Computing Moving and Intermittent Queue Propagation in Highway Work Zones
Record Type: UTC
Long queues and heavy congestion are common in busy highway work zones. These congested areas can be dangerous for drivers entering stop-and-go traffic unexpectedly. Alerting drivers to queue presence in work zones could reduce the frequency and severity, increasing safety and efficiency. In this research project, user-friendly computer programs will be developed to accurately calculate queue propagation and shrinkage. Real-world applications would include the implementation of online systems placed in work zones to manage the growth of queues based on the data collected.
Start date: 2010/10/1
Total Dollars: 64371
Source Organization: Purdue University, West Lafayette
Date Added: 06/16/2011
Index Terms: Work zone traffic control, Work zone safety, Traffic congestion, Traffic safety, Traffic queuing, Real time information, Online information systems, Driver information systems,
Purdue University, West Lafayette
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Lafayette, IN 47906
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Benekohal, Rahim F.
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