Short-Term Operational Improvement Program Evaluation and Implementation

On suburban and urban roadways, recurring traffic congestion increases delays, makes travel times unreliable, and results in more crashes. Traditional capacity improvement projects involving roadway widening or bypasses may take several years to design, fund, and build, and in the long-term may increase travel demand for the corridor. The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has begun a highly successful Operational Improvement Program to rapidly identify and address these needs. The program looks for quick fix solutions with lower costs (typically less than $1 million), such as turn lane extensions, minor ITS deployments, and restriping. Projects are sought which have near-term implementation schedules of less than one year.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $180000
    • Contract Numbers:

      SPR 19-579

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

      200 Mero Street
      Frankfort, KY  United States  40622
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Kentucky, Lexington

      Kentucky Transportation Center College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
      Lexington, KY  United States  40506-0281
    • Principal Investigators:

      Kirk, Adam

    • Start Date: 20180701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20200630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01677446
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Kentucky, Lexington
    • Contract Numbers: SPR 19-579
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Aug 6 2018 2:53PM