An Evaluation of the Impact of Lane Use Restrictions for Large Trucks Along I-40 Near Knoxville - Phase III

The research team will use a behavior-based multi-purpose traffic simulation computer program (VISSIM), to determine the impact of an existing truck lane use restriction on local and recreational traffic using the interchanges in the Pigeon River Gorge. Of particular interest will be the possibility of a "barrier effect" created by trucks in the right lane which could potentially make merging maneuvers from these entrance ramps difficult for vehicles, especially those used by various whitewater rafting outfitters in the area.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $14918.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Tennessee Department of Transportation

      James K. Polk Building
      Fifth and Deaderick Street
      Nashville, TN  United States  37243-0349
    • Project Managers:

      Tugwell, Mike

    • Performing Organizations:

      Southeastern Transportation Center

      University of Tennessee
      309 Conference Center Building
      Knoxville, TN  United States  37996-4133
    • Principal Investigators:

      Chatterjee, Arun

    • Start Date: 20050601
    • Expected Completion Date: 20060228
    • Actual Completion Date: 20060615
    • Source Data: RiP Project 10851

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01458650
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Tennessee Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: RES1276, 121-2004, RES2004-121
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 12:47PM