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FoRRRwD on All Public Roads: Innovative Mechanisms to Deliver Safety Projects

Availability Status: Archived

  • Created: Tuesday May 12th, 2020
  • Source: Montana Department of Transportation, Mississippi Department of Transportation, Maine Department of Transportation
  • Publishing Organization: Federal Highway Administration
  • Topic: Engineering, Road
  • Sub-Topic: Road Departure
  • Skill Level: Basic, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Sector: Local, State, Federal, Tribal
  • Profession: Engineers, Enforcement, Planners, Policy makers
  • Training Format: Training Webinar
  • Duration: 2 Hours

Description/Learning Outcomes:

An FHWA EDC-5 Webinar in collaboration with NLTAPA and the National Center for Rural Road Safety. Rural roadway departures make up a third of U.S. traffic fatalities-about 30 people a day. The Every Day Counts round five (EDC-5) initiative, Focus on Reducing Rural Roadway Departures (FoRRRwD), features four pillars: Addressing All Public Roads, Systemic Approach, Safety Action Plans, and Proven Countermeasures. This webinar focuses on the first pillar.

This webinar featured:

  • Steve Landry, Maine DOT, discussed Maine DOT’s use of safety supply (Curve Warning Signs, RRFBs, Speed Feedback Signs) procurement projects where state procurement procedures are used, and local public agencies or State forces perform installation at their cost.
  • Mark Thomas, Mississippi DOT (MDOT), discussed how agencies in Mississippi have used agency force account to deliver roadway departure countermeasures, and a program where MDOT provides warning and advisory signage to local governments to install.
  • Patricia Burke, Montana DOT (MDT), discussed MDT’s use of Job Order Contracting to streamline the delivery of safety projects.