Work Zone Mobility and Safety Program

Traffic Analysis Tools Volume IX: Work Zone Modeling and Simulation
A Guide for Analysts

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1. Report No.

2. Government Accession No.

3. Recipient's Catalog No.

4. Title and Subtitle

Traffic Analysis Tools Volume IX:
Work Zone Modeling and Simulation—A Guide for Analysts

5. Report Date

March 2009
6.  Performing Organization Code

7. Author(s)

Matthew Hardy
Karl Wunderlich, Ph.D

8. Performing Organization Report No.

9. Performing Organization Name and Address
600 Maryland Ave, SW
Suite 755E
Washington, DC 20024

10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)

11. Contract or Grant No.

12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address
Federal Highway Administration
Office of Operations
Room E86-205
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590

13. Type of Report and Period Covered

14. Sponsoring Agency Code

15. Supplementary Notes

16. Abstract
This document is the second volume in the FHWA Traffic Analysis Toolbox: Work Zone Analysis series. Whereas the first volume provides guidance to decision-makers at agencies and jurisdictions considering the role of analytical tools in work zone planning and management, this volume provides specific guidance to the analyst, researcher, or manager in charge of conducting a specific work zone analysis project or who has been charged with developing an overall work zone modeling program or approach. This volume includes numerous case study examples, discussion and analysis designed to provide the prospective work zone analyst with information pertaining to the selection of a transportation modeling approach (including the identification of opportunities for use, managing technical risk and examples) as well as specific project applications (including constructability, scheduling and transportation management plan design and evaluation). This document serves as Volume IX in the FHWA Traffic Analysis Toolbox.

17. Key Words

Work Zones, Modeling, Simulation, Traffic Analysis

18. Distribution Statement

No restriction.  This document is available to the public from the sponsoring agency at the website

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20. Security Classif. (of this page)

21. No. of Pages

22. Price

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Reproduction of completed page authorized

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