Modeling, Analysis and Evaluation of Urban Arterial Work Zone

Increased VMT, increased need for maintenance and rehabilitation, short construction period, resulting impact on network operation and congestion, and safety-sensitive nature of work zone, has made work zone mobility and safety in urban areas in the Mountain Plains region an important and continuing emphasis. North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) has developed policies to deal with work zone safety and mobility. Much research work has been done to understand the impact of freeway work zones. Some research has been done for issues related to closure of a bridge. The work for understanding the urban arterial work zones is lacking. The geometry, number of alternative routes, and controls for urban arterials are different from those of freeways, which make decision-making more challenging. Moreover, there is a need to develop, implement, and maintain work zone assessment and management procedures for any project in urban area which exceeds an estimated $3,000,000 in cost and is on the urban regional system that either goes through a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) boundary or city over 25,000 in population. This project will extend the capabilities of the state DOT and city traffic engineering departments in dealing with urban arterial work zones and in developing, implementing and maintaining work zone assessment and management procedures for the same.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $54700
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    P.O. Box 6050, Department 2880
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108-6050
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    North Dakota State University

    Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Fargo, ND  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Varma, Amiy

  • Start Date: 20100701
  • Expected Completion Date: 20131231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: MPC-349

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01466124
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT07-G-0008
  • Files: UTC, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:11PM