Work Zone Alert Systems

This project will determine the appropriate set of work zone intrusion alert systems (WZIAs) to be implemented in road construction sites across the state. Recommendations will be fitted to work zone typology and expected construction project duration and will seek to blend ease of use in the field with low cost and live monitoring capabilities for TDOT. The research team will update TDOT on progress and seek to partner with TDOT to implement controlled on-site testing of candidate WZIA technologies before submitting a final recommendation.The following are expected outcomes of this research project: • Identification and comparison of appropriate WZIA technologies based on o Low levels of false alerts; User-friendly systems; Low life-cycle costs; Live tracking of work zone intrusions • Recommendations for implementation based on work zone characteristics • Before/after study to measure the change in safety after implementation of WZIAs.

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $174,999.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    RES2019-01

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Tennessee Department of Transportation

    James K. Polk Building
    Fifth and Deaderick Street
    Nashville, TN  United States  37243-0349

    Federal Highway Administration

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

    Tennessee Department of Transportation

    James K. Polk Building
    Fifth and Deaderick Street
    Nashville, TN  United States  37243-0349
  • Project Managers:

    Oldham, Jason

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Memphis

    Memphis, TN  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Mishra, Sabyasachee

  • Start Date: 20181201
  • Expected Completion Date: 20201130
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: Transportation, Planning, Research, and Development

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01709924
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Tennessee Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: RES2019-01
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Jun 24 2019 3:40PM