Studying & Minimizing Traffic Related Work Zone Crashes in Illinois

This research project plans to study and answer a number of important and challenging research questions, including: (1) What are the probable causes of work zone crashes in Illinois? (2) What are the probable work zone layout factors, if any, that contribute to an increase in traffic-related crashes? (3) How can work zone layouts and merge techniques be improved to minimize and control the probable causes of work zone crashes in Illinois? (4) How practical is the proposed ICHSP strategy of adding temporary rumble strips within and prior to work zones and how effective is it in enhancing work zone safety?


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $209999.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Illinois Department of Transportation

      2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
      Springfield, IL  United States  62764
    • 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: 20080916
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20100915
    • Source Data: RiP Project 24763

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01480044
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: R27-52
    • Files: RiP
    • Created Date: Apr 27 2013 1:02AM