Benefits and Safety Impact of Night Work-Zone Activities

Report No: 85-R10

Published in 1984

About the report:

Through a literature review and discussions with highway and transportation officials in several states, information was obtained on questions and concerns relating to the planning, safety, and traffic control aspects of night maintenance and construction activities and their advantages and disadvantages. The information obtained was used to develop general guidelines on when and how maintenance and construction work should be performed at night. The report presents case studies illustrating the activities required in different types of night maintenance and construction activities. Although there are many potential disadvantages of working at night, it is believed that through the experience that has been gained and proper planning and special concern for workmen and motorist safety, the night alternative is feasible for selected work.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


Last updated: January 16, 2024

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