AN ELECTRONIC SURVEILLANCE AND CONTROL SYSTEM FOR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT ON THE BORMAN EXPRESSWAY, PART I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Borman Expressway (I80/94) in northwest Indiana has the highest average daily traffic volume of any roadway in the state. The expressway, which links Gary, Indiana to Chicago, Illinois, serves an average of over 140,000 vehicles each day. Overall volumes on the Borman remain fairly constant throughout the day. Moreover, a high proportion of trucks (approximately 30%) operate in the traffic stream. The Indiana Department of Transportation has determined that an automated surveillance and control system is to be implemented on the Borman Expressway. The installation of such a freeway traffic management system will significantly reduce incident-induced operational problems which now occur regularly on the expressway. Such a system will also mitigate recurring congestion problems likely to occur in the future. This executive summary of the Part I final report details technology options and traffic management strategies which appear most promising for application on the Borman Expressway.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP

    Purdue University, School of Civil Engineering
    West Lafayette, IN  United States  47907-1284
  • Authors:
    • Cassidy, M J
    • Sinha, K C
  • Publication Date: 1990-11-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00608466
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: JHRP-90/14, Project C-36-75A
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1991 12:00AM