Use of Additional Lighting for Traffic Control and Speed Reduction in Work Zones

The overall goal of the research study is to assist Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) with enhancing the safety in its work zones and reducing the exposure of its employees to safety risks. To meet this goal, the proposed research study aims to: (1) determine whether additional lighting added at strategic locations throughout a work zone can benefit work zone safety for both motorists and drivers; and (2) develop recommended practices for strategic use of lighting systems in work zones to help control and reduce vehicle speeds.


    • Status: Active
    • Contract Numbers:

      SPR 791

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

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

      Oregon Department of Transportation

      555 13th Street NE
      Salem, OR  United States  97301
    • Project Managers:

      Lazarus, Jon

    • Performing Organizations:

      Oregon State University, Corvallis

      Department of Civil Engineering
      202 Apperson Hall
      Corvallis, OR  United States  97331-2302
    • Principal Investigators:

      Gambatese, John

    • Start Date: 20150904
    • Expected Completion Date: 20170630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01599152
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Oregon Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: SPR 791
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: May 18 2016 3:56PM