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Strategies for Developing Work Zone Traffic Analyses (Web-Based)

PROGRAM AREA: Design and Traffic Operations
COURSE NUMBER: FHWA-NHI-133110
Web-based Training (WBT)Web-based Training (WBT)
Calendar Year
Length
CEU
Price
2014
6 Hours
0.4 Units
$0 Per Participant
2015
6 Hours
0.4 Units
$50 Per Participant

TRAINING LEVEL: Basic

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Strategies for Developing Work Zone Traffic Analyses is an interactive Web-based training course that provides an overview of how traffic analysis tools can be applied specifically to work zone analysis problems. Traffic analysis tools represent various transportation modeling approaches such as sketch planning, travel demand modeling, and traffic simulation (microscopic, mesoscopic, and simulation approaches).

The purpose of this course is three-fold. First, it will educate the participants regarding the constraints and opportunities of work zone analysis associated with available transportation modeling approaches. Second, it will build familiarity with the various work zone factors influencing the selection of a transportation modeling approach. Third, it will provide the participants with practical experience in developing a transportation modeling approach in a collaborative process that considers issues ranging from work zone characteristics, performance measurement, technical risk assessment, and resource constraints. In conclusion, participants will be able to characterize a work zone and select and justify a transportation modeling approach based upon the work zone characterization.

OUTCOMES:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define a role for work zone modeling
  • Describe the work zone analysis decision-making engine
  • Explain how to characterize a work zone
  • Identify transportation modeling approaches
  • Describe alternative transportation modeling approaches
  • Justify selection of a transportation modeling approach

TARGET AUDIENCE:

The Strategies for Developing Work Zone Traffic Analyses (WBT) is designed for professionals employed by State DOTs (district engineers, corridor planners, project engineers, traffic engineers, and work zone planners), FHWA Division Offices Staff, transportation engineers, traffic staff, planners, MPOs, and consultants.

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at nhicustomerservice@dot.gov or 877.558.6873.


The National Highway Institute (NHI) has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, NHI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, NHI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

 

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