Strategic Approaches at the Corridor and Network Level to Minimize Disruption from the Renewal Process

Over the last several years, the transportation planning community has begun using the concept of corridor and network management to describe the current status and future needs for transportation improvements. However, the transportation corridor and network analysis at the planning stage may not consider the entirety of infrastructure needs within that corridor and/or network. The analysis may not consider the impact that significantly different project execution strategies may have on the overall budget, disruption to traveling public, disruption to commerce, and impacts on the local community during the actual construction operations. Decisions made during planning can enhance or constrain opportunities to accelerate construction or minimize disruption. These decisions may also overlook opportunities to minimize the number of construction interventions ultimately required in a corridor. Many transportation corridors and networks are becoming increasingly congested, limiting construction during traditional work times. Public agencies are now recognizing the need to examine various construction alternatives within those corridors and networks to determine the potential disruption and/or benefit these alternatives may have over time. In addition, many public agencies are anticipating the need to examine regional networks with multiple corridors in order to examine the effect of constructing multiple corridors concurrently. Without examination of the various construction strategies during the project development process, the impact on the traveling public and the local communities may increase dramatically.

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Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $1499856.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project R11

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Strategic Highway Research Program 2

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

    Starnes, Monica

  • Performing Organizations:

    Louis Berger and Associates, Incorporated

    100 Halsted Street
    East Orange, NJ  United States  07019
  • Principal Investigators:

    Ismart, Dane

  • Start Date: 20090903
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20130331
  • Source Data: RiP Project 21388

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464245
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project R11
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:39PM