This webinar will presents case studies from five agencies on their past, on-going, and planned use of smart work zone technologies as a source of data for their work zone data feeds using the WZDx specification. Each agency has prioritized different smart work zone devices, and each has taken a different approach to prioritizing the incorporation of data from smart work zone devices into their WZDx feeds. Each case study includes a discussion of the technologies used; the type of data collected; how the data are integrated, managed, and applied; and lessons learned from the projects. Each case study also includes available resources.
The webinar is part of NCHRP study on Data for Planning and Operations.
Roadway work zones can create hazardous conditions for motorists, pedestrians, and highway workers, and better, more accurate, and more timely data can reduce the risks of driving in work zones. Collecting, consolidating, and distributing this information, however, has been an ongoing challenge. Multiple agencies may be responsible for various work zones; emergency repairs and other unplanned work zones do not show up in work zone planning systems; and planning data may be very general, providing only a guide as to time of operations or the precise location of active work zones.
Moderator and speaker:
Mike McGurrin, PMP Principal at McGurrin Consulting, LLC