Estimation of Capacities on Florida Freeways

The main objective of this research is to collect field data at several freeway locations in Florida in order to capture capacity flows, and to provide recommended capacity and the corresponding speed values before and after the initiation of oversaturation. The research team will identify suitable locations along multilane highways to conduct a similar analysis. The data will be obtained through STEWARD or other sources at various types of bottlenecks including merge junctions, weaving segments, as well as geometric bottlenecks (lane drops) and at locations with varying lengths of acceleration/deceleration lanes.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $98916.00
    • Contract Numbers:

      BDV32 977-03

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      Research Center
      605 Suwannee Street MS-30
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Project Managers:

      Fortunas, Jennifer

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Florida, Gainesville

      219 Grinter Hall
      Gainesville, FL  United States  32611
    • Principal Investigators:

      Elefteriadou, Ageliki (Lily)

    • Start Date: 20130311
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20140930
    • Source Data: RiP Project 33851

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01528319
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Florida Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: BDV32 977-03
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jun 17 2014 1:00AM