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basis is necessary to ensure that the AHP is being utilized to the fullest extent possible when available.

The Assistant District Commander of the Highway Police has been designated as the contact person for the Resident Engineer seeking to schedule Highway Police assistance on interstate projects. The Assistant District Commander should be invited to all weekly coordination meetings held with the Contractor. This includes all meetings held to discuss work sequences, traffic control, or any other element which would benefit from law enforcement participation.

(2) Arkansas Highway Police's Traffic Control Program in Construction Zones. In addition to the AHP's regular enforcement efforts described above that are available on Construction Projects, there is also a program whereby the Department may provide EXTENDED traffic enforcement to enhance safety for the motorist and construction workers through the construction zone. The "Arkansas Highway Police's Traffic Control Program in Construction Zones" has proven to be very effective when utilized selectively -- normally on multi-lane high speed highways where severe safety problems are observed or anticipated. Use of this program must be authorized on the plans or by approved Change Order. AHP charges will be by Force Account. While the Resident Engineer should place notations about AHP presence in the typed Construction Diary, billing to the project and source documentation subject to audit will be handled by the Central Office. In developing a proposed Change Order for submission, the Resident Engineer should be especially diligent:

  • In the computation of the rates that will be charged to the project, and

  • In estimating the number of hours which the AHP will be authorized to work

under this program.

This information shall be attached to the proposed Change Order and will greatly influence the approval process. The Construction Office will assist in the preparation of the proposed Change Order upon request.

THE RESIDENT ENGINEER SHOULD KEEP IN CLOSE COMMUNICATION WITH THE AHP UNIT(S) ASSIGNED TO THE PROJECT AND ENSURE THAT THE CHANGE ORDER'S GOAL OF INCREASED SAFETY IS BEING ACCOMPLISHED.

The Resident Engineer may suspend scheduled enforcement temporarily or permanently through the AHP Area Coordinator who schedules this work, if the RE feels continuing it would serve little or no purpose. Examples of reasons to suspend this enforcement temporarily are:

  • Changes in Contractor scheduling,

  • Unforeseen weather or breakdown that causes a Contractor to suspend work,

  • The Resident Engineer's judgment that the enforcement is not justified at that time.

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