A Benefit-Cost Analysis for the Use of Intelligent Transportation Systems Technology for Temporary Construction Zone Traffic Management on the I-496 Reconstruction in Lansing, MichiganAuthor/Presenter: Kratofil, Joseph A., Jr.
The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether or not the costs associated with the application of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technology for temporary Construction Zone Traffic Management (CZTM) can be justified for the Michigan Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) proposed highway reconstruction project for Interstate 496 (I-496) in Lansing, Michigan. The proposed highway construction will result in a temporary closure of the freeway, causing disruption to traffic traveling to and from downtown Lansing. In situations such as this, the use of ITS technology has promising applications for managing traffic flows. However, prior to implementation of this traffic management strategy, MDOT must know if the costs associated with such a system are warranted.