-03-026
  • State Local Technical Assistance Programs (LTAP)

Research Highlights of Nighttime Work Zones and Recommended Best Practices

  • Visibility of Construction Workers During Nighttime Hours
  • Visibility of Specialized Equipment or Construction Related Vehicles at the Job Site
  • Controlling Vehicle Speed and Guidance Prior-To and Within the Work Zone
    • Positive Guidance and Crash Cushions
    • Type and Spacing of Delination and Channelization Devices
    • Retroreflectivity of Devices
    • Pavement Markings
    • Advance Warning
  • Providing Glare-Free Illumination Without Distracting Drivers
    • NCHRP 498
    • Fixed, Semipermanent, Balloon Lighting
  • Guidance for Developing Traffic Management or Nighttime Work Zone Plan
    • Expectations of the OnSite Crew in Terms of Safety Awareness

Concluding Remarks

Purchase Options

More Program Information

Why Lorman?

Over 32 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Credits

OnDemand Webinar

This course was last revised on December 20, 2011.

Call 1-866-352-9540 for further credit information.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

Purchase Options

More Program Information

Why Lorman?

Over 32 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Faculty

Steven D. Schrock

Steven D. Schrock

The University of Kansas

Dr. Steven D. Schrock

  • More than 15 years of experience researching work zone operations, safety, and traffic control
  • Wrote or co-wrote 43 transportation engineering papers and 35 reports (of which 17 papers and 13 reports were focused on work zone operations, safety, and traffic control)
  • Presented 44 technical presentations (of which 15 were focused on work zone operations, safety, and traffic control)
  • Member of NCHRP Project Panel 17-61: Work Zone Crash Characteristics and Countermeasure Guidance
  • Member of the Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Work Zone Traffic Control
  • Member of the Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Traffic Law Enforcement
  • 2007 recipient of the D. Grant Mickle Best Paper Award from the Transportation Research Board
  • Professional engineer, State of Kansas
  • Ph.D. degree in civil engineering, Texas A&M University; M.S. degree in civil engineering, Iowa State University; B.S. degree in civil engineering, Iowa State University
Purchase Options

More Program Information

Why Lorman?

Over 32 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

All of your training, right here at Lorman.

Pay once and get a full year of unlimited training in any format, any time!

  • Live Webinars
  • OnDemand Webinars
  • MP3 Downloads
  • Course Manuals
  • Audio Recordings*
  • Executive Reports
  • White Papers and Articles
  • Sponsored Live Webinars

Additional benefits include:

  • State Specific Credit Tracker
  • Members Only Newsletter
  • All-Access Pass Course Concierge

* For audio recordings you only pay shipping

Questions? Call 877-296-2169 to speak with a real person.

Sign Up Today
With This Course

Access to all training products for one year
$699/year

Unlimited Lorman Training

With the All-Access Pass there is no guessing what you will need for your yearly training budget. $699 will cover all of your training needs for an entire year!

Easy Registrations

Once you purchase your All-Access Pass you will never be any further than one-click away from attending any Lorman training course.

Invest in Yourself

You haven't gotten to where you are professionally by luck alone; it's taken a lot of hard work and training. Invest in yourself with the All-Access Pass.

Product ID: 385911
Published 2011
Purchase Options

Available in Multiple Formats

Purchase this course and learn on your schedule!