Evaluation of Ohio Work Zone Speed Zones Process

In April 2011, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) published a new process for the use and determination of speed zones in an effort to enhance the safety of the traveling public and workers while providing efficient flow of traffic through work zones. This process was based upon recommendations from previous National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) studies and ODOT internal procedures. Overall, research is needed to evaluate the effectiveness of the new ODOT process for establishing work zone speed zones compared to the previous ODOT process and the previous NCHRP recommendations. The main objective of this research is to determine the effectiveness of ODOT's new process for establishing work zone speed zones. To accomplish this objective, the research team will compare ODOT's new process with ODOT's previous process and the results of previous NCHRP studies using appropriate data measurements. The findings from this research will either validate that the new process for establishing work zone speed zones is effective or result in recommendations for improvements to ensure the safe and efficient flow of traffic in work zones.


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  • Status: Completed
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration, Ohio Division

    200 North High Street
    Room 328
    Columbus, OH  United States  43215
  • Project Managers:

    Willis, Emily

  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas A&M Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System
    3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135
  • Principal Investigators:

    Finley, Melisa

  • Start Date: 20120902
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20140702
  • Source Data: RiP Project 36925

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01532662
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 25302, 134716
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 2 2014 1:00AM