Work Zone Mobility and Safety Program

Mitigating Work Zone Safety and Mobility Challenges through Intelligent Transportation Systems

Case Studies

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January 2014


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1. Report No.
2. Government Accession No. 3. Recipient's Catalog No.

4. Title and Subtitle
Mitigating Work Zones and Mobility Challenges through Intelligent Transportation Systems: Case Studies

5. Report Date
January 2014
6. Performing Organization Code
7. Author(s)
Gerald Ullman (TTI), Jeremy Schroeder (Battelle)
8. Performing Organization Report No.

9. Performing Organization Name and Address
505 King Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201

10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)
11. Contract or Grant No.
12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address
Federal Highway Administration
Office of Operations (HOP)
Mail Stop: E86-205
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, D.C. 20590
13. Type of Report and Period Covered
14. Sponsoring Agency Code
15. Supplementary Notes
Project lead: Tracy Scriba, FHWA
16. Abstract

This report documents several case studies of how agencies used work zone intelligent transportation systems (ITS) to mitigate safety and mobility issues in work zones. The report illustrates how to apply a systems engineering-based decision-making process to designing, selecting, and implementing a system to address work zone needs. The report presents the steps followed by the agency/contractor in this decision-making framework for five specific projects. The work zone ITS deployments documented provide examples of selecting and deploying commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) systems; a tailored design and integration of ITS for a specific work zone purpose; and using and supplementing permanent ITS deployments for work zone management purposes. Tips are provided for how to effectively apply ITS to other work zones.

17. Key Words
Work zone, Intelligent transportation systems, Case studies, Safety, Mobility
18. Distribution Statement
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