Lane Operations Study

slider-trafficFaced with the challenges of worsening congestion and limited funding, the MPO’s  Crash Mitigation/Congestion Management Process is focused around three goals:

  1. Improving reliability – Congestion cannot be eliminated, but making our roads less unpredictable reduces negative impact on the economy and quality of life.
  2. Shifting trips to non-single-occupancy modes – This goal is to improve system-wide efficiency and provide real alternatives to sitting in traffic.
  3. Reducing peak-hour impacts – Operational improvements targeting the most congested hours can have the greatest impacts on delay.

This study investigates potential operational improvements to address Goal 3 and begins with case studies of places in the country that have used a variety of strategies on arterial roads.

Congestion Management Process Operations Study Summary