Nighttime Construction: Evaluation of Lighting Glare for Highway Construction in Illinois

Nighttime highway construction is advocated as a way to mitigate the impact of construction operations on the traveling public, shorten the duration of construction operations, and reduce the potential for work zone accidents. However, nighttime construction operations may in fact be more hazardous for both drivers and construction personnel. The utilization and placement of lighting equipment to illuminate the work zone may cause glare for drivers and/or equipment operators. The proposed study will focus on evaluating and recommending acceptable levels of glare and developing practical tool for measuring and controlling glare in nighttime highway construction.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Completed
    • Contract Numbers:

      R 27-2

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Illinois Department of Transportation

      Bureau of Materials and Physical Research
      126 East Ash Street
      Springfield, IL  United States  62704-4766
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

      1105 Newmark Civil Engineering Lab, 205 North Matthews Avenue
      Urbana, IL  United States  61801
    • Principal Investigators:

      Liu, Liang

      El-Rayes, Khaled

    • Start Date: 20060100
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20071000
    • Source Data: RiP Project 12074

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01460546
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: R 27-2
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:27PM