Work Zones and Travel Speeds: The Effects of Uniform Traffic Officers Speed Management Measures

Speeding is a significant contributing factor to crashes and injuries in work zones. The primary objective of this research is to assess the effectiveness of Uniform Traffic Officers (UTOs) and other speed mitigation measures used in work zones on maintaining safe travel speeds. Specifically, this project will examine at least three different types of work zone speed management scenarios: (1) Use physical traffic calming measures only (i.e., without any enforcement); (2) Employ UTOs when work zones are active; and (3) Perform targeted enforcement at selected periods. The travel speeds will be measured before, during, and after these scenarios to examine the effects of the interventions.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $6018.00
  • Contract Numbers:



  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Troy, Austin

    Aultman-Hall, Lisa

  • Performing Organizations:

    UVM Transportation Center

    University of Vermont
    210 Colchester Avenue
    Burlington, VT  United States  05405
  • Principal Investigators:

    Lee, Brian

  • Start Date: 20120101
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20140331
  • Source Data: RiP Project 32071

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01566190
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: UVM Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT06-G-0018, 027406
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jun 12 2015 1:01AM