A COORDINATED APPROACH TO TRAFFIC CONTROL MANAGEMENT THROUGH MULTIPLE HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS. PROCEEDINGS OF STRATEGIC HIGHWAY RESEARCH PROGRAM AND TRAFFIC SAFETY ON TWO CONTINENTS, GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN, 27-29 SEPTEMBER, 1989

To support the construction of a segment of Interstate Highway in western Colorado, a unique and innovative traffic control management program was implemented. The program included a pilot car operation; a sophisticated radio communications network; coordinated flagging operation; and an overall traffic control support contract that combines all traffic control elements under the authority of the Colorado Department of Highways. This paper presents in detail a description of the program and how it differs from traditional traffic control methods; an analysis of the operational benefits that have accrued to contractors as well as motorists; the safety enhancements that have resulted in a dramatic reduction of accident rates; the management structure that makes this type of operation possible; and an analysis of the costs associated with this program. The paper also offers thoughts on the applicability of this type of program, or portions thereof, to other projects.

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    Swedish National Road and Traffic Research Institute

    Drottning Kristinas Vaeg 25
    S-11428 Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • GUENTHER, H A
  • Publication Date: 1990

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 21-37
  • Serial:
    • VTI Rapport
    • Publisher: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
    • ISSN: 0347-6030

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00494089
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Traffic Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 351A, HS-040 861
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1990 12:00AM