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Mid-America Transportation Center

Missouri Work Zone Capacity: Results of Field Data Analysis

Final Report
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Researchers

  • Principal Investigator: Ghulam Bham (ghbham@mst.edu (573)341-6286)
  • Graduate Students
  • Khoshroozi Khazree
  • Project Status
    Complete
    Sponsors & Partners
  • Mid-America Transportation Center
  • Smart Work Zone Deployment Initiative
  • About this Project
    Brief Project Description & Background
    The objective of this project is to provide guidelines for estimating work zone capacities for interstate highways in the Smart Work Zone Deployment Initiative (SWZDI) states and to develop adjustment factors for various traffic, highway and control conditions and other factors used by the Highway Capacity Manual (1) to adjust for values of capacity. A user-friendly manual will be delivered for use by state DOT engineers, consultants, contractors, and county and city engineers. The applications of this project are diverse depending on the needs and the types of work zone. For example, the use of the manual can be made to determine the optimum work zone lengths, facilitate work zone scheduling, and assist in developing contracts involving user costs.
    Research Objective
    The objective of this research project is to provide guidelines for estimating work zone capacities for interstate highways in the SWZDI states and to develop adjustment factors for various traffic, highway and control conditions such as heavy vehicles, length of work zone, work intensity, speed, alignment, and other factors used by the Highway Capacity Manual (1) to adjust for values of capacity.
    Potential Benefits
    The applications of this project are diverse depending on the needs and the types of work zone. For example, the use of the manual can be made to determine the optimum work zone lengths, facilitate work zone scheduling, and assist in developing contracts involving user costs. By helping reduce congestion through bottlenecks created by work zones, we will improve safety and effectiveness of the transportation system.
    Abstract
    The objective of this project is to provide guidelines for estimating work zone capacities for interstate highways and to develop adjustment factors for various traffic, highway and control conditions such as heavy vehicles, length of work zone, work intensity, speed, alignment, and other factors used by the Highway Capacity Manual (1) to adjust for values of capacity.
    Project Amount
    $ 15,000
    Modal Orientation
  • Freight