Work zones contribute to traffic delays. According to a survey released by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), travelers view road repairs as a major contributor to traffic delays, and believe that improvements in traffic flow, pavement conditions, and work zones can enhance driver satisfaction significantly. Despite these findings, project planners typically do not consider the soft cost of traveler delay when making decisions about project staging and duration. The 1998 FHWA report, Meeting the Customer’s Needs for Mobility and Safety During Construction and Maintenance Operations (FHWA-PR-98-01-A), recommended developing an easy-to-master analytical tool to quickly and flexibly estimate and quantify work zone delays in all four phases of the project development process (policy, planning, design, and operations). The result was a traffic delay estimation tool called QuickZone, which is designed for State and local traffic construction, operations, and construction planning contractors.


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  • Accession Number: 01153189
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-HRT-06-044, HRTC-01/01-06(1M)E
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 23 2010 1:43PM