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Work Zone Simulation Model


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Start date: 07/01/97
End date: 09/01/99


Report: Work Zone Simulation Model (430KB pdf) September 1999



About the research

Abstract: To support the analysis of driver behavior at rural freeway work zone lane closure merge points, CTRE staff collected traffic data at merge areas using video image processing technologies. The collection of data and the calculation of the capacity of lane closures are reported in a companion report, "Traffic Management Strategies for Merge Areas in Rural Work Zones." These data are used in the work reported in this document and are used to calibrate a microscopic simulation model of a typical, Iowa rural freeway lane closure.