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Accession Number PB2013-101750
Title Pilot Car Wait Time Notification System for Work Zones: Phase 2.
Publication Date Oct 2012
Media Count 48p
Personal Author C. Hobson
Abstract The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) does routine roadwork (rehabilitation) on two-lane rural highways where traffic must be narrowed to one lane through the construction work zone. This operation involves the use of traffic control signs and flaggers to stop the motorists and a pilot car to lead the drivers through the one lane work zone. A preliminary study the of fall 2002 was two-fold: first, to determine the driving publics desire to know the anticipated wait time when approaching a work zone with a pilot car operation; and second, to determine a practical notification method. Surveys of drivers waiting in line (the queue) at four different pilot car work zones showed the driving public had a desire to be notified of the anticipated wait time when approaching a pilot car operation (Baer et al. 2012).
Keywords Pilot car
Road work
Rural highways
Traffic control signs
Wait time notification system
Work zones

Source Agency Department of Transportation Office of University Research
NTIS Subject Category 85H - Road Transportation
85D - Transportation Safety
43G - Transportation
91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
Corporate Author Kansas Dept. of Transportation, Topeka. Bureau of Materials and Research.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1304
Contract Number N/A

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