Promoting Economic Development in the Baton Rouge Area, LA: Improving the Performance of the Transportation System through Supply-Oriented, Demand-Oriented and Economic Measures for Mitigating Traffic Congestion

According to the Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s (TTI) “2015 Annual Mobility Scoreboard” and the Baton Rouge Area Capital Region Industry for Sustainable Infrastructure Solutions (CRISIS), the Baton Rouge area has been suffering from severe traffic congestion that threatens the economic development in the area. Baton Rouge is listed as the third worst for moderate- average-sized urban areas in the category of average commuter annual traffic delay. The I-10 Mississippi River Bridge, Highway 70, Highway 22, and Highway 30 are example facilities/locations suffering from severe breakdowns that expand to the surrounding streets and intersections and extend over prolonged periods. Solving such an acute congestion problem is challenging especially that capacity expansion is an expensive solution. For instance, a recent study showed that a new Mississippi bridge could significantly solve the current bridge’s congestion problem; however, such bridge will cost around $1 billion. Thus, other solutions related to Active Traffic Management (ATM) and the application of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) are of a dire need to be investigated. As such, this study aims to perform network analysis to identify the extent of and identify solutions to the congestion problem at the I-10 Mississippi River Bridge. Based on that, the research team will (a) identify potential supply oriented and demand-oriented solutions in each problematic location, and (b) investigate the anticipated benefits from each solution.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $211096
    • Contract Numbers:

      17ITSLSU09

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      Transportation Consortium of South-Central States

      Louisiana State University
      Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70803
    • Project Managers:

      Hassan, Marwa

    • Performing Organizations:

      Louisiana State University

      3660G Patrick F. Taylor Hall
      Civil and Environmental Engineering
      Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70803

      Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

      School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
      207 Engineering South
      Stillwater, OK  United States  74078

      Louisiana Transportation Research Center

      4101 Gourrier Avenue
      Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70808
    • Principal Investigators:

      Ahmed, Samir

      Osman, Osama

      Ishak, Sherif

    • Start Date: 20170508
    • Expected Completion Date: 20181108
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01635009
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Transportation Consortium of South-Central States
    • Contract Numbers: 17ITSLSU09
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: May 13 2017 4:30PM