Improving Work Zone Mobility through Planning, Design, & Operations

This project consists of a series of tasks intended to yield results that will better inform transportation agencies in their planning, design, and operations of work zones. A selected set of freeway lane closure scenarios across a wide range of traffic volumes and vehicle mixes will be modeled using microscopic traffic simulation. The modeling effort will produce key measures of effectiveness such as travel time, delay, and queue lengths so that the impact of these common lane closure scenarios across a range of traffic conditions will be documented. Additionally, a range of lane merge configurations will also be examined. Data archives from previous research on freeway work zone mobility by some of the team members will be utilized to describe driver behaviors and extend freeway work zone modeling efforts. Driver behaviors and actions under a range of traffic conditions and roadway geometric configurations will be examined. Also, additional modeling needs identified during the study will be supported using an extensive traffic data archive from previous research.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $215857
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Department of Transportation

    Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    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:

    Tucker-Thomas, Dawn

  • Performing Organizations:

    North Carolina State University, Raleigh

    Institute for Transportation Research and Education
    Campus Box 8601
    Raleigh, NC  United States  27695-8601

    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

    School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    790 Atlantic Drive
    Atlanta, GA  United States  30332-0355

    University of Alabama, Birmingham

    Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
    1075 13th Street South
    Birmingham, AL  United States  35294

    Auburn University

    Vice President for Research and Economic Development
    310 Samford Hall
    Auburn, AL  United States  36849
  • Principal Investigators:

    Turochy, Rod

  • Start Date: 20170119
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200331
  • Actual Completion Date: 20211015
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01659591
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center (STRIDE)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747104
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Feb 7 2018 3:08PM