ALTERNATE ROUTE PLANNING: SUCCESSFUL INCIDENT TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

A congestion-causing freeway incident causes the capacity-demand relation to go out of balance. The solutions to such incidents are to restore the temporarily reduced capacity as soon as possible and to limit demand at the incident by diverting traffic. This paper discusses the alternate route planning procedure being developed in southern California. As part of the preplanning effort, information on all segments of the freeways was gathered and mapped. The main elements of the maps are discussed, and a sample map is presented. The two concepts used in implementing alternate route planning are the on-site command post and the incident response team. These are discussed as they relate to incident management.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 141-144
  • Monograph Title: Better use of existing transportation facilities
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099507
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM