TRAFFIC-HANDLING PROCEDURES DURING MAINTENANCE AND RECONSTRUCTION TO PROMOTE SAFETY AND MINIMIZE DELAYS

In urban expressway maintenance projects, planning traffic control procedures requires as much time as making repairs. Therefore, these techniques must be constantly improved to minimize traffic delays and to accomplish the necessary improvements safely. This paper presents the Illinois Department of Transportation's urban Interstate maintenance project experience and uses the 1971 Kennedy-Dan Ryan Expressway rehabilitation project as a case study. Procedures for the planning of this project were based on experience gained from the 1966 Edens Expressway resurfacing project and involved a series of steps. Some essential components of this procedure include the formation of a task force to prepare the project contracts and the arrangement of meetings with various highway agencies and interested public and private transportation organizations. Proper timing of the elements of the planning effort ensures success of full news dissemination concerning the project. These efforts are designed to avoid congestion at the project's inception and to ensure that the motorist makes advance plans about alternate routes or modes of travel. The public information program is closely correlated with the success of the planned control measures.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 100-106
  • Monograph Title: Better use of existing transportation facilities
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099502
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM