Traffic Management Strategies for Merge Areas in Rural Interstate Work Zones
Principal investigator: Tom Maze
Other authors: Steve Shrock, Kera Van Der Horst
End date: 07/01/99
Report: July 1999, http://www.intrans.iastate.edu/reports/traffic6.pdf 764KB (*pdf)
Related publications: Evaluation of Rural Interstate Work Zone Traffic Management Plans in Iowa Using Simulation (2000 Mid-Continent Transportation Symposium) May 2000
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Sponsor(s):Iowa Department of Transportation
Mid-America Transportation Center
About the research
Abstract: Applying better management practices requires knowledge of the traffic flow properties and driver behavior in and around work zones, and knowledge of possible management strategies. The project reported here and in a companion report documents research which seeks to better understand traffic flow behavior at rural interstate highway work zones and to estimate the traffic carrying capacity of work zone lane closures.