New York State Local Technical Assistance Program

Work zone equipment for local agencies

The Cornell Local Roads Program periodically receives grants from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) to purchase sets of work zone equipment for distribution at no charge to highway and public works departments in New York State. All highway and public works departments are eligible to request a package, but priority is given to agencies that have recently lost equipment due to flood, fire, theft, or other unforeseen circumstances.

Work zone package giveaway pack

What is in each set?

The materials in each package are listed below. The roll-up signs and stands allow for flexibility in different work zone situations. Most of the equipment will be purchased from the NYS Office of General Services (OGS) contract.

If you are not a recipient of one of these free packages contact us for details and information on where you can purchase the equipment.

Work Zone Package Materials
2 ANSI Class II Vest (Lime green & XL)
2 Whistles with lanyard (pealess whistle for all-weather use)
2 Hard hat
2 18” Stop-slow paddles
6 36” roll-up signs
•• Road Work Ahead
•• One Lane Road Ahead
•• Flagger Symbol
6 Sign stands
20 28” cones with stripes
2 Work Zone Pocket Guides
2 Flagger Pocket Guides

2019 Applications for Work Zone Packages Closed

Thank you to everyone who applied for a free Work Zone Package!

The 2019 Winners are:

City of Ogdensburg DPW
City of Oneonta
Town of Albion Highway Dept
Town of Alden Highway Dept
Town of Berne Highway Dept
Town of Brookhaven Highway Dept
Town of Clymer Highway Dept
Town of Greenwich Highway Dept
Town of Irondequoit DPW
Town of Java Highway Dept
Town of Lindley Highway Dept
Town of Shandaken Highway Dept
Village of Canisteo

Village of Mexico DPW

Village of Potsdam DPW

Those agencies who receive a package will be expected to attend our next Work Zone Traffic Control workshop held in their part of New York State. Two employees from each agency may attend for free. Details regarding registration, etc., will be provided to the selected agencies.

The signs and stands will be shipped directly to the department. The other items will be delivered as quickly as possible. However, selected agencies may need to drive to a Cornell Local Roads Program workshop in their area to pick up their work zone package.

Previous Recipients



3 workers from the Town of Ellington with the work zone package equipment they won
The Town of Ellington Highway crew enjoying their new work zone safety
From left to right:
Dean Crandall, Dennis Colvenback, & Skip Frazier, (absent: Steve Snow)





3 workers from the Village of Margaretville with their work zone package
The Village of Margaretville DPW receiving their equipment
From left to right:
Henry Friedman, Nathaniel Lindner & Kyle Schwarz

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