Work Zone Mobility and Safety Program

Assessing the Effectiveness of Transportation Management Plan (TMP) Strategies

Feasibility, Usefulness, and Possible Approaches

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Table of Contents

[ Notices ] [ Technical Report Documentation Page ] [ Acknowledgements ]

1. Background & Purpose of Research

1.1 Background

1.2 Research Purpose

2. Research Approach and Overview

2.1 Literature Review

2.2 Practitioner Input

2.2.1 Telephone Discussions

2.2.2 Online Collaborative Session

3. Findings

3.1 Overarching Findings

3.2 Assessments of TMP Strategies to Date

3.2.1 Traffic Control Device Strategies

3.2.2 ITS Strategies

3.2.3 Speed Management

3.2.4 Queue Management

3.2.5 Portable Changeable Message Signs (PCMS)

3.2.6 Public Outreach

3.2.7 Nighttime Only Work Zones

3.2.8 Detours/Driver Diversions

3.3 Assessment Approach Types in Practice

3.3.1 Qualitative Approach

3.3.2 Quantitative Approach

3.3.3 Hybrid Approach

3.4 Evaluation Scope Types in Practice

3.4.1 Full-scale Project Evaluation

3.4.2 Agencywide TMP Strategy Evaluation

3.4.3 Research Evaluation Based on Multiple-Agency Deployment

3.4.4 Case Study

3.4.5 Process Review

3.5 Research Gaps and Industry Needs

3.5.1 Need for Standard Definitions of Strategies and Performance Measurements

3.5.2 Challenges with Comparing Effectiveness and Identifying Suitable Strategies

3.5.3 Need to Share Evaluation Results and Best Practices

3.5.4 Increasing the Use of Simulation and Modeling for TMP Strategy Evaluation

4. Conclusion

Appendix A: Identified Resources in Literature Review

Appendix B: Practitioner Discussion Questions

Appendix C: Online Collaborative Session – Executive Summary

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