The City of Paden City applied for and was awarded a Work Zone Sign Package valued at approximately $3000. One of 12 municipalities awarded this package by the West Virginia Local Technical Assistance Program (WV LTAP),Paden City will use the package to improve work zone safety during road maintenance, utility operations, and incident management.
The City of Paden City was selected because of its demonstrated need of work zone traffic control devices and commitment to work zone safety. Other municipalities who received these sizeable packages were the Town of Albright, Town of Ansted, Town of Bancroft, Village of Beech Bottom, City of Hinton, Town of Masontown, City of McMechen, Paige Kincaid Public Service District, City of Point Pleasant, Town of Pratt, and the City of Smithers.
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 ANSI 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.
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, West Virginia LTAP has awarded 75 sign packages to state municipalities since the program began in 1995.
Funded by the Federal Highway Administration and the West Virginia Department of Transportation and located at West Virginia University in Morgantown, LTAP provides training and technical assistance for the state and municipal surface transportation workforce.
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 Tamra Billiter at 304-337-2295.