PLANNING AND SCHEDULING WORK ZONE TRAFFIC CONTROL
Construction, maintenance and utility activities on highway facilities can lead to significant disruption of traffic. This study developed a planning process that highway agencies can use to objectively select the most effective work zone traffic control strategy for each project. Seventeen state and local agencies were reviewed for information concerning existing practices in work zone planning. It was found that work zone traffic control strategies were selected mostly on the basis of subjective judgment. Using existing and new data collected in this study, quantitative procedures were developed for estimating accidents, delays, stops, fuel consumption, operating costs, air pollution, and cost of traffic control. Case construction costs were presented. This Technical Report describes the research performed and the significant results of the study.
JHK & Associates,
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Wang, J J
- Abrams, C M
- Publication Date: 1981-8
- Pagination: 118 p.
- TRT Terms: Air pollution; Alternatives analysis; Benefit cost analysis; Case studies; Construction; Cost effectiveness; Crash rates; Fuel consumption; Highway traffic control; Highways; Methodology; Operating costs; Planning; Research; Scheduling; States; Traffic control; Traffic delays; Traffic engineering; Traffic safety; Work zone traffic control
- Subject Areas: Construction; Energy; Highways; Maintenance and Preservation; Operations and Traffic Management; Planning and Forecasting; Research; I52: Construction of Pavements and Surfacings; I61: Equipment and Maintenance Methods; I73: Traffic Control;
- Accession Number: 00344431
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-81- 49 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-9417
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Nov 23 1982 12:00AM