AGC submitted a list of recommendations to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for inclusion in round 5 of the “Every Day Counts” initiative to accelerate transportation infrastructure construction. Among the suggestions is a list of practices that could improve work zone safety for employees and motorists, such as increased use of positive barrier, work area intrusion alarms, photo enforcement of speed limits, and real time work zone alerts. AGC also encouraged state transportation departments to accept e-ticketing to track material deliveries, continue to encourage early release of 3D models to contractors, work to eliminate impediments to use Unmanned Aerial Systems (drones) in highway construction and radio frequency identifiers tags in underground utilities.
The Federal Highway Administration began the Every Day Counts initiative ten years ago to help identify and rapidly deploy proven, yet underutilized, innovations to shorten the project delivery process, enhance roadway safety, reduce traffic congestion, and improve environmental sustainability. Proven innovations promoted through the initiative facilitate greater efficiency at the state and local levels, saving time, money and resources that can be used to deliver more projects. Federal Highway works with state transportation departments, local governments, tribes, private industry and other stakeholders to identify a new collection of innovations to champion every two years that merit accelerated deployment.
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