An ad hoc group of transportation construction associations and labor organizations are advancing a proposed highway bill amendment that would provide funding for safety innovations in highway construction work zones.

ACPA strongly supports the proposal, which would provide funding for work zone safety, an important priority for the concrete pavement industry.

The group notes that Title 23 U.S. Code §120, (c)(3)(B) provides several examples of Innovative Project Delivery, including those that use innovative procurement and contracting procedures, and which provide for an increased federal share payable up to 100 percent for innovative projects.

The group is proposing an amendment that would add, “…contractual provisions that provide safety contingency funds to incorporate safety enhancements to work zones prior to or during roadway construction and maintenance activities.” Click here to see the proposal.

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