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Traffic Management Strategies for Merge Areas in Rural Interstate Work Zones

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Project status

Completed

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End date: 07/01/99

Publications

Report: Traffic Management Strategies for Merge Areas in Rural Interstate Work Zones (764KB pdf) July 1999

2000 Mid-Continent Transportation Symposium: Evaluation of Rural Interstate Work Zone Traffic Management Plans in Iowa Using Simulation ( pdf) May 2000

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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.