THE EFFECT OF TRAFFIC LANE CLOSURES ON THE HIGHWAY MOTORIST

The occupancy of roadways for maintenance and construction interferes with traffic. A computer program was developed to perform an economic analysis of the impact on the motorist created by lane closures associated with this roadway occupancy. The analysis accommodates hourly distributions of traffic by direction and generates motorist costs. Included are vehicle operational costs as a function of vehicle weight and speed and freeway alignment; time costs by trip purpose, income level, and time loss; and accident costs. Nomographs, derived from computer output, were developed to permit rapid determination of motorist costs for any given occupancy interval, traffic volume, and lane closure.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 84-94
  • Monograph Title: Better use of existing transportation facilities
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099500
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM