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Essay of improperly erected work zones.

Essay of improperly erected work zones.

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  • Concrete barrier has been placed perpendicular to traffic, has no end treatment, and has been partially concealed. Extremely hazardous to the motoring public and a huge liability to the owner and contractor.

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  • L it ig io u s W o r k Z o n e s :P o o r ly s e t u p w o r k z o n e s t h a t c o u ld c a u s e in ju r y o r d e a t h a n d r e s u lt in lit ig a t io n .   Presentation Prepared by: The Water Barrier Manufacturers Association PO Box 1461 Salt Lake City UT 84110-1461 www.waterbarriers.org
  • Unfortunately, a direct result ofinfrastructure improvements is work zoneaccidents, which take the lives ofconstruction workers and motorists.
  • According to the Bureau of LaborStatistics, there were 101 fataloccupational injuries at roadconstruction sites in 2008 alone. In2007, 831 workers and motorists werekilled in highway work zones and morethan 40,000 were injured.
  • The following is a brief presentation ofdangerous work zones, citing commonerrors in utilizing traffic control devices forwork zone safety
  • Concrete Barrier placed perpendicular totraffic and hidden behind road closed sign.Extremely hazardous to the motoring publicand a huge liability to the owner andcontractor.
  • Concrete barrier has been placed perpendicular to traffic, has noend treatment, and has been partially concealed. Extremelyhazardous to the motoring public and a huge liability to the ownerand contractor.
  • Concrete barrier has been placed perpendicularto traffic, has no end treatment, and has beenpartially concealed. Extremely hazardous to themotoring public and a huge liability to the ownerand contractor.
  • Workers are extremely exposed. Not MUTCDcompliant. Workers in traveled way. Extremelyhazardous to the workers and a liability to theowner and contractor.
  • Workers, pedestrians, and vehicles can travelbetween the gaps when traditional delineationdevices are utilized. An LCD will keep workersand equipment within the boundary of the workzone and pedestrians and vehicles out.
  • Not MUTCD compliant, particularly with regard tonew ADA rules regarding pedestrians with visualdisability. Extremely hazardous to pedestriansand a huge liability to the owner and contractor.
  • Vehicles can travel between the gaps whentraditional delineation devices are utilized.These vehicles are traveling in the work zone.An LCD can keep vehicles out of the workzone.
  • Not MUTCD compliant, particularly with regardto new ADA rules regarding pedestrians withvisual disability. Extremely hazardous topedestrians and a huge liability to the owner andcontractor.
  • Traditional delineation devices can be quiteconfusing. LCDs can provide a clear path ofdelineation.
  • Traditional delineators are easily displaced byweather. During seasonal weather LCDs are abetter choice as they are not so easily displaced.This work zone is a potential liability to the ownerand contractor.
  • This application has not allowed for the lateraldeflection of the barrier and, if impacted, thebarrier and the vehicle will fall into theexcavation. Extremely hazardous to themotoring public and a huge liability to theowner and contractor.
  • Not MUTCD compliant, particularly with regardto new ADA rules regarding pedestrians withvisual disability. Extremely hazardous topedestrians and a huge liability to the owner andcontractor.
  •   Concrete barrier has been placedperpendicular to traffic, has no end treatment, and has been partially concealed. Extremelyhazardous to the motoring public and a huge liability to the owner and contractor.
  • No end treatment applied to this concretebarrier end. Extremely hazardous to themotoring public and a huge liability to the ownerand contractor.
  • Does not meet minimum length of need to beused as a barrier. Is not an approved LCD. NotMUTCD compliant.
  • Not MUTCD compliant, particularly with regardto new ADA rules regarding pedestrians withvisual disability. Extremely hazardous topedestrians and a huge liability to the ownerand contractor.
  • Concrete Barrier placed perpendicular totraffic. Extremely hazardous to the motoringpublic and a huge liability to the owner andcontractor
  • Not MUTCD compliant, particularly with regardto new ADA rules regarding pedestrians withvisual disability. Extremely hazardous topedestrians and a huge liability to the ownerand contractor.
  • Concrete barrier has been placed perpendicularto traffic, has no end treatment, and has beenpartially concealed. Extremely hazardous to themotoring public and a huge liability to the ownerand contractor.
  • Not an approved end treatment.
  • Snow fence is not an MUTCD compliantdelineator. It is concealing the delineator, thereflective material, and partially concealing theequipment in the roadway. Very hazardous atnight.
  • No end treatment applied to this concretebarrier end. Extremely hazardous to themotoring public and a huge liability to theowner and contractor.
  • No end treatment applied to this concretebarrier end. Extremely hazardous to themotoring public and a huge liability to theowner and contractor.
  • Not an approved end treatment.
  • Not an approved end treatment.
  • Traditional delineators are easily displaced byweather. During seasonal weather LCDs area better choice as they are not so easilydisplaced. This work zone is a potentialliability to the owner and contractor.