This project developed a customized version of the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA's) QuickZone program to help the state highway administration in planning maintenance activities and managing traffic around highway work zones as efficiently and safely as possible. This study focused on estimating the traffic disruption and safety costs of particular work zone configurations and on using those results to determine how road segments should be divided into work zones on rural two-lane roads and rural four-lane divided roads. A second phase of this project is expected to begin in the Fall of 2002. Phase two will make improvements to the analysis method and software. The current models will be extended to analyze six and eight lane rural roads as well as freeways with four, six, and eight lanes.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Maryland, College Park

    Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
    College Park, MD  United States  20742

    Maryland Department of Transportation

    State Highway Administration, 707 N Calvert Street
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21202
  • Authors:
    • Chen, Pan
    • Kim, Eungcheol
    • Schonfeld, P
  • Publication Date: 2002-7


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 81 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00960449
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MD-02-SP107B45,, Final Report
  • Contract Numbers: SP107B45
  • Created Date: Jul 15 2003 12:00AM