Identify Project Criteria for ITS Deployment in Work Zones

Intelligent transportation systems (ITSs) have become a widely accepted and trusted part of the surface transportation system, and the extent of their deployment for work zone projects has increased in recent years. In a fiscally constrained environment, however, highway agencies will be unable to meet the full demand of work zone ITS deployment. It is therefore desirable to establish guidelines to help Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to systematically identify the work zone ITS locations as funding becomes available. The guidelines shall allow the work zone ITS infrastructure to yield the highest potential benefit or rate of return by deploying the system in the most efficient and productive locations. The objective of this project is to develop a selection methodology to assist project designers in assessing whether a particular project should be considered for work zone ITS deployment, based on identification of specific user or traveler needs for that project. If so, the assessment would also assist the designer in determining the system characteristics that would be most appropriate for that project. This assessment would also assist the designer in quantifying the expected or possible benefits of the system in terms of amount of reduced crash costs and reduction in work zone-induced delay to compare against expected costs of the system. The final product of this project shall be implementation-oriented guidelines for immediate use by TxDOT’s Traffic Operation Division.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $153667
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483
  • Project Managers:

    Jensen, Darrin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas Southern University, Houston

    Center for Transportation Training and Research
    3100 Cleburne
    Houston, TX  United States  77004

    University of Texas, El Paso

    El Paso, TX  United States  79968
  • Principal Investigators:

    Azimi, Mehdi

  • Start Date: 20160205
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20170228

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01618959
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Texas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 0-6915
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 20 2016 12:03PM