Guidance for Safe and Effective Temporary Traffic Control for Mobile Operations on Two-Lane Two-Way Roadways

The objective of this research is to develop guidance to enhance safety and effectiveness of mobile operations on two-lane, two-way roadways under variable conditions.  The guidance should address all aspects of mobile operations from planning (when to use mobile operations vs. other methods for lane closures) through implementation, and be useable by any entity involved in mobile operations. The research should address a broad range of issues related to enhancing safety and effectiveness of mobile operations on two-lane, two-way roads, such as, but not limited to the following:  (1) Definition and classification of mobile operations by their context (e.g., type of work, extent of the work, time of day, posted speed and speed of convoy, terrain, roadway geometry, traffic volume);   (2) Summaries of the state-of-practice, both nationally and internationally, for safe and effective mobile operations on two-lane two-way roadways;   (3) Descriptions of the challenges encountered when implementing safe and effective mobile operations on two-lane two-way roadways;   (4) Recommendations for improving traffic control signage and communication consistency;   (5) Methods for adapting to differing site conditions during a single mobile operation (e.g., intersections, rail grade crossings, pedestrian and bicycle facilities, on-street parking);   (6) Techniques for reducing the potential of work zone intrusions and end of queue crashes by motor vehicle operators; and   (7) Methods used to validate the safety and effectiveness of the guidelines.  


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $300000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 03-132

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Rogers, William

  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas A&M Transportation Institute

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

    Theiss, LuAnn

  • Start Date: 20180514
  • Expected Completion Date: 20221130
  • Actual Completion Date: 20221130
  • Source Data: RiP Project 41599

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01634651
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 03-132
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 12 2017 11:16AM