Andrew Sullivan, MSCE, PE, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Virginia Sisiopiku, Ph.D, University of Alabama at Birmingham
During major road construction projects, drivers receive detour information from a variety of sources. But, how do drivers ultimately decide what detour to take?
Researchers evaluated driver detour behaviors during a year-long road construction project on I-59/20 interstate in Birmingham, AL. The study surveyed road users about sources of detour information they used and compared forecasted detour behavior with actual detour behavior.