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Work Zone Safety Task Force

The Work Zone Safety Task Force was established in 1993 by executive order as the work zone policy making group for WSDOT. The task force meets twice a year and is chaired by the State Maintenance Engineer and the State Construction Engineer. Membership is made up from several state agencies and industry representation including WSDOT, FHWA, WSP, Roadway Contractors and others. The Traffic Control Oversight Committee, Safety Products Team and the Technical Subcommittee report to the task force and are responsible for various work zone related training and technical standards development and oversight.

The task force is constantly involved in examining current work zone trends and issues and has been a driving force in improving work zone safety in the state of Washington. 

The task force may be contacted through any of the members.

Work Zone Technical Subcommittee
is chaired by State Work Zone Engineer. The technical team is tasked with the discussing, evaluating, processing and reporting to the main committee those technical issues that are raised at the task force committee meetings.

Work Zone Safety Products Team evaluates work zone related safety products for possible use in Washington. If you have a question about a traffic control device or if a specific device has been evaluated by WSDOT contact Steve Haapala, State Work Zone Engineer.