As with all road construction projects, keeping residents and road users notified and informed of upcoming activities is helpful in minimizing confusion, motorist delays and complaints. Extra care should be taken to adequately inform the public and other stakeholders regarding the work.
Notification practices vary from agency to agency and from job to job, but some common forms of notification include one or more of the following:
Notification message content varies, but usually includes the following information to address six basic questions:
A thoughfully concieved and executed notification plan can greatly enhance public satisfaction with pavement preservation and recycling.
• Pre-construction personnel training on CP or Micro Milling for agency, contractor, quality assurance, inspectors
• Identify all utilities and any underground obstructions within the cold planing area to prevent damage to obstructions and equipment
• Identify source of water for cold planer. for dust control and project efficiency Depending on the size of the mill water consumption can range from 100 to 1,000 gallons per hour
• Identify staging areas and plan for hauling and disposition of removed RAP
• Remove any raised roadway markings such as reflectors and delineators to avoid damage to equipment and produce a better RAP product
• In urban areas, notify the public about upcoming work. Inform residents that the project allows quick return to traffic, with minimal impact to businesses.
• Set up traffic control so traffic can be safety piloted around the cold planer