Evaluation of Innovative Devices to Control Traffic Entering From Low-Volume Access Points within a Lane Closure

This report describes the methodology and results of analyses performed to identify and evaluate alternative methods to control traffic entering a lane closure on a two-lane, two-way road from low-volume access points. Researchers documented the state-of-the-practice regarding temporary traffic control at lane closures on two-lane, two-way roads in Texas, and examined existing and innovative devices and strategies that could be used to control traffic entering from low-volume access points. Researchers also compared the benefits and costs of various temporary traffic control alternatives for low-volume access points. Motorist surveys and field studies were conducted to access motorist understanding and the operational and safety effectiveness of two innovative devices to control traffic at low-volume access points. The findings from these tasks and studies were used to develop guidelines regarding the appropriate traffic control for low-volume access points within a lane closure on a two-lane, two-way road.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: 79p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01526337
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/TX-13/0-6708-1
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, ATRI, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: May 6 2014 10:54AM