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
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 3-69

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC    20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

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

    Niessner, Charles

  • Performing Organizations:

    Pennsylvania State University, University Park

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

    Mahoney, Kevin

  • Start Date: 20030806
  • 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