Reduced traffic volumes resulting from COVID-19, along with the strain on enforcement during the pandemic, are thought to have produced higher speeds and more aggressive driving. Understanding the … [Read more...] about COVID-19 Impacts on Speed and Safety for Minnesota Roads and Work Zones
Capacity at work zones is one of the major factors affecting queueing at work zones. Different states within the United States use their own methodology in determining work zone capacities and when to … [Read more...] about Survey of Work Zone Practices and Validation of Highway Capacity Manual Work Zone Capacity Model
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) requests that freeway lanes should not be closed for construction work during hours when capacity exceeds 1,309 pcphpl. It is not known … [Read more...] about Evaluation of DOTD’s Existing Queue Estimation Procedures
Various road occupation works pose potential risks of traffic accidents because they cause traffic bottleneck and congestion, which lead to unstable driving patterns such as quick deceleration and … [Read more...] about Evaluation of the Expressway Work Zone Guidance Systems Using a Virtual Driving Simulator
Objective Speeding in work zones is common and poses significant safety hazards to motorists and workers. Previous studies have demonstrated that speeding is reduced when workers are visible to the … [Read more...] about Risk to Workers or Vehicle Damage: What Makes Drivers Slow Down in Work Zones?
An annual survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America and construction software provider HCSS found that 60 percent of highway contractors experienced work zone crashes over the … [Read more...] about AGC: Work Zone Crashes up Despite Pandemic Traffic Drop