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    Center for Work Zone Safety

    CWZS was initially funded through a four-year $750,000 grant from the U.S. Federal Highway Administration with the mission of providing long-term solutions to work zone safety related problems. The center works towards this mission by building a consortium of major work zone stakeholders including transportation agencies, road contractors, the trucking industry, and the insurance industry. By working together through the consortium, the stakeholders can combine their resources and knowledge, and work towards preventing the 50,000 work zone injuries and 1,000 fatalities that occur every year. The first initiatives of the center focus on

    (1) developing highway work zone safety audit guidelines by addressing the concerns and interests of all stakeholders;

    (2) discovering/developing/transferring new technologies and measures for improving work zone safety, and reducing its negative impacts on private industries and the national economy; and

    (3) providing work zone safety training and education to the transportation community and the public.

    David Arditi, Director, can be reached at 312.567.7571 or

    Zongzhi Li, Associate Director, can be reached at 312.567.3556 or