MUTCD – The Role of Engineering Judgement/Study

The Delaware Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) is a highly prescriptive document with a dizzying range of things we must do, can do, and may consider with respect to signs, pavement markings, signals, and other devices.  But while the, “Manual...

PPE – Comfort, Fit, Effectivness

For our public works employees constructing and maintaining our roadways, curbs, sidewalks, signs, and pavement markings, safety vests and work boots are a given (hopefully), but personal protective equipment (PPE) policies should be a conscious policy consideration...

Lightning Safety

It’s summer storm season and you should talk to your crews about the dangers of lightning.  We have a host of resources for you on the topic.  Courtesy of the WV LTAP, see their Summer 2012 newsletter article.  We have also developed a tailgate safety talk that you...

Roadway Safety Audits

Roadway Safety Audits (RSAs) emerged from the notion that, even if a section of roadway or intersection meets all of the most recent design guidance, an unacceptable amount or severity of crashes can occur.  In part, this recognizes that highway engineering is not a...

Bridge Deck Preservation Treatment Options

Like pavements, many of us have a bad habit of building great bridges and then failing to protect them from deterioration.  The result can be a progressive decay of bridge elements to the point that costly rehabilitation or replacement of the bridge are required...