Guidelines on Work Zone Access and Egress



Design for Work Zones

Describes concerns associated with work zone access and egress. The document offers recommended practices and describes effective strategies and techniques that can be employed during the planning, design and construction phases to help mitigate concerns. The document addresses work zone access and egress problems when to consider access and egress, acceleration and deceleration of construction vehicles, maintaining access and egress points, controlling traffic inside the work zone, and innovative ideas and best practices.

Operations Area of Practice

  • Roadway Safety Services / Roadway Safety Patrol
  • Work Zone Management

Organizational Capability Element

  • Work Zone Management

Content Type

  • Background Material

Role in Organization

  • Associate Engineer
  • CEO / GM / Commissioner
  • Director / Program Manager
  • Emergency Manager
  • Engineer
  • Maintenance Staff
  • Manager / First Line Supervisor
  • Media / PIO
  • Operator
  • Principal Engineer
  • Public
  • Public Safety Officer
  • Researcher/Academic
  • Senior Engineer
  • Senior Manager
  • Technician
  • Transit Professional
  • Transportation Planner

Publishing Organization

  • FHWA


  • Learning

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Guidelines on Work Zone Access and Egress

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Issue Date
February 1st, 2017
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