Development of Motorway Access Control in the UK

In 2002, the results of the regional transport studies for England were published outlining recommended improvements for the country’s transport infrastructure. These included widening the most heavily used parts of motorway network from three to four lanes. This was to be within the current highway boundaries. An additional recommendation was that strategic journeys on the network should receive the benefit of this additional capacity. In some multimodal studies, as they were known, road user charging was recommended to promote this, others were silent on methods to achieve it. The Highway Agency, responsible for the maintenance, improvements to and operation of all motorways and trunk roads in England, were charged with delivering the increased capacity and the task of “locking in the capacity benefit” that these construction programs would deliver over the next five years. This paper describes the recent work within the Highways Agency to introduce Integrated Traffic Management to better manage access to the motorway network to achieve this.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: CD-ROM; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 8p
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems

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  • Accession Number: 01016171
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 2005 1:43PM