Colorado Department of Transportation Region 5 Lane Closure StrategyAbstract:
The intent of this Strategy is to establish uniform criteria and authoritative guidance for scheduling lane closures in Region 5. The Strategy was formulated in order to strike an appropriate balance between delays to the traveling public in the work zone and the cost of construction and maintenance. It is applicable to single lane closures (and multi-lane closures on six-lane roadways) related to construction and maintenance activities on roads controlled by the Colorado Department of Transportation. It is based on extensive data analysis and estimates of delays expected during lane closures. The Strategy addresses weekday traffic demand and considers temporal variations in traffic volume occurring over a typical 24-hour period. The Strategy also accounts for seasonal variations in traffic volumes.