Analysis of injury and fatal crashes in highway construction zones

Tarek Elghamrawy, Khaled A El-Rayes, Liang Y Liu

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

This paper presents a comprehensive data analysis of recent highway construction zone crashes in the state of Illinois to provide a better understanding of the characteristics of these crashes in order to identify effective safety measures to improve construction zone layouts. The two main research objectives of this data analysis are to (1) analyze the frequency and severity of work zone crashes; and (2) investigate probable causes and contributing factors of these work zone crashes. To accomplish these objectives, two main research tasks were performed that focused on: (a) gathering the most recent and comprehensive set of data and reports on highway construction zone crashes in Illinois; and (b) studying the correlation among all construction zone crash variables that are available in the gathered data to investigate probable causes and contributing factors of this type of highway crashes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConstruction Research Congress 2010
Subtitle of host publicationInnovation for Reshaping Construction Practice - Proceedings of the 2010 Construction Research Congress
Pages568-577
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 10 2010
EventConstruction Research Congress 2010: Innovation for Reshaping Construction Practice - Banff, AB, Canada
Duration: May 8 2010May 10 2010

Publication series

NameConstruction Research Congress 2010: Innovation for Reshaping Construction Practice - Proceedings of the 2010 Construction Research Congress

Other

OtherConstruction Research Congress 2010: Innovation for Reshaping Construction Practice
CountryCanada
CityBanff, AB
Period5/8/105/10/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Building and Construction

Cite this

Elghamrawy, T., El-Rayes, K. A., & Liu, L. Y. (2010). Analysis of injury and fatal crashes in highway construction zones. In Construction Research Congress 2010: Innovation for Reshaping Construction Practice - Proceedings of the 2010 Construction Research Congress (pp. 568-577). (Construction Research Congress 2010: Innovation for Reshaping Construction Practice - Proceedings of the 2010 Construction Research Congress). https://doi.org/10.1061/41109(373)57