Understanding the anticipated type, severity, and extent of work zone impacts associated with various project alternatives facilitates the incorporation of appropriate mitigation measures and strategies in project programming, design, and in the development of effective transportation management plans (TMPs). Using ITS in a work zone is one possible strategy for mitigating work zone impacts. Analysis may necessitate the use of analytical tools, depending on the degree of analysis required.
Comprehensive microscopic traffic simulation, applicable to surface streets, freeways, and integrated networks with a complete selection of control devices (stop/yield signs, traffic signals, and ramp metering). CORSIM simulates traffic and traffic control systems using commonly accepted vehicle and driver behavior models. CORSIM combines two of the most widely used traffic models, NETSIM for surface streets, and FRESIM for freeways. For more information visit the website.