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In Smart Zone work zones, 71 percent of local resident survey respondents found variable speed limit signs useful.

A Smart Zone work zone on I-35 near Edgerton, Kansas.


January 28, 2015
I-35; Edgerton; Kansas; United States


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Local residents were surveyed about their experience and knowledge of the Smart Zone work zone on I-35. Of the respondents, 92 percent observed or were aware of the variable speed limit signs.
  • When asked to rate the usefulness of the variable speed limit signs on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being not useful, 7 being very useful), 52 percent of respondents found the variable speed limit signs to be very useful.
  • 19 percent of respondents found the variable speed limit signs to be useful.
  • 29 percent of respondents had negative or neutral feelings about the variable speed limit use in the Smart Zone.

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Source

Variable Speed Limits as a Component of the I-35 & Homestead Interchange Construction Project

Author: Kristi Ericksen

Published By: Kansas Department of Transportation

Source Date: January 28, 2015

URL: http://www.nwpassage.info/projects/phase9/downloads/9-2-vsl-i-35-and-homestead-interchange-construction-project.pdf

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Typical Deployment Locations

Rural Areas, Statewide

Keywords

VSL, managed lanes, smart work zone systems, smart work zone, smart work zones, Smart work zones, workzone, WZ, variable speed limits, VSL, work zones, smart zone, highways for life, work zone safety

Benefit ID: 2016-01071