Guidance Documents

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The FHWA has awarded ATSSA multi-year grants in 2006, 2011, 2013 and 2016 to provide roadway safety training nationwide for workers and others who make their livelihood on America's roadways. The training modules below were developed under Grants awarded prior to 2016.

Work Zone Safety Guidance Documents through the FHWA Grant are guidelines and other documents about work zone safety for roadway workers, including but not limited to: pocket guides, informational brochures and booklets.


The Guidance Documents below are organized by the following categories: maintenance, miscellaneous, pedestrian, positive protection and worker safety, then by date from newest to oldest within those categories.

Field Guide on Installation and Removal of Temporary Traffic Control for Safe Maintenance and Work Zone Operations

Guidance description: This field guide provides field personnel with introductory guidance on installation and removal methods for work zones.

Date published: August 2008


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Considering Work Zone Impacts: Planning for Safety, Mobility and Constructability

Guidance description: Brochure that provides a summary of the Work Zone Safety and Mobility Rule guidance for work zone impacts assessment.

Date published: 2008


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Applying the Americans with Disabilities Act in Work Zones: A Practitioner Guide

Guidance description: This guide is handed out at the ATSSA pedestrian-related courses and provides detail on Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements and application of each.

Date published: Fall 2012


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Guidelines on the Use of Low-Profile Portable Concrete Barrier in Low to Moderate Speed Work Zones

Guidance description: Provides detail on the University of Florida design for LPCB.

Date published: September 2015


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Guidance on the Use of Automated Flagger Assistance Devices

Guidance description: Provides a description of the AFAD along with guidance on how to apply and benefits associated with use on two-lane roads.

Date published: July 2012


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Archived Pedestrians Checklist and Considerations for Temporary Traffic Control Zones 2011

Guidance description: This document provides a checklist and overview of pedestrian-related considerations during planning, design and construction phases for a project.

Date published: 2011


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For more information about Grant training or to request hardcopies of these Guidance Documents, please call 540-368-1701 or email

FHWA Work Zone Safety Grant #DTFH61-16-RA-00018