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Intelligent Work Zones

  • Apr 20, 2017 (10:00 - 11:30 am CT; 9:00 - 10:30 am MT)
    Webinar (desktop or laptop access)


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This webinar will give participants a look inside the state-of-the-art of using Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) to solve real world work zone traffic control and safety problems. The course will highlight resources available for you to use in considering, planning, designing, deploying, maintaining and evaluating these advanced technologies to ensure you are making responsible cost effective decisions to solve work zone challenges. These Intelligent Work Zone (IWZ) systems have advance considerably in the past few years and many are commercially available for multiple sources. The presentation will wrap up with some case studies for your consideration and give a peek into the future of autonomous and connected vehicle technologies and how they may change the way we look at these challenges in the future.

  • What is an Intelligent Work Zone (IWZ)?
  • I tried to use ITS in work zones and it didn’t work.
  • FHWA Work Zone Intelligent Transportation Systems Implementation Guide
  • What can IWZ accomplish?
  • Examples of IWZ systems that are commercially available off the shelf (COTS)
  • Case Studies – Real World Examples of IWZ
  • Where can I get help considering and deploying these systems?
  • What does the future look like?
  • Questions and Answers


Jon Jackels, PE, PTOE, joined SRF’s growing ITS practice division in 2014, following a 40-year career with the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Jon’s areas of expertise include:

  • ITS standards, guidelines, and policies
  • ITS architecture
  • Systems engineering for development and deployment of ITS systems
  • Intelligent work zone systems
  • Systems evaluation and assessment
  • Traffic operations and safety
  • Rural traffic safety / dynamic conflict warning systems
  • Work zone traffic control
  • Transportation Management Plans
  • Pavement marking standards and materials
  • Innovative contract administration and procurement processes safety

Jon has been actively involved in local, regional, and national associations, including the Minnesota County Engineering Association’s Traffic Safety Committee, the American Traffic Safety Services Association, the Institute of Traffic Engineers, and the FHWA’s ENTERPRISE Pooled Fund Study. He has presented at numerous conferences and served on many technical committees for research and project development.

Target Audience

Design engineers, field engineers and inspectors, contractors, suppliers, and maintenance personnel.

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