Coordinate the schedules for ITS deployment and roadway construction to maximize use and benefits of the system.
North Carolina's experience implementing ITS solutions in work zones.
- Link the schedule for ITS deployment to the construction schedule to maximize use and benefits of the system. The ITS system was deployed several weeks after the construction work zones were already set up and construction had begun. The most significant traffic impacts had occurred during this time, reducing the overall benefit the ITS applications had on the safety and mobility of traffic through the work zone. To achieve the maximum benefit of the ITS system, all applications should be operational prior to any lane restrictions.
- Involve the construction contractor in the design and implementation of ITS applications to the fullest extent possible. The construction contractor should be involved in the design and implementation of any and all ITS solutions being considered as part of the work zone management plan. Local NCDOT representatives cited the need to involve the construction contractor to the extent possible so they would be fully aware of the goals and objectives for the system.
Published By: FHWA
Source Date: October 2008
EDL Number: 14419
Other Reference Number: FHWA-HOP-09-002URL: http://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/wz/its/index.htm#its
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