Traffic Management Plan Effectiveness Study, Final ReportAbstract:
The purpose of the Caltrans Traffic Management Plan Effectiveness Study is to develop a set of guidelines that will help Caltrans, as well as other public agencies and project sponsors, to select, implement, monitor, and evaluate the various TMP strategies available in order to develop a comprehensive TMP that meets specific project objectives. Although TMPs have been developed to mitigate traffic disruptions due to special events, and man-made or natural disasters, the focus of this study is on highway construction mitigation.
The project is a two-pronged effort undertaken jointly by Caltrans staff and a consultant team led by Wilbur Smith Associates (WSA). Caltrans is developing procedural guidelines far determining whether or not a TMP is required, timing and scheduling of activities, and responsibilities among various Caltrans divisions or departments. The WSA has developed technical guidelines to help Caltrans select, implement, monitor and evaluate the various elements which comprise a TMP.