A-One Plus

The primary functions of the Highways Agency (HA) is to manage traffic, tackle congestion, provide information to road users and improve safety and journey time reliability, whilst respecting and minimizing the adverse impact on the environment. As part of this program the Highways Agency are undertaking a major scheme to make the M61 quieter and safer. This will involve the replacement of the steel barrier in the central reserve with a new continuous concrete barrier to help prevent cross-over accidents. In order to improve journey time reliability, TRL are providing Dynamic Roadspace Utilisation Manager (DRUM) technologies. This system delivers a new traffic management system for roadworks that's based on the ebb and flow of traffic, rather than rigid timetables allowing lane closures to begin earlier and finish later when the conditions are right. It responds quickly to upcoming variations in capacity demand and helps minimise disruption to journey time reliability without compromising safety. This in turn helps ensure traffic jams are reduced and enables the job to be completed more efficiently and cost-effectively. The client are undertaking this project as a trial for the AOne+ consortium to explore the potential benefits of the DRUM solution.


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    • Status: Active
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Transport Research Laboratory

      Crowthorne House, Nine Mile Ride
      Wokingham, Berkshire  United Kingdom  RG40 3GA
    • Project Managers:

      Owlett, P

    • Performing Organizations:

      TRL Limited

      Crowthorne House, Nine Mile Ride
      Wokingham, Berkshire  United Kingdom  RG40 3GA
    • Start Date: 20100601
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • Source Data: RiP Project 26397

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01463936
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
    • Files: RIP
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:33PM