Freeway Incidents: Simulation and Analysis

This report presents an analysis of freeway incidents on the Salt Lake Valley freeway network. Different types of incidents at the most common/difficult locations are analyzed through traffic microsimulation using VISSIM simulation software. The analysis focuses on incident induced freeway delays, but it also looks into other parameters, such as vehicle throughput, travel times and network-wide delays. The goal of this project is to develop a set of incident management strategies that would help TOC operators to make decisions that will optimize their response in terms of time and resulted delay, and minimize users’ cost due to delay on the freeway network.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is disseminated under the sponsorship of the Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Utah, Salt Lake City

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    122 South Central Campus Drive
    Salt Lake City, UT  United States  84112

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Martin, Peter T
    • Chaudhuri, Piyali
    • Tasic, Ivana
    • Zlatkovic, Milan
  • Publication Date: 2011-9


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 169p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01364046
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MPC Report No. 10-229D
  • Files: UTC, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 29 2012 1:04PM