Strategies for Integrated Operation of Freeway and Arterial Corridors

Conditions on one road can affect the operation of nearby roads. Congestion, particularly unexpected congestion, can cause some travelers to shift to another route. In a freeway corridor, this often results in freeway traffic diverting to a parallel arterial street. If this additional traffic is not anticipated, the traffic signal timing will not be optimal. In many regions of the United States, freeways and arterial streets are operated by different agencies that lack clear strategies for coordinated operation of the corridor. Without these strategies, the agencies lack a compelling reason to enhance their traffic management systems to allow data sharing and coordinated response. The objective of this project is to develop a manual of recommended strategies for integrating the operation of a freeway and arterial corridor, including their benefits and methods of implementing them.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $497751.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 3-81

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Derr, B

  • Performing Organizations:

    Siemens Energy and Automation, Incorporated

    Concord, CA  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Randall, Jeffrey

  • Start Date: 20051007
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20071007
  • Source Data: RiP Project 10155

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01463085
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 3-81
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:16PM