The development and use of a web based traffic manager

  • Published: 2008
  • Authors: P. Boulton and P. Owlett
  • Date Added: 04 Feb 2013
  • Last Update: 04 Feb 2013
  • Format: pdf


To develop traffic management software to make best use of a Quick Moveable Barrier (QMB) and improve traffic flow at roadworks.


The paper is typically concerned with software development, but does report successful use of the QMB on UK roadworks sites.

Key Findings:

  • QMB feasibility is proved by daily use on 11.8km of the M25 during widening works.

  • In current application the QMB has been congestion neutral, but its use has allowed acceleration of construction programmes which reduces overall road worker risk exposure.


QMB, congestion, works design


Although this paper focuses mainly on the software control system, it does offer a useful snapshot of the potential application of QMB technology at roadworks.