The health and safety of the CT Public Works Community and our staff is our top priority at the T2 Center.

In order to support statewide efforts to control the spread of COVID-19, the T2 Center is postponing all general session classes through May 31st. Scheduled custom programs will be handled on a case by case basis and those towns that have a class booked will be contacted by Lisa Knight in the coming days. We will be in touch as this situation unfolds and will share information as we receive it. For additional information on ways to keep your team safe during these challenging times, please visit:

Worker Safety Briefs

2010-1  Noise Induced Hearing Loss   Safety Briefs (PDF)  

2010-2  Educating Your Residents on Work Zone Safety   Safety Briefs (PDF)    Work Zone Safety Public Service Poster (PDF)    Work Zone Safety Public Service Poster Version 2 (PDF)  

2010-3  Protecting Workers from Effects of Heat   Safety Brief (PDF)  

2010-4  Hard Hat Use   Safety Brief (PDF)  

2010-5  Safe Motor Grader Operations   Safety Brief (PDF)  

2010-6  Operational Safety for Public Works Responders   Safety Brief (PDF)  

2010-7  Protective Equipment for Workers in Hurricane Flood Response   Safety Brief (PDF)  

2010-8  Chainsaw Safety - Who Should Wear Personal Protective Equipment?   Safety Brief (PDF)  

2011-9  Skid Steer Loader Safety Tips   Safety Brief (PDF)  

2011-10  New Connecticut Legislation - Fines Doubled in Municipal Work Zones   Safety Brief (PDF)  

2012-11  Fire Safety at the Shop   Safety Brief (PDF)  

2014-14  Using Portable Generators Safely   Safety Brief (PDF)  

 Highway Safety Road Maps (Topics Index)   Resource Guide (PDF)  

 CT Public Works/Highway Departments and COVID-19   Safety Brief (PDF)  

 Special Safety Brief During COVID-19: Masks for Public Works First Responders   Safety Brief (PDF)  

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Supervisor's Signposts

 Supervisor's Signpost -   Leading By Influence (PDF)  

 Supervisor's Signpost -   Being a Public Works Role Model (PDF)  

 Supervisor's Signpost -   You're Also a Teacher (PDF)  

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Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection - Fact Sheets for Municipalities

Management of Downed Trees and Other Vegetative Debris -

Site Selection Guide for Temporary Debris Storage and Reduction Sites (TDSRS) -

Solid Waste Management - Household Garbage; Storm Debris -


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Streaming Video Library Resources

Promoting 2018 National Public Works Week, WICC 600AM Radio On-Air Radio Interview (Audio File) with Town of Fairfield’s Director of Public Works, Joseph Michelangelo P.E.

Salt Storage Facilities, Maine DOT - Presented by Peter Coughlan

Operational Safety for Public Works Emergency Responders - Presented by Adam Drummond

2010 Work Zone Safety Awareness Press Conference - Presented by the Connecticut Department of Transportation

Flagger Safety Training - Presented by Scott Zinke

New Retroreflectivity Standards and Inspection Methods - Presented by Mark M. Hood

Analyzing and Solving Local Traffic Problems - Presented by Mark M. Hood

Roadway Safety Fundamentals - Presented by Mark M. Hood

Infrastructure Asset Management - Presented by Paul Brown

A Virtual Tour of the Technology Transfer Center - Presented by Donna Shea, Program Director

2010 Updates to Connecticut Stormwater Industrial Permit - Presented by Chris Stone - CT Dept. of Environmental Protection

2009 MUTCD Update for Local Agencies - Presented by Mark M. Hood

Where and When to Use Signs, Signals and Markings - Presented by Mark M. Hood, P.E.

See more videos on our YouTube Channel

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Samples: Job Descriptions, Policies, Specifications & Bids

Signs, Traffic Signals, Traffic Markings, Pavement Striping & Retro-reflectivity Policy - shared by our colleagues in Minnesota which is used by one of their local agencies.

Sign Maintenance Policies and Procedures - Sample document for use by public agencies

Farmington Cold In Place Recycling Bid:


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Traffic Signal Briefs

 Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures   Traffic Signal Brief  

 Connected and Autonomous Vehicles   Traffic Signal Brief  

 Developing a Traffic Signal Management Plan   Traffic Signal Brief  

 Work Zone Safety for Signal Maintainers   Traffic Signal Brief  

 Concurrent Pedestrian Phasing and Leading Pedestrian Interval (LPI)   Traffic Signal Brief  

 Roundabouts in Connecticut   Traffic Signal Brief  

 Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons   Traffic Signal Brief  

 Preventative Maintenance of Traffic Signals   Traffic Signal Brief  

 Rectangle Rapid Flashing Beacons   Traffic Signal Brief  

 Retroreflective Backplates - A Proven Safety Countermeasure   Traffic Signal Brief  

 Removing Unwarrented Traffic Signals - A Signalized Intersection Safety Strategy   Traffic Signal Brief  

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Survey Summaries



Other Resources

Tree Tips from the Tree Tops:

Underground Storage Tank Program Resources:

"CT DEEP 'Think Blue' Stormwater Public Service Announcement"

CT Technology Transfer Center Safety Posters
CT Snow Plow Safety Poster (PDF) CT Vehicle Safety Poster (PDF)

Curriculum for Work Zone Safety for Law Enforcement: Safe and Effective Use of Connecticut Law Enforcement Personnel in Work Zones

Technical Resources for Legal Traffic Authorities

Intersection Safety Case Studies provided by the Federal Highway Administration: Copies of all case studies can be found at:

Posted Case Studies Include:

  • Stop-sign Controlled Intersections: Enhanced Signs and Markings - A Winston-Salem Success Story
  • Retroreflective Borders on Traffic Signal Backplates - A South Carolina Success Story (FHWA-SA-09-011)
  • Removal of Signal Flashing Mode During Late-Night/Early-Morning Operation (FHWA-SA-09-012)
  • Minnesota Roundabout - A Scott County Success Story (FHWA-SA-09-013)
  • Improving Safety by Providing All-Red Clearance Intervals and Larger Signal Lenses (FHWA-SA-09-014)
  • Permissive/Protected Left-Turn Phasing (FHWA-SA-09-015)
  • Continuous Green T-Intersections (FHWA-SA-09-016)
  • Reducing Late-Night/Early-Morning Intersection Crashes by Providing Lighting (FHWA-SA-09-017)
  • Roundabouts - The Maryland Experience (FHWA-SA-09-018)

(FHWA-SA-10-007) - Mini-Roundabouts Technical Summary

Mentoring Presentation: "Mentoring, Coaching and Training for Public Works Employees"

FHWA Wildlife Vehicle Collision Reduction Study Training Course. The course was jointly developed by the Office of Safety Research and Development, The Office of Project Development and Environmental Review and the Office of Federal Lands Highway. The web-based course is now available at: Additional information about the training course is provided in this memorandum.

FHWA New 2009 MUTCD: Link to

Public Works Service Sharing Resources (provided by the CRCOG) -

CRCOG Transportation Clearinghouse:

FHWA new video titled Modern Roundabouts: A Safer Choice (FHWA-SA-10-023). The video explains the many benefits of roundabout intersections and is intended primarily for decision makers in state and local transportation agencies to overcome the common barriers and reasons for not considering roundabouts as intersections alternatives. It is presented in a non-technical manner and can be used at public meetings for proposed roundabout projects. The video is on the safety website at

Guidelines for Temporary Traffic Control in Work Zones (updated March 2017): Link to Work Zone Safety Guidebook

FHWA ADA Field Guide: Link to http:/

South Windsor Sander Calibration Procedures

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Safety is pleased to introduce the Roadway Safety Noteworthy Practices Database. An online collection of innovative practices documented by State and local agenices summarizing their efforts to implement and evaluate data-driven, strategic approaches to improving highway safety. The Noteworthy Practices Database is now available at:

FHWA Offers FREE Online Training for the Highway Safety Manual - FHWA has introduced the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) Online Overview (FHWA-NHI-380106) course free of charge through the National Highway Institute (NHI) website.

Willington Public Works Presentation to Citizens & Elected Officials:
Public Works Presentation (PDF Format) Public Works Presentation (PowerPoint)

Sand and Salt Spreader Calibration Video - Presented by Paul Brown and produced by the Baystate Roads Program

CT Best Management Practices-Green Snow Pro: Sustainable Operations, A Guide for Municipalities


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