REVERSIBLE CENTER-LANE TRAFFIC SYSTEM-DIRECTIONAL AND LEFT- TURN USAGE

TRAFFIC OPERATIONS ON MICHIGAN AVE., US 12, IN DEARBORN, WHICH CARRIES APPROXIMATELY 46,000 VEHICLES PER DAY IN BOTH DIRECTIONS - PRIMARILY THROUGH TRAFFIC WITH HEAVY DIRECTIONAL MOVEMENTS DURING THE MORNING AND AFTERNOON PEAK PERIODS - ARE REVIEWED TO DETERMINE POSSIBLE METHODS FOR IMPROVING TRAFFIC OPERATIONS. THIS STREET IS A DIVIDED ARTERIAL WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A 1.2-MI SECTION IN THE WESTERN PORTION OF THE CITY. THE ACCIDENT RATE OF 1920 ACCIDENTS PER HUNDRED MILLION VEHICLE-MILES WAS CONSIDERABLY HIGHER THAN THE AVERAGE FOR THE AREA. THIS FACTOR, COUPLED WITH THE DAILY CONGESTION, JUSTIFIED THE INTEREST AND CONCERN FOR THIS PROBLEM. THE OPERATIONAL SYSTEM SELECTED FOR APPLICATION WAS A CENTER REVERSIBLE LANE SYSTEM. AN EVALUATION OF THE SYSTEM OPERATION IS PRESENTED WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE SYSTEM AND OF A NEW COMBINATION ELECTRICAL SIGN AND SIGNAL FOR LANE-USAGE CONTROL WHICH WAS DEVELOPED.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1-17
  • Monograph Title: Traffic control devices
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00225107
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1994 12:00AM