Road Safety at Roadworks: High Speed Roads - Traffic Management

  • July 8, 2021 - 3:15 am to 6:30 am
  • Online (EEST time)
Road Safety at Roadworks: High Speed Roads - Traffic Management

This workshop organized on July 8th by the World Bank Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF) in collaboration with the Reform Support Team at the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, under the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS) 2020-2025. This training provided participants with the necessary knowledge to implement traffic management at roadworks.

  • Overview

The Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS) 2020-2025 is a $240 million partnership program focused on the reduction of road deaths and serious injuries in 15 priority countries and 30 cities in low- and middle-income countries around the world. This initiative builds from the success and impact of 12 years of investment under the Road Safety in Ten Countries (RS10) program and the BIGRS 2015-2019. World Bank's Global Road Safety Facility (WB GRSF) was engaged in both earlier phases the past decade, and as well as the current phase.

The main focus of the WB GRSF engagement is primarily to support the BIGRS program at the national level. The WB GRSF has been closely working with governments in priority countries to support their efforts to adopt safer road infrastructure designs and improve existing road networks to accommodate all road users, by delivering high-level road safety engineering capacity building and learning events, conducting assessments of high-risk roads, providing recommendations for safety improvements, providing technical guidance on speed management, and supporting governments to adopt or improve crash data management systems.

Ukrine flagUkraine, as one of the BIGRS countries, through the Reform Support Team at the Ministry of Infrastructure (MoI), has been closely working with the WB GRSF to plan and deliver a series of road safety webinars.


Alina F. Burlacu opened the workshop and provided an overview of the training to the participants. Deputy Minister Anna Yurchenko delivered the welcome address and emphasized the significance of road safety for Ukraine. She also spoke briefly about the Road Safety Strategy of Ukraine 2024, which targets saving more than 1,000 lives each year. Dr Soames Job's address followed her remarks. He highlighted that road safety has to be imbedded into every aspect of road management, from design to construction to operations and management.  

The first session on 'How to Create Safe System Work Zones and Manage Risk' by Eva Eichinger-Vill took participants through the implementation of the Safe System approach in work zones and safety examination methodologies and risk assessment. Eva also explained the roles, responsibilities and training of actors in work zones with a focus on speed management and enforcement. Participants were able to learn about several key topics, including hazard identification, risk assessment and speed management methods. 

Filip Trajkovic and Rajko Brankovic delivered the second session on 'Essential Design Principles.' They presented the planning and implementation of work zones, site conditions and safe and efficient moving of traffic. This session allowed participants to learn the design steps for a traffic guidance scheme and worksite layout and access. Participants also gained an understanding of traffic control devices and safety equipment. Additionally, Filip and Rajko spoke about the strategic goals and criteria for work zone safety. 

The next session was on 'Implementation of a Traffic Management Plan' facilitated by Daniel Mustata. This session introduced participants to the essentials of preparing and executing a traffic management plan and its elements. Participants learnt to prepare a traffic guidance scheme for extensive and complex works. Daniel also conducted a practical exercise to take participants through the process of creating a simple worksite traffic management plan. 

The last session was on ‘Night Works and Unattended Worksites’ by Filip Trajkovic and Rajko Brankovic. They presented on the requirement and training of traffic controllers. They also provided pointers on the risks to pedestrians in high-speed environments. Participants were able to also learn about signages and speed limits.  

The last part of the workshop saw multiple engaging questions from the participants on public transport systems, road safety, speed limits, traffic management and the role of traffic safety police, among others. 





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