STRATEGIES FOR INCREASING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF CROSS SECTION CHANGES AT SIGNALIZED INTERSECTIONS
Research was conducted to develop design guidelines for maximizing capacity for three intersection configurations with auxiliary lanes. A survey of practices of state agencies showed that no states presently design any of these intersection configurations with capacity maximization as a design objective. A literature review revealed very little applicable background material, and those procedures which do exist treat upstream and downstream sections independently. Since the effectiveness of an auxiliary lane depends on the amount of traffic using it, data were collected so that those factors which significantly affect lane utilization could be identified. Mathematical models describing this utilization were then developed. These lane utilization models were adjusted so that auxiliary lane length could be obtained for specified auxiliary lane utilization. Spreadsheet software was developed for each of the three intersection configurations whereby auxiliary lane lengths could be designed.
Memphis State University, MemphisTransportation Studies Institute
Memphis, TN United States 38152
- Hurley, J W
- Publication Date: 1995-8
- Pagination: 120 p.
- TRT Terms: Auxiliary lanes; Highway capacity; Intersections; Mathematical models; Signalized intersections; Simulation; Traffic control; Traffic simulation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Intersection capacity
- Subject Areas: Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; I73: Traffic Control;
- Accession Number: 00720992
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: TN-RES1014
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 23 1996 12:00AM