Developing an Online Interstate Lane Closure Guide and Work Zone Capacity Analysis for the Wichita, Kansas Metropolitan Area

The primary objective of this research project is to develop an online lane closure guide for the Wichita, Kansas, metropolitan area. The new lane closure guide will be based on WICHway traffic operations data which the research team will work with TranSystems to extract. Secondary objectives are to investigate the quality of data and also evaluate and provide guidance on how to evaluate the capacity of work zone capacity data for the metropolitan area in accordance with the 2016 Highway Capacity Manual. Additionally, the research team will work with TranSystems and Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) to develop a methodology to update the new lane closure guide as traffic conditions continue to change with new infrastructure in the metropolitan area.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $58874
    • Contract Numbers:



      K-TRAN: KSU-20-1

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Kansas Department of Transportation

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

      Olson, Garry

    • Performing Organizations:

      Kansas State University Transportation Center

      Kansas State University
      Department of Civil Engineering
      Manhattan, KS  United States  66506
    • Principal Investigators:

      Fitzsimmons, Eric

    • Start Date: 20190815
    • Expected Completion Date: 20210131
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01751166
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Kansas Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: RE-0787-01, C2151, K-TRAN: KSU-20-1
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Sep 1 2020 12:45PM