When Under Construction: Copenhagen's Motorway Experience

This article describes a number of traffic management systems that reduce the traffic impacts of construction on Danish roadways. As part of the scheme, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) applications have been deployed on the M3 and M10 motorways in Copenhagen as they are being widened from four to six and eight to 10 lanes, respectively. The schemes are required to fulfill a number of stipulations: that as much traffic remain on the motorway as practicable, so that nearby roads are not adversely affected, that accidents not increase, and that drivers are kept well-informed of changes in the road networks as construction continues. Key applications include a new traffic detector system using radar, variable speed limits, lane management, variable message signs deploying real-time guidance, Web-based applications, and voice-responsive telephone information. Assessments have been made of the various components and results are reported.


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  • Accession Number: 01111587
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 22 2008 3:34PM