616.22 Advanced Work Zone Training

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Training Course
Advanced Work Zone Training
Approved Advanced Work Zone Training Courses that Meet Sec 616.3.4 (For Contractors)

MoDOT is committed to providing safe and efficient movement of both motorized and non-motorized traffic through or around temporary traffic control work zones and providing protection for workers and equipment located within those work zones. MoDOT focuses its resources to emphasize roadway visibility in temporary traffic control work zones and traffic flow through those work zones.

To better educate those responsible for designing and managing temporary traffic control in work zone safety considerations, MoDOT has created this course, “Advance Work Zone Training”. The course is the third part of a curriculum pertaining to work zones. Upon completion of the course, the participants will be certified as a “Work Zone Specialist” (WZS). MoDOT will have a WZS involved in every aspect of the traffic control plan from preliminary to post-construction work.

The WZS’ actions directly impact the mobility and safety of a work zone. The WZS is responsible for knowing applicable standards, guidelines, interpreting plans, specifications, coordinating temporary traffic control requirements, meeting the requirements of the contract or field operation guidelines and supervising traffic control personnel.

Advanced Work Zone Training for Contractors

Sec 616.3.4 requires contractors to train their work zone supervisors in MoDOT’s Advanced Work Zone Training or an approved equivalent training course. A list of third party vendors who provide approved training courses is available. The certification period is determined by the training agency.