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Title:

Computing Moving and Intermittent Queue Propagation in Highway Work Zones

Accession Number:

01463559

Record Type:

Project

Abstract:

Long queues and heavy congestion are common in busy highway work zones. These congested areas can be dangerous for drivers entering stop-and-go traffic unexpectedly. Alerting drivers to queue presence in work zones could reduce the frequency and severity, increasing safety and efficiency. In this research project, user-friendly computer programs will be developed to accurately calculate queue propagation and shrinkage. Real-world applications would include the implementation of online systems placed in work zones to manage the growth of queues based on the data collected.

Language:

English

Sponsor Organizations:

Research and Innovative Technology Administration

University Transportation Centers Program
Washington, DC 20590 USA

Performing Organizations:

NEXTRANS

3000 Kent Avenue
Lafayette, IN 47906 USA

Principal Investigators:

Benekohal, Rahim F

Project Status:

Active

Funding:

64371.00

Start Date:

20101001

Uncontrolled Terms:

Subject Areas:

Construction; Data and Information Technology; Highways; Safety and Human Factors

Source Agency:

Purdue University, West Lafayette

NEXTRANS
3000 Kent Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47906 USA

Source Data:

RiP Project 28416

Files:

UTC, RiP, USDOT

Created Date:

Jan 3 2013 2:26PM