Analysis of Dynamic Advisory Messaging

Winter weather and its corresponding surface conditions impact the safety and mobility of thousands of motorists annually. Highway agencies spend millions of dollars (in resources and personnel) in an effort to ensure safe and efficient travel. However, regardless of maintenance investment and activities, other factors, particularly driver behavior during imperfect conditions, can significantly impact mobility. Other innovative, cost-effective strategies may be necessary at targeted locations to better inform motorists of conditions and influence their behavior. One such strategy is dynamic advisory messaging triggered by atmospheric, surface and/or traffic conditions.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $70932.00
    • Contract Numbers:


      ISU proposal 131089

      ISU proposal 136103

      Addendum 591

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Iowa Department of Transportation

      800 Lincoln Way
      Ames, IA  United States  50010
    • Project Managers:

      Sorenson, Willy

    • Performing Organizations:

      Iowa State University, Ames

      Center for Transportation Research and Education
      2711 South Loop Drive, Suite 4700
      Ames, IA  United States  50010-8664

      Iowa State University, Ames

      Institute for Transportation
      ISU Research Park
      Ames, IA  United States  50011-8664
    • Principal Investigators:

      Knickerbocker, Skylar

      Sharma, Anuj

      Hawkins, Neal

      Hans, Zachary

    • Start Date: 20160801
    • Expected Completion Date: 20180630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • Source Data: RiP Project 40016

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01569402
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Iowa Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: ITS-VSLP(015)--90-00, ISU proposal 131089, ISU proposal 136103, Addendum 591
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jul 11 2015 1:00AM