Delay and User Cost Estimation for Work Zones on Urban ArterialsAbstract:
This is the final project report of NCDOT research project 2013-09: Delay and User Cost Estimation for Work Zones on Urban Arterials. The project seeked to develop a methodology for quantifying delay and user cost impacts of arterial work zones in North Carolina in an analytical framework, supported by NC-specific empirical performance data of arterial work zones. NCDOT recently acquired a similar methodology for the evaluation of significant work zones on freeways, and this research aims to build on that prior effort to develop a companion tool for arterial streets. Just as with the prior effort (NCDOT Research Project 2010-08), the methodology developed in this project would be implemented in a software tool, ARTVAL-WZ, which can be used directly for in-house analyses of these types of work zones to assure seamless technology transfer of these research products. This report summarizes the findings of all project tasks.