Webinar: Positive Protection Strategies in
Work Zones
Thursday, June 3, 2021
Free Webinar
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Central Time
NO Pre-Registration is required.

This webinar sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will cover two types of positive protection strategies used in work zones including use of a mobile barrier system and a movable concrete barrier system. Representatives from the Illinois Tollway and North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) will discuss their experience in using these devices to improve work zone safety. Topics may include a brief review of the technology, procurement process, deployment logistics, typical work zone applications, limitations of use, maintenance practices, staff training, and lessons learned.


  • Jawad Paracha, FHWA Office of Operations
  • Mark Bouma, NTTA
  • Steven Mednis, Illinois Tollway

Moderator: Alan Pate, Battelle

Target Audience: The webinar is ideal for work zone management analysts, planners, engineers, contractors, and temporary traffic control service providers.

For resources to support your State’s smarter work zone goals, check out FHWA’s Work Zone Management Program and the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse websites!

Professional Development Hours (PDH)
This webinar does not offer PDHs. To confirm your participation in the webinar, please submit an individual participation confirmation* request to Alan Pate at patea@battelle.org. You will receive the participation email in 5-7 business days. You may send the response email to your licensing agency for PDH consideration. The licensing agency determines whether the webinar is eligible for a PDH award; the FHWA Work Zone Management Program does not have that authority.
*Note: FHWA will provide confirmation only for individually registered participants. We cannot offer confirmation of group attendance.
This program is offered with sponsorship from FHWA, ND Department of Transportation, Western Dakota Energy Association, ND Insurance Reserve Fund, ND Township Officers Association, the Northland Chapter of the American Traffic Safety Services Association, and ND chapter of the American Public Works Association. 

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