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Behavioural response towards placement and addition of signs in construction activities on highways

Zain Ul-Abdin (UGent) , Sarmad Zaman Rajper (UGent) , Ken Schotte (UGent) , Pieter De Winne (UGent) and Hans De Backer (UGent)
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Traffic safety of work zone areas highways has been an emerging issue for road way agencies and governments due to the high number of accidents and near-accidents. To improve safety levels, Temporary Traffic Control (TTC) devices are currently in practice to mitigate safety related issues. This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of different TTC measures on work zones of highways by driving simulator tests with self-assessed subjective workload. The effect of six different scenarios (conditions) on the mean speed inside an 11 km span of work zone on highways was investigated. The results indicated substantial effects on the mean speeds due to the presence of different TTC measures inside the transition area. The placement of work zone signs had a critical effect: the lesser the distance between signs, the better the speed compliance. The traditional speed sign resulted in a uniform speed distribution in the transition area, where as a significant effect of average speed reduction, a disruption in the uniform speed distribution was noted in scenarios where the speed enforcement was introduced. The conclusions of this study gives useful knowledge to government and highways officials for the design of construction activities on highways.

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Ul-Abdin, Zain, Sarmad Zaman Rajper, Ken Schotte, et al. “Behavioural Response Towards Placement and Addition of Signs in Construction Activities on Highways.” Construction Institute Summit 2017. Ed. Amarjit Singh. Anaheim, CA, USA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 2017. Print.
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Ul-Abdin, Z., Rajper, S. Z., Schotte, K., De Winne, P., & De Backer, H. (2017). Behavioural response towards placement and addition of signs in construction activities on highways. In Amarjit Singh (Ed.), Construction Institute Summit 2017. Presented at the A workshop of the journal of legal affairs and dispute resolution in engineering and construction, in collaboration with the ASCE construction institute., Anaheim, CA, USA: American Society of Civil Engineers.
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Ul-Abdin, Zain, Sarmad Zaman Rajper, Ken Schotte, Pieter De Winne, and Hans De Backer. 2017. “Behavioural Response Towards Placement and Addition of Signs in Construction Activities on Highways.” In Construction Institute Summit 2017, ed. Amarjit Singh. Anaheim, CA, USA: American Society of Civil Engineers.
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Ul-Abdin, Zain, Sarmad Zaman Rajper, Ken Schotte, Pieter De Winne, and Hans De Backer. 2017. “Behavioural Response Towards Placement and Addition of Signs in Construction Activities on Highways.” In Construction Institute Summit 2017, ed. Amarjit Singh. Anaheim, CA, USA: American Society of Civil Engineers.
Vancouver
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Ul-Abdin Z, Rajper SZ, Schotte K, De Winne P, De Backer H. Behavioural response towards placement and addition of signs in construction activities on highways. In: Singh A, editor. Construction Institute Summit 2017. Anaheim, CA, USA: American Society of Civil Engineers; 2017.
IEEE
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Z. Ul-Abdin, S. Z. Rajper, K. Schotte, P. De Winne, and H. De Backer, “Behavioural response towards placement and addition of signs in construction activities on highways,” in Construction Institute Summit 2017, Anaheim, USA, 2017.
@inproceedings{8516418,
  abstract     = {Traffic safety of work zone areas highways has been an emerging issue for road way agencies and 
governments due to the high number of accidents and near-accidents. To improve safety levels, 
Temporary Traffic Control (TTC) devices are currently in practice to mitigate safety related issues. This 
study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of different TTC measures on work zones of highways by driving 
simulator tests with self-assessed subjective workload. The effect of six different scenarios (conditions)  
on the mean speed inside an 11 km span of work zone on highways was investigated. The results indicated  
substantial effects on the mean speeds due to the presence of different TTC measures inside the transition 
area. The placement of work zone signs had a critical effect: the lesser the distance between signs, the  
better the speed compliance. The traditional speed sign resulted in a uniform speed distribution in the 
transition area, where as a significant effect of average speed reduction, a disruption in the uniform speed 
distribution was noted in scenarios where the speed enforcement was introduced. The conclusions of this 
study gives useful knowledge to government and highways officials for the design of construction 
activities on highways. },
  author       = {Ul-Abdin, Zain and Rajper, Sarmad Zaman and Schotte, Ken and De Winne, Pieter and De Backer, Hans},
  booktitle    = {Construction Institute Summit 2017},
  editor       = {Singh, Amarjit },
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Anaheim, USA},
  publisher    = {American Society of Civil Engineers},
  title        = {Behavioural response towards placement and addition of signs in construction activities on highways},
  year         = {2017},
}