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effects of entrance ramp closure on freeway operation during morning peak periods

Roy C. Loutzenheiser

effects of entrance ramp closure on freeway operation during morning peak periods

by Roy C. Loutzenheiser

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Published by Texas Transportation Institute in College Station .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Traffic engineering -- Case studies.,
  • Express highways.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesFreeway control and information systems.
    Statementby Roy C. Loutzenheiser.
    SeriesTexas Transportation Institute. Research report 139-9, Research report (Texas Transportation Institute) ;, 139-9.
    ContributionsTexas Transportation Institute., Texas. Highway Dept.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHE203 .T43 no. 139-9, HE333 .T43 no. 139-9
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 25 p.
    Number of Pages25
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5393531M
    LC Control Number72610923

      Major Construction Activity Alert: Traffic Delays anticipated near Temecula Parkway Interchange. Major construction activity is scheduled for Monday, October 15th . Interchange ramps will be closed when working at the ramps. Traffic will be detoured to the next ramp when one ramp is closed. Pedestrian & Bicycle Mobility When the outside shoulder of I-5 is closed using standard lane closures, pedestrians and bicycles will be detoured to the other side of I Signage will be posted at freeway ramps stating that.

    The Slugging Homepage contains information on how to Slug in Washington, DC and Northern Virginia. This unique form of FREE commuting is faster, easier, and more flexable than carpooling, bus transportation, Metro, or the VRE rail system.   During off-peak periods when reversible lane use is disallowed (see figure 87), drivers must use the LT pocket to access the downstream on-ramp. The overhead CMS guide sign is put into blank mode. A large red cross is displayed on the other CMS, indicating that the .

    the effects of traffic accidents on freeway operation. Its objectives were: 1. To analyze the effects oI accidents on free- way operation in order to improve the level of service. 2. To analyze and improve traffic control methods presently employed during the investigation of an accident. 3. To secure better freeway accident reporting. Chapter 10 of the American Associa- tion of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets (AASHTO, ) (hereinafter referred to as the Green Book) describes recommended dimensional guidance for freeway mainline ramp terminals, including both entrance and exit terminals.


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Effects of entrance ramp closure on freeway operation during morning peak periods by Roy C. Loutzenheiser Download PDF EPUB FB2

THE EFFECTS OF ENTRANCE RAMP CLOSURE ON FREEWAY OPERATION DURING MORNING PEAK PERIODS by Roy C. Lautzenheiser Engineering Research Associate Research Report Freeway Control and Information Systems Research Study Number Sponsored by The Texas Highway Department In Cooperation With the.

Peak-hour ramp closure has been found to be a low-cost and effective strategy for both freeway main-lane flow control and managing queue jumping applications. Compared with permanent closure, this strategy retains the original connectivity and capacities of ramp access during the non-peak period.

Ramp metering has been shown not. to a freeway bottleneck area during peak traffic periods. This study is simi­ lar to Project Report entitled "The Effects of Entrance Ramp Closure of a Freeway Operation During Morning Peak Periods," in that the objective was to improve overall operation byfurther reducing traffic input to the freeway.

a 2-lane, high-speed, high-volume entrance ramp in the Los Angeles area reduced the holiday congestion at a major interchange. Several interchanges in Houston experience serious breakdown in traffic operation during the morning and evening peak periods.

The reduction is caused by a heavy. Effects of Off-Ramps on Freeway Operation by Charles Pinnell traffic flow during peak periods. It was thus deemed necessary to investigate the amount of short trip generation on freeways with frequent ramps.

Data on the origin and destination of ramp and entrance ramp. To relieve freeway congestion during peak periods, ramp metering (RM) is often implemented to control the input flow from onramps on freeways. by ramp metering during a typical morning rush. For one-lane exits, the minimum lengths defined by the AASHTO Green Book () are based on design speeds of freeway mainlines and exit ramps.

For two-lane exits, AASHTO only provides the minimum distance from the beginning of taper to the forming of the deceleration lane with a 12 ft width for a parallel type ().A supplementary design guideline should be developed to assist.

Inflows from the side road and from the ramp compete for the limited capacity of node M which, if exceeded, may trigger a queue in both approaches. Given the high flows observed during peak periods in urban freeways, an off-ramp queue would easily reach the freeway affecting through traffic that is not causing the bottleneck (since this traffic will not take the ramp in question) and propagate.

GUIDELINES FOR SPACING BETWEEN FREEWAY RAMPS 5. Report Date November Published: March 6. Performing Organization Code 7.

Author(s) Suggested ramp spacings were developed for the entrance ramp to exit ramp and exit ramp to exit ramp conditions. Key Words Freeway, Ramp Spacing, Weaving EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTS OF WEAVING. Some ramp queues may from at heavily used on-ramps, but freeway operation remains stable.

LOS E: Represents conditions approaching capacity. Speeds reduce an agency will determine the selection of the analysis periods. The analyst may desire to evaluate the peak hours occurring during the morning commute, at midday, and during the.

Modeling of Freeway Ramp Merging Process Observed During Traffic Congestion 5 geometric configuration of the entrance ramp and the surrounding freeway and ramp vehicles. Despite the abstractness of ramp driver behavior, the merge position and.

For freeway-to-freeway ramps and C-D roads, the design speed at the connections to both freeways is the upper range values from Exhibit ; however, with justification, the midrange values from Exhibit may be used for the remainder of the ramp. chan~es during peak period operation.

The premise is that better inter­ The total delay for the interchange during the morning closure iv. increased by nine per cent, wi1ile the total delay during the control systems are directed toward control of traffic input at entrance ramps.

However, special freeway bottlenecks. part of an expressway entrance where you enter at the same speed as cars in the right lane merging area expressway lane with few exits, used by traffic during morning and evening rush hours.

On weekdays, the ramps are open eastbound to HOV-2 traffic only from - a.m., and westbound to HOV-2 traffic only from 3 - 7 p.m. The ramps are closed to all traffic from 5 - a.m. and - 10 a.m. on weekdays for the directional switch. At all other times and throughout the weekend, the ramps are open westbound to all traffic.

This was based on research and the collision studies performed in support of the Strategic Highway Safety Program Challenge Area 5 Action Plan. Speeds, weaving volumes, and density are high and headlight glare prevail especially during the critical periods just prior to the morning peak period, and just beyond the evening peak period.

Ramp Control Study I conducted as part of the "Level of Service" project on the inbound Gulf Freeway. This first study was limited to the entrance ramps on the inbound Gulf Freeway from Wayside the downtown distribution system during the morning peak period.

The control study was conducted on nine weekdays from August 4 to 14, arterial streets durin~ morning peak periods have well documented the existing level of service. l '2 '3 '4 ' It was through these operational studies that the locations of critical points along the freeway were determined.

Additionally, the proper entrance ramps to control were determined. EFFECT OF ACCIDENT ON FREEWAY TRAFFIC FLOW Ontwo minor accidents occurred on the John C. Lodge Freeway during the morning peak traffic period in the southbound direction.

The two accidents happened in the area viewed from the Euclid camera but occurred approximately 50 minutes apart. The. TTC for multiple and interior lane closures on a freeway is shown in Figures 6H and 6H A TTC zone in the entrance ramp may require shifting ramp vehicular traffic (see Figure 6H).

a movable barrier may be used and relocated to the shoulder during nonwork periods or peak-period vehicular traffic conditions. tional freeway system during its peak period. After the technique was developed it was used to analyze the peak period operation of the inbound Gulf Freeway.

The specific objectives of these studies were: 1. to identify the critical bottlenecks, 2. to determine the capacity flow rates at each of the bottlenecks 1 3.4. The number of accidents during the 2-hour morning peak decreased from to 75 per year for the 3 inbound lanes over the mile controlled section.

DYNAMIC RAMP CONTROL To understand the nature of the control system design problem for a freeway entrance ramp required that initial consideration be focused on the Gap Acceptance Control System.Various facilities in the Boston area utilize temporary shoulder use during peak travel periods.

On I, SR 3, and I, all vehicles except heavy trucks may use the freeway shoulder during either the morning and/or evening peak depending on the facility. The objective of these treatments is .