Work Zone Simulation Model

Project Details
STATUS

Completed

START DATE

07/01/97

END DATE

09/01/99

RESEARCH CENTERS InTrans, CTRE
SPONSORS

Iowa Department of Transportation
Mid-America Transportation Center

Researchers
Principal Investigator
Tom Maze

Transportation Engineer

About the research

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.

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