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New Planning Approach Better Integrates Selection and Scheduling of Road Projects

Posted: Jun 1, 2019

MPC researchers have developed an improved approach to highway maintenance and rehabilitation that better integrates the selection and scheduling of projects. A goal of the approach is to select and schedule projects to maximize their benefit or effectiveness while minimizing the traffic impacts of work zones across project development phases. Results show that the proposed model has the potential of providing better solutions than a conventional approach that separately optimizes the selection and scheduling of road expansion projects.

Federal, state and local road agencies can use the proposed modeling framework to choose a limited number of projects subject to budget constraints and determine the optimal sequence of implementing those selected projects within a finite planning horizon simultaneously.

Ziqi Song, Ph.D.
Utah State University

Rehabilitation Project Selection and Scheduling in Transportation Networks

NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050