Work Zones Need Detailed Research, Planning, and Technology to Be Made Safe


After significant pauses in travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many Americans are expected to return to their on-the-go lifestyles. At the same time, trends in increased home deliveries and initiatives like the American Jobs Plan could result in more active work zones on the roads, at airports, and on rails than in the recent past. This article details some of TRB’s valuable resources (including a full list at the end) that can contribute to simultaneously keeping traffic moving and the workforce safe.