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Advance Warning (Flashing) Arrow Panels: Positive Guidance (TC113)
FHWA (25 minutes)
Covers the basic design and use of this very effective device, with a strong emphasis on application and placement. Included is information on specifications, power supplies, when and where to use, proper positioning, and cost and maintenance procedures.
Suggested audience: urban municipal planners and engineers.

Flagging in the Work Zone - Safety in Your Hands (TC436)
FHWA (10 minutes)
Basic principals and procedures of flagging. The actual requirements for traffic control devices will vary based upon requirements outlined in the MUTCD.
Suggested audience: highway superintendents, supervisors, crews, flaggers and safety officials.

Flagging Operations and Procedures© (TC167)
North Carolina Department of Highways and Public Transportation (23 minutes)
Covers the importance of proper advance warning of work zone areas and the responsibilities of flaggers. The skills of stopping, releasing, and slowing traffic are demonstrated using six different flagging situations.
Suggested audience: highway superintendents, supervisors, crews, flaggers and safety officials.

Highway Work Zone Safety - One Step From Death (TC383)
Iowa State University for Iowa Department of Transportation / FHWA (11 minutes)
Five accident simulations based on typical safety problems found in highway work zones.
Suggested audience: highway and public works officials, engineers, and crews.

Inspector’s Guide to Pavement Markings: Traffic Paint (TC270)
ATSSA (14 minutes)
Details steps and requirements of pavement marking with traffic paint. Covers materials and equipment, pavement preparation, road/air temperatures, layout and premarking, material preparation, marking quality and workmanship, material thickness, bead application, retroreflectivity, and documentation.
Suggested audience: highway, public works, and municipal officials, and engineers.

New Directions in Sign Management (TC120)
ATSSA (17 minutes)
The basics of sign system maintenance programs and principles for all-sized municipalities.
Suggested audience: highway, public works, and municipal officials.

Nighttime Traffic Control in Work Zones (TC121)
ATSSA (18 minutes)
Explores the factors that make work zones more dangerous at night and the techniques and devices that make them safer.
Suggested audience: highway superintendents and crews.

Scheduled Lives, Stressful Drives (TC358)
FHWA (22 minutes)
Communicating current travel conditions lowers travelers’ stress and saves them time and money. This video illustrates how Advanced Traveler Information Systems return control to travelers by giving them choices in timing, the route taken, and mode of travel.
Suggested audience: highway, public works, and municipal officials in urban and suburban areas, and engineers.

Sign Maintenance and Installation (TC295)
USDOT/FHWA (30 minutes)
Useful, general information about the MUTCD, explaining sign regulations and liability. It should be noted that New York State currently has its own version of the MUTCD that may differ from the one used in this video. In September 2007, New York State will begin using the National MUTCD along with a State Supplement.
Suggested audience: town, village highway, public works, and municipal officials and crews.

TC404 Signs, Signals & Markings - Understanding the Language ()
AAA/Foundation for Traffic Safety (17 minutes)
The underlying rules and logic behind traffic control signs, signals and markings, and why they are important to drivers. Based on the national standards that govern most traffic situations.
Suggested audience: highway superintendents, engineers, municipal officials, town and village boards, crews and private citizens.

Thin Orange Line, Parts 1 & 2 (TC267)
ATSSA (38 minutes)
The need for a traffic control plan, personnel responsibilities, and condition, maintenance, and inspection of traffic control. Part 1 reviews rules, regulations, and principles of work zone traffic control. Part 2 covers how to inspect a work zone for problems.
Suggested audience: highway and public works officials, supervisors, and inspectors.

Traffic Control for Urban and Utility Workers (TC126)
ATSSA (55 minutes)
This two-part video emphasizes urban and utility work zones. It is useful in training workers who install and maintain traffic control for short-term work zones in urban locations.
Suggested audience: flaggers and safety officials.

Traffic Control Safety (TC391)
Iowa Department of Transportation (11 minutes)
See how to be safe by following some simple, logical procedures for setting up traffic controls. The most common kind of work zone accident, rear-end collision, is discussed.
Suggested audience: highway and public works officials, and crews.

Traffic Control Through Work Zones© (TC423)
The Training Network (21 minutes)
Basic requirements for establishing work zones, depicting one general work zone application - a single lane closure on a multilane urban roadway. Shows proper procedures prior to the establishment of the work zone as well as techniques and suggestion. It references the MUTCD and other documents.
Suggested audience: highway superintendents, crews.

Traffic Control: What Works (TC253)
Minnesota LRRB (14 minutes)
Intended for those who would like to learn more about traffic control within a community. Describes the MUTCD, the engineer’s role in traffic control planning, where and when stop and yield signs should be used, and the importance of consistent speed limits. Shows many examples of “what if” situations on rural and residential streets and intersections.
Suggested audience: municipal officials and board members.

Traffic Plan to Live By, A: City Maintenance Operations© (TC210)
TECS (16 minutes)
This series is excellent for both rural and urban audiences. Each video focuses on a different area of traffic control, using the four-step PLAN method: preview, layout, analyze, and navigate.
Suggested audience: highway and public works officials, and crews.

Traffic Plan to Live By, A: Intersection Work© (TC207)
TECS (12 minutes)

Traffic Plan to Live By, A: Introduction to Low Speed Lane Closures© (TC203)
TECS (15 minutes)

Traffic Plan to Live By, A: Introduction to Low Speed Traffic Control© (TC202)
TECS (15 minutes)

Traffic Plan to Live By, A: Parking Lane Shoulder Work© (TC209)
TECS (12 minutes)

Traffic Plan to Live By, A: Street Closures© (TC208)
TECS (14 minutes)

Traffic Plan to Live By, A: Unattended Work Sites© (TC206)
TECS (14 minutes)

Work Zone Safety for Rural Local Agencies (TC112)
FHWA (1 hour 42 minutes)
Consists of several sections devices, traffic control zones, typical applications, flagging, and legal liability. Sections can be viewed separately.
Suggested audience: highway officials with rural or low-volume roads.

Books

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Access Management Manual
ISBN 0-309-07747-8
Source: Transportation Research Board
Keywords: Access, Design, Right-of-Way, Safety

Barrier Delineation in Work Zones: The Well Defined Path
FHWA-SA-93-020
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Barriers, Delineation, Work Zones

Combating Roadway Departures
FHWA-NHI-15-034
Source: National Highway Institute (NHI)

Desktop Reference for Crash Reduction Factors
FHWA-SA-07-015
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Crash, Roadside, Signs, Statistics, Traffic Control

Guidelines for the Design and Application of Speed Humps
TENC-5TF-01
Source: Institute of Transportation Engineers
Keywords: Road Design, Speed Humps, Traffic Calming

Handbook of Simplified Practice for Traffic Studies
Iowa DOT Project #455
Source: Iowa State University
Keywords: Design, Safety, Traffic Studies

Improving Safety of Horizontal Curves
Source: FHWA
Keywords: Accidents, Curves, Maintenance, Safety

Maintenance of Signs and Sign Supports for Local Roads and Streets
FHWA-SA-01-009
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Maintenance, Signs, Sign Supports

Maintenance of Small Traffic Signs: A Guide for Street and Highway Maintenance Personnel
FHWA-RT-90-002
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Local Roads, Maintenance, Signs

NACE Action Guide III-2: Traffic Operations
Source: NACE
Keywords: Safety, Signs, Pavement Markings, Traffic Control

Positive Guidance and Older Motorists - Guidelines for Maintenance Supervisors
RF721917-2
Source: SRUTC, Texas Transportation Institute
Keywords: Older Motorist, Signs, Traffic Control

Project Inspector's Guide for the Construction Work Zone
75-0300-2887-4
Source: 3M Traffic Control Materials Division
Keywords: Inspection, Work Zone

Roadway Delineation Practices Handbook
FHWA-SA-93-001
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Pavement Markings, Retroreflectivity

Sign Installation Guide
0371-2812-MTDC
Source: USDA Forest Service
Keywords: Installation, Signs

Signalized Intersections: Informational Guide
FHWA-HRT-04-091
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Design, Intersections, Safety, Signals

Speed Management Resources (CD)
DOT HS 809 341
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Highway Safety, Highway Speed

Toolbox for Alleviating Traffic Congestion (A)
IR-054A
Source: Institute of Transportation Engineers
Keywords: Congestion, Traffic Control, Urban

Traffic Calming: State of the Practice
FHWA-RD-99-135
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Road Design, Speed Humps, Traffic Calming

Traffic Control Handbook for Mobile Operations at Night: Guidelines for Construction, Maintenance and Utility Operations
FHWA-SA-03-026
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Construction, Maintenance, Utility, Work Zone

Traffic Detector Handbook
FHWA-IP-85-1
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Detectors, Signals, Traffic Control

Traffic Monitoring in Recreational Areas
FHWA-WFL/TD-10-003
Source: FHWA
Keywords: Traffic monitoring, Recreation, Traffic counting

Traffic Signal Preemption for Emergency Vehicles
FHWA-JPO-05-010
Source: USDOT
Keywords: Emergency, Safety, Signals

Travel Better, Travel Longer: A Pocket Guide
FHWA-OP-03-098
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Curves, Interchanges, Temporary Traffic Control, Older Population

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