Strategic Approaches at the Corridor and Network Level to Minimize Disruption from the Renewal ProcessAuthor/Presenter: Pesesky, Lawrence; Ismart, Dane; Matherly, Deborah; Huffman, Chris; Chiu, Yi-Chang; Zheng, Hong; Nava, Eric; Dixit, Vinay; Wolshon, Brian; Radwan, Essam; Sampson, William; Morales, Juan; Perry, Eric; Bromage, Ed; Bromage, Lindsay
This report documents the development of the Work zone Impact and Strategy Estimator (WISE), a decision support software system designed to help evaluate the impact of work zones and determine strategies to reduce those impacts. Existing work zone related software and evaluation tools were reviewed and the best aspects were incorporated in the development of WISE. WISE has the capability to evaluate the regional impact of various strategies such as day/night operations, innovative contracting, fast construction techniques, advanced maintenance of traffic plans and public information programs. WISE evaluates the renewal projects at both the planning and the operation level. When used as a planning tool, WISE develops an optimized renewal programming schedule that minimizes delays to the public and agency cost. When used at the operational level it evaluates the impact of individual strategies at the project level; the results can then be used as part of an iterative procedure with the planning analysis.