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Road Construction Safety Project SDMay04-01 Introduction Project/Design Requirements •Abstract •Design Objectives Each year, highway fatalities reach increasing levels. The majority of these accidents, and even • Cost-effective more injuries, were the result of rear-end collisions because of drivers’ inability or unwillingness to • Low maintenance recognize the dangers of upcoming work zones. The focus of this project is to increase the cognitive awareness of drivers near construction zones. Additionally, it must establish methods to • Easy to setup/use adequately educate and warn Iowa’s drivers of the dangers associated with construction on two- • Durable lane highways. The main objective is to save human lives by decreasing the frequency of accidents. •Functional Requirements •Acknowledgements • Activate drivers’ cognitive decision process Thank you to the Iowa Department of Transportation, Veronica Dark, and the CCEE and ECpE • Convey desired message in a limited amount of time and space departments of Iowa State University for their assistance and insight on this project. • Device allows for relocation and be updateable as necessary •Problem Statement • An educational solution conveys desired message The problem, for which this project will determine a solution, is that drivers are not making the •Design Constraints cognitive choice to recognize the danger in, and around, construction zones. Drivers tend to ignore warning signs because they become accustomed to seeing them, or do not see work in progress and • Must meet federal guidelines believe danger no longer exists. • Able to withstand adverse weather conditions and relocation Looking at many different approaches, this project will find a solution which stays within the • Re-useable power supply proposed constraints and lives up to the client’s requirements. Improved current, as well as new technology will be used to help solve this problem. • Measurable Milestones • Research conclusion •Operating Environment • End-product design • Heat, cold, rain, snow, wind, and dust associated with construction sites • I.D.O.T. implementation/report • Heavy abuse due to temporary nature of construction zones, misuse, or neglect • Product completion •Intended Users •Proposed Approach • Create a design • Iowa Department of Transportation (I.D.O.T.) • Drivers in the state of Iowa • Prototype design • Construction workers • Test design • Nation-wide D.O.Ts. • Final prototype •Technologies Considered •Assumptions •Limitations • Automated text message boards • Automated data gathering device • Device will be tested in two-lane highway • Device must meet federal guidelines construction • Wireless control • Sensors • New ideas must pass federal inspection • Easy to setup and take down • Educational systems • Radar • Sign reflectivity •Expected End Product • Working device for use in a two-lane road construction zone •Testing Considerations • In-lab testing • Concepts and suggestions for improving current construction zone technology • On-site testing • Testing by I.D.O.T. Project Schedule Estimated Resources •Personal Effort Chart •Financial Resources Labor (977 hrs.) x $10.50/hr = $10,258.50 Abdul 138, 14% 140, 14% Angel Poster = ___$70.00 140, 14% 137, 14% Amit Total = $10,328.50 Matt Josh 140, 14% 145, 16% Nancy 137, 14% Clint •Other Resources SDMay04-01 Project Team Technology currently used by I.D.O.T. (i.e. signs, message boards) – No cost • Team Members Clinton Dawson, CprE – Project leader •Client Closing Summary Mark Bortle P.E. – Angel Anderson, CprE – Communications Officer Iowa Department of Transportation, Ames, IA Collisions in two-lane highway road construction zones are mainly attributed to drivers’ unawareness and/or disregard of impending danger due to closed lanes. This project seeks to Amit Agarwal, CprE educate and warn drivers by employing a variety of methods, thus reducing accidents and Matthew Baker, EE •Advisors saving lives. Josh Keith, CE Dr. John Lamont – ECpE Department Abdul Nuhu, EE Prof. Ralph Patterson III – ECpE Department •References Nancy Suby-Bohn, CE AAP. Duane Smith – CCEE Department/CTRE http://www.dot.ia.us http://www.fhwa.dot.gov