Every highway construction project is different and so is every work zone. Some work zones require elaborate traffic reconfigurations, while others may only need advance signage and barriers, like cones. One thing all work zones have in common is the potential safety risks for roadside workers and drivers.
Regular evaluations, like inspections and audits, can help keep people safe. You may be familiar with work zone inspections, but what about work zone audits? Inspections ensure that your work zone adheres to federal and state guidelines. Audits, on the other hand, focus entirely on the safety risks posed by the work zone.
What does a work zone road safety audit (WZRSA) entail? We’ll go through the steps of an audit and explain why getting an audit may be beneficial to your road project. Continue reading