Developing Vehicle Speed Profiles for Typical Kansas Work Zones with a Lane Shift after Advanced Warning

This research will focus on investigating Kansas work zones where vehicle speed is required to decrease prior to the work zone merge (or lane drop), and then proceed next to the work zone activity (as shown in KDOT TE744). Prior to the full lane drop and in the buffer space, vehicles may be presented with a hazard which could result in a crash if speed are not in compliance with the posted work zone speed limit. The ability to slow vehicles down and maintain a slow speed through the entire length of the work zone will benefit not only the driver with an increase in situational awareness, but also the construction

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Final report will be published in early 2021.


  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $68,484.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    K-TRAN: KSU-18-6



  • Managing Organizations:

    Kansas Department of Transportation

    Eisenhower State Office Building
    700 SW Harrison Street
    Topeka, KS  United States  66603-3754
  • Project Managers:

    Nichol, Eric

  • Performing Organizations:

    Kansas State University

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Manhattan, KS  United States  66506-5000
  • Principal Investigators:

    Fitzsimmons, Eric

  • Start Date: 20170901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20191231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01662450
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Kansas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: K-TRAN: KSU-18-6, RE-0731-01, C2117
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 8 2018 12:05PM