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Title:Improving the Safety of Moving Lane Closures — Phase II
Author(s):Steele, Douglas; Vavrik, William
Subject(s):Moving lane closures, mobile lane closures, rolling lane closures, work zone safety, highway maintenance, highway operations, truck-mounted attenuators, portable changeable message systems, traffic control standards
Abstract:Moving lane closures are an increasingly utilized and potentially hazardous traffic control procedure for highway maintenance and operations activities. To improve the safety of moving lane closures for workers and motorists, this study investigated driver behavior around and in moving lane closures and the effect of different components of current traffic control scenarios, including the number, configuration, and spacing of shadow vehicles, and the effect of various traffic control devices and sign messages. This report presents the study’s Phase II efforts, including a series of large group meetings, an expert panel review of the findings, and recommendations for revisions to traffic control standards to improve the safety of moving lane closures for highway workers and the traveling public. The Phase I findings, including the results of full-scale field experiments, were reported previously.
Issue Date:2010-08
Genre:Technical Report
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Sponsor:Illinois Department of Transportation ICT R27-72
Rights Information:No restrictions. This document is available to the public through the National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22161
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-09-30

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