OPTIONS FOR SHORT-TERM TRAFFIC CONTROL

John ThomasTraffic Safety, Traffic Signals

When you think about short-term temporary traffic control, what solutions come to mind? Today there are several options are available, including flaggers, automated flagger assistance devices (AFADs) and portable traffic signals. Choosing the best option for your work zone depends on variables such project duration, location of work, road type, geometrics, intersections, road user volumes, travel speeds and other factors. … Read More

THE DANGER OF DRIVEWAY TRAFFIC

John ThomasTraffic Safety, Traffic Signals

Work zones are a complex maze of traffic control devices, equipment and changing travel paths.  It is complicated enough to safely control the traffic through a work zone when there is a temporary one-lane section of roadway, but when you add driveways and side streets into the mix, it can be even more challenging to avoid motorist confusion. It is … Read More

EMERGENCY TRAFFIC CONTROL DURING STORM SEASON

John ThomasThe CUBE

Severe storms and other natural disasters can result in power outages and signal knockdowns that can cause dangerous traffic situations and backups when permanent traffic signals are not functioning. JTI designed the CUBE temporary traffic signal to enable first responders to quickly restore traffic control and safety. The CUBE temporary traffic signal features a 4-way signal head assembly and is … Read More

JTI Exhibiting At NACE Annual Meeting & Technical Conference

John ThomasNACE 2019, Traffic Safety

JTI will be exhibiting at the upcoming National Association of County Engineers (NACE) Annual Meeting and Technical Conference in Booth #111. The conference is being held at the Hyatt Regency/Century II Center in Wichita Kansas on April 15-16. JTI will be displaying its line of temporary traffic signals and AFADs to provide a safer alternative to flaggers in the work … Read More

JTI Announces New SAWS Product Line

John ThomasSAWS Product Line, Traffic Safety

JTI is proud to be a national distributor of the SAWS Solar Advanced Warning System for trucks and work vehicles entering and exiting the construction area.  SAWS provides an integrated smart work zone solution that detects approaching vehicles and notifies work vehicles to stop or yield. It simultaneously warns the public of entering vehicles. Once the approaching construction vehicle is … Read More

SAVE A FLAGGER’S LIFE

John ThomasTraffic Safety

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC SIGNALS PROVIDE A SAFER ALTERNATIVE TO FLAGGERS Flaggers face errant and distracted motorists every day and have the most dangerous job in the work zone. Every year, flaggers face errant and distracted drivers – and several are injured or killed. There is a cost-effective alternative that can save lives. Temporary traffic signals provide countless advantages over flaggers: SAFETY … Read More

WHEN CLEAR ZONES AREN’T CLEAR

John ThomasTraffic Safety, Uncategorized

The greatest challenge when using GATING work zone crash cushions is ensuring the clear zone is CLEAR. Clear zones might unknowingly become filled with equipment, construction materials, work vehicles and other hazards as the project progresses and lanes are reconfigured. What Is A Clear Zone? According to the Roadside Design Guide of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation … Read More

GATING CRASH CUSHIONS VS. MOTORIST SAFETY

John ThomasCrash Cushions

There is a place for every type of crash cushion, but using a GATING system can expose motorists to danger in Severe Use applications and at the leading-edge of work zones where impact frequency is higher. A plastic water-filled crash cushion or sand-filled barrel array that doesn’t need to be anchored might sound like the easy solution for some work … Read More

TRAFFIC SIGNAL BATTERY MAINTENANCE REMINDER

John ThomasTraffic Signals

Your Portable Traffic Signals are hardy… but they need water to stay alive. If you lease or own portable traffic signals, it’s important to maintain the solar charging system on each trailer to ensure proper operation. This includes monitoring and maintaining proper water levels in all system batteries and ensuring all solar panels are kept free of dirt, snow and … Read More

WINTER CRASH CUSHION MAINTENANCE

John ThomasCrash Cushions, Traffic Safety

When winter weather sets in, so does the risk of increased roadway accidents due slippery roads. At the same time, ice and snow can affect the impact attenuating performance of many crash cushions. Snow and ice can prevent systems with fender panels from telescoping or systems with sled mechanisms from operating properly. In winter, it is important to inspect your … Read More