Work Zone Safety and Mobility

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is continuously striving to improve safety and mobility in work zones. We do this by developing policies, standards and guidelines; providing technical guidance, training, best practices and advice; and interpreting federal and State regulations related to work zone safety and mobility.

Work Zones are temporary. Actions behind the wheel can last forever.

MDOT SHA reminds drivers that work zone safety is everyone’s business. Move over or slow down, and use caution when driving through or near work zones.

Strategic emphasis areas for the Work Zone Safety and Mobility Program

  • Using ITS technologies
  • Using innovative work zone products with high crashworthiness standards
  • Coordinating closely with the construction industry
  • Improving project delivery through accelerated construction and innovative contracting
  • Providing work zone traffic control training
  • Improving planning and design of work zones
  • Providing work zone safety public outreach and education programs
  • Partnering with Law Enforcement

For more information on MDOT SHA’s Work Zone Safety and Mobility Program, contact the Traffic Policy and Management Team at (410)787-5860.

Processes and Guidelines for Work Zone Safety and Mobility

In response to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Work Zone Safety and Mobility Rule (23 CFR Subpart J) and Temporary Traffic Control Devices Rule (2​3 CFR Subpart K), MDOT SHA implemented policy and guidance documents for planning, designing, supervising, implementing, inspecting, maintaining and reviewing transportation management plans needed in work zone traffic control.​

Work Zone Training

MDOT SHA offers several work zone training courses, including Flagger Training, Flagger Instructor Training, Basic Temporary Traffic Control Training, Traffic Manager’s Training, and Work Zone Law Enforcement Training.

Law Enforcement in Work Zones

Temporary Traffic Control (TTC) Products

Work Zone Traffic Impact Analysis