Work Zone Wednesday Webinar Series 2024

National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is an annual spring campaign held at the start of construction season to encourage safe driving through highway work zones. The key message is for drivers to use extra caution in work zones. NWZAW is April 15-19, 2024 and this year is hosted by the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT).

In partnership with MoDOT, FHWA, and Missouri LTAP, a Work Zone Wednesday webinar series is being provided to spread awareness on work zone safety. Join us to learn more and bring attention to the risks of work zones by attending any or all of the sessions.

You must register separately for each session. Click the registration link below for any session you wish to attend.

All sessions will be held 11 am - 12:30 pm. For questions regarding registration, please contact Missouri LTAP, 866 MO ROADS.

Webinar series flyer available for download HERE.

For more about National Work Zone Awareness Week visit:

Webinar 1:  March 27, 2024, Work Zone Technology 
Eric Kopinski, Improve I-70 Program Director, Ploisongsaeng Intaratip, Assistant Traffic Liaison Engineer, and Mike Schupp, Project Director/District Construction and Materials Engineer, will discuss the work zone technology used on projects across the state including I-70, 270, and the Rocheport Bridge projects. Technologies include Predictive Analytics, Smart Work Zone and iCone

Webinar 2:  April 3, 2024, Missouri Work Zone Safety Center of Excellence

Henry Brown, MU Research Engineer, will be presenting the new Missouri Work Zone Safety Center of Excellence (MOWZES) as well as completed and ongoing research on technologies to improve work zone safety, including the use of virtual reality for training, Leader-Follower Truck Mounted Attenuator (TMA) Systems, and DOT practices for Smart Work Zone Technologies.

Webinar 3:  April 10, 2024, Work Zone Office Hours

MoDOT and FHWA staff will be available to answer your questions related to work zones. Questions submitted through the registration form will take priority. Others will be answered as time allows. Panelists include: • John Miller, Transportation Specialist, FHWA Missouri Division • Ashley Buechter, Assistant State Design Engineer & Local Programs Administrator, MoDOT • Dan Smith, Traffic Management and Operations Engineer, MoDOT • Tom Honich, Traffic Liaison Engineer, MoDOT

Webinar 4:  April 17, 2024, Work Zone Review

Dan Smith, Traffic Management and Operations Engineer, will present on the Lifecycle of a Work Zone Review. This presentation will include a summary of the annual work zone review process along with areas of improvement from 2023 and new typical applications for MoDOT Work Zones. Tom Honich, Traffic Liaison Engineer, will provide a high-level overview of the changes to MUTCD, especially those pertaining to work zones. Additional MUTCD training will be hosted by MO LTAP in the summer.