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Al-Kaisy, A and Nassar, K (2009) Developing a Decision Support Tool for Nighttime Construction in Highway Projects. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 135(02), 119–25.
- Type: Journal Article
- Keywords: Nighttime construction; Construction cost; Highways and roads; Maintenance; Traffic delay; Economic factors;
- ISBN/ISSN: 0733-9364
- URL: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9364(2009)135:2(119)
This paper presents a decision support tool that is intended to help highway agencies in evaluating the suitability of nighttime construction for highway projects. This tool was developed as part of a research project sponsored by the Illinois Department of Transportation. The tool is a simple software package that was developed using a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and Visual Basic for Applications. The proposed tool utilizes the cost-effectiveness analysis as a basis for comparison between daytime and nighttime operations. The proposed tool is mainly used whenever night shift is thought of as an alternative to the conventional daytime shift. Nonetheless, the tool is also generic in the sense that it can be used to compare different alternative plans such as different lane closure strategies or scheduling alternatives.