Evaluation of Traffic Control Options in Work Zones

This project will evaluate control strategies assisted with metering technologies at work zone merge locations. The CORSIM micro-simulation platform will be employed to develop a test bed of a study corridor in Birmingham, AL and model scenarios with varying (a) work scheduling period, (b) merge control strategy, and (c) work zone length. Results will be used to assess the impacts of various work zone traffic control options on work zone operational efficiency, the environment, and available work scheduling periods. The findings will assist in identifying configurations that optimize construction work schedules while maintaining optimal level of service and user satisfaction at work zones.


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  • Status: Completed
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center (STRIDE)

    University of Florida
    365 Weil Hall
    Gainesville, FL  United States  32611
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Alabama at Birmingham University Transportation Center

    University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Birmingham, AL  United States  35294
  • Principal Investigators:

    Sisiopiku, Virginia

  • Start Date: 20160216
  • Expected Completion Date: 20161215
  • Actual Completion Date: 20170615
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01598780
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center (STRIDE)
  • Contract Numbers: 105956
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: May 2 2016 10:49AM