Ramp High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Project

Work will address the potential of ramp metering and the combination of ramp metering with parallel HOV by-pass lanes and associated support strategies. The project study area limits for the tasks covered are: IL Route 53 and I-290 between Lake-Cook Road and Austin Avenue to allow for an interface with the Eisenhower HOV lane proposal. The study will be conducted for both inbound and outbound traffic flows for both the AM and PM peak periods. The project's objective is to determine the effectiveness in terms of: reduced travel delay, value of travel time saved, fuel volume savings, fuel cost savings, reduced vehicle emissions, increased person throughput and traffic safety if this transportation demand and system improvement strategy were to be applied in the identified traffic corridors.


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    • Status: Active
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning


      Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission

      233 S. Wacker Drive
      Suite 800
      Chicago, IL  USA  60606
    • Project Managers:

      Vick, Tom

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Illinois, Chicago

      Urban Transportation Center
      412 Peoria Street, Suite 340
      Chicago, IL  USA  60607-7036
    • Principal Investigators:

      Kawamura, Kazuya

    • Start Date: 20061204
    • Actual Completion Date: 20071231
    • Source Data: RiP Project 14049

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01460311
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Illinois, Chicago
    • Files: RiP
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:22PM