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SAIC
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In 2003, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) began the Work Zone Mobility and Delay Reporting Assessment to document the tangible benefits of using ITS in work zones in a quantitative way. The purpose of the study was to highlight "before and after" analyses that quantify the mobility and safety benefits of using ITS applications for work zone traffic management. The study intended to increase the knowledge and promote further use of deploying ITS solutions for work zone management.

The study analyzed data from five sites:

  • District of Columbia
  • Texas
  • Michigan
  • Arkansas
  • North Carolina

These sites were selected because the construction project showed significant potential to have a measurable impact on traffic conditions, creating a situation where ITS could be used to reduce the impact.

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In 2004, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) implemented the Work Zone Safety and Mobility Rule to focus on improving work zone operations. State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) are always looking for tools and applications that can help improve mobility and safety by actively managing traffic through the work zone. ITS applications provide a number of tools that should be considered when looking at options for mitigating traffic impacts that occur during construction. In 2003 an assessment was performed to highlight benefits, lessons learned, and tips from five DOT sites that implemented ITS solutions for work zone traffic management.

The study analyzed data from five sites:

  • District of Columbia
  • Texas
  • Michigan
  • Arkansas
  • North Carolina

These sites were selected because the construction project showed significant potential to have a measurable impact on traffic conditions, creating a situation where ITS applications could be used to reduce the impact. Each DOT developed a list of lessons learned for other DOTs to weigh when considering work zone traffic management.

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FHWA-HOP-09-002
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122
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Cheryl Lowrance
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FHWA
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645
Title
Comparative Analysis Report: The Benefits of Using Intelligent Transportation Systems in Work Zones
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