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On November 1, 2006, the FHWA published in theFederal Registeran NPRM that proposes to supplement its regulation governing work zone safety and mobility in highway and street work zones. The NPRM proposes to include conditions for the appropriate use of, and expenditure of funds for, uniformed law enforcement officers, positive protective measures between workers and motorized traffic, and installation and maintenance of temporary traffic control devices during construction, utility, and maintenance operations. The proposed changes are intended to decrease the likelihood of fatalities and injuries to workers who are exposed to motorized traffic (vehicles using the highways for the purposes of travel) while working on Federal-aid highway projects.
The original comment period for the NPRM closes on January 2, 2007. The NCUTCD has expressed concern that this closing date does not provide sufficient time to review and discuss the proposed changes; and then, develop and submit complete responses to the docket. To allow time for this organization and others to submit comprehensive comments, the closing date is changed from January 2, 2007, to February 16, 2007.
23 U.S.C. 109(c) and 112; Sec. 1110 of Pub. L. 109-59; 23 CFR 1.32; and 49 CFR 1.48(b).
Issued on: December 12, 2006.
J. Richard Capka,
Federal Highway Administrator.