Work Zone Mobility and Safety Program

Traffic Analysis Toolbox Volume VIII:
Work Zone Modeling and Simulation - A Guide for Decision-Makers


FHWA Office of Operations, Work Zone Safety and Mobility Program: The FHWA Work Zone Mobility and Safety Program goal is to "make work zones work better" by providing transportation practitioners with high-quality products, tools, and information that can be used to help improve work zone management, and ultimately reduce congestion and crashes due to work zones.

Work Zone and Traffic Analysis: Understanding the anticipated type, severity, and extent of work zone impacts associated with various project alternatives facilitates the incorporation of appropriate mitigation measures and strategies in project programming, design, and in the development of effective transportation management plans (TMPs). This online resource provides a wealth of information related to examples and use of work zone traffic analyses.

Work Zone Impacts Assessment: An Approach to Assess and Manage Work Zone Safety and Mobility Impacts of Road Projects: This Guide is designed to help transportation agencies develop and/or update their own policies, processes, and procedures for assessing and managing the work zone impacts of their road projects throughout the different program delivery stages.

Work Zone Traffic Management: Online resource for managing traffic during construction to minimize traffic delays, maintain or improve motorist and worker safety, complete roadwork in a timely manner, and maintain access for businesses and residents.

FHWA Traffic Analysis Toolbox (TAT): The Traffic Analysis Tools Program was formulated by FHWA in an attempt to strike a balance between efforts to develop new, improved tools in support of traffic operations analysis and efforts to facilitate the deployment and use of existing tools. The TAT provides a detailed description of applying traffic modeling tools

FHWA Work Zone Operations Best Practices Guidebook: Keyword-searchable guide to nationwide best practices in areas such as modeling and impact assessment, planning and programming, contracting and bidding procedures, project design, public relations/outreach, and many others.

The Application of QuickZone in Eight Common Construction Projects: This report summarizes the use of QuickZone for eight projects throughout North America. The analysis includes a listing of key observations that are important to how QuickZone was used for each project, a project overview, a discussion on network design for each case study, and an analysis of the results and how they were used
Available from FHWA Office of Operations.

The Application of FLH-QuickZone in Six Federal Lands Projects: This paper provides a summary of how FLH-QuickZone fits within a spectrum of other work zone delay estimation tools and how FLH-QuickZone was used for six FLH roadway construction projects. The paper concludes with observations on the challenge of addressing the "soft cost" of roadway construction projects, through the use of FLH-QuickZone or with other analytical tools.
Available from FHWA Federal Lands Highway Division.

Evacuation Management Operations Modeling Assessment: Transportation Modeling Inventory: This research documents more than 30 surface transportation modeling tools that have been applied or could be applied to evacuation modeling. Each tool represents a tradeoff between desired scope and analytical complexity, ranging from state-to-state coordination tools such as the Evacuation Traveler Information System (ETIS) to detailed traffic micro-simulation models such as the TSIS/CORSIM traffic simulation model.
Available from the USDOT RITA ITS Joint Program Office.

FHWA Office of Infrastructure: The Office of Infrastructure provides leadership, technical expertise, and program assistance in: Federal-Aid Highway Programs; Asset Management; Pavements; and Bridges to help sustain America's mobility.

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