Evaluate the Uses and Technology for Truck Mounted Attenuators

The Ohio Department of Transportation's (ODOT) District 12 has more than 3000 lane miles and approximately half of those are interstate miles. This provides a unique safety situation when doing mobile operations for multilane and freeway look-a-likes. These highly variable conditions encountered in the field include traffic volume, travel speed, time of day and weather. When the normal function of a roadway is altered for maintenance such as street sweeping, pothole patching and sewer work ODOT highway workers become more at risk. ODOT would like to evaluate truck mounted attenuators (TMA) to see if they would be beneficial for short duration work zone use. The overall goal of the project is to provide safe, efficient, and cost effective opportunities to handle mobile operations. Objectives of this project include: (1) Evaluate all TMA's currently on the market; (2) Provide a cost benefit analysis for all TMA's considered; (3) Document how user friendly an TMA is to operate; (4) Evaluate the decrease in late night accidents; and (5) Determine if this provide safety for the ODOT work force.

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $53471
  • Contract Numbers:

    32748

    135767

    107305

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

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

    Ohio Department of Transportation

    Research Program
    1980 West Broad Street
    Columbus, OH  United States  43223
  • Project Managers:

    Martindale, Jill

  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas A&M Transportation Institute

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

    Finley, Melisa

  • Start Date: 20181112
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190512
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01684197
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 32748, 135767, 107305
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 25 2018 1:45PM