To support the analysis of driver behavior at rural freeway work zone lane closure merge points, CTRE staff collected traffic data at merge areas using video image processing technologies. The collection of data and the calculation of the capacity of lane closures are reported in a companion report, “Traffic Management Strategies for Merge Areas in Rural Work Zones.” These data are used in the work reported in this document and are used to calibrate a microscopic simulation model of a typical, Iowa rural freeway lane closure.
Publication Date: September 1999
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Publication Types: Books, Reports, Papers, and Research Articles
Topics: Lane Closure; Merging Area; Rural Highways; Simulation; Temporary Traffic Control; Work Zone Capacity