Utilization of Remote Traffic Monitoring Devices for Urban Freeway Work Zone Assessment

Project status

Completed

Start date: 08/01/06
End date: 01/30/12

Researcher(s)

Principal investigators:

About the research

The objective of this project was to promote and facilitate analysis and evaluation of the impacts of road construction activities in Smart Work Zone Deployment Initiative (SWZDI) states.

The two primary objectives of this project were to assess urban freeway work-zone impacts through use of remote monitoring devices, such as radar-based traffic sensors, traffic cameras, and traffic signal loop detectors, and evaluate the effectiveness of using these devices for such a purpose. Two high-volume suburban freeway work zones, located on Interstate 35/80 (I-35/I-80) through the Des Moines, Iowa metropolitan area, were evaluated at the request of the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT).

Publications

Report: Utilization of Remote Traffic Monitoring Devices for Urban Freeway Work Zone Assessment (5.83 mb pdf) January 2012

Sponsor(s)/partner(s)

Sponsor(s):

  • Federal Highway Administration
  • Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Midwest Transportation Consortium
  • Smart Work Zone Deployment Initiative
  • TPF-5(081)
Closed circuit television cameras and sensors were installed on four routes