Book/Printed Material Evaluation of Alternative Methods of Temporary Traffic Control on Rural One-lane, Two-way Highways

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Title
Evaluation of Alternative Methods of Temporary Traffic Control on Rural One-lane, Two-way Highways
Summary
This report describes the methodology and results of analyses performed to identify and evaluate alternative methods for rural, one-lane, two-way temporary traffic control for maintenance operations. Researchers assessed the state-of-the-practice, conducted field studies, compared agency costs and benefits, and conducted a motorist delay analysis. Based on the findings of this research, the research team recommended that the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) use red/yellow lens automated flagger assistance devices (AFADs) and portable traffic signals (PTSs), when appropriate, to control traffic approaching the one-lane section of a two-lane highway. AFADs are most suitable for short-term stationary operations that last a few hours up to one day. Due to their smaller size, AFADs are best suited for narrow roadways with limited to no shoulders. As the work duration increases, PTSs become a viable option. Due to the additional time it takes to deploy and setup PTSs, the work activity should last at least a half a day. Due to their larger size, PTSs are best suited for higher volume roadways with shoulders and relatively flat side slopes. Traditional flagging procedures should still be used at maintenance operations where these devices are not suitable due to work duration or other site/work characteristics.
Contributor Names
Finley, Melisa D. (Melisa Dayle), author.
Jenkins, Jacqueline Marie, 1970- author.
Songchitruksa, Praprut, author.
Texas A & M Transportation Institute, issuing body.
Ohio. Department of Transportation, sponsoring body.
Ohio. Department of Transportation. Office of Statewide Planning & Research.
United States. Federal Highway Administration.
Created / Published
College, Station, Texas : Texas A&M Transportation Institute, The Texas A&M University System, [2015]
Springfield, Virginia : Available through the National Technical Information Service
Contents
Introduction -- State-of-the-practice -- Field studies -- Benefit/cost comparison -- Recommendations.
Subject Headings
-  Traffic signs and signals--Evaluation
-  Flaggers (Road construction workers)--Evaluation
-  Rural roads--Maintenance and repair--Safety measures--Evaluation
-  'Temporary Traffic Control'
-  'Automated Flagger Assistance Devices'
-  'Portable Traffic Signals'
-  'Temporary Traffic Control Signals'
-  'Two-Lane One-Way Operations'
-  Flaggers
Notes
-  Final report.
-  "Prepared for: The Ohio Department of Transportation, Office of Statewide Planning & Research"--Cover.
-  Sponsored by: Ohio Department of Transportation; State Job Number 134846
-  "April 2015."
-  Includes bibliographical references (page 55-56).
Medium
ix, 56 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
TE228 .F56 2015
Digital Id
http://worldcat.org/oclc/909028582/viewonline External
Library of Congress Control Number
2014496678
Language
English
Description
This report describes the methodology and results of analyses performed to identify and evaluate alternative methods for rural, one-lane, two-way temporary traffic control for maintenance operations. Researchers assessed the state-of-the-practice, conducted field studies, compared agency costs and benefits, and conducted a motorist delay analysis. Based on the findings of this research, the research team recommended that the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) use red/yellow lens automated flagger assistance devices (AFADs) and portable traffic signals (PTSs), when appropriate, to control traffic approaching the one-lane section of a two-lane highway. AFADs are most suitable for short-term stationary operations that last a few hours up to one day. Due to their smaller size, AFADs are best suited for narrow roadways with limited to no shoulders. As the work duration increases, PTSs become a viable option. Due to the additional time it takes to deploy and setup PTSs, the work activity should last at least a half a day. Due to their larger size, PTSs are best suited for higher volume roadways with shoulders and relatively flat side slopes. Traditional flagging procedures should still be used at maintenance operations where these devices are not suitable due to work duration or other site/work characteristics.
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Finley, Melisa D. , Author, Jacqueline Marie Jenkins, Praprut Songchitruksa, Issuing Body Texas A & M Transportation Institute, Sponsoring Body Ohio. Department Of Transportation, Ohio. Department Of Transportation. Office Of Statewide Planning & Research, and United States Federal Highway Administration. Evaluation of Alternative Methods of Temporary Traffic Control on Rural One-lane, Two-way Highways. [College, Station, Texas: Texas A&M Transportation Institute, The Texas A&M University System, Springfield, Virginia: Available through the National Technical Information Service, 2015] Web.. https://lccn.loc.gov/2014496678.

APA citation style:

Finley, M. D., Jenkins, J. M., Songchitruksa, P., Texas A & M Transportation Institute, I. B., Ohio. Department Of Transportation, S. B., Ohio. Department Of Transportation. Office Of Statewide Planning & Research & United States Federal Highway Administration. (2015) Evaluation of Alternative Methods of Temporary Traffic Control on Rural One-lane, Two-way Highways. [College, Station, Texas: Texas A&M Transportation Institute, The Texas A&M University System, Springfield, Virginia: Available through the National Technical Information Service] [Web.] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://lccn.loc.gov/2014496678.

MLA citation style:

Finley, Melisa D. , Author, et al. Evaluation of Alternative Methods of Temporary Traffic Control on Rural One-lane, Two-way Highways. [College, Station, Texas: Texas A&M Transportation Institute, The Texas A&M University System, Springfield, Virginia: Available through the National Technical Information Service, 2015] Web.. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <lccn.loc.gov/2014496678>.

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