Intelligent Transportation Systems for Work Zones

Americans lose 3.7 billion hours and 2.3 billion gallons of fuel every year sitting in traffic jams, and nearly 24 percent of non-recurring freeway delay, or about 482 million hours, is attributed to work zones. To combat the country's growing transportation congestion problem, the U.S. Department of Transportation launched the National Strategy to Reduce Congestion on America's Transportation Network. One element of this strategy is to promote operational and technological improvements to the transportation system through the use of congestion-reducing technologies such as Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). This brochure gives an overview of the use of ITS in work zones, discusses the benefits and costs of ITS in work zones, comments on ITS deployment in work zones, and presents lessons learned.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    ITS Joint Program Office
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 2007-1


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: 10p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01045889
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-JPO-07-003, EDL# 14320
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 3 2007 2:13PM