Lane Closure Policy Development, Enforcement, and Exceptions: A Survey of Seven State Transportation Agencies, February 2007

(2007) Lane Closure Policy Development, Enforcement, and Exceptions: A Survey of Seven State Transportation Agencies, February 2007. Iowa State University

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Abstract

Traffic volume increases and an aging infrastructure create the need for reconstruction, rehabilitation, and maintenance of existing facilities. As more motorists feel that delays should be minimal during highway renewal projects, lane closures that reduce capacity through the work zone should not create unreasonable delays. In order to facilitate the determination of when a lane closure is permitted during the day, some state transportation agencies (STAs) have developed lane closure policies, or strategies, that they use as guidance in determining daily permitted lane closure times. Permitted lane closure times define what times of the day, week, or season a lane closure is allowed on a facility and at a specific location or segment. This research addresses the lane closure policies of several STAs that were reputed to have good lane closures policies or strategies and that were selected by the project advisory committee for further research.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: lane closure schedules—policy communication strategies—policy development—policy enforcement—policy exceptions
Subjects: Transportation > Design and Construction
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation
Transportation > Traffic safety
ID Code: 5088
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 06 Jun 2007
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2007
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/5088

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