Sign Replacement Strategy

The purpose of this research is to assess alternate North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) roadway sign replacement strategies and to benchmark their costs so that sign performance is maintained or enhanced while lowering costs. This study answers the question “is there an implementable lower cost sign replacement strategy that meets or exceeds current performance levels?” This study will explore whether or not this strategy could consist of a systematic sign replacement strategy that can be used by any division within North Carolina. The study will analyze sign replacement strategies on primary and secondary roads, develop and use a simulation model (validated with actual NCDOT data) to predict future sign replacement needs, and estimate budgets based on sign condition, sign replacement rate, and operations costs. These estimates will then be used by NCDOT to improve cost efficiency and facilitate more informed sign management decisions for maintaining the required level of sign condition and performance.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $169,490
  • Contract Numbers:

    FHWA/NC/2018-25

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    North Carolina Department of Transportation

    Research and Development
    1549 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC  United States  27699-1549
  • Managing Organizations:

    North Carolina Department of Transportation

    Research and Development
    1549 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC  United States  27699-1549
  • Project Managers:

    Bolyard, Steven

  • Performing Organizations:

    North Carolina State University, Raleigh

    Department of Civil Engineering, Campus Box 7908
    Raleigh, NC  United States  27695-7908
  • Principal Investigators:

    Rasdorf, William

  • Start Date: 20170801
  • Expected Completion Date: 20181231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01638052
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: North Carolina Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: FHWA/NC/2018-25
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 16 2017 11:44AM