Guidance for Safe and Effective Temporary Traffic Control for Mobile Operations on Two-Lane Two-Way Roadways

Work zone safety is paramount to state departments of transportation for the traveling public and work crews. Temporary traffic control procedures can help ensure safe and effective operations under a variety of work conditions, especially for mobile operations on two-lane roadways. However, poor driver behaviors around mobile operations are a major concern to workers. Behaviors include distracted and impaired driving, excessive speeds, tailgating of the work vehicles, and rear-end collisions with truck-mounted attenuator vehicles or with other vehicles already queued behind the work activity. Under NCHRP Project 03-132, The Texas A&M Transportation Institute was asked to develop guidelines to enhance the safety and effectiveness of mobile operations on two-lane, two-way roadways under variable conditions. In addition to the final report published as NCHRP Web-Only 354, a guidelines document and presentation of research results is available at


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $300000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 03-132

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Rogers, William

  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas A&M Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System
    3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135
  • Principal Investigators:

    Theiss, LuAnn

  • Start Date: 20180514
  • Expected Completion Date: 20221130
  • Actual Completion Date: 20221130
  • Source Data: RiP Project 41599

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01634651
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 03-132
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 12 2017 11:16AM