Town of Rainelle awarded Work Zone Sign Package to improve highway and worker safety

Town of Rainelle work zoneThe Town of Rainelle applied for and was awarded a Work Zone Sign Package by the West Virginia Local Technical Assistance Program (WV LTAP). This package is valued at approximately $3,000. Rainelle is one of ten agencies awarded this package, and will use it to improve work zone safety during road maintenance, utility operations, and incident management.

The Town of Rainelle was selected because of its demonstrated need of work zone traffic control devices and commitment to work zone safety. The Work Zone Sign Package Program is one of the many services offered by the WV LTAP to improve highway safety across the state. These packages consist of traffic control devices that communities can use to warn and guide traffic around and through road construction and maintenance zones.

Each package includes 18 portable work zone signs, six sign stands, four barricades, four drums with reflective tape, 16 cones, two reflective “Stop/Slow” paddles, four Class III full-coverage safety vests, and two whistles with lanyards. In addition to the package, each municipality receives a free, hands-on work zone safety training course taught by the WV LTAP.

The goal of this program is to help municipalities improve the quality of their work zone traffic control and, ultimately, improve traffic safety in the state. Including this year’s group of recipients, the WV LTAP has awarded 85 sign packages to state municipalities since the program began in 1995.

The WV LTAP, housed at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV, is funded by the Federal Highway Administration and the West Virginia Department of Transportation. The WV LTAP serves the state by providing training, demonstrations, personalized technical assistance, resource materials, and other services to individuals and agencies responsible for managing and maintaining West Virginia’s roadways.

To obtain additional information on the Center’s services, contact Kim Carr at 304-293-9924, or to speak directly with the City’s representative, contact Mayor Pendleton at 304-438-7191.

 

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