Smart work zone systems offer to provide real-time information to drivers and increase safety for maintenance workers. However, states have little guidance for determining when smart work zones should be deployed and how the components should be configured for maximum effect.
To better understand smart work zone systems and how they can be used to enhance safety for all road users, the Illinois Department of Transportation initiated a research project that developed an assessment tool and guidance that agency planners can use to identify appropriate situations and equipment layouts.
Read the research report: Development of Design Guidance for Smart Work Zone Systems, January 2024.
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