When

March 19, 2024  —  March 20, 2024

Time

7:45a - 4:00p

Contact Hours

16

Location Online - Course

This hybrid online class will combine both live instruction and independent online work that you will complete during the day.  Independent work will include quizzes, readings, videos and short assignments.  Access to a computer with a webcam (either a camera that is built into your laptop or one that connects via USB), a reliable internet connection and a workspace that is free from distraction and noise will set you up for success.

Description

Federal requirements now instruct state and local governments to train personnel in work zone traffic control relevant to the job decisions that each individual is required to make. This workshop provides training needed to properly install and monitor work zones for construction and maintenance projects for long-term (greater than three consecutive days) operations. This course provides comprehensive training on work zone standards, guidelines, installations and removal procedures, inspection, liability, documentation and supervisory skills. Several workshops included in this course are designed to provide hands-on experience implementing and modifying temporary traffic control plans for various real-life situations. It also teaches how to recognize, analyze, correct, and document deficiencies. At the conclusion of this workshop, a short open-book written exam will be administered to all attendees. A VDOT-issued training card will be given to each attendee who achieves a passing grade of 80% or higher.

Instructor

David Rush

David began his VDOT career in 1978 and has served in the following positions for the past 44 years:

  • Engineering Technician at the Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike – 5 yrs.
  • Senior Construction Inspector for the Turnpike – 5 yrs.
  • Transportation Data Analyst Supervisor at the Richmond District – 4 yrs.
  • Transportation Engineer in the Traffic Engineering division (TED), CO – 10 yrs.
  • Work Zone Safety Program Manager, TED CO – 20 yrs.

As the Work Zone Safety (WZS) Program Manager, David was responsible for the development of WZS policies and procedures, including Virginia’s version of Part 6 to the MUTCD (the Virginia Work Area Protection manual), WZS Guidelines for Temporary Traffic Control pocket guide, Flagger certification program, and VDOT’s Work Zone Traffic Control training program.  He developed and taught VDOT’s Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Work Zone Traffic Control (WZTC) Training courses.  David developed department responses to work zone safety issues, conducted annual work zone safety team reviews of projects statewide, and performed bi-annual FHWA Work Zone Safety Process reviews. Participated in NCHRP projects as a review team member and FHWA Peer Exchange on work zone safety issues. He was VDOT’s representative on several WZDx committees and represented the department in the Autonomous TMA Pool Fund Study.

He was a member of the Transportation Research Board WZ Traffic Control committee, and currently serve on the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) Safety and Public Awareness committee and Innovation Council, and the VA Transportation Research Council Traffic and Safety Research Advisory committee (TASRAC).

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for roadway designers, bridge engineers, and other individuals responsible for designing work zone traffic control. The VDOT recommended prerequisites for the class are: Hands-on experience (preferably two years) in work zone traffic control or responsibilities for work zone traffic control plan development. It is not necessary to take the Basic or Intermediate Work Zone Traffic Control courses prior to the Advanced course because this is a "standalone" course. The course is targeted towards the following three groups:

The roadway design or bridge engineer or others responsible for the work zone traffic control plan development
Those responsible for electronic generation of work zone traffic control plans
Personnel charged with completing permit applications for work on public rights of way in Virginia

Registration and Payment

The following registration fees cover the session, all course materials and meals:

Local Government: $150.00
State/Federal: $250.00
Private Industry: $425.00

Click here for UVA TTA's general registration information, cancellation policy, and refund policy. UVA TTA accepts the following credit cards: American Express, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover. Credit card information cannot be taken over the phone. Alternatively, after registering you can print out a voucher to send in with your payment. After you have completed the transaction you will receive an automatically generated email confirming registration and payment if applicable. Final confirmation and instructions will be sent out during the week prior to the class date.