[WEBINAR] Interstate Engineering: A Case Study
Thursday, November 17, 2022
12 - 1 p.m. CT
Join us Thursday, November 17, 2022 12 – 1 p.m. CT as we analyze a “routine” interstate project gone wrong, and what could have happened to prevent future risks.
During design, the engineering firm hired a traffic safety engineer to develop a temporary traffic safety plan. This plan included diverting traffic away from the edge of the deceleration lane during construction. The “routine” project was handed over to a recently hired engineering school graduate. During construction, the cones marking the deceleration lane were not placed as specified in the traffic safety plan. However, the engineer did not notice this deficiency during construction observation. A motorist, surprised by the cones, was unable to change lanes, caught his tires in the uneven pavement, flipped his car and ended up a paraplegic. The driver sued everyone involved.