This report presents a synthesis of issues, strategies, and procedures with respect to traffic management for major emergencies. The intent of the report is to provide the reader with an overview of the various concerns surrounding emergency traffic management planning and operations, and to illustrate the necessity of planning efforts by an agency in order to be truly prepared for any type of emergency. Traffic management requirements for an emergency can vary dramatically from event to event, ranging from the use of standard traffic control procedures and devices during a relatively localized emergency to the implementation of highly innovative and controversial practices that may be necessary for a particularly devasting or widespread emergency. It is hoped that the examples and points made in the synthesis will stimulate discussion and evaluation within an agency as to how it may utilize these or other techniques should the need arise.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Research study title: Traffic Management Planning for Evacuations and Major Emergencies.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

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

    Texas State Department of Highways & Public Transportation

    Transportation Planning Division, P.O. Box 5051
    Austin, TX  United States  78763

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Ullman, G L
    • Trout, N D
    • Urbanik II, Thomas
  • Publication Date: 1991-1

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 45 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00611860
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/TX-91/1231-1, Res Rept 1231-1, TTI: 2-18-90-1231
  • Contract Numbers: Study 2-18-90-1231
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1991 12:00AM