TRAFFIC LANE SIGNALIZATION IN LUCERNE

ZUR FAHRSTREIFENSIGNALISATION IN LUZERN

ON THE OCCASION OF THE OPENING OF THE TRAFFIC CONTROL EQUIPMENT IN THE REGION OF THE N 2 MOTORWAY IN LUCERNE, A REPORT IS GIVEN REGARDING THE PLANNING EQUIPMENT AND OPERATION. THE N 2 CROSSES THE URBAN AREA OF LUCERNE IN TWO TUNNELS. THESE MUST COPE WITH TRAFFIC VOLUMES OF 52000 CARS/24 HOURS (IN 2 X 3 LANE REUSSPORT TUNNEL) AND 41000/24 HOURS (IN 2 X 2 LANE SONNENBERG TUNNEL). IN THE CASE OF MAINTENANCE WORK OR BECAUSE OF ACCIDENTS OR BREAKDOWNS, INDIVIDUAL LANES MAY BE CLOSED OR EVEN A COMPLETE TUNNEL (ONE DIRECTION). THE TRAFFIC IS THEN DIVERTED TO FREE STRETCHES OF THE AVAILABLE SPACE BY MEANS OF SIGNALS. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THIS EQUIPMENT REMAINS SWITCHED OFF WHILE THE TRAFFIC IS FLOWING NORMALLY, AND ONLY SWITCHES ON IN THE EVENT OF AN INCIDENT CAUSING STOPPAGES. SOME 440 SIGNAL TRANSMITTERS (RED CROSS, GREEN ARROW POINTING DOWNWARDS, YELLOW FLASHING ARROW TO RIGHT OR LEFT) WERE CONTROLLED FOR 32 PRE-PROGRAMMED OPERATING CONDITIONS, USING A TRAFFIC COMPUTER VSR 16020. THE SELECTION OF THE OPERATING CONDITIONS WAS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE SUPERVISING OFFICIALS IN THE CONTROL CENTRE, WHERE 25 VIDEO CAMERA PICTURES ON 10 MONITORS WERE PROJECTED TO ASSIST IN EVALUATING THE TRAFFIC CONDITIONS.

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: 389-99
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01288956
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Forschungsgesellschaft für Straßen- und Verkehrswesen (FGSV)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 1:33AM