Faculty Advisor

Mathews, Lauren M.


Our project aimed to assist the New Mexico Department of Transportation in assessing Albuquerque congestion data. The team’s analysis will be used to support an application for a one-million-dollar federal grant that will be used to work on roadway infrastructure and communication between the agencies that focus on roadway safety. We researched incident hotspots on I-25 and I-40 and then compared pre- and post-crash surface road conditions in order to understand how highway incidents affect surface congestion for the NMDOT. The end result of our project included a written report summarizing our findings as well as visuals that were presented to representatives of the NMDOT, Albuquerque Traffic Management, MRCOG, and the NMDOT ITS Bureau.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2018

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology