FHWA Software Package Estimates Work Zone Traffic DelaysAbstract:
A new software package that the U. S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) helped develop can assist highway engineers in estimating traffic delays caused by work zones and the subsequent cost in time to drivers.
The software, called QuickZone, runs on a personal computer, furnishing the information in spreadsheet format. The system prompts the user as to just what data it needs to perform the necessary calculations. It can be used to compare the traffic impacts for work zone mitigation strategies and to estimate the costs to motorists in delays and potential backups associated with the different strategies or scenarios.