Work Zone Inspection Training using Enhanced Visualization Technology

MoDOT engineers inspect all work zones in one or more districts each year. This annual exercise is demanding as each work zone is inspected and rated based on several factors. A rating value is assigned for each factor based on discrepancies and deficiencies. The inspection team, typically consisting of 4 to 5 personnel, compiles the ratings for all work zones operational in the district, prepares a summary, and presents the findings to the district management. Personnel on the inspection team need to be familiar with the inspection worksheet and the different evaluation categories. They need to also be familiar with the typical applications (TA) for different facilities and work activities. This project will develop a work zone inspection training module for MoDOT engineers. The module will consist of two steps. The first step is a learning routine which will be founded on the historical knowledge gained by MoDOT staff from inspections dating back at least 10 years. The second step is an immersive routine that will place the personnel in a virtual work zone and observe their performance and provide feedback.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $106265
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Missouri Department of Transportation

      1617 Missouri Boulevard
      P.O. Box 270
      Jefferson City, MO  United States  65102
    • Project Managers:

      Harper, Jennifer

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Missouri, Columbia

      Department of Civil Engineering
      Columbia, MO  United States  65211
    • Principal Investigators:

      Edara, Praveen

    • Start Date: 20180901
    • Expected Completion Date: 20200229
    • Actual Completion Date: 20200201

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01685156
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Missouri Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: TR201901
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Nov 8 2018 12:30PM