Work Zone Queue Analysis Training

Work zone queue analysis is an important task for safe and efficient operation of traffic through work zones. The goal of this project is to provide training on multiple work zone impact analysis programs to designers, allowing them to more accurately predict the mobility impacts caused by construction projects. The courses will provide hands-on training on basic analytical methods (queue analysis methods) to compute work zone performance measures (WZPM). WZPM include the following factors: capacity, speed, queue length, delay, and users’ costs. The courses will span five modules. Module 1 briefly reviews the necessary background material. It presents basic principles of traffic flow in work zones, transportation management plans, and other topics. Modules 2 through 4 cover three analytical methods and step-by-step procedures for computing WZPM. Module 2 covers spreadsheets such as QDAT and MODOT. Module 3 covers the work zone capacity estimation procedures of the Highway Capacity Manual. Module 4 covers WorkZoneQ-Pro procedures for queue analysis. These modules complement each other, enabling the participants to analyze more complex work zone conditions. Module 5 discusses how to select and use the appropriate methods to evaluate various traffic management strategies in their impacts WZPM.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $52940
    • Contract Numbers:

      R27-256

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Illinois Department of Transportation

      Bureau of Materials and Physical Research
      126 East Ash Street
      Springfield, IL  United States  62704-4766
    • Managing Organizations:

      University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

      Illinois Center for Transportation
      1611 Titan Drive
      Rantoul, IL  United States  61866
    • Principal Investigators:

      Benekohal, Rahim

    • Start Date: 20220416
    • Expected Completion Date: 20230423
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01842503
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: R27-256
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Apr 14 2022 10:01AM