Measuring networkwide traffic delay in schedule optimization for work-zone planning in urban networks

Hong Zheng, Eric Nava, Yi-Chang Chiu

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In this paper, we develop a mathematical decision model and a solution algorithm to prioritize and schedule work zones in the planning process. The model is designed to measure the mutually interacting traffic impact and delay as a result of work-zone disruptions in the network. Several construction strategies that interest stakeholders are discussed, including daytime and nighttime construction modes, sequencing precedence, and the seasonal variation effect of demand. The method evaluates networkwide traffic delay through a k-shortest path algorithm to analyze drivers' behavior of alternative-route selection. A numerical example is analyzed on a real-world network to demonstrate the applicability of the model for a road construction scheduling problem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6819453
Pages (from-to)2595-2604
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2014



  • Heuristic
  • k-shortest path (k-SP)
  • scheduling
  • work-zone planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Mechanical Engineering

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