Roadway work zones are necessary to maintain the transportation network for mobility, safety, and productivity. Various technological tools are available to help transportation professionals effectively plan for, implement, and manage work zones on all types of roadways. This article discussed various work zone technologies that would be beneficial, if implemented, in addressing work zone issues in terms of managing speeds and queues, reducing exposure, preventing incidents, gathering performance data and managing traffic, identifying incidents, managing traffic at nighttime, and providing traveler information.
Publication Date: March/April 2014
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Publication Types: News and Other Non-research Articles
Topics: Advanced Traveler Information Systems; Automated Flaggers; Cone Shooter; Dynamic Lane Merge Systems; Incident Management; Intelligent Transportation Systems; Intrusion Alarms; Photo Enforcement; Portable Changeable Message Signs; Real Time Information; Speed Control; Temporary Barriers; Temporary Traffic Control; Variable Speed Limit Systems