Traffic Impact Assessment Tool for Moving Work Zone Operations
- Praveen Edara | University of Missouri-Columbia
Start date: 06/01/16
End date: 09/01/17
- Midwest Transportation Center
- Smart Work Zone Deployment Initiative
About the research
This project seeks to fuse multiple data sources to collect work zone and traffic data for moving work zones in order to develop a prototype tool that can predict performance measures such as vehicle throughput, travel delays, the length of the queue, and lane-changing behavior. Two approaches will be used to develop the prediction tool. First, collected data will be used to calibrate existing work zone traffic impact analysis tools. Second, a data-driven approach will be used to estimate regression models of work zone performance measures as a function of various independent variables. Finally, a simulation based assessment of the moving work zone impacts will also be pursued.