Adapt the Course

Adapt the Course for Your Needs

The host DOT has the option to adapt (altering the default coverage) the course to fit their needs, if they choose to do so.  Otherwise, the default coverage will be used. If DOT staff chooses to change the default coverage, he/she should consult with UI Team ahead of time to discuss which  software/topics to be used and which facilities to be covered in the training.
These are the decisions that need to be made ONLY when the default coverage is changed:

  1. Which software/topics should be used (Defaults are: QDAT, MODOT, HCM2016, WorkZoneQ).
  2. Which facilities should be covered (Defaults are: Freeways, midblock arterial, one-way operation on two-lane highways, and users cost for intersections).
  3. Which Example Problems should be discussed in the class (Defaults are listed below)

Details on item 3- Which Example Problems Should be Included In Class

There are over 20 Example Problems or topics that will be included in the electronic version of the Participants Handout. Only a few of them will be presented in the class (as Module 5 of the course)  due to the time limit.  DOT staff may express their preferences as to which Problem Examples/topics should be discussed in the class. Otherwise, the research team presents the following 4 Example Problems and two topic in the classes (default set).

  • Example Problem #1R- Comparing the results from the tools
  • Example Problem #3R- Variations in Work Zone Capacity within Analysis Period
  • Example Problem #4R -Determine Hours of Construction
  • Example Problem #5R- Determine the Effect of ITS
  • Appendix J -Look-up tables for capacity used in WorkZoneQ-Pro
  • Appendix K -Sources for users’ costs figures

Topics that can replace the above selected ones are:

Appendix A:  Delay from the three tools for Example Problem #1R
Appendix B: Computation of no of vehicles in queue in QDAT and MoDOT for Example 1R
Appendix C: Effects of variable vehicle composition
Appendix D: QDAT and MoDOT approx. methods when WZ capacity changes
Appendix E: Modeling a long work space in WorkZoneQ-Pro
Appendix F: Determine location of sensors
Appendix G: A WZQ-Pro example when transition area is the bottleneck
Appendix H: Cell Transmission Model in WorkZoneQ-Pro
Appendix I: Developing speed-flow curves in WorkZoneQ-Pro
Appendix J: Look-up tables for capacity used in WorkZoneQ-Pro
Appendix K: Sources for users’ costs figures
Appendix L: Flow rate and Peak Hour Factor (PHF)
Appendix M: Typical values for the longitudinal distances in In WZQ-Pro for Freeway WZs
Appendix N: Effects of buffer space on queue
Appendix O: Effect of Diversion
Appendix P: Lane Closure Schedule Analysis in QDAT
Appendix Q: HCM 2016 detailed calculations for one-lane op. on two-lane highways
Appendix R: Variation in Work Zone Capacity within Analysis Period
Appendix S: Alternative Approach to Solve FREEVAL-WZ for Example Problem 1
Appendix T: Real-World Examples Solutions
Appendix U: Troubleshooting and FAQs