This report documents studies to evaluate the effectiveness of a low-cost motorist information diversion system (MIDS) in San Antonio, Texas. The system was implemented in 1977 as a demonstration program by the Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation, working in cooperation with the San Antonio Corridor Management Team. Its purpose was to alleviate congestion and reduce accidents on I-35 in San Antonio near the Central Business District. It included the following phases: 1. I-35 route change around the CBD, 2. use of a low-cost changeable message sign (CMS) system for freeway diversion, and 3. use of the CMS system for managing traffic during freeway maintenance. In addition to system effectiveness, the lessons learned from the demonstration program and recommendations for future urban MIDS systems are discussed. (FHWA)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  United States  76011

    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Dudek, C L
    • Stockton, W R
    • Hatcher, D R
  • Publication Date: 1981-9

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 190 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00345375
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-81- 18 Final Rpt., HS-032 783, FCP 32C1-082
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8505
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1982 12:00AM