What Is The Impact of Construction Activities on Traffic Incidents?
Construction is known as the 5th season here in central Ohio. With the Columbus region expected to add more than 1,000,000 people over the next 20 years, that probably won’t change anytime soon. More people in the region means building our facilities and infrastructure to accommodate for mobility and housing needs.
Construction and detours on roads impact routes to work, school, doctors appointments, and truly affect almost every aspect of someone’s commute. Minimizing those externalities would be critical. Along with putting a dent in commute times, safety of people on the road and construction workers is key. Projects that help support our growing population must be completed while keeping safety in mind. Construction planners want to know the impact of construction activities on traffic incidents. The goal is to plan the upcoming construction activities in a way mitigate the impact on drivers and users of other mobility options.
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