The development and use of a web based traffic manager

  • Published: 2008
  • Authors: P. Boulton and P. Owlett
  • Date Added: 04 Feb 2013
  • Last Update: 04 Feb 2013
  • Format: pdf

Objectives:

To develop traffic management software to make best use of a Quick Moveable Barrier (QMB) and improve traffic flow at roadworks.

Methodology:

The paper is typically concerned with software development, but does report successful use of the QMB on UK roadworks sites.

Key Findings:

  • QMB feasibility is proved by daily use on 11.8km of the M25 during widening works.

  • In current application the QMB has been congestion neutral, but its use has allowed acceleration of construction programmes which reduces overall road worker risk exposure.

Themes:

QMB, congestion, works design

Comments:

Although this paper focuses mainly on the software control system, it does offer a useful snapshot of the potential application of QMB technology at roadworks.

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