Risk Mitigation Strategies for Operations and Maintenance Activities

Project Details
STATUS

Completed

START DATE

11/01/11

END DATE

04/30/12

RESEARCH CENTERS InTrans, CMAT, CTRE, MTC
SPONSORS

Iowa Highway Research Board
Midwest Transportation Consortium
U.S. DOT RITA

Researchers
Principal Investigator
Kelly Strong

Associate Director, Contracts and Project Management

Principal Investigator
Jennifer Shane

Director, CMAT

About the research

The objective of this research was to investigate the application of integrated risk modeling to operations and maintenance activities, specifically moving operations, such as pavement testing, pavement marking, painting, snow removal, shoulder work, mowing, and so forth. The ultimate goal is to reduce the frequency and intensity of loss events (property damage, personal injury, and fatality) during operations and maintenance activities.

This report includes a literature review that identifies the current and common practices adopted by different state departments of transportation (DOTs) and other transportation agencies for safe and efficient highway operations and maintenance (O/M) activities. The final appendix to the report includes information for eight innovative O/M risk mitigation technologies/equipmentand covers the following for these technologies/equipment:

  • Appropriate conditions for deployment
  • Performance/effectiveness, depending on hazard/activity
  • Cost to purchase
  • Cost to operate and maintain
  • Availability (resources and references)

Funding Sources:
Iowa Highway Research Board
Midwest Transportation Consortium
U.S. DOT RITA

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