Identify Best Locations for New Flex-Route Projects Throughout the State of Michigan

Travel demand variation is one of the main sources of traffic congestion. Managed lane strategies are proposed as a viable approach for addressing the traffic congestion issue. The US-23 Flex-Route construction project is an example of a successful application for managing lanes in the state of Michigan. It is essential to study state-wide congestion distribution to identify the best locations for assigning the highest priority project candidates for future flex-routes or other managed lane strategies. Financing these projects at the same time might be financially challenging. This proposed research will also investigate developing a viable project rollout strategy that would support increasing the number of managed lanes, including temporary shoulder use, throughout the state.


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    • Status: Active
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Michigan Department of Transportation

      Van Wagoner Building
      425 W. Ottawa Street
      Lansing, MI  United States  48909
    • Performing Organizations:

      Michigan State University, East Lansing

      Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
      Institute for Community Development
      East Lansing, MI  United States  48824-1226
    • Principal Investigators:

      Savolainen, Peter

    • Start Date: 20230515
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01889386
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Michigan Department of Transportation
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jul 31 2023 11:43AM