Design of Construction Work Zones on High-Speed Highways

The objective of this project is to develop a methodology that assists designers in developing appropriate design and traffic control recommendations for safe and efficient movement of traffic through construction work zones on high-speed highways. For the purpose of this project, the definition of high speed shall be consistent with AASHTO guidelines. This project includes both urban and rural highways. A design decision-making methodology should be developed to provide a comprehensive, systematic review of the components (e.g., horizontal and vertical alignment, lane widths, reverse crowns/superelevations, drainage, and trucks) of design and traffic control plans for construction work zones.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $500000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 3-69

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

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

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Niessner, Charles

  • Performing Organizations:

    Pennsylvania State University, University Park

    Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute
    Research Office Building
    University Park, PA  United States  16802-4710
  • Principal Investigators:

    Mahoney, Kevin

  • Start Date: 20030806
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20061030
  • Source Data: RiP Project 8490

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01460886
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 3-69
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:34PM